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geh
Premium
join:2012-04-08
U.S.A.

[DVR] Multiroom DVR + ?

Ordering Verizon FIOS shortly. 3 TVs in the home, already know I want the multiroom DVR. For the other two TVs should I also get DVRs or just set top boxes?

If I get DVRs for the other two, are programs recorded on those visible on the multiroom DVR?


blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

The nice thing about additional DVR's is the ability to pause/rewind live TV on those sets. It also gives you more tuners to record more simultaneous shows and more disk space.

Yes, all DVRs' recordings are visible on all DVRs if you've got one multiroom.

The only downside I can see is the price. I've got two DVR's (one multiroom) and one HD box.



geh
Premium
join:2012-04-08
U.S.A.

Excellent information, thank you!!

Do you know how many shows can be simultaneously recorded per DVR on FIOS?

I know with Uverse you only need one "whole house" DVR, and you can pause live TV on any STB. I guess that's what I get for "assuming" FIOS was the same


PJL

join:2008-07-24
Long Beach, CA
kudos:2

said by geh:

Excellent information, thank you!!

Do you know how many shows can be simultaneously recorded per DVR on FIOS?

Two, and you can watch a third recorded program at the same time.


HenryFarpolo
Premium
join:2003-08-31
Andover, MA
reply to geh

Verizon FIOS will be offering a Media Server, hopefully in the coming months.

»techcrunch.com/2013/01/07/verizo···at-once/



geh
Premium
join:2012-04-08
U.S.A.
reply to PJL

said by PJL:

said by geh:

Excellent information, thank you!!

Do you know how many shows can be simultaneously recorded per DVR on FIOS?

Two, and you can watch a third recorded program at the same time.

Thanks folks. I realize these are newb questions but just wanted to ask people who are actually in the know.

webcobbler

join:2013-03-09
Rumson, NJ
kudos:2
reply to HenryFarpolo

Yes. The Media Server is what I am waiting for. Pause and Rewind from any client STB, not solely the DVR, etc. I can not wait.


blue_trooper

join:2007-04-17
Exton, PA

said by webcobbler:

Yes. The Media Server is what I am waiting for. Pause and Rewind from any client STB, not solely the DVR, etc. I can not wait.

I can. This sounds excellent but I may wait for the first software update.