Originally Posted by bernieoc
July 4 DVR+ installed as second DVR+ on second HDMI on Samsung TV. Just for the times when more than 2 tuners are needed.
It came with 115 - the mystery update. The other unit is latest version. The same Dish 20.1 remote controls both.
Aside from the need to shield one from the other - my question is about having them on different updates and then the differences in the remote functions for the two versions - and not having wifi to stop updates and only 12 hours of guide ( would need serious help to block update site). Also have no need for larger than 1 TB storage - only record - watch - delete.
Am I missing something as a reason to stay with 115 ?
You may prefer version 114 or 115 if you don't have the new "enhanced" remote control, don't intend to use Sling or CMTV, and your TV set doesn't require a newer firmware version. 114/115 had the ability to delete channels without doing a full auto channel scan; newer versions can only "hide" defunct channels, not delete them. Also 114/115 were a bit friendlier to use with the original "flat" remote (e.g., 1-button closed captions); newer versions were designed around the "enhanced" remote and, while the flat remote will still work, a few functions are more cumbersome than
115 isn't available for download, so if you change to a different firmware version, you can't go back. So if 115 does everything you need, you may want to prevent an update. However, 114 is available for download; so if you update but decide to switch back, you can download and install 114.
As for HDD capacity limits, the limit for almost all firmware versions, including the latest, is 2.2TB, which is plenty for most users. However, at one time CM did
sell a 3TB HDD for use with the DVR+; when the 2.2TB limit was discovered, folks who bought that drive were justifiably upset. That may explain version 124, the only version that can format some
larger HDDs (including the one CM sold) to full capacity. But it sounds like none of that is an issue for you.
Originally Posted by pachinko
Unfortunately, "pairing" can only be done using the original CM-7500 "thin/flat" remote control. The CM-7500XRC2 "Enhanced" remote control does NOT have pairing capabilities (although the DVR+ itself does), and the "Enhanced" remote control is what comes with new purchases. I have updated the linked post
to reflect this.
If you're fortunate enough to have a "thin/flat" remote control, pair it to one DVR+ using a code other than 001 (since that's the default, and is what the "Enhanced" remote control uses). That way, each remote control operates only one DVR+.
I was thinking the same thing; but since his new DVR+ came with 115, it's likely that it came with a flat remote too. If so he can pair it to his new DVR+ then teach his Dish remote from the newly-paired flat remote, so the VCR button controls one DVR+ and the Aux button controls the other. (Assuming the Dish remote's TV button controls his TV, of course. The Sat button can only control a Dish device and cannot "learn" another device's codes.)