08-04-2014 2:32 PM
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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08-04-2014 2:42 PM - edited 08-04-2014 2:43 PM
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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08-04-2014 2:51 PM
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.
08-04-2014 3:01 PM
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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