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Monday, August 4th, 2014 9:32 PM

Does DVR record when off

I have noticed that the DVR cable box turns off by itself. Is this standard? My TV is not on when it happens. My real question and point of concern is: Does the DVR record my scheduled recording of programs when the DVR is turned off (whether it is automatically turning off or turned off by user)? 



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25.7K Messages

10 years ago

Yes it does.  The boxes have an energy star rating so they turn off after apprx. 8 hours of no commands from the remote.  You will see a red light on all boxes including the DVR any time it is recording.

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35.9K Messages

10 years ago

Think of "off" as more like "on standby" than off.  If you're in a quiet room you can hear the disk drive spinning up and down as it downloads schedules, makes recordings, etc.




10.1K Messages

10 years ago

I like to think of the DVR as two boxes in one. A recorder box that the scheduler controls the "tuning" & the viewing box that operates like any other STB.


I remember a VCR that had to be "turned off" to allow the scheduler to automatically start/stop recording. I do not know if that was the norm or most worked on or off.


At any rate, as BB & Jeffer say, the U-verse DVR always operates as long as it has access to a stream.

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