I am writing this on behalf of a family member. She has Comcast cable and now a Motorola DVR (probably 6412). Online, I found out that the USB ports on this device are not enabled. Motorola user forums say that the service provider must do the enabling (via firmware). Comcast says that they do not want to enable the USB ports to prevent piracy.
I want to use these as expansion slots, put movies on an external drive, etc.
Is there a way I can enable these ports without waiting for Comcast?