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Might switch to FIOS - Hows the DVR?


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#26 OFFLINE   Cobra611

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 11:50 PM

Install went well, just under 3 hours. Internet has been very good, but I'm having issues with picture quality. On most channels, I am experiencing picture breakup. It happens quite a bit, mostly on HD channels. But, I say that because they're mostly what I watch. Although, it has happened in the SD channels as well. It was pretty bad on Friday and install, but has gotten just a little bit better. Guess I need to call them.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 12:20 PM

By all means call. Your picture should not be breaking up at all.


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#28 OFFLINE   Cobra611

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Posted 11 June 2013 - 08:46 PM

I was in contact with FiOS support via Twitter on Sunday. The refreshed the receivers a few times and so far, all has been well!!!



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:11 PM

I have another question...if I may? I just attached the 750 GB external hard drive I was using with my DirecTV receiver, to my FiOS one. The 4 programs I had recorded before I attached the drive, are still available to me. Is this normal? When using with DTV, it rendered anything I had recorded on the receiver itself inaccessible unless I disconnected the external drive. After I set it up last night, I recorded a movie and when I checked the available storage, it showed the 8% used on the receiver and 1% used on the external drive. Does the system now utilize the external while still leaving me able to access the internal drive as well?  



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:27 PM

In a word, yes!


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:19 PM

In a word, yes!

 

Thank you....but, it seems to benefit me to disconnect the external drive until I've used up all available storage on the receiver?



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:13 PM

That's your choice! Enjoy!


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

Thank you....but, it seems to benefit me to disconnect the external drive until I've used up all available storage on the receiver?

 

Why?  On a TiVo the external drive gets "married" to the internal drive and they become a pair.  On the DirecTV DVR the external drive becomes active and the internal drive becomes hidden.  On FiOS the drives are "semi-independent".  When a show starts recording it goes to the drive with the most free space.  The external drive can still be removed from the unit and you don't lose recordings on either and can attaches a second external drive and swap it back and forth with the first external drive as you wish.  What's the advantage of not having the external drive connected?  Are there shows you always want available that you are going to record then attach the external drive after the internal fills up?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:37 PM

I was under the assumption, that once the external was attached you would lose the ability to access the internal hard drive, like with DirecTV's receivers.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 04:55 PM

With DIRECTV's receivers, an attached external HD makes the internal unavailable for the time the external is active: You remove it and the previous shows are there. 


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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:14 PM

With DIRECTV's receivers, an attached external HD makes the internal unavailable for the time the external is active: You remove it and the previous shows are there. 

Right, and I did not know with FiOS you can access both. So, yes I will go back and reattach the external. Thanks:-)






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