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I searched, but couldn't find any recent threads on this....Why do we not have a buffer for the channel that you're on? For example: If the TV is on channel 27, and I'm watching something recorded, and it's over, why can't I back up to watch, say, a half hour before to catch the news? I guess I'm used to D*'s DVR's, cause you can do that, but I haven't figured out why you can't with Dish....
 

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CrazyforYeshua said:
I searched, but couldn't find any recent threads on this....Why do we not have a buffer for the channel that you're on? For example: If the TV is on channel 27, and I'm watching something recorded, and it's over, why can't I back up to watch, say, a half hour before to catch the news? I guess I'm used to D*'s DVR's, cause you can do that, but I haven't figured out why you can't with Dish....
The work around is to make sure both tuners are tuned to the same channel.;)
 

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Or the way I've done it, is to simply swap the buffering tuner with the other tuner, putting the buffering one into the "background", THEN start watching DVR'd events.

THEN, when you want to check on the buffered tuner after you are done with the DVR, simply go back to live tv, then swap the buffered tuner from the background...you can even put the buffered tuner on PAUSE & leave it there. As long as you put it back in the background BEFORE you go back to DVR'd shows, the pause will remain until you bring it back as the active tuner on live TV.
 

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Don't ya think that's kind of weird tho? I mean, that's the one hook, isn't it? To be able to rewind and watch what you've missed...and not just for live TV. I don't know why Dish chose to do that...but on a duo 722, that is hooked up to 2 TV's, that won't work at all....since you only have 1 tuner...
 

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"CrazyforYeshua" said:
Don't ya think that's kind of weird tho? I mean, that's the one hook, isn't it? To be able to rewind and watch what you've missed...and not just for live TV. I don't know why Dish chose to do that...but on a duo 722, that is hooked up to 2 TV's, that won't work at all....since you only have 1 tuner...
It is only a problem when you watch a recording... The rest of the time it is buffering. The workaround is to record the channel before you begin playback... Then you can watch that new recording later.

I would guess it is a performance limitation, otherwise they would have it buffering during playback.
 

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Or the way I've done it, is to simply swap the buffering tuner with the other tuner, putting the buffering one into the "background", THEN start watching DVR'd events.

THEN, when you want to check on the buffered tuner after you are done with the DVR, simply go back to live tv, then swap the buffered tuner from the background...you can even put the buffered tuner on PAUSE & leave it there. As long as you put it back in the background BEFORE you go back to DVR'd shows, the pause will remain until you bring it back as the active tuner on live TV.
I forgot to ask...how do you put it in the "background"?
 

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CrazyforYeshua said:
Forgive my ignorance, but I'm not sure how to do that, I'm still new to Dish....
Towards the bottom of your remote is a "Swap" button. The reciever will need to be in the Single Mode and it will swap tuner 1 & tuner 2, depending on your receiver it is what allows for picture in picture as well.
 
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