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Autotune

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mrro82, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. pappasbike

    pappasbike Godfather

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    It wasn't an HD dvr but my first device with DTV 11 years ago was an Ultimate TV dvr that had auto tune which we used extensively and have missed ever since. If it could have been done 11 years ago and is desired by many what's the problem with having it now?
     
  2. pandafish

    pandafish Cool Member

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    With Dish Network I had a DVR that had auto tune and it is handy when you don't necessarily need to record but want to have it come on
     
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Where did I say it was a problem? Autotune is already there and it comes with the added benefit of having a recording of what you wanted to tune to.
     
  4. pappasbike

    pappasbike Godfather

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    " yet another feature that will slow the unit down more when you can just set a recording??"

    That sounded like a problem to me :)
     
  5. Karen

    Karen Godfather

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    Yeah, but it doesn't necessarily show it on the TV when it starts recording... That's what I want to happen.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    The problem there is with a DVR you have multiple tuners and I'm pretty sure the DVR has no way to select which tuner is being output to your TV, thus no autotune on a DVR. With a non-DVR there's only one tuner and it's obviously the one being output so autotune is possible.
     
  7. pappasbike

    pappasbike Godfather

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    My 11 year old ago dvr was the first dual tuner one. Even before TiVo and it did autotune just fine. When I don't want to record but do want to watch this is very useful.
     

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