How about expanding MRV a bit... (1 Viewer)

Matt L

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Last Monday was a killer for recording stuff - at least for me. It was funny, I flipped into see my list and saw 5 red R's there, humming along. That got me to thinking, since these units are networked and see each other, if there is a conflict why can't one HR2x tell another to record the show?

Would seem to be the next logical step.
 

Brewer4

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More is added over time. Before you couldnt delete a show, now you can. Naming and sort order and even limiting the viewing to receivers has been added. I would agree its a logical next step.
 

rad

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Replay DVR's had that capability. And since DirecTV purchased the Replay patents there's hope that one day we'll see that capability added.
 

cfb

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These boxes are plenty smart enough to do it.

First you'd need a prioritized unified series link list. That way you could add a show from any dvr to the networked dvr collection. When the units boot, first available becomes the 'scheduling master'. When the unit does its to-do list, it'd spread the shows to the dvr with the first available tuner and highest available free space on a rotational basis.

Then you'd have your unified playlist like we have now.

Then I think all you'd need is the ability to create custom folders and when creating a series link or an individual recording, you'd have a drop down that would let you pick which folder it went into.

Then you could 'sort' the recordings by 'his and hers', 'movies, sitcoms, kids shows', etc.

The collaborative scheduling part is 1980's technology. Organizing it better is 1970's tech.
 

JosephB

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I think what you're much more likely to see is a single DVR with more than two tuners and remote boxes that simply replay content from the main server. Think a DVR with 8 tuners and then an unlimited number of remote boxes.
 

cfb

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Makes a lot of sense. There are plenty of ~$99 networked video boxes that can play anything that the directv box has on it.
 

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