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Genie recording?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JohnBoy, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

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    If you have a genie with 3 mini's and all 4 stb's are watching live tv at the same time, can you still record 5 things at once with the extra available 5th tuner?

    Or ,are you just limited to just one recording?

    Forgive my ignorance if its a redundant question.Its just the way D* marketed on their website.
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    No. Each mini uses a tuner from the Genie so if you have 3 mini's watching TV you're using 3 of the 5 tuners and watching tv on the Genie itself takes up tuner 4. You'd be left with the ability to only record 1 thing. If a second thing started to record you'd get an onscreen prompt asking if you wanted to change the channel to record or cancel your recording.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Of course you can record the 4 things being watched currently plus a different one using the fifth tuner.
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Or, my preference: Record four new things and watch five previously recorded items.
     

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