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DirecTivo series 2 --- can I use only 1 tuner?

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#1 OFFLINE   scriabinop23


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Posted 04 November 2003 - 02:22 AM

I'm an E* (w/ PVR 508 + 301) customer contemplating switching to D* and getting a DirecTivo or two.

Quick question - Can I run one of my directivos with only 1 sat. input connected, thus using only one tuner? IT won't be possible to get a dual feed into the bedroom, and I'd be more than happy using only one.

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#2 OFFLINE   boba


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Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:01 AM

Yes unlike DISH Directv has designed their product to work with either 1 or 2 tuners connected. DISH 721 must have both tuners connected. I have two DirecTiVos one with two tuners active and my bedroom with only 1 tuner, hopefully at some time I will figure how to get a second line into the bedroom.

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Posted 04 November 2003 - 06:39 AM

The current 721 software supports just one sat feed, thats a GOOD thing considering all the lost tuner 2s out there.

Yes it will work but why not bite the bullet and run the second cable?

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Posted 07 November 2003 - 05:24 PM

It's part of the setup, specifying one or two tuners.

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