Can I rename a DVR instead of using the MAC/number address?:


By default, a DVR’s name is its unique MAC Address. This is usually a sequence of numbers, letters and colons (example: dvr 00:11:e6:ad:b0:32), which is not very user friendly. Within DVR Manager, you can change the name of each DVR to better identify them. (For example: “Living Room DVR” or “John’s DVR.”)

We recommend using a computer to change the name of your DVRs, since the process is not as easy on a mobile device.

To rename your DVRs on a computer:

  1. Scroll your cursor over the down arrow icon next the Current DVR text in the upper right corner of the DVR Manager.
  2. In the drop-down menu that appears, click the Edit Name link in the next to the DVR you want to rename. 
  3. You should now be on the Edit DVR Name page. On the right side of the page is a list of programs scheduled to record on your selected DVR. Refer to this list to identify your selected DVR, and enter a new name for this DVR in the text field.
  4. Click the Submit button.
  5. You can repeat this renaming process for your other DVRs.
To rename your DVRs on a mobile device:

  1. Access the DVR Manager on your phone by going to your phone’s browser and then the Manage tab.
  2. Click the Manage My DVRs link toward the bottom of the page.
  3. Select the DVR you want to rename from the drop-down menu and click the Rename button.
  4. Enter a new name for the DVR you selected and click the Save button.

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