What are the USB "extension ports" on the Toshiba HD-A2 HD-DVD player used for?

I flipped open the front panel on my Toshiba HD-DVD and found two mysterious USB ports "extension". The manual does not mention any use or the site of Toshiba. Are they for future updates or accessories?


I think the answer is "nothing yet, and probably never will." The HD-XA2 manual only says "The expansion ports may be used in future for additional control options.

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