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Will we be notified when we can use the eSATA port?

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Copper Contributor
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Registered: ‎11-07-2010

Will we be notified when we can use the eSATA port?

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Love the DVR but the capacity stinks.  I understand that a firmware upgrade is imminent that will allow us to plug in an eSATA external hard drive.  I also assume that this will enable us to store more DVR selections.  Can you verify this and how will we know it's OK to plug in a eSATA drive.

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Bronze Contributor II
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Re: Will we be notified when we can use the eSATA port?

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It will come when IMG 1.9 comes out, which you will notice because of its included major GUI overhaul. Indications are that it should start to roll out within the next month or so.

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Copper Contributor
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The one problem that I see is that my Fios DVR has no eSata port.  It's on the diagram in the manual, but it isn't on the actual unit.

 

This seems to me to imply that Fios can upgrade the firmware all they want but if there is no physical port, you are S.O.O.L.

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Re: Will we be notified when we can use the eSATA port?

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When you log into the forums, you can see the fiostv twitter updates

 

Twitter Joe... "this week there should be a website where you can request more DVR storage - we will take care of our customers"

 

I don't know exactly what that means but it was the latest update from "twitter joe"

 

"twitter joe" also says that they will start rolling out 1.9 in the next couple weeks.

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Copper Contributor
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Well that's messed up, i really don't care how we do it there are enough other ports on the box, usb, enet.

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Well I guess time will tell, I am however getting very impatient and very tired of spending unnecessary time dealing with the DVR.  It's a joke really if they just enable the ENET port I could tie into my NAS drives on my home network and have all of the space I need.  Really crazy in this age of technology.

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If you login to verizon.com/fiostvcentral u can put in your request for the bigger dvr. It puts you on a waiting list and they will call you or email you when its available.
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Oh and you wouldn't want to use the us port anyway. Its not fast enough for multiple hd streaming. Esata is the way to go.
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Registered: ‎12-14-2009

Re: Will we be notified when we can use the eSATA port?

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@Hubrisnxs wrote:
If you login to verizon.com/fiostvcentral u can put in your request for the bigger dvr. It puts you on a waiting list and they will call you or email you when its available.

Yep.  Here's a link:

 

https://www36.verizon.com/fiostv/web/members/DvrExpansion.aspx

 

I just signed up.  I'd sure like to plug a spare 500 GB SATA drive I have lying around in to my 7216.  That way it wouldn't matter how many episodes of Martha Stewart my better half recorded. 🙂

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Nickel Contributor
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Right....the "better half" was the one who recorded Martha Stewart.....Man Wink

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