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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by scriabinop23, Nov 4, 2003.

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  1. scriabinop23

    scriabinop23 Cool Member

    Oct 8, 2002
    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.
  2. boba

    boba Hall Of Fame

    May 23, 2003
    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.
  3. Bob Haller

    Bob Haller Banned User

    Mar 24, 2002
    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?
  4. HarryD

    HarryD Icon

    Mar 24, 2002
    It's part of the setup, specifying one or two tuners.
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