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Genie recording?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by JohnBoy, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

    Sep 8, 2011
    If you have a genie with 3 mini's and all 4 stb's are watching live tv at the same time, can you still record 5 things at once with the extra available 5th tuner?

    Or ,are you just limited to just one recording?

    Forgive my ignorance if its a redundant question.Its just the way D* marketed on their website.
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    No. Each mini uses a tuner from the Genie so if you have 3 mini's watching TV you're using 3 of the 5 tuners and watching tv on the Genie itself takes up tuner 4. You'd be left with the ability to only record 1 thing. If a second thing started to record you'd get an onscreen prompt asking if you wanted to change the channel to record or cancel your recording.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Of course you can record the 4 things being watched currently plus a different one using the fifth tuner.
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Or, my preference: Record four new things and watch five previously recorded items.

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