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ViP722: Why can't I record two shows simultaneously?

Discussion in 'ViP612/622/722/722K DVR Support Forum' started by mraviator, Oct 8, 2008.

  1. mraviator

    mraviator Cool Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    I'm new to Dish, new to satellite TV.

    I just got a ViP722 installed running HDTV as the prmary, SD as secondary in single mode. No OTA channels (I get local channels from a 2nd dish/satellite).

    I tried recording two shows simultaneously, but it would not let me program it that way. I had to give piority to one show or another. I thought it could do this as long as you're not watching live TV at the same time?

  2. Ron Barry

    Ron Barry 622 Tips & Trick Keeper

    Dec 10, 2002
    First off you should be able to record two things at once so I think we need some more info as to what your timers look like around the conflict.

    What do you mean by SD as a secondary? If you are in single mode you there should not be a concept of a secondary. TV1 is TV1. Can you PIP Swap?

    Are you sure you are in single mode?

    Also.. All timers have priority that is how conflicts between two timers at the same time are resolved if you are out of tuner resources to meet the timer needs.

    Guess bottom line is we need more info.
  3. SkipperTW

    SkipperTW Mentor

    Jan 23, 2008
    Yes, check if you are in single mode (if not, you may have the issue with HD and SD). In single mode you should be able to record two HD programs.
  4. lujan

    lujan Hall Of Fame

    Feb 10, 2004
    Also, make sure you're not trying to record the same program on both tuners even if one is SD and the other is HD.
  5. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    Even in Dual mode you can record two HD or SD programs. The mode does not make any difference in being able to schedule recordings, only in which tuners may be used first. All tuners can record HD and are not limited to SD even in Dual mode.
  6. bigshew

    bigshew Legend

    Feb 26, 2007
    Check the daily recording schedule by pressing MENU then 7 on your remote. This will show you what programs might be preventing simultaneous recording.
  7. jkane

    jkane Icon

    Oct 12, 2007
    What they said ...

    As for OTA, even if you have locals somewhere else, if you like to record stuff there, remember if you hook up an antenna, you can record with a THIRD recorder on the OTA channels. That third option can help resolve conflicts.
  8. TulsaOK

    TulsaOK New Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Can you set up two recordings from satellite simultaneously on the same tuner when in Dual User Mode? I thought it had to be set up on separate tuners.
  9. ChuckA

    ChuckA Hall Of Fame

    Feb 7, 2006
    No. You can set up two recordings from satellite simultaneiusly but each recording always takes a tuner no matter what mode. You still have two sat tuners and the OTA tuner in Dual mode so you can still record 3 programs at once. The mode does not matter in that regard.

    The only difference in the modes as far as scheduling recordings is which tuners are used first, depending on your Record Plus setting. From TV1 you can set up all three tuners to be used for recordings. From TV2 you only see the sat channels in the Guide so you can't schedule the OTA tuner (except maybe with a Dishpass (never tried it)).

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