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September 9, 2005 2:10:39 AM

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Exactly how many tuners does this animal have? I know there is two directv
tuners, but does it have two OTA tuners as well? Can you record a total of
two things concurrently or four - two dtv and two ota? Just a bit confused?

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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:10:40 AM

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In article <gOWdnVJSt-U0c73eRVn-sg@comcast.com>, GB <gbell57@gmail.com> wrote:
>Exactly how many tuners does this animal have? I know there is two directv
>tuners, but does it have two OTA tuners as well? Can you record a total of
>two things concurrently or four - two dtv and two ota? Just a bit confused?

Think of it as two virtual tuners, each virtual tuner being able to record
DirecTV *or* OTA HDTV.

You can record two things at once, any combination of DirecTV and OTA HDTV.
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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:10:40 AM

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"GB" <gbell57@gmail.com> wrote:
>Exactly how many tuners does this animal have? I know there is two directv
>tuners, but does it have two OTA tuners as well? Can you record a total of
>two things concurrently or four - two dtv and two ota? Just a bit confused?

It has four tuners, two OTA, and two DirecTV. It can only record two
streams at once though, so two OTA streams, one OTA and one DirecTV,
or two DirecTV streams.

Also, keep in mind the OTA tuners are digital only.

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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 2:20:15 AM

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I don't think you can record OTA programs. I think it only records what
comes down off the satellite.


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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 7:05:32 AM

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On 9/8/2005 9:20 PM, bjohns2k pondered for some undetermined amount of
time then wrote:

> I don't think you can record OTA programs. I think it only records what
> comes down off the satellite.

That is incorrect. You can indeed record OTA on the HR10-250. I do it
every night.

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September 9, 2005 10:54:27 AM

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<mattack@gmail.com> wrote in message news:D fqr4u$s2u$1@vax.hanford.org...
> In article <gOWdnVJSt-U0c73eRVn-sg@comcast.com>, GB <gbell57@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>>Exactly how many tuners does this animal have? I know there is two
>>directv
>>tuners, but does it have two OTA tuners as well? Can you record a total
>>of
>>two things concurrently or four - two dtv and two ota? Just a bit
>>confused?
>
> Think of it as two virtual tuners, each virtual tuner being able to record
> DirecTV *or* OTA HDTV.
>
> You can record two things at once, any combination of DirecTV and OTA
> HDTV.

I haven't tried yet (only got mine last weekend) but unless the
documentation is supremely badly written it can't record two OTA streams
simultaneously, the docs say you can watch one and record the other but you
can't record both which sounds crazy.


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Anonymous
September 9, 2005 12:02:31 PM

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In article <bjohns2k.1v2lby@satelliteguys.us>,
bjohns2k <bjohns2k.1v2lby@satelliteguys.us> wrote:

>
> I don't think you can record OTA programs. I think it only records what
> comes down off the satellite.


WRONG.

It does just fine recording digital OTA programs.
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 12:55:31 PM

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> I haven't tried yet (only got mine last weekend) but unless the
> documentation is supremely badly written it can't record two OTA streams
> simultaneously, the docs say you can watch one and record the other but you
> can't record both which sounds crazy.
>
>

Perhaps the wording is ambiguous, but you can use 2 tuners at once,
whether they are recording or displaying. So you can record two tuners,
or watch one and record the other (though you can't view both at the
same time, which wouldn't be a bad idea if they had a PIP feature).

The confusion may arise because they want to make sure people don't
expect to be able to record from two tuners and *view* a third, which
would reqire 3 simultaneous tuners.

Randy S.
Anonymous
September 9, 2005 6:55:03 PM

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Nik Simpson (n_simpson@bellsouth.net) wrote in alt.video.ptv.tivo:
> I haven't tried yet (only got mine last weekend) but unless the
> documentation is supremely badly written it can't record two OTA streams
> simultaneously, the docs say you can watch one and record the other but you
> can't record both which sounds crazy.

Well, the docs aren't the best written, and if you have the HR10-250
configured for only one satellite tuner, then you also only get one OTA
tuner. Maybe that's what it was referring to?

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Anonymous
September 10, 2005 7:40:56 AM

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bjohns2k wrote:
> I don't think you can record OTA programs. I think it only records what
> comes down off the satellite.

Where in the heck did you get that piece of bad information?
We're talking about the HR10-250 here, not the other DirecTiVo units.

http://www.directv.com/imagine/PDF/HD_DVR.pdf
> Record two HD shows at the same time — even record two off-air HD
shows simultaneously†.
> †For full functionality, this recorder requires connection of two (2)
satellite inputs from a Dual LNB DIRECTV System Dish Antenna and
connection to a land-based phone line.

-Joe
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