A Few Quick Tips For Those Who Are New To Fios Quantum and the New Quantum Update

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Hi all. I an considering upgrading to Quantum TV. One of the big questions I have is if my current saved shows can be transfered to the new STB? I really want to be able to keep them. Do other settings like favorites and DVR programming transfer over as well? 

 

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Hi all. I an considering upgrading to Quantum TV. One of the big questions I have is if my current saved shows can be transfered to the new STB? I really want to be able to keep them. Do other settings like favorites and DVR programming transfer over as well? 

 

Thank you!

 



Transfer recodings.  Not possible with any of the Fios DVR's. 

 

However they do transfer your Recordings schedule.

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Thanks for the tips!!! I just got my new hardware for Quantum, so the infoo may really come in handy. 

 

Also, have a questuio or is it gone for good when I change them out .... We have a lot of stuff on the current DVR, is there any way of saving it to the new box or is it gone for ever when we change the boxes out??

 

Thanks !

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@flcowboy wrote:

Thanks for the tips!!! I just got my new hardware for Quantum, so the infoo may really come in handy. 

 

Also, have a questuio or is it gone for good when I change them out .... We have a lot of stuff on the current DVR, is there any way of saving it to the new box or is it gone for ever when we change the boxes out??

 

Thanks !


All recordings will be lost. Since it's stored on a hard drive there's no way to transfer it from box to box.

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How do I transfer my recording schedule? I saved to the cloud prior to activating the new box but I don't see any options to download them and there are no scheduled recordings 😞 

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@e3bk wrote:

How do I transfer my recording schedule? I saved to the cloud prior to activating the new box but I don't see any options to download them and there are no scheduled recordings 😞 


If everything was saved to the cloud succesfully after the new box activated it should have asked to import settings. As far as I know there are no import settings on the vms itself within the menu.

 

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The new Video Media Server software cannot recognize an eSATA drive. The only reason I didn't go backward on storage was that I went all the way to Premium and got two Video Media Servers.

 

Having said that, I will share this: I had to get help from the Server Team, after I foolishly tried to initialize both Servers at once, instead of initializing first one, then the other, and then the clients. In the process I asked them why the VMS hardware has an eSATA connection, yet the VMS software won't run it.

 

They hinted someone at Verizon was working on it.

 

I shared with them what I use storage for: as a library for my favorite movies, so I can watch those even in a room not having an optical drive ready to hand. That's not the sort of content I record, watch, then delete. It's the kind of content I watch again, and again, and again.

 

That conversation took place about two weeks ago. I have not heard anything since.

 

Has anyone else heard anything about it?

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As far as I know, your series recording schedules should transfer without any trouble. But your movie or other individual show schedules won't transfer. Those, you must reconstruct.

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The DVR storage is not expected to be a personal library IMO.

That is why you can't save the content off to more permanent media.

Keep in mind that if the drive you have fails, you lose it all.

Verizo has stated that currently do not intend to **bleep** eSATA support to VMS as their current offerings meet or exceed the offerings of their competitors.

So at this point, if you want to save recordings for future watching, you are best to purchase it.


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Mods, considering the new IMG is starting to roll out to markets and changes some options, etc. maybe it would be a good idea to unsticky this thread and let it fade?

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