Comments on: Multi-Room Viewing vs a Multi-Room DVR http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/ How good can it be, if it isn't HD? Wed, 10 Sep 2014 23:17:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.11 By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/comment-page-1/#comment-3839 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 14:33:27 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=455#comment-3839 That is one qualification I forgot to include in this post, national availability. Like WOW, there are a few local providers with whole home DVRs and even though the U-Verse footprint is limited honestly they have offered one for a few years.

You are right, Arris does have a compelling offering, it’s just that it isn’t available to very many people.

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By: Richard Gunther http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/comment-page-1/#comment-3838 Sun, 08 Apr 2012 13:51:15 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=455#comment-3838 Ben, what are your thoughts on WOW’s new Ultra TV platform, based on Arris’ Moxi technology? Arris walked me through the offering at CES, and while this first offering from WOW specifically talks about “viewing from multiple rooms,” you can dig into the details to learn that you can control the scheduled recordings from any of the remote media players. Arris is a comparatively small player, but this seems like a competitive offering.

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By: Nosgoth1979 http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/comment-page-1/#comment-3812 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 19:47:07 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=455#comment-3812 This is an important distinction and I really like the way you lay out the facts. I’ve only had the Hopper for a few days now but I love it. I would never want to go back to my single room DVRs. Being an employee of DISH, I’d known that I would have full functionality in ever room just like if I were at the primary TV, but what I didn’t think about is that I can see what the tuners are being used for in the other rooms too. This was an unexpected bonus, because it makes it that much easier to make sure my kids aren’t watching TV when they shouldn’t be, and that when they are, they’re watching shows and movies that I approve of. Plus that hard-drive…man I can’t even imagine what it’s going to take to fill 2TBs up.

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By: Ben Drawbaugh http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/comment-page-1/#comment-3582 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 02:40:32 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=455#comment-3582 You can’t schedule recordings from any room of the house on the Verizon solution from the other DVRs. You may be able to from a regular STB, but two tuners for an entire house is hardly a multi-room DVR, either.

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By: Sam http://bjdraw.com/2012/03/15/multi-room-viewing-vs-a-multi-room-dvr/comment-page-1/#comment-3581 Fri, 16 Mar 2012 01:09:49 +0000 http://bjdraw.com/?p=455#comment-3581 Hi Ben,

Wouldn’t the Verizon Multi-Room solution meet your criteria for Multi-Room DVR? My girlfriend’s solution has a DVR in one room and two satellite boxes in other rooms. I thought it was possible to start a recording and manage recordings from the satellite extender box.

The TiVo Q/Elite & Preview solution doesn’t currently meet all of your criteria but based on the recently posted Charter Support document and comments from Jason Nealis at RCN it will meet most, if not all, of your criteria sometime this summer.

Thanks,
~Sam

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