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How do I select which tuner a show records on?

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by crashHD, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. crashHD

    crashHD Godfather

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    My mom got my dad a dish network dvr for christmas, at my suggestion they could use one, so now I'm tech support (for life). I would rate my dvr knowledge as "power user", but my experience is limited to directv tivos, so I'm learning a few things all over again.

    It's a two-room, standard definition dvr (625, IIRC).

    When setting a recording, how do I choose which TV(1,2) tuner it records on? I can't seem to find that info in the menus or the manual.

    We're a little backward here, in that we would prefer the recordings to occur on TV1. TV1 is hooked up on one TV, in the basement, and TV2 forks off to 4 other tv's in the house. I found the setting for the default recording tuner, and changed it to tv1. That worked for timers set after that point, but the timers set before that point are still set on TV2. If I have to, I can delete, and recreate those timers, but I'd like to know if there's a way to change it other than letting the default tuner be assigned
     
  2. garys

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    You already did it. Any timers made before the change may stay where they were or they would move due to the new preference, but you have to give it some time. Sometimes shutting off the unit and turning it back on will cause the change. Otherwise, you have to delete them and reenter them to the receiver.
     
  3. crashHD

    crashHD Godfather

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    So then there is no option of manually selecting which tuner the recording takes place on?
     
  4. garys

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    No.
     
  5. crashHD

    crashHD Godfather

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    Thanks.
     

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