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How does the Multi Room DVR work?

How does the Multi Room DVR work?

Contributor Jarola
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎07-13-2010
Message 1 of 6

How does it work and how to you guys use it daily...



Gold Contributor VII Gold Contributor VII
Gold Contributor VII
Posts: 1,953
Registered: ‎05-27-2010
Message 2 of 6

You get one DVR -- it's a dual tuner device -- you can record two shows simultaneously just like the regular DVR.


With HomeDVR, they enable a feature in the device which allows any other STB in the house see any program which has been recorded by the DVR.   You can play up to two streams (one HD and one SD) simultaneously -- this goes over the MoCA ethernet network which exists in your house to allow the STB's to get their Guide and VOD data.


Your other STB's basically are read-only devices able to see your main DVR.  


I use it to allow me to watch shows that I've recorded from my office/bedroom while my kid might be monopolizing the TV in family room (where the DVR is located).  



Copper Contributor LizJ58
Copper Contributor
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎07-11-2010
Message 3 of 6

It's a very nice feature for families who may have televisions in more than one room.

Copper Contributor beatsc93
Copper Contributor
Posts: 11
Registered: ‎02-12-2010
Message 4 of 6

Please note the downside is you only have pause/rewind/fwd capability on a recorded show.  You can't initiate recordings from the STB if its not a DVR on its own.  If you chose to get a DVR for the extra room them they will not be able to communicate with each other.

Contributor latoniaweathers
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-04-2013
Message 5 of 6

If you record a show that is not child appropriate...will they be able to access the show from their boxes?

Silver Contributor IV
Silver Contributor IV
Posts: 522
Registered: ‎06-24-2010
Message 6 of 6

Not if you set up Parental Controls to block it without entering a passcode. 

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