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Home Media DVR with HD DVR

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Staffer21
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Does anyone know if Verizon is going to make it so you can watch shows recorded on your home media DVR on a HD DVR in another room?
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TimSykes
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I hope so, but they have not talked about it if they plan on it.
Staffer21
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It would certainly be nice, along with them allowing HD channels to be streamed to a non-HD box. It has to be possible since I can do with with a slingbox, but I can't with the home media dvr.

 

Or, all of this wouldn't be a problem if I could record 3+ channels at once

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@Staffer21 wrote:

It would certainly be nice, along with them allowing HD channels to be streamed to a non-HD box. It has to be possible since I can do with with a slingbox, but I can't with the home media dvr.

 

Or, all of this wouldn't be a problem if I could record 3+ channels at once


But why would you have a non-HD set-top-box connected to an HD-TV?

TimSykes
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HD shows look better on a SDTV then the SD shows. or if someone has a SDTV in the bedroom and have a HD show they want to watch from the DVR.
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Is it not possible to watch shows recorded on one DVR on another DVR? If so, I guess I screwed up with the installation I had done today!

 

I have had a QIP-6416 multi-room DVR for about a year, along with several standard STBs. Today I replaced one of the standard STBs with a QIP-7216 P1 HD DVR, assuming I could watch shows recorded on either one of the DVRs on the other one. But apparently that's not true? (When I access the DVR function on the new box, there is no indication that the other DVR even exists.)

 

If reciprocal viewing of recorded shows is not possible, I don't think I'll keep two DVRs. Since I presume that the 7216 is a newer model than the 6416, would I be better off keeping the 7216 and returning the 6416? And then if I replace the box I return with an HD STB (model 7100?), can I use it to watch HD shows that were recorded on the multi-room DVR? I'm pretty sure that when I initially set up the system, that wasn't possible.

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It is not currently possible to watch on another DVR. There have been some rumors that it might come in the future, no date that I know of.

 

From what I have read on this and other forums, I would keep the 6416. While the 7216 is newer, it apparently has more problems than the older 6416. I recommend you search here, and perhaps at dslreports.com and highdefforum.com, I think you will find lots of threads about problems with the 7216 (I do not have one, I have a 6416).

 

Yes, you can watch HD shows recorded on the DVR on HD STBs. That was not true when the multi-room function first became available, but with the delivery of the latest level of the guide (1.6.0) some months ago that is suppored.

 

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Shirley
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So are you saying that a non-DVR STB can watch shows from a DVR but a DVR cannot watch shows from another DVR? That seems strange.
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@Shirley wrote:
So are you saying that a non-DVR STB can watch shows from a DVR but a DVR cannot watch shows from another DVR? That seems strange.

 

Yes, that is what I am saying. It may seem strange, but that is the way Verizon chose to implement it, at least for now.

 

Keep in mind that the DVR must have the multi-room feature activated on it for you to be able to view recorded programs on other STBs.

 

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Thanks for your responses. Very helpful! I'll do more checking on the issue of the 7216 versus the 6416.
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