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Old 03-27-17, 09:56 AM
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Multi-room DVR questions

I currently only have a DVR in one room (been that way for 10 years) so I don't know what the latest and greatest in the technology is.

I am going to moving into a larger house soon and would like to have multi-room DVR in atleast two different rooms - main TV and basement movie room. A big feature I want to take advantage of is being able to record more than just two shows at once. I think we are going to go with Verizon Fios for the provider. What is the best way to go about this? Does their multi-room DVR enable the recording of more than two shows? Or is that a different level or service? From what it sounds like is it just enables you to watch a show in one room and then pick it up in another. I don't really care about that.

Is an alternative just to have two separate DVRs that are not on a multi-room option. Would the two then be able to record two shows each for a total of 4?

Or are there other options...like TiVo... that I should look into?
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Old 03-27-17, 01:19 PM
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I actually have 2 Verizon Fios multi room DVRs. Each can record 2 shows at a time and share with each other so whatever is recorded on one box can be viewed in the other and vice versa. I also have a Tivo Roamio, which can record something like 6 shows at a time. So you have some options, but obviously with some cost. Tivo has a monthly cost and the cost of the unit plus cable card rental from VeriZon. The Fios multi room dvr is also an additional monthly charge.
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Old 03-27-17, 01:32 PM
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I actually have 2 Verizon Fios multi room DVRs. Each can record 2 shows at a time and share with each other so whatever is recorded on one box can be viewed in the other and vice versa.
So between the two Fios DVRs you can record 4 shows at a time?
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Old 03-27-17, 06:14 PM
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That's right. As long as you are not watching anything live on TV you can record 4 shows with 2 multi room dvrs.
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Old 08-03-17, 03:04 PM
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Same here with Charter Spectrum. 4 DVR's and can record two shows at a time on each.

Also have Direct TV with one main DVR and three mini-genies that can record a combination of 5 shows at a time. If you unplug any of them ,the whole system won't work. I accidently unplugged one the other day and figured it out quickly that was the problem. No such problem with Spectrum because many times I have unplugged the main DVR and the rest of them still work.
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Old 08-14-17, 10:58 AM
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Check the providers that will service your new home.

My current provider (a local telcom with fiber service) offers a DVR that records 4 shows at once and can then serve playback to all the boxes in the house.
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Old 08-15-17, 02:43 PM
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I wasn't able to get Verizon, only Optimum. They let you record something like 10 shows at a time. It has been great so far.
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