Originally Posted by browndk26
We are considering dropping pay TV and switching to OTA TV. Can 2 DVR+'s be connected to a home network and work as a whole house DVR? In other words, can a show recorded on one DVR+ be watched on another in the same house? If not, is there a way to stream or hardwired from one DVR+ to another device (Apple TV, sling box, Roku)? It would be nice if I didn't have to buy 2 DVR+'s.
Channel Master promised a whole home experience, but never delivered.
DVR+'s cannot talk to one another. They can't even communicate between their internal HDD (if you get that model), and a connected USB HDD.
Look on the following CM web page where it states that the DVR+ is compatible with the Slingbox 500.
Roku does NOT recognize the USB HDD from a DVR+ because the DVR+ formats it for a Linux system.
I don't know anything about Apple TV, but I doubt it!
If you attach a USB HDD to the DVR+, that HDD can be physically moved between DVR+'s, but it takes several minutes for the DVR+ to disconnect the USB HDD, and several minutes for the other DVR+ to connect a USB HDD, not to mention issues with scheduled recordings if the USB HDD is not attached, so it very impractical.
Optionally, the USB HDD from a DVR+ can be connected to a computer, and the recordings copied to the computer, but that's a complex procedure (although some of us are doing that), and if the OS is Windows you'll need a program that allows Windows to recognize the USB HDD.