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Watching the DVR tuner

Discussion in 'DIRECTV SD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Timeclock, May 21, 2011.

  1. Timeclock

    Timeclock New Member

    May 18, 2011
    I am thinking of getting a R16 or R20 DVR and not finding an answer, would like to know if I can hook 2 TVs to it and watch the two tuners independently.
  2. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

    Aug 5, 2002
    No, there is only one output so you can watch only one tuner, the other is used for background recordings.
  3. Timeclock

    Timeclock New Member

    May 18, 2011
    Thanks, I was afraid of that,
  4. gomezma1

    gomezma1 Godfather

    Mar 28, 2006
    Don't get one because they will tack another two years to your contract.
  5. Timeclock

    Timeclock New Member

    May 18, 2011
    I figured as much but I have been a DTV customer since 2003. Every time I look at the DVR receivers I fine more "R**" numbers. I just want a good SD receiver.
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Thanks Captain Obvious.
  7. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    D11, D12 = SD receiver (non-DVR)
    R15, R16 = SD DVR
    R22 = SD DVR that can be upgraded to HD DVR.
    H20/21/22/24/25 = HD receiver (non-DVR)
    HR20/21/22/23/24 = HD DVR

    Obtaining a receiver or DVR from DirecTV (or from a 3rd party retailer) will be a lease, and will invoke a 2 year service commitment. If you can find an owned unit to buy (check the buy/sell forum of this site), you should be able to add that to your account without a commitment, but you need to be careful and do some checking before buying (do a search, lot of info here about buying used receivers).

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