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Can Not Schedule Recordings From One DVR to Another DVR

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by calphin, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. calphin

    calphin Cool Member

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    I had Whole Home, additional DVR and upgraded HD receiver today all in different rooms. All setup is fine and working. Except, I was shocked to find that from the main family room DVR you can not schedule recordings on the DVR in another room. That can be done from the HD receiver in another room and any of the boxes can be viewed, and or scheduled via iPad.

    But, you can't schedule from the main DVR used. I had planned on that being the case. I guess I saw something about a central playlist of combined DVR recordings. Anyone think that would be something for a software upgrade?

    Just seems it would be a feature already there with multiple DVR boxes on the Whole Home service....?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the club of wanting more MRV Network features.
     
  3. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    You're preaching to the choir calphin.

    Until something changes we just have to use those android/iphone/ipad & pc applications or receivers to program the DVRs, or walk into the next room and do it.
     
  4. krazyrs

    krazyrs Cool Member

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    i would like this feature, but i got to the point and just set it with iphone app rather then try to find it on another box

    all 4 of my HDDVRs are running on a HDMI switch to 1 port on my tv,
    so its kinda a hassle :lol:
     
  5. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    The problem I currently run into with the apps is they dont let you schedule recordings on OTA channels...over 50% of my viewing is OTA during the season. Makes them at elast 50% useless to me..
     
  6. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    Ya. You can't see another DVR's TO DO LIST or HISTORY either, even if you're sitting at an HD receiver, computer or tablet.

    Ditto. Nomad doesn't recognize OTA recordings either, if you wanted to copy them to a portable device.

    And the DirecTV iPad app lists OTA recordings as if they were SAT recordings, so if you have one of each, no way to differentiate which is which without drilling down to see which DVR they were recorded on.
     
  7. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    I'll take baby steps - like getting DirecTV2PC to see the ToDo & SML of each DVR as it does with the PlayList -- One DVR at a time.
     
  8. markrogo

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    I'm confused. Are you referring to AM21-based channels as opposed to satellite locals? The latter is easily scheduled via the iPad app, etc.

    The Nomad problem with AM21 stuff, by the way, is that it's MPEG-2 not MPEG-4 and clearly that can't be transcoded by Nomad.
     
  9. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

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    FWIW, SAT SD is MPEG-2, and Nomad has no problem transcoding it.
     
  10. CCarncross

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    I'm talking about true OTA recordings through either an HR20, or the AM-21, I am in a DMA where D* does not offer our LiL in HD, so I have to use OTA to get HD locals...none of the remote scheduling/remote viewing items account for OTA, except for Direct2PC, you can watch the OTA recordings. iPad only shows SAT channels, so I can schedule recordings for locals but its the crappy SD locals, which I havent used in years....
     

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