Mark, could you please take some words about expantion port on back of PVR501+ ?
Is Dish will provide us cables and software for backup/restore our recordings before we should send back defective receiver ?
Mark, I'm totally disagree with you !
As you know business rules - nothing will exist just for tease us, customers.
The port was develop and have [I'm 100% sure] some purpose. Presence of the same port on 721 also proving it.
Would you please ask Dish engineers about the port and how we could use it on customer level ? May be they have some future application for it, as DVR device for 921 ?
At least will be interesting to hear about old 'initial plans'.
PS. I'm very sceptical about such excuses, we defenitly know [some sites discovered it] - Dish changing PCB for DVR510 a little ; so why they still keep the connector and spending money for it, if they don't have a plan for use it ?
There've been one of those ports on every set top box I ever had. My Primestar had one, the original Dishplayer had an additional smart card front slot and so on. It 's very easy to add access while they're at it. Probably cost them an extra dime.