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Motorola Cable Box as a computer?

By TDawg
Jun 4, 2006
  1. I have 3 motorola cable boxes, well I don't actually own them. They're all being used since we have digital cable. But my real question is what and how can I use this thing as a computer or server or something and how would I go about doing something like that. It has ethernet, usb, firewire, sata, and dvi ports in it. And inside it has a seagate 120 gig hdd. Is there any way I can use this for my server needs without getting in trouble with the cable company, and maybe still being able to use the digital cable with it? here is a link for the box except it's not exactly the same one I have, the ports in the back are different http://broadband.motorola.com/consumers/products/dct6412/

    here is a link to the exact one I have except it's in pdf format http://broadband.motorola.com/catal...eries III Product Data Sheet 524553-001-a.pdf
     
  2. KingCody

    KingCody TS Evangelist Posts: 992   +8

    first off, I don't think it's possible to use it as a PC or a server.

    and even if it was possible, since you don't own it I doubt that it would be legal to do so.
     
  3. TDawg

    TDawg TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 126

    on that pdf guide for it, it talks about being able to use middleware or something, so I'm sure there's gotta be something you can do, or if anything just ripping out the seagate 120 gig hdd and putting it in my pc...
     
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