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t757
Universal
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join:2000-12-28

DVR upgrade/replacement

I have one multi-room DVR and two set-top boxes that are pretty old (4 or 5 years maybe?). They are very slow and it can take up to 30 seconds to get a menu up on the TV. I am looking to upgrade my gear and looking for suggestions on the best way to do this.

On the Verizon FIOS page there is an upgrade section that it looks like I can return my units and order new stuff; is this what I should be using? I am assuming that the new ones I order will be newer/better than what I have now.

I also noticed that the DVR on the upgrade page does not specify multi-room; is that just the standard now?

Any advice/opinions would be great. Thanks.



Jackarino
YacCity
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join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
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I'm assuming you have the silver boxes?
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t757
Universal
Premium
join:2000-12-28

The DVR is silver. Motorola HD DVR QIP 7216 1. The set-tops are QIP2500-3.



Jackarino
YacCity
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join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
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reply to t757

The newer DVR has a 500gb hdd


knarf829

join:2007-06-02
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reply to t757

Check this thread to see how much of an "upgrade" you'll be getting if you're looking for responsive menus:

»[DVR] 7232 Slow, Unrepsonsive Until Warms Up or a Reboot


billhere

join:2011-10-21
Santa Monica, CA

Despite all the negative comments in the referenced thread I got my slow year-old 7232 unit replaced overnight with a new 7232 unit that is again fast enough at changing channels. No charge either.



Jackarino
YacCity
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join:2006-12-28
Allendale, NJ
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reply to t757

Luck of the draw sometimes