Uses for ethernet and USB ports on ViP622?

systemloc

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Hi! I'm a brand new Dish customer, and I just got the ViP 622. The first thing I noticed were the ethernet and USB ports on the back while I was connecting the phone line.

I looked for some info as to possible uses of these jacks, and found the PocketDish for the USB port, but the only thing I found out about the ethernet port was that it was for 'future use'.

Anyone found some unofficial uses for these jacks? I'd love to be able to hook the box into my local LAN and media server if possible, or copy recorded content through a USB external hard disk.
 
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It is being discussed in another thread. many have used jump drives to move pictures to the 622 but I have not been able to do this.

I have even read stories about using each of these ports to hook up toa home network but others have told me that it does not work. But why not try it with your LAN and re[port back to us?
 
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Photos can be uploaded to the 622 via the USB port, it does not work on all digital cameras at this point. You can also download recorded events to a PocketDish. Eithernet is on active at this point that I know of.
 
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USB - Thumb Drives for Pictures and Pocket Dish show transfer. Future: external Hard Disk storage.
Ethernet - Future use for VOD
DishComm - Remote dial tone for receiver call back.
 
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"DishComm - Remote dial tone for receiver call back." - incorrect;
actually it is a modem using power lines to communicate with other receivers; no more no less.
 
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actually it is a modem using power lines to communicate with other receivers; no more no less.

True, but through DishComm it can command the other receiver to dial out thus eliminating the need for a phone line connected the the remote box.
 
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Other than that, some report plugging in "laptop lights" into the USB port or fans, so there's a bit of power there to be used.

Mostly, it's for future use, the indefinite future, sometimes referred to as "soon." :rolleyes:
 
YuriLuzr

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*waves hands* These are not the ports you are looking for...move along.
 
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The OP was actually interested in the ethernet and USB ports. DISHComm does part of what he might be interested in but was not really his focus. Though he might want to know what it can do.

External Storage is the most interesting idea--although these discussions make me want to go out and buy a pocket Dish
 

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