Do I need to "activate" the extra space on my DVR? Tech said I did.
I got U-verse installed today. I have only SD (Standard Def) programming, no HD.
When the tech arrived and started working I asked him if he had any of the higher capacity DVRs and if I coud have one (after searching this forum I discovered ATT uses 4 different DVRs, in different areas of the country). He said sure and installed a Cisco IPN4320 which I gather has 320GB hard drive in it which is awesome.
But the tech told me something odd which I had never heard of. He said that since I had SD programming only, my DVR would still only behave as a smaller hard drive and that I would have to call ATT and "activate" the extra space on the box, as if because I had SD only a certain amount of hard drive space was available to be used, and that I would have to upgrade to High Definition programming to utilize all the space.
Is this true? I can't imagine that this would be the case, but stranger things have happened.
Re: Do I need to "activate" the extra space on my DVR? Tech said I did.
I don't see how a portion of the HD can be blocked from use if it's not activated. That would basically require a reformat to move a partition. Windows CE doesn't have the ability to manage disks on the fly so I would say that your tech was smoking something.
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