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Two tuners fed from one cable

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by cdavis, Aug 22, 2006.

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  1. cdavis

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    Feel free to remove this thread if desired, but I think I saw somewhere that with the new hardware you won't need two lines into the box to work the dual tuners. If someone could go into further detail, please do.
     
  2. Clint Lamor

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    It's called FTM and it's coming. No one knows when yet but it will make life much better for those of us who have a hard time getting a second cable run to the DVR.
     
  3. cdavis

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    What does FTM stand for? Also, what boxes will this work with? Or if you wish, just point me to the answers.
     
  4. Clint Lamor

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    It means Frequency Translation Module right now I know the HR20 and I think someone here said the H20 can both do it. I'm not sure about others though.
     
  5. badmonkey

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    Just curious... Why would the H20 need two tuners? PIP? Some other reasons?
     
  6. Clint Lamor

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    You know now that you mention it I don't honestly know. I thought I saw someone mention that it had the ability but it's very possible i'm mistaken. :)
     
  7. cdavis

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    So there is no path for the R-15 to have this capability. If that is the case, they are really giving a lot of people a reason to get rid of that box.
     
  8. Clint Lamor

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    Not sure I will look at mine OR maybe Earl or someone else here that knows right now will speak up :)
     
  9. Clint Lamor

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    Ok just did some research and this is what I figured out.

    I don't think the R15 has it internal, but there could be an external solution to allow it to work. Hopefully more will information will be forth coming in the near future on this solution.
     
  10. ITrot

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    So then the HR 20 will have this capability? That would be awesome... I was wondering how I was going to feed that other line over to the reciever.
     
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