Does the THR22 support MRV?

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  1. stevel

    stevel Dumb Blond TCF Club

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    How many televisions do you have in your trailer?
     
  2. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    Just enough.
     
  3. bengalfreak

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    Just curious, but why do you consider the transfer method of MRV to be more desirable than streaming? Speaking as someone who has used both platforms immensely, I just don't see much practical difference at all.
     
  4. Jerry_K

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    Say you have two DVRs. What we find is that eventually we have one DVR with tons of programs recorded. We will call this the primary DVR, usually the one in the living room. The other will have fewer recordings. Rather than delete some recordings it is wonderful to just move recordings from the more full DVR to the less full DVR.

    This is even more important. Let's say you have a dying DVR, posts on here all the time about how do I watch all those programs. Well if you have the transfer type of MRV you just put the unwatched shows on the DVR that will remain and watch at your leisure. With streaming they are toast.

    Drive expansion another great way to preserve recordings without having to do the Linux Sata stuff. Just move those recordings.

    And TiVo will move those recordings to your computer, intact and recoverable. That is even better. Say your relative was in a parade, or otherwise got on TV. Just download the program and take it/send it to your relative. Plays just fine on the computer, or if your relative has a real TiVo they can put it on their DVR.

    Just so many more things you can do with a real TiVo with real transfer.
     
  5. bengalfreak

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    I see. But unfortunately, if you live in a Time Warner Cable area, they have turned off the copy flag on almost any HD program and you cannot transfer them at all. Supposedly because the channels have told them too. this makes MRV unuseable if it is the transfer kind.
     
  6. Jerry_K

    Jerry_K Don't know much

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    Well I got an answer from DTV. Boiled down it says get an HR.

    And maybe this will finally put to rest who is crippling MRV in the THR22

    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?t=484083
     
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