1.) To use Remote DVR Manager, you log-in with your "My Account" (Formerly "My Services")...
Yeah, already have a TWC's web site account.
1. a.) Now look for a Tab or a link that says "Quick Links" and find Remote DVR Manager. Instructions and FAQ's are avaliable for using the system. It's pretty easy. Just follow the prompts.
b.) New or swapped DVR will take between 48 hours-72 hours before they can be used with Remote DVR Manager. This is the time needed for the box to synchronize with the network.
c.) Almost all TWC services can be accessed here and settings for TWC Digital Phone, DVR Programing, Internet, and Troubleshooting as long as you subscribe to the service in question...
Yep, saw all those but got "Error -- We are unable to load your listings data at this time..." on https://dvr.timewarnercable.com/
for its Quick Link's DVR Manager. The new Arris cable TV boxes replaced old Motorola on July 5th, 2014, so it has been about 21 days already. All other links and TWC features seem to work though.
Anyways, I am not over there right now so I am doing all this remotely. Someone told me to try logging into http://video2.timewarnercable.com/DVR
, but I saw:
"Box1: Scheduled Recordings with its 'Updating list of recordings' and animated wait icon that seems to go forever.
So, I clicked on something else like its DVR tab but got:
"Your TWC TV is not connected to a DVR, so you cannot currently use this feature. If you have DVR service on your Time Warner Cable video account and would like to manage your DVR, please connect to your DVR by choosing 'DVR' from the list of devices on your account, here."
I went to its http://video2.timewarnercable.com/settings/devices
web page and saw: "Connect with your set top boxes at home. Box1" and with green connected status icon.
Are there specific web browser (tried Mozilla's SeaMonkey v2.26.1 in an updated 64-bit W7 EE SP1 and Firefox v31.0 in Windows XP Pro SP3) and port requirements? My work's firewall is very tight (only ports 80, 22, 443 allowed). I do have the (lat/new)est SilverLight installed since it wanted it.
I wonder if it will work if I am physically next to it and on the same local TWC network.
2.) 30-second skip is not available. You can fast forward up to 4x through a program. You can also hold down the fast-forward key to move ahead 15-minutes into a program during a fast-forward stage.
Aww, no hacks or tricks to do skips?
3.) You can download a TWC applet for Apples and i-Pads. But I don't know the specifics because I don't have Apple products. TWC TV also allows you to watch many shows through your computer or remotely. You get a guide, some DVR functionality and a good selection of TWC channels. Because TWC requires permission from the host channel to carry the station remotely, some channels that are on your home TV may not be out yet...
I meant apps on Arris cable boxes since it has "Apps". Not outside of them. Speaking of remote watching, I noticed lack of channels outside of the house. I was hoping to watch remotely outside!
4.) Yes, time can be padded to the beginning and end of recordings. For the cable box, bring up the recording list and select the show in question, and choose, "Change Recording Options." You will be presented with a screen by selecting that prompt, and you can use the arrow keys to add time before a show begins in the grid or ends. When setting up shows or series, you can select "Record Show (Or Series) with Options and use the arrow keys to make those selections. For applications and DVR Manager, specific instructions for those applications can be found within that application when you are using that feature...
How about by default so I don't have to keep using options? I want to save time since I always use five minutes before and after the times.
7.) The older boxes are slow and the newer boxes take longer because TWC adds more features to them. Satellite, U-Verse, other non-cable companies have better, faster-responding guides and remotes. Newer boxes are being developed with more tuners and faster load-times, but the delay is the way it is, Software updates MIGHT improve performance, but there is not much that can be done on the subscriber's side in this regard.
Really? That sucks and is annoying. Man, they're becoming bloated!
8.) The OLDER boxes that did not have a C in the model number were SA models, and you could hook up a drive expander for almost unlimited storage. Western Digital was good as a Drive Expander. The newer boxes are hit and miss with Drive Expanders, (mostly miss) but they provide more storage. You may want to register this forum (DSL Reports) give your box make and model, and ask for a list of Drive Expanders that will work with your box. That forum can be found here: (Registration with DSL Reports or login with exisiting DSL Reports account required.)...
I am a member there, but haven't gotten all the answers too so I asked in here too.
9.) Not without additional non-supported TWC hardware. Most boxes only buffer the tuner for the show you are watching.
Aww. No manual save to HDD. That would be useful if I saw something good that I want to keep.
10.) Nope seven days is the Maximum that I know. New or swapped boxes may only go out for 2-3 days worth of data, and may take 24 hours to populate. This is also true for boxes following a reboot. I heard that there are some guides that go out 14 days. But our boxes with the Navigator Guide, only populate up to seven days at a time.
Bummer, I remember old iGuide did.
It sure did. Thanks.