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Old 08-14-16, 06:44 PM
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If cable goes out, will it still record?

So cable's been out for hours now due to who knows what. Not supposed to be back for couple hours.

Will the DVR still record shows during outage?

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I have Optimum btw...
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

I don't see how. There's no signal getting to your box.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

Nope. I've had it go out while recording.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

That sucks. I thought since these things are computerized now and backed up by harddrives that it would still record. Hell, if you can program records from your phone I thought it would still do it. But, it is logical that since there is no signal it wouldn't record. Oh well.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

What, are you high?
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

You DVR records locally, right? Not some kind of cloud DVR or something.

If the signal cable signal isn't getting into your house, how can the DVR record anything? Unless you have some other issue isolated to a single cable box maybe? But if you get no signal on the box that is the DVR, the DVR can't record.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

And the answer to the question is Yes, yes it does record! Got the full "60 Minutes" and others all intact while cable was out...
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

that makes zero sense
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

I dunno, thought it could bc of the system Cablevision has or so I thought I heard and sure enough...
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

Originally Posted by tommyp007 View Post
I don't see how. There's no signal getting to your box.
No signal to your box -- the cause of so many failed marriages.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

Optimum's Multi-Room DVR service is actually more accurately a "Network Video Recorder," since it doesn't store any data locally, but records and stores on their servers, and streams your recordings to your box:
http://optimum.custhelp.com/app/answ...ulti-room-dvr*
The Multi-Room DVR service is similar to our traditional DVR for Optimum TV service, except that the programs you record are stored on Optimum's remote servers instead of on the hard drive within the DVR cable box.
This is how they're able to advertise recording "up to 15 shows at once." There's not 15 tuners in the box, but instead, at the server farm they're recording all shows and earmarking which users "recorded" each show.

So, with the Multi-Room DVR service, even if your local cable connection is out, the servers can still record any shows you set to record ahead of time. Hell, you may be able to use a cell connection to add shows via their app or web interface.


Edit: The flipside of this is, if the cable goes out, you can't watch any of your recorded shows either. This is in contrast to a traditional DVR, where if the cable goes out you can still watch what's already been recorded to the hard drive.
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Re: If cable goes out, will it still record?

yes, thanks Jay. right, you can record, but not watch DVR stuff...

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