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#1 OFFLINE   Timeclock

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:14 PM

I am thinking of getting a R16 or R20 DVR and not finding an answer, would like to know if I can hook 2 TVs to it and watch the two tuners independently.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:26 PM

I am thinking of getting a R16 or R20 DVR and not finding an answer, would like to know if I can hook 2 TVs to it and watch the two tuners independently.

No, there is only one output so you can watch only one tuner, the other is used for background recordings.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:31 PM

Thanks, I was afraid of that,

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:39 PM

Don't get one because they will tack another two years to your contract.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:17 PM

I figured as much but I have been a DTV customer since 2003. Every time I look at the DVR receivers I fine more "R**" numbers. I just want a good SD receiver.

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Posted 21 May 2011 - 06:19 PM

Don't get one because they will tack another two years to your contract.


Thanks Captain Obvious.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:50 PM

I figured as much but I have been a DTV customer since 2003. Every time I look at the DVR receivers I fine more "R**" numbers. I just want a good SD receiver.


D11, D12 = SD receiver (non-DVR)
R15, R16 = SD DVR
R22 = SD DVR that can be upgraded to HD DVR.
H20/21/22/24/25 = HD receiver (non-DVR)
HR20/21/22/23/24 = HD DVR

Obtaining a receiver or DVR from DirecTV (or from a 3rd party retailer) will be a lease, and will invoke a 2 year service commitment. If you can find an owned unit to buy (check the buy/sell forum of this site), you should be able to add that to your account without a commitment, but you need to be careful and do some checking before buying (do a search, lot of info here about buying used receivers).




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