Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Old 01-17-15, 06:05 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Posts: 9,016
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

11

(5)Direct TV- w/one Genie HD DVR
(6)Charter- w/three HD DVR's

Saturday night is the most hectic night. Sometimes I can't watch Direct TV because so many shows are being recorded so having Charter for a back-up helps me watch sports (or other shows) live . Also nice to have Charter as a back up if you are having weather problems and recording(or watching) Direct TV because the feed won't be reliable at that time.
Old 01-17-15, 07:16 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 6,684
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 7 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

I'm curious what 12 shows are on at the same time on Saturday night that you are committed to watching?

I can DVR 3 HD channels at the same time and there are just two hours each week when I do that.
Old 01-17-15, 08:18 AM
  #3  
DVD Talk Reviewer & TOAT Winner
 
Alan Smithee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: USA
Posts: 8,552
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Zero.
Old 01-17-15, 09:42 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JimRochester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY. USA
Posts: 18,008
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Mine is limited to two and you can't watch a third at the same time. You are stuck at two.
Old 01-17-15, 09:50 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 56,966
Received 14 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

I have the Directv Genie. It can record 5 at one time.
Old 01-17-15, 09:58 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 3,976
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Just an old fashioned tivo hd for me, two shows, if I have a conflict, I catch the cable rerun. I'd its a network conflict I will watch it on demand, verizon has a pretty good on demand service agreements with the networks, although I have to deal with the commercials which is brutal sometimes...
Old 01-17-15, 10:10 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JimRochester's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Rochester, NY. USA
Posts: 18,008
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
Just an old fashioned tivo hd for me, two shows, if I have a conflict, I catch the cable rerun. I'd its a network conflict I will watch it on demand, verizon has a pretty good on demand service agreements with the networks, although I have to deal with the commercials which is brutal sometimes...
Same here. Except for the season premiere weeks when numerous new shows are on for the first time, two is usually plenty. More than that I just OnDemand it until I weed out the extras.

My only complaint is the capacity. I would like to be able to keep a little more than I do. I usually keep Castle all season then re-watch before I delete. By the end of season I am running low on capacity and have to be careful about anything long I want to record.
Old 01-17-15, 10:53 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 4,894
Likes: 0
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

7.

My Windows 7 Media Center PC has a Ceton InfiniTV 4 and a 3 tuner Silcon Dust HDHomeRun PRIME on the network. Definitely useful on a Sunday nights.
Old 01-17-15, 11:07 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,343
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Originally Posted by JimRochester View Post
Mine is limited to two and you can't watch a third at the same time. You are stuck at two.
Same here, using Cox Communications DVR. They have an option for 6, but it costs more and I didn't feel the need to pay for it.

When I had U-Verse I recall it being capable of more.
Old 01-17-15, 11:08 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Sacramento, Calif.
Posts: 13,526
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

None at the moment, but when I had Comcat it was 2 at a time. You had to watch one of the recordings, though as it was going. Very primitive.
Old 01-17-15, 11:11 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
davidh777's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Home of 2013 NFL champion Seahawks
Posts: 42,255
Received 10 Likes on 9 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Originally Posted by My Other Self View Post
None at the moment, but when I had Comcat it was 2 at a time. You had to watch one of the recordings, though as it was going. Very primitive.
I still have the primitive Comcast DVR that allows two channels at the same time. Recording, live watching, and on-demand streaming all count as a "channel," but stuff already recorded on the DVR does not.
Old 01-17-15, 11:43 AM
  #12  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 733
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

TiVo roamio with a 6 channel Comcast cable card. Rocks. Hard.
Old 01-17-15, 11:52 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 58,122
Received 19 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Two TiVos; one in family room and one in the basement. Rarely do I need to record more than two shows at once though. Typically only when there's a sports game on.
Old 01-17-15, 01:56 PM
  #14  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 3,174
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

I can record two shows at once, and watch a previously recorded program while still recording.

Last edited by MLBFan24; 01-17-15 at 02:04 PM.
Old 01-17-15, 02:25 PM
  #15  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,906
Received 18 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

One if I hook up my VHS.
Old 01-17-15, 02:38 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Michael Corvin's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 58,122
Received 19 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

^ Alan Smithee, see mods about multiple accounts.
Old 01-17-15, 03:21 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 3,181
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

I just have one DVR right now and I can only record two at a time. I sometimes record encore airings of cable channel shows to avoid DVR conflicts, if I need to record two shows a time. I'm thinking about upgrading to DirecTV Genie.
Old 01-17-15, 03:29 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Mike86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 19,130
Received 23 Likes on 23 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Still have two of the old ones with two tuners a piece. Have to watch one of the recordings. I actually work for a cable company and could upgrade to a TiVo with four tuners but haven't bothered with it yet. I normally don't run into too many scheduling conflicts so it's rare for me to need more than two tuners.
Old 01-17-15, 04:40 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 1,425
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

TiVo Roamio Plus with 6 tuners
Old 01-17-15, 04:51 PM
  #20  
Challenge Guru & Comic Nerd
 
Trevor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: spiritually, Minnesota
Posts: 34,906
Received 18 Likes on 13 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Originally Posted by Trevor View Post
One if I hook up my Betamax.
Originally Posted by Michael Corvin View Post
^ Alan Smithee, see mods about multiple accounts.
Fixed!
Old 01-17-15, 05:11 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Michigan
Posts: 4,676
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

14 (6 Tivo S3 boxes + Comcast HD-DVR)

One of these days I'm going to force myself to get a pair of Tivo Roamio Plus boxes to cut down on the amount of equipment in the house.

Now I've never actually had 14 recordings going at the same time but the ability is there if by some weird coincidence there was a need to. I mainly use a few Tivo boxes just to move shows around when one starts to get low on space which is why so many.
Old 01-17-15, 05:16 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 28,106
Likes: 0
Received 14 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Wait, you have a Genie, and you subscribe to Cable as a backup in case you want to watch shows 6 to 11? You pay two companies for the same programming? Are you taping like every single nfl and nba game so you can go back and watch them or something?

Ever since getting a Genie, and whole home dvr, I haven't had a conflict. Back when it was only 2 per room, it used to happen all the time.
Old 01-17-15, 05:52 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Charlotte, NC
Posts: 1,675
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Just two at the moment. But TWC is supposed to roll out their new DVR - with 6 tuners and 1 TB of storage - in 1Q... and from what I've read and heard from people in the know at TWC Charlotte, it's actually going to be "sooner" rather than "later". Of course, I don't know how much it'll cost over and above what we're already paying for the DVR, so I dunno if we'll get one or not.
Old 01-17-15, 05:53 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
sven's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Central Illinois
Posts: 4,009
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

Just two but it's usually not a problem.
Old 01-17-15, 05:56 PM
  #25  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 38,410
Likes: 0
Received 10 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: How many shows can you DVR at the same time?

10 with Optimum.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.