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VIP 722 DVR use???


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#1 OFFLINE   moreira85

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:32 PM

i have the VIP722 and works great. i have one box and two TVS that is hooked up too. If i find a program i want to record i just dvr it.
Here is the problem, I will be watching a show and the wife has a showed that she has programed to be recorded and the channel changes to her channel to her show and I cant switch back to my station without stopping her recording?
How do i solve this issue? i thought you could record 3 shows at one time while watching a different channel?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:46 PM

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You have two satellite tuners and one off-the-air tuner (OTA). The best you can do is record two and watch one live. You can record three and watch a recording. If you don't have OTA, then it drops by one.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:50 PM

The 722 only has 2 sat tuners, shared between 2 TVs. If you are recording on both sat tuners, then you don't have a 3rd sat tuner to watch live programming.

The "3rd Tuner" is the OTA ATSC tuner, so if you've got an antenna hooked up, you can watch (or record) a show on one of your local digital broadcast channels. The OTA tuner is only available on the TV1 for live viewing, though recordings from that tuner are available on both TVs.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:04 PM

so to get this straight I can record 2 channels at the same time but cant watch a separate channel while those 2 are recording. correct?
I can record 2 at the same time but will have to watch one of the 2 stations that are recording.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:17 PM

If you don't have OTA that is correct. You can however watch a recorded show at the same time two other shows are recording. Most people with DVRs start to develop a habit of watching the recorded material when possible.

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:50 PM

Most people with DVRs start to develop a habit of watching the recorded material when possible.


Without a doubt! I refuse to watch live TV. If I have a show that is recording, I'll not watch it until it's done recording, and will watch something else in the meantime. I hate not having full control.

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:03 AM

Without a doubt! I refuse to watch live TV. If I have a show that is recording, I'll not watch it until it's done recording, and will watch something else in the meantime. I hate not having full control.

:lol:

We DVR control freaks rarely watch anything live except a life-threatening breaking news story. Our daily "prime time" runs from about 6 to 10 and we frequently chew up over 5 hours of TV shows commercial skipping. Tonight we watched:

Brothers & Sisters from Sunday
The Unit from Sunday
Lie to Me from tonight
Life from tonight
How I Met Your Mother from Monday
Daily Show from last night

Ran beyond 10 a little. But yep, we're control freaks. Of course, sometimes it gets a bit overwhelming how much we record. But in our house we not only time or day shift, we season shift some fall and winter shows so when the schedule get's thin we have things to watch.;)




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