I have a question about reusing a piece of hardware. I have these two DirectTV H20 tv boxes I recieved for free from a garage sale. I thought they were DVR's, and wanted to salvage the hard drives. But after opening them up, I found that they were not DVR's, but just HD tv boxes. I was disappointed, but don't feel like throwing them out. I noticed that there was a USB port on the board, and was wondering if anyone knows of a way to reuse it with my laptop? If not, are there any chips or parts I should salvage?
Sorry for the weird question, I really don't have any knowledge about this stuff.