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Buffer question

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by CrazyforYeshua, Dec 28, 2011.

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  1. CrazyforYeshua

    CrazyforYeshua Legend

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    I searched, but couldn't find any recent threads on this....Why do we not have a buffer for the channel that you're on? For example: If the TV is on channel 27, and I'm watching something recorded, and it's over, why can't I back up to watch, say, a half hour before to catch the news? I guess I'm used to D*'s DVR's, cause you can do that, but I haven't figured out why you can't with Dish....
     
  2. Jhon69

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    The work around is to make sure both tuners are tuned to the same channel.;)
     
  3. dishrich

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    Or the way I've done it, is to simply swap the buffering tuner with the other tuner, putting the buffering one into the "background", THEN start watching DVR'd events.

    THEN, when you want to check on the buffered tuner after you are done with the DVR, simply go back to live tv, then swap the buffered tuner from the background...you can even put the buffered tuner on PAUSE & leave it there. As long as you put it back in the background BEFORE you go back to DVR'd shows, the pause will remain until you bring it back as the active tuner on live TV.
     
  4. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You do have a buffer for the channel you are on... EXCEPT when watching a recording. I do not know why... But that is and has been a limitation of the Dish DVRs the whole time.
     
  5. CrazyforYeshua

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    Don't ya think that's kind of weird tho? I mean, that's the one hook, isn't it? To be able to rewind and watch what you've missed...and not just for live TV. I don't know why Dish chose to do that...but on a duo 722, that is hooked up to 2 TV's, that won't work at all....since you only have 1 tuner...
     
  6. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Doctor Whom Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    It is only a problem when you watch a recording... The rest of the time it is buffering. The workaround is to record the channel before you begin playback... Then you can watch that new recording later.

    I would guess it is a performance limitation, otherwise they would have it buffering during playback.
     
  7. CrazyforYeshua

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    I forgot to ask...how do you put it in the "background"?
     
  8. dishrich

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    The DVR automatically does it when you swap to the other tuner...
     
  9. CrazyforYeshua

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    Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure how to do that, I'm still new to Dish....
     
  10. P Smith

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    Use PIP function keys.
     
  11. MaryB@DishNetwork

    MaryB@DishNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

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    Towards the bottom of your remote is a "Swap" button. The reciever will need to be in the Single Mode and it will swap tuner 1 & tuner 2, depending on your receiver it is what allows for picture in picture as well.
     
  12. CrazyforYeshua

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    Thank you!
     

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