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ClemsonKev's Avatar ClemsonKev 09:00 AM 08-13-2011
I know with MEDIA MANAGER we can view photos and play MP3 from our PCs on our DVRs and STBs.

Does anyone know if we can stream .MKV movies also?

(I have the Cisco and not Motorola boxes if that matters).

rolonmascara's Avatar rolonmascara 01:44 PM 08-17-2011
You need an additional non-DVR box to have Whole House DVR service. Here is the math ..you will need to pay for a HD box (no-dvr) and pay an additional $5 a month on top of the DVR rental fee. If you add up these costs, it is really close if not exactly the same as having two HD-DVRs.
rolonmascara's Avatar rolonmascara 01:53 PM 08-17-2011
I just got a notice and ordered a 500GB Motorola QIP7232 HD DVR from Verizon FIOS. They charge a $39 one time fee for the upgrade and will send packaging for return of the original box. This new box has Esata external HD capability but there is a catch. When you connect an external drive, all programing is recorded to that drive until it is full or disconnected. After disconnection, additional recording is done on the internal 500gb drive. Nice, except there is a catch, all media recorded to the external drive is encoded only to the DVR, the drive will not be recognized by an TV or computer without being formatted, thereby losing all data...bummer. Someone will be able to crack the encoding to allow playback on other devices in the future but for now you are stuck without the ability to take your recorded TV with you or to another display.
Arnies's Avatar Arnies 11:49 AM 09-06-2011
For some reason I still get duplicate shows recorded. I have the new 60 hour DVR. I go to record with options select no duplicates and click Save but I still get duplicates. For example it recored 6 old closer episodes. IHow do I only record new shows and not repeats?
MrMike6by9's Avatar MrMike6by9 11:59 AM 09-06-2011
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For some reason I still get duplicate shows recorded. I have the new 60 hour DVR. I go to record with options select no duplicates and click Save but I still get duplicates. For example it recored 6 old closer episodes. IHow do I only record new shows and not repeats?

Are they exact duplicates like HD & SD at the same hour? Or, are they just repeats of old episodes? The last new episode of The Closer is next Monday.

YMMV
shadowcaster's Avatar shadowcaster 12:03 PM 09-06-2011
I notice on the new boxes that when you pause for the first time, on any given channel, there is a slight delay before the pause. From then on it's instantaneous until you change channels again. Weird
IslaTurbine's Avatar IslaTurbine 05:31 PM 09-07-2011
almahix's Avatar almahix 01:44 PM 09-08-2011
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For some reason I still get duplicate shows recorded. I have the new 60 hour DVR. I go to record with options select no duplicates and click Save but I still get duplicates. For example it recored 6 old closer episodes. IHow do I only record new shows and not repeats?

I was able to correct that by selecting the recording option "Selected Channel". Good luck.
DC-Videophile's Avatar DC-Videophile 03:42 PM 09-08-2011
I cannot figure out how with v1.8 I can record a weekly show to only repeat a single day. For instance, I like to record the News Hour on Friday as they have a recap and analysis, but if I ask it to record series I get M-F recorded. Will v1.9 solve this?

I recently moved from RCN and on that DVR it allowed me to select day of the week for multiple recordings.

Any help would be appreciated!
Dansyacht's Avatar Dansyacht 10:58 AM 09-09-2011
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I cannot figure out how with v1.8 I can record a weekly show to only repeat a single day. For instance, I like to record the News Hour on Friday as they have a recap and analysis, but if I ask it to record series I get M-F recorded. Will v1.9 solve this?

You can do this now with the manual recording function.
  1. Press the Menu button on your remote control.
  2. Select DVR from the onscreen menu.
  3. Select Create Recording from the available options.
  4. Select Manual Recording.
  5. Enter the appropriate settings for your recording. You'll need to enter the:
    • Channel number you want to record.
    • Start date and start time of when you want the recording to start.
    • End time when the recording should stop.
    • Appropriate Recurring setting (every day, every weekday, never, OR WHICH DAY TO RECORD.)
  6. After you've selected the Manual Recording Options, select Save.

Dan
Dave Nay's Avatar Dave Nay 05:59 PM 09-10-2011
I am in an area that Verizon Fios entered last December and my initial installation included a qip7232. Having learned of the 1.9 update I have been anxious to learn when it was "our turn" I learned Friday the "rollout" for the update in our area will begin Wednesday the 14th of Sept......I'll let you know if it happens.....
shadowcaster's Avatar shadowcaster 07:30 PM 09-10-2011
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I am in an area that Verizon Fios entered last December and my initial installation included a qip7232. Having learned of the 1.9 update I have been anxious to learn when it was "our turn" I learned Friday the "rollout" for the update in our area will begin Wednesday the 14th of Sept......I'll let you know if it happens.....
Well, would you like to share with us just what that area is ?
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 11:24 PM 09-10-2011
VHO 1, 3, & 3A Carrolton, TX, Pomona, CA, Palm Springs, CA. All DAC 1 on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. As of now.

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Well, would you like to share with us just what that area is ?


IslaTurbine's Avatar IslaTurbine 01:10 PM 09-11-2011
Woooo! I'm next to Carrollton. Can't wait till next week!
shadowcaster's Avatar shadowcaster 01:12 PM 09-11-2011
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VHO 1, 3, & 3A Carrolton, TX, Pomona, CA, Palm Springs, CA. All DAC 1 on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. As of now.

Would love to know when Long Island, NY rolls out.
DC-Videophile's Avatar DC-Videophile 09:08 PM 09-11-2011
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You can do this now with the manual recording function...
Dan

Dan,

Thanks so much for this tip! It works just like I needed!


CHAVAN30's Avatar CHAVAN30 01:15 PM 09-12-2011
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VHO 1, 3, & 3A Carrolton, TX, Pomona, CA, Palm Springs, CA. All DAC 1 on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. As of now.

thanks! cant wait till Wednesday as i am in the Carrollton service area!
Smokeat's Avatar Smokeat 12:22 PM 09-13-2011
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You need an additional non-DVR box to have Whole House DVR service. Here is the math ..you will need to pay for a HD box (no-dvr) and pay an additional $5 a month on top of the DVR rental fee. If you add up these costs, it is really close if not exactly the same as having two HD-DVRs.

If I use 2 7232's(or 3) will I be able to access all recordings on all DVR's without paying the $5 fee for Multi-room DVR service? Is there really an advantage, besides being able to record more than 2 shows simultaneously, over 1 7232 with a large expander and enabled HD-STB's? Any disadvantages?

I am reading that my area (VHO3,DAC1) should be hit with IMG 1.9 tomorrow! Going now to turn in my 20 hr. DVR for a 7232. I'm ready to rocket from the dark ages into the future.
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 01:07 PM 09-13-2011
If I use 2 7232's(or 3) will I be able to access all recordings on all DVR's without paying the $5 fee for Multi-room DVR service? No. You need to have Multi-room DVR service.

Is there really an advantage, besides being able to record more than 2 shows simultaneously, over 1 7232 with a large expander and enabled HD-STB's? Any disadvantages? Only advantages... more hard drive space, more tuners, faster boxes and 1.9 works best on them, and eSATA expandable. Ditch the 6 series if you have them. Just go all HD boxes and you won't regret it.

Get a good night sleep and wake up to 1.9


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If I use 2 7232's(or 3) will I be able to access all recordings on all DVR's without paying the $5 fee for Multi-room DVR service? Is there really an advantage, besides being able to record more than 2 shows simultaneously, over 1 7232 with a large expander and enabled HD-STB's? Any disadvantages?

I am reading that my area (VHO3,DAC1) should be hit with IMG 1.9 tomorrow! Going now to turn in my 20 hr. DVR for a 7232. I'm ready to rocket from the dark ages into the future.


Smokeat's Avatar Smokeat 02:21 PM 09-13-2011
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If I use 2 7232's(or 3) will I be able to access all recordings on all DVR's without paying the $5 fee for Multi-room DVR service? No. You need to have Multi-room DVR service.

Is there really an advantage, besides being able to record more than 2 shows simultaneously, over 1 7232 with a large expander and enabled HD-STB's? Any disadvantages? Only advantages... more hard drive space, more tuners, faster boxes and 1.9 works best on them, and eSATA expandable. Ditch the 6 series if you have them. Just go all HD boxes and you won't regret it.

Get a good night sleep and wake up to 1.9

Thank you very much markjrenna, for your timely reply. It was a post from you that I was refering too about 1.9 rolling out in my Pomona,Ca. area.

Multi-room DVR is $19.95/mo., HD STB is $9.95/mo. So going to a 3 DVR setup would increase my equipment costs by $20. So for now at least, I'll try 1 7232 and add a TB hard drive, and I'll have so much more space I can stop cursing my system, for a while.

Verizon also told me that only 1 multi-room DVR is allowed per household. I don't know if that was wrong information, or if all DVR's will recognize the others on my system, or even if they all need to be multi-room DVR's to access all 3 DVR's content.

This is all very confusing for someone such as myself, and when I have my house properly wired I will have at least 3 more STB's or DVR's to add to the system. And in my reading here today, I have discovered why my FiOS installed router is so anemic! Adding a piggyback N router, and the resulting setup with encryption is WAY over my head technically.
Mr Pmzrq's Avatar Mr Pmzrq 09:35 PM 09-13-2011
So I'm in the middle of getting FiOS for a new house and everywhere I ask, you can only have 1 multi-room DVR per account. How exactly are people getting the second one? I know I can't order 2 to begin with, but the store rep and the chat "expert" are saying 1 per household even if I try to upgrade a set-top later.
::very confused::
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 12:44 AM 09-14-2011
Multi Room DVR is an account setting and it is an additional $5. Only one is needed and it is not a special DVR just the account is marked. Then with 1.9 if you have two DVR's which I recommend since you now get 4 tuners to record on and you get to view content on any DVR from any DVR and any other non HD box.

TX and CA are going 1.9 soon if not now already.
Smokeat's Avatar Smokeat 08:42 AM 09-14-2011
1.9 up & running @ Pomona, Ca.
Dansyacht's Avatar Dansyacht 09:58 AM 09-14-2011
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1.9 up & running @ Pomona, Ca.

And Whittier, Ca. Hurray! Now I can finally add an external drive to my DVR. Any recommendations or horror stories?
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 10:04 AM 09-14-2011
Very helpful...

http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r260...work-with-1.9-

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And Whittier, Ca. Hurray! Now I can finally add an external drive to my DVR. Any recommendations or horror stories?


Mr Pmzrq's Avatar Mr Pmzrq 10:31 AM 09-14-2011
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Multi Room DVR is an account setting and it is an additional $5. Only one is needed and it is not a special DVR just the account is marked. Then with 1.9 if you have two DVR's which I recommend since you now get 4 tuners to record on and you get to view content on any DVR from any DVR and any other non HD box.

But I will be able to get a 2nd 7232 once my account is active?
markjrenna's Avatar markjrenna 10:36 AM 09-14-2011
Yes.

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But I will be able to get a 2nd 7232 once my account is active?


Mr Pmzrq's Avatar Mr Pmzrq 12:51 PM 09-14-2011
So I just completed my order. Just so everyone knows, Since the firmware update has hit the area (So Cal. - Pomona hub) they now have an account option called "Multi-room Hub" which, in addition to a 2nd "DVR" option allows for two 7232 that will connect. $19.99 for the multi-room and $15.99 for the 2nd DVR where both of the actual harware pieces are 7232s. Now I just have to wait the week before they can install it. Phooey.
IslaTurbine's Avatar IslaTurbine 07:08 AM 09-15-2011
1.9 is great! Finally all the features I needed.
shadowcaster's Avatar shadowcaster 09:11 AM 09-15-2011
I want my 1.9, and I want it now !!
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