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942 Dual Tuner - Pause both tuners?

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by sbuko, Jan 17, 2006.

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  1. sbuko

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    I guess this would be classified as a feature request unless it is already possible. So far, it doesn't seem to work the way I would like.

    I currently have a 942 DVR running in "single" mode. I like to jump back and forth between tuners and at times it would be really nice to pause one tuner, swap back to the other tuner for a while, and then swap back to the original tuner. What I would expect is that the orignal "paused" show would still be paused.

    This isn't the case. If I pause the video on a tuner, swap to the other tuner, and then swap back to the original, the show is "live".

    Am I doing something wrong or is this just simply not supported?
    Does anyone else feel that this is a useful feature?

    In the past I had D* and my old dual tuner DVR would remain paused when I swapped tuners. It was really a nice feature.

    Here's an example of when I would use this. Last night I setup a movie to record. I let it record for about 20 minutes before I started watching it so I could FF through the commercials. So I watched another show on the other tuner for a while. After 20 minutes or so I started watching the recorded show. Eventually after FF through the commercials I got back to "live" TV on the recording. So I paused the playback and swapped back to the other tuner to watch ESPN for a while. After a little time, I jumped back to the tuner doing the recording and it was in "Live TV" mode. I had to REW back to the spot where I had originally paused it. I would like to have had that show still paused.

    Performing a REW for a movie, isn't that big of a deal. For anyone who records sporting events and/or watches them delayed knows how upsetting it is to see a recording in "Live TV" mode and find out the final score, when you had paused it at halftiime.. :)
     
  2. Rob Glasser

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    I might be wrong, and I'm not at home to try this, but I think what you want to do will work IF you use PIP. As long as you keep the paused program in a PIP window it will remain paused. If you close the PIP window and are recording that content you'll have to rewind to if, if you are not recording it, I think you lose the buffer. Again I can't test this right now but I think I've tried this before and found this to be the only way.
     
  3. garys

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    I also think the only way that would work is via the pip and it would probably have to remain active to work.
     
  4. n0qcu

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    Just tried it. As long as you use PIP and keep the PIP open you can pause and swap.
     
  5. sbuko

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    Great.
    I'll try it out when I get home.

    Thanks.
     
  6. Stutz342

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    I do that from time to time, but it would be really nice to have the pause stick even if I close the window.

    Actually, this is similar to another situation: If you pick a still-recording show from the DVR list, and select "Start Over," and you then pause it and go to something else, the pause point is lost, and the only options are to watch at the live point, or start over again.
     
  7. Rogueone

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    I think you can do it by setting both to record as well, but haven't tested it exactly like that
     
  8. Rob Glasser

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    On my 721 I can shrink the window down to a little icon and keep the buffer/pause, if I remember right, however that is the only receiver I've had that would shrink to an icon, neither my 921 or my 942 did that.
     
  9. lakebum431

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    Yeah, I also wish this worked with the PIP window closed.
     
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