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Old 04-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #1
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I live in north wales pa. dose anyone know if the DVR 7232 is available and where to order it ?
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:13 PM   #2
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I live in north wales pa. dose anyone know if the DVR 7232 is available and where to order it ?
You can order it from the VZ website. Just go to the MyVerizon section --> TV and then there should be a link on the right hand side of the screen that says "bigger DVR" or something to that effect.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:28 PM   #3
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Go to www.verizon.com/fiostvcentral. Log in (this is the same as your My Verizon account). Once in, select the My TV menu tab, and then under that, select Set Top Boxes.

Over on the right you'll see a box labelled: Want more from your FiOS DVR?

Select on that. You'll be prompted for an e-mail address, to be notified about getting the new DVR. When you get THAT e-mail you'll see a link directing you to order one. Note that going this route will cost you a $40 one time fee. You'll get the DVR in the mail (most come really fast - mine came the next business day). You do the self-install, and then use the same box as a return kit for the old DVR.

You can also try calling the nearest Verizon store which deals with set top box swaps (there's one in Concord Mall right over the state line in DE). You can get their number from Verizon's website, and call them. Then mention you want to swap for the 7232 and ask if they have any in stock. If they do, just place the order. You would then drive down there, with your old DVR in hand, and swap it out for the 7232.
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Old 04-18-2011, 02:47 PM   #4
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Will the new 7232 DVR hold more storage space ? Example in the QIP 72161 in standard def hours of programmihg is 100 with the 7232 DVR will add more storage space ?
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The 7232 has a 500 gig Hard drive. the 7216 has a 160 gig HD
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I am not dvr technical I use mostly 1 hour of material recorded.it fills up at 100 hours to its capacity on the QIP 72161 on the 7232 if I use 1 hour of material recorded.it fills up in capacity would be 500 hours rather then 100 ?
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Old 04-18-2011, 05:47 PM   #7
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The 7216 has a 160 GB harddrive, which will store, depending, either ~80 hours of SD programming or ~20 hours of HD. If you do the math that comes out to (roughly):

- 2 GB/hour for SD

or

- 8 GB/hour for HD

The 7232 has a 500 GB harddrive, which is just over 3 times the size. Meaning that it can store, roughly, 3 times as much programming as the 7216. Which probably works out to:

~240 hours of SD programming
or
~60 hours of HD programming

All that being said, when version 1.9 of the guide s/w rolls out, you'll be able to add an external drive to either the 7216 or 7232, of up to 1 TB (possibly even 2 TB). Adding a 1TB drive to the 7232 will triple those numbers that I listed above:

~720 hours of SD or
~180 hours of HD

Also under 1.9 I find the 7232 to be nice and responsive. It's a little slower on the 7216.
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I am not dvr technical my material recorded.it fills up at 100 hours to its capacity on the QIP 72161 on the 7232 if I use recorded.it fills up in capacity would be 240 hours rather then 100 ?
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How much is it more per month?
Thanks jpl. Also, can you use this as a multi room dvr?
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How much is it more per month?
Thanks jpl. Also, can you use this as a multi room dvr?
Same cost per month - unless you've been grandfathered into their old pricing. If you're still paying say $13/month with their old DVR (I know quite a few people who are) and you upgrade, you'll pay the new rate of $16/month. But, yes, it's the same cost as their other DVRs. And yes, all of their DVRs can work as a multi-room DVR.
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:33 AM   #11
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JPL,
I tried to order the new box because I realize my 6416 is crap and will be slow on 1.9. However. When I do what you suggest it days they will notify me when the upgrade is available. They ask for an e-Mail address and say that when it is possible they will e-mail me. Is this typical?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:39 AM   #12
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How long does the e-mail usually take? I guess that is what I am really asking. Also. Innate 3 regular 6416's... Should I send the other two back and just get the 9.99 hd box since I plan on using the new box as a multi-room dvr. Will these new regular hd boxes be slow with 1.9?
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Old 04-20-2011, 06:59 AM   #13
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Generally it takes a couple days to get the first e-mail. When you get it, you'll have a link that you hit, which will assess your account to determine if you 'qualify' - meaning it'll find out if you have another DVR on your account that you can swap. I think you're given the option of how many to swap. Note that each DVR will cost you $40 to upgrade.

All that being said, you can try just going to your local verizon store - the closest one that does swaps. Looks like there's one right in your town:

Verizon Retail Store
1000 Chapel View Blvd
Cranston , RI 02920

888-862-7255

If you look on the store locator, you'll see this information for this store:

Set top box returns. Sales - Consumer High Speed Internet,
FiOS Internet,
FiOS TV

So, they do STB returns. Call up that number, and see if they have any 7232s in stock. If they do, place the order, and then take your DVRs, go into the store, and do the swap.

One reason to go this route - first, you'll get your boxes right away. Second, from what I understand, most folks who've gone this route are spared the $40 upgrade fee (although from what I've heard, most who go this route are notified that they'll get charged the upgrade fee, but I don't know anyone who actually has).

As for whether to keep your other 6416s or not... depends. It's really up to you. Yes, 1.9 is slow on the 6416s, but if you don't use those boxes as much, you may not care. Then again, if you don't really need 6 tuners to handle scheduling conflicts (if you're more of an average DVR user) then what you suggested may be a much better alternative - just getting one 7232, and swapping out your other 6416s for 7100 STBs instead.

First, even with this setup you'll have more space than you currently do even with all three 6416s (500 GB vs. 480 total on your 3 DVRs). Second, even with 1.8 you'll be able to specify your 7232 as your HM DVR and share with the other TVs. Third, you'll be able to further expand the harddrive with an external box on the 7232 (up to 2TB, giving you 2.5TB of space) when 1.9 comes out. Next, with 1.9 you'll be able to schedule recordings from your HD STBs against your DVR. Finally, you'll get a discount. They're doing multi-room hardware bundles now. But they only apply if you get the HM DVR and HD STBs - if you have multiple DVRs, then it doesn't apply. Basically every HD box would come at a discount - the first has something like a $2/month discount, but I think the second would come with a $4/month discount, more than making up the price of moving from the 3 stand-alone DVRs to the set-up you're talking about.

In other words, if you migrate to a single HM DVR, and 2 HD boxes, you'll pay (if my memory is correct):

$20/month - HM DVR +
$8/month - first HD STB +
$6/month - second HD STB = $34/month

vs. what you're probably paying now:

$16/month for each DVR * 3 DVRs = $48/month

The ONE downside that I can see to this approach - there's a limit to how many HD streams you can send out at one time from the DVR. I think Verizon technically supports playback of 2 HD recordings simultaneously. One to the TV with the DVR itself, and 1 to a satellite STB. That being said, I know folks who get more than that, but I think officially that's what they support.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:02 AM   #14
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Oh, and no... the HD STBs aren't slow at all on 1.9. I have a 7100 p1 (the older silver box - the 7100 p2 is the newer box, which is black, but lacks a front display). And it flies on 1.9. I would imagine the much older 6200 boxes are slow on 1.9, but they're not even being offered anymore - they're being taken out of circulation. But like I said, my 7100 just flies on 1.9. Extremely responsive.
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:46 AM   #15
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Thanks jpl. I called them and they do not provide hd boxes to existing customers. Weird. They will take returns though. So after I get the e-mailmi should order to regular hd boxes and return my other three 6416's if I understand you correctly? We never watch more than two recordings simultaneously. BTW: I really appreciate your help, you should work for verion... I call them and most don't know what I am talking about when I talk about the larger dvr box... That is pathetic.
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