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How to record 3 shows

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

  1. 5353

    5353 AllStar

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    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.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  7. 5353

    5353 AllStar

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    Thank you all for your help I almost ordered a am21
     
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    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*

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    And an your commitment extended for 2 years from the date of activation.

    - Merg
     
  10. Richierich

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    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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