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recording multiple live shows


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#1 OFFLINE   kward45

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 02:53 PM

Is it possible to record 3 live shows at once (1 OTA + 2 Sat or 2 OTA and 1 SAT) and at the same time watch a 4th live show or pre-recorded show?
My thinking is if there are 4 tuners in the receiver/dvr (2 OTA and 2 SAT) then you should be able to do this. If its not possible does any one no why?

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#2 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:12 PM

Is it possible to record 3 live shows at once (1 OTA + 2 Sat or 2 OTA and 1 SAT) and at the same time watch a 4th live show or pre-recorded show?

As far as I know, all DirecTV DVRs are limited to recording two channels at once. You can watch a third pre-recorded program while this is happening. Know that everything you watch live is being recorded (buffered) and played back for viewing momentarily.

E* offers a couple of units that will record three things at once but at that point, you're starting to beat the storage mechanism pretty hard as you're writing three large files and reading one of them back simultaneously on a cheap IDE hard disk.

#3 OFFLINE   Earl Bonovich

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:15 PM

As of right now.. the current HR10-250 and the soon to be HR20... Will only be able to record TWO things at once. Regardless of the source.

There are only two tuners in the unit, where both tuners have access to either SAT or OTA.

Hopefully by year's end, we will see more information about the Home Media Center product, which is supposed to possible bring as many as 9 tuners to the equation...
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#4 OFFLINE   JLucPicard

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Posted 27 February 2006 - 03:48 PM

Not all on one box. Only two active tuners at one time, as Earl stated.




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