Why does a recording on the hard drive of the DVR box require perfect outside cable connectivity to play a recording?
I'm having issues with connectivity outside of my house. Why does slow performance outside of my home cause issues with watching a DVR recording thats stored on the local hard drive of my DVR? I'm literally watching a recording that's stored 3 feet away from my TV. Why wouldn't this work? What does the DVR require outside of the home to play something from the local hard drive? I know this is a fact as the last time we had an outage the DVR was unable to play any recordings.
The remote commands are run through servers on our end and not necessarily the box itself like previous platforms. So if the box is experiencing connection/signal issues, you would not be able to do any of your normal commands at that time.
So when I press play on a recorded show the remote control sends the signal to the DVR which then sends it through the coax connection, out my home, over miles of connections to servers in a data center somewhere in the world, then the servers interpret the "play recording" message and send the signal back to the DVR telling it to play the recording?