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Old 14-01-2007, 15:33
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Hey just wanted to know what function the USB on the front of the box is for.
Thanks I have searched a bit but could not find anything.
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Old 14-01-2007, 15:35
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Future use. Don't do anything now.
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Old 14-01-2007, 15:39
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Thank you.
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Old 14-01-2007, 22:10
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Originally Posted by russellelly
Future use. Don't do anything now.
Been there for years - my bet is that it will never have an official use - (don't even go there with the 'I can charge my ipod battery')
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Old 14-01-2007, 22:24
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Originally Posted by srhill
Been there for years - my bet is that it will never have an official use - (don't even go there with the 'I can charge my ipod battery')
Nope ,

I can charge my sons Ipod battery though

































Ps

I can't really as I have a 2 x smegging Thomson boxes
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Old 15-01-2007, 00:48
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Originally Posted by srhill
Been there for years - my bet is that it will never have an official use - (don't even go there with the 'I can charge my ipod battery')
I have sky HD and there is also a USB port under a flap at the front, but it won't charge my ipod...yeah i'm going there they could at least make it have voltage
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Old 15-01-2007, 01:17
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hi people the usb on your sky + and your sky HD box is for when sky get their ass in to gear and make the software so you can copy the contents of your HARD DRIVE from your sky box to a new sky box..........
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Old 15-01-2007, 01:20
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I would BET that it is for a USB keyboard during testing of various units during manufacturing...
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Old 16-01-2007, 19:14
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Webcam?
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Old 16-01-2007, 20:25
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It'll probably sit there out of use forever along with the Cam slot that all digiboxes have covered on the back.

This question must get asked about twice a week here!

(hint, try the 'Search' button)
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Old 16-01-2007, 20:40
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Same as the one at the rear
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Old 16-01-2007, 23:40
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Originally Posted by coopermanyorks
Same as the one at the rear
Indeed - aboslutely f@%k all
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Old 16-01-2007, 23:55
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According to Thompson the USB ports were originally added to the spec to allow downloading of firmware to the box from mobile devices - laptops, PDAs etc - but has not been implemented yet in the software.
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Old 23-01-2007, 17:20
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i can charge my mobile using mine front and back
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Old 23-01-2007, 18:00
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Originally Posted by BAC_Plymouth
i can charge my mobile using mine front and back
Hi

can I refer you to post #4

Betcha have a Pace box
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Old 06-02-2007, 02:27
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How about a flash pen that allows you to download shows onto it then transfer them to another box, PC or device? Obviously their capacity would have to go up a bit from what they are at the moment, but being futuristic that's one use I could see.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:32
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Originally Posted by Pjmulholland
How about a flash pen that allows you to download shows onto it then transfer them to another box, PC or device? Obviously their capacity would have to go up a bit from what they are at the moment, but being futuristic that's one use I could see.
It would be easier to put a dvd recorder into the box - allowing the customer to save recordings and release space on the hard drive.
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Old 06-02-2007, 08:51
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It is there so that once every so onten people can as the question on this forum...... The answer is always the same.
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:07
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Originally Posted by coopermanyorks
Hi

can I refer you to post #4

Betcha have a Pace box
Pace are live? Excellent.. I'll be using mine then to power a USB 5v fan to shift a little air around the box as in any kind of cabinet/shelf some airflow always helps!
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:20
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in theory?
if someone was naughty enough to bump all the "whats the USB ports for" threads to the top, would it fill the first thread page?

PS
this is not a challenge & you will probably be banned
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Old 16-02-2007, 16:19
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What is the USB for?

See here:

http://www.nds.com/personal_tv/xtv_ready.html
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Old 16-02-2007, 16:25
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Pace are live? Excellent.. I'll be using mine then to power a USB 5v fan to shift a little air around the box as in any kind of cabinet/shelf some airflow always helps!
This sounds like a damn fine idea for the summer - where would one obtain such a device?
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Old 16-02-2007, 18:11
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Buy a 120mm fan, grab a USB cable and chop ends of each and join. Takes 5 mins, costs 5 or less and works well. Fan runs at 5v and is therefore QUIET!
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