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Help with recording in dual mode

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by Britta-Bot, Feb 27, 2014.

  1. Britta-Bot

    Britta-Bot New Member

    Sep 19, 2013
    I have a 722k and I've been confused by this thing's recording features. I've looked for answers but haven't gotten a clear one.

    I want to record to a specific tuner (TV1 or TV2), but even when I set up my timers from TV2 with that tuner selected they still won't allow TV1 to switch channels while it's recording (and this is when just one thing is recording on TV2; I haven't even tried two things).

    Record Plus had been enabled and the preference was set to TV2. Does it need to be disabled? Or set to TV1?

    So can I get a clear breakdown of what I can and can't do with a 722k? I want to be able to record one thing on one while being able to flip channels on the other. That's not much to ask from a 722k.

    I'm not even asking to be able to record two things at once. I know I can do that on TV1 if I don't watch or change one of the channels. Is recording two things at once possible on TV2?
  2. Stewart Vernon

    Stewart Vernon Roving Reporter Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 7, 2005
    Kittrell, NC
    There is the setting in configuration to have the receiver default to using TV2 for timers (when that tuner is free) but otherwise you really can't force it as such to a specific tuner.

    Sometimes, if you are tuned to the channel that is actively recording, you need to go into the EPG and select a channel OR manually swap to the other tuner (swap button on remote) before you can type a channel from the remote keys to change to.
  3. scooper

    scooper Hall Of Fame

    Apr 22, 2002
    Youngsville NC
    Disable Record Plus and it will act like 2 independent single tuner DVRs. At least when I had a 625 it would.
  4. Mike.H_DISHNetwork

    Mike.H_DISHNetwork DISH Representative DISH Representative

    Feb 1, 2011

    [SIZE=medium]If you have changed the setting from TV1 to TV2 or the other way around, you will need to delete the old timers so they can record on the TV preference you have chosen. [/SIZE]


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