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How to record 3 shows

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by 5353, Nov 10, 2009.

  1. 5353

    5353 AllStar

    Sep 2, 2009
    I am looking to upgrade my equipment to be able to record 3 shows.

    I have a hr21-100 Thinking about adding ATSC tuner AM21 however I can not find out any information that I would be able to record 3 shows at a time.

    I also was looking to find a HR20 with a ATSC tuner however same thing can't find any info if that would record 3 shows.

    Does anybody have the answers or have these setup
  2. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    With the HR21 and AM21 combination you can only record two shows at the same time. You'll need a second DVR in order to do that. The HR20 is also limited to just 2 at a time.

    On a side note: They will record a third show if it is a download from the 'net.
  3. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    The most you can record at a single time is 2 sat and/or OTA. The only time you can do 3 is if you consider DoD as a feed.

    If you want 3 sat/ota, you'll need 2 or more DVRs.
  4. 5353

    5353 AllStar

    Sep 2, 2009
    With HR20 with a ATSC turner that would be three turners so I would think you can do it so it would be 2 SAT and 1 OTA ltittle confused from the posts.
  5. Rob

    Rob Icon

    Apr 22, 2002
    Nope, only two at a time. Unless you count DOD as one.
  6. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    The current limit is 2 items recording from satellite and/or OTA. You can have 4 tuners (2 sat and 2 OTA), but only 2 can record at anytime.

    You can also download DOD from the network as a sorta "third" record.

  7. 5353

    5353 AllStar

    Sep 2, 2009
    Thank you all for your help I almost ordered a am21
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    What you need is a second HR :D Just know that means an extra $5 a month lease fee for an additional box.
  9. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    And an your commitment extended for 2 years from the date of activation.

    - Merg
  10. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Go with 2 DVRs like I did and you get to Record 4 Events, 100 Series Links and alot of storage capacity.

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