Originally Posted by bobapett
I understand that recording from the client box to "pause" is a workaround - and not a very palatable one. I currently have two DVR's, but find that increasingly I would like to watch recorded material from one room in the other room, and vice versa. I do not want to double record in both rooms. I have to decide if the pause workaround is worth it to me. Trio sounds great to me, and I want the extra HD channels - but this is the first I've heard about Trio's series manager missing shows, or other recording bugs (other than the external HDD issue). I definitely don't want to try it if it's having recording issues. eci, could you elaborate on that??
Hmmm.. not to sure what you mean by "double record"
Everything is being recorded on the main box.. if you initiate a recording from the client, it can be watched on either box.
The client box cannot pause because it's not a DVR. It has no HDD. For it to pause live TV, it would have to eat up a tuner in the main box to mirror each channel than the client tuned.
Ive found hitting record is no big deal if I need to pause something on the client box. Say Im watching football in the bedroom. I hit record and now I have full DVRish capability on the client. If I want to watch the game in the living room, I can just tune to the channel that the game's on or bring up the recording.
I am pretty satisifed with the new boxes. The package costs 5 bucks more, but now I get six 6HD HBOs, a couple other channels, and basically have two boxes with DVR Capability. The guide is also 5 times better than the old passport guide.
My main complaint is still how long it takes to tune channels and the responsiveness of the boxes, but Ive got used to now, so it isnt that big of deal anymore.