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Discussion in 'Standard Definition Receiver Support Forum' started by parlyle, May 5, 2004.
Here you go:
For 2000.00 i think there is a better option,
way to expensive.
I will spend 1000.00 on a 922 if it had firewire.....
I'm not a registered user or regular of this board, however, as a guest, I have a quick question: If I purchase a 921 when they become available, what does the "dual tuner" provide? Can I record two programs at the same time? Or can I watch "live" TV while a program is being recorded? Do I need to run another cable from my Dish to the receiver? Or can I use one cable? Can you use a splitter? Also, I read somewhere (and I could be wrong) that the TiVo HD receiver has four tuners. Why would one need four tuners? Anyway, thanks in advance.
Dual Tuner provides two tuners to record two separate feeds. This can be a combination of SD, HD, or OTA HD. Yes you can watch a live show while another is recording. You can even watch a recorded show while TWO other shows are recording (ie. you recorded a movie last night off of HBO...... You watch the movie while you have a show recording on NBC and ANOTHER show recording on CBS). YES, you need to run another cable (the second tuner needs a separate feed... think of it like plumbing in a bar..... only one line will carry soda and the other will carry beer (mmmm, beer) .... You can't split one feed and expect two different programs (that only works with analog cable TV) so NO a splitter won't work. Haven't heard about a quad tuner.... but maybe that is two HD tuners and two SD tuners... I'm not sure but it may have two of the four active (I'm guessing on this point)....
technically you can not use the word FIREWIRE.... Firewire is a copyrighted word by Apple Computer Inc. Any use of the word Firewire, on a commerical product with otu the express premission of Apple Computer would a copy right infringement....
The biggest problem is that any extrenal Firewire HD would end up having to be made by dish as there is no possible way to support the 50 + firewire enclousers and Hard drives. It just be too demanding on any satellite or cable company. And I just dont see Dish Opening up there code up to allow open source improvement as it would give a chance for hackers to look at teh code.