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I wish VIP could share or use NAS

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by RobbieB, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. RobbieB

    RobbieB Cool Member

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    It's cool that they finally support external hard drives, but it would be even better if 2 DVR's on the same network could share/stream content between each other.

    So you could have your primary DVR in your main living area that you probably use both tuners for recording non stop, and then maybe one in your or other bedrooms that you record different programming on.

    Or if you had network storage watch the shows that are saved on that device. It seems like there would be enough bandwidth on a traditional 100mbps network. It was my understanding that an HD signal was only about 15-30 mbps (I'm guessing this is probably 1080i) but even if it was a little higher there is still plenty of bandwidth to go around.
     
  2. E91

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    Because the outputs are all "hot" on the VIP722, one partial solution to what you are saying might be to have too DVRs, and then run outputs from each to two different sets. That way, all six tuners could be blazing at once, and you'd have programming from both DVRs available on both sets.
     
  3. RobbieB

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    Are you saying that technically I could have a tv plugged into each of the outputs, 1 HDMI, 1 Component, 1 S-Video, 1 RCA, 1 COAX distribution. I didn't know that, that's pretty neat. Does that only work if the DVR is NOT in dual mode?

    I wouldn't be interested in running 20+ feet of any kind of cable though so I guess I gotta wait. I guess I'm just really complaining here. They have the hardware to do it, seems like it wouldn't take much to support it.

    I love the Dish DVR. comcast/charter don't even give it competition. Can't say much for DTV cause I have never used their DVR but I have used TiVo but I still like Dish better.

    Dish DVR>Tivo>charter/comcast
     
  4. E91

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    That is right, you can have a TV plugged into every output.

    Works in single and dual mode. Somebody here might correct me if I am wrong, but I think that in dual mode, all the ouputs would be associated with TV1 EXCEPT the coax output.
     
  5. puckwithahalo

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    There's an RCA output for tv2 as well. So the tv2 RCA connection, and the coax connection would both be for tv2, though you can make the coax work for tv1 as well.
     
  6. Apure

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    The feature originally brought up by RobbieB, the ability to either be able to watch a show from any dvr within the account or to directly transfer shows between dvrs via Ethernet connection, is something I think should be implemented.
     
  7. JRath

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    What would really be cool is if a ViP211 could access recorded content from a DVR over the nework. I have had several occasions where that would have come in handy...
     
  8. E91

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    Thanks Puck! I can always count on you for useful info.
     
  9. 4HiMarks

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    I think FiOS does something like that, except if the content was originally recorded in HD and your 2nd STB is SD then you can't access it even though it shows up in the DVR menu. So if you don't know in advance where you want to watch it you have to record it twice...

    There is also a charge for each STB, and the HD DVR rental fee is a lot higher than for a 622/722.

    You could also enable the EHD on your account and transfer content between boxes via sneakernet. Then there are various HDMI --> cat5e/cat6 converters. And "wireless HD" is supposed to be right over the horizon. I know Monster was supposed to release something in Oct. but I haven't seen anything recently and today is Halloween...

    -Chris
     
  10. E91

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    Isn' t there some kind of slingbox solution? Slingbox was advertising this setup where you could use a Slingbox for the typical reasons with HD programming, and it also had some kind of option that allowed broadcasting of HD content from set to set.
     
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  12. puckwithahalo

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    The sling catcher would do that I believe
     

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