PPV and "other event" (except for streaming) do in fact use a tuner to download from the satellite. It happens while the receiver is in standby and not being actively watched. These can be downloaded anytime, so it just waits for you to put it on standby (or the inactivity timeout). In the case of primetime, it has to happen at a specific time, so you will lose a turner if you are watching or recording at the same time.DoyleS said:Are we sure that PTAT works be recording at the shows at the Hopper and using its tuners? Or could it be that the PrimeTime shows are just downloaded to the Dish Space on the Hopper after the fact the same way that PPV and other events are downloaded which would mean that no tuners on the Hopper are used?