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Tuner swapping on HR20

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ericpd, May 7, 2007.

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  1. ericpd

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    I've just switch from Dish (942)to DirecTV (HR20). With the 942, I was able to toggle viewing from Tuner 1 to Tuner 2. This was good because I could view two different programs without emptying the live buffer in either one by just tapping the swap button on the 942 remote. Which would happen with just simply toggleing channels. I've looked for a similar "swap button" on the HR20 remote AND in the documentation for the capability,... no luck. I know there are many un-documented features and was hoping that this was one of them.

    Bouncing back-n-forth between two channels using this feature retains the live buffer on both channels, whereas just changing channels wipes out the buffer each time you do so.

    Thanks
     
  2. Earl Bonovich

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    There is no toggle swapping on the HR20...

    That is refered to as Dual Buffers, which at this time... the HR20 does not have.
     
  3. ericpd

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    Thanks Earl. Well,... that's one feature I'll miss. At least I asked my question so it would be understood. LOL! Got a few more Q's, but I think I'll do more reading before asking. Again,... thanks!
     
  4. Duffycoug

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    Just record both programs and you have the same feature by hitting the previous button...you'll have to delete the recordings afterwards, but it works the same way.
     
  5. ericpd

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    Thanks Duffy. Make perfect sense! By recording both programs, I'm basically forcing a dual buffering feature and the 'previous button' will allow me to bounce back-n-forth between the two recordings. Nice!
     
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  7. ericpd

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    Yeah,... I see. Thanks for the link. Maybe I'll learn a few tricks in there!
     
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