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How does the Multi Room DVR work?
Jarola
Newbie

How does it work and how to you guys use it daily...

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Re: How does the Multi Room DVR work?
lasagna
Super User
Super User

You get one DVR -- it's a dual tuner device -- you can record two shows simultaneously just like the regular DVR.

With HomeDVR, they enable a feature in the device which allows any other STB in the house see any program which has been recorded by the DVR.   You can play up to two streams (one HD and one SD) simultaneously -- this goes over the MoCA ethernet network which exists in your house to allow the STB's to get their Guide and VOD data.

Your other STB's basically are read-only devices able to see your main DVR.  

I use it to allow me to watch shows that I've recorded from my office/bedroom while my kid might be monopolizing the TV in family room (where the DVR is located).  

Re: How does the Multi Room DVR work?
LizJ58
Enthusiast

It's a very nice feature for families who may have televisions in more than one room.

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Re: How does the Multi Room DVR work?
beatsc93
Enthusiast

Please note the downside is you only have pause/rewind/fwd capability on a recorded show.  You can't initiate recordings from the STB if its not a DVR on its own.  If you chose to get a DVR for the extra room them they will not be able to communicate with each other.

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Re: How does the Multi Room DVR work?
latoniaweathers

If you record a show that is not child appropriate...will they be able to access the show from their boxes?

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Re: How does the Multi Room DVR work?
sangs1
Specialist

Not if you set up Parental Controls to block it without entering a passcode.