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Old 01-17-05, 09:38 AM
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DirecTIVO: Can I record 2 shows at the same time?

I have the basic dual tuner DirecTivo unit, and I have a general question.

Assuming I'm not watching television at the time, can I record 2 shows at the same time?

Example:
I have my season pass for Lost set to run 7pm CST - 8:03pm CST.
If I set TIVO to record a different show on a different channel from 8:00p-9:00pm, will it record both?

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Old 01-17-05, 09:44 AM
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Yes. You can record two shows at once, even while watching a pre-recorded program. Example: record 24 and Las Vegas on Mondays at 9:00 while watching Desperate Housewives that you recorded Sunday night.

In regards to your run-over question, that will also work as long as you only have one 8:00 show.
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Originally Posted by bralph
Yes. You can record two shows at once, even while watching a pre-recorded program. Example: record 24 and Las Vegas on Mondays at 9:00 while watching Desperate Housewives that you recorded Sunday night.

In regards to your run-over question, that will also work as long as you only have one 8:00 show.

Excellent....... thanks!
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I know that you can record two shows at once, but did not think that you could watch one that was recorded already while doing it. Are you sure about this? If so, one more reason to go and get a new directivo box for my bedroom.
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Originally Posted by tjr2mental
I know that you can record two shows at once, but did not think that you could watch one that was recorded already while doing it. Are you sure about this? If so, one more reason to go and get a new directivo box for my bedroom.
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This is right as long as you have two lines coming in to the unit from the dish.
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Originally Posted by tjr2mental
I know that you can record two shows at once, but did not think that you could watch one that was recorded already while doing it. Are you sure about this? If so, one more reason to go and get a new directivo box for my bedroom.
Yep. I do this all the time. One of the many reasons DirecTivo rocks.
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In my living room, I can record 4 shows at the same time and watch two recorded shows via PIP while doing it. Ah, technology.



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I so need to get with the directivo program. Only bad thing is I have a HD box, and am not willing to shell out a grand for the tivo version on it. Argh!
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Originally Posted by tjr2mental
I so need to get with the directivo program. Only bad thing is I have a HD box, and am not willing to shell out a grand for the tivo version on it. Argh!
Especially when it will be made obsolete when MPEG4 comes into use.
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