SATA port on Scientific Atlantic DVR - DVD Burn?

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  1. ArtL

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    I have a Scientific Atlantic Explorer 8300 DVR(from Cox Cable) and know I can copy programs onto VHS, but the DVR also has an SATA port on the back. Is it possible to run a cable from this port to my computer (6 ft. away) and store programs on my hard drive? Maybe burn a DVD from them?

    I have looked online and see there are SATA -> USB cables, but don't know the mechanics of this operation.

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  2. Joseph DeMartino

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    The SATA port is for an optional external SATA hard drive to expand the recording capacity of the 8300HD-DVR. If you connect one, the box will recognize it, format the drive and automatically use it to record shows. But there is no mechanism in the software for outputting recorded shows from the internal HDD to this port, and the copy-protection would prevent you from burning a DVD in any case. I wish there was some way of doing this, since I have the same unit (from Adelphia)

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