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Any way to tell what tuner is in use?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by usnret, Sep 15, 2012.

  1. usnret

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    Is there any way to tell which tuner is in use, i.e. if I am watching ESPN, is there some magical way to tell what tuner it's using?
    Tks
     
  2. Diana C

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    Why does it matter?
     
  3. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    No, there is no way.
     
  4. peds48

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    if you disconnect the cable from tuner one and the picture goes away, then you just found out!:lol: this only applies to non-SWM system......

    but again, why you need to find out???
     
  5. dielray

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    Yes. If your DVR is connected to your home network you can use SHEF to process a serial command.

    Enter into your web browser:
    [ip of your dvr]:8080/serial/processCommand?cmd=FA8B01
    to see what is on tuner 1
    [ip of your dvr]:8080/serial/processCommand?cmd=FA8B02
    to see what is on tuner 2

    Results are in hex, just convert the first two bytes to decimal.
     
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  6. usnret

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    Tks dielray
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Could you please answer the question as to why you needed or wanted to know?
     
  8. usnret

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    While watching various programs (meaning different channels) I get pixulation once in awhile. No specific channel or program, just random channels. I thought perhaps it might be a specific tuner, so thought that, if there was a way to check the tuner that I am using, and the pix starts, I could check the tuner in use and perhaps that might be the problem.
     

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