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Old 09-05-2008, 02:26 AM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I have a DirecTV Plus DVR, and I know that you can record 2 channels at once, but can't figure out how... is this something I can do myself, or will I have to get a technician? I had one here yesterday to fix a connection - but unfortunately my roommate was the only one home, and I forgot to tell her to ask. The DTV website says the following, which doesn't make much sense to me:
"To use this feature, you'll need to ensure that two satellite inputs from a dual-Low Noise Blocker DIRECTV System dish antenna are connected to your DIRECTV Plus DVR. "

Can somebody translate this into lame-man terms for me?
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Old 09-06-2008, 07:38 AM
Location: The Raider Nation._ Our band kicks brass
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The Low noise block is known as an LNB. In layman's terms, that's the eyeball out on the end of your dish. Your DVR is actually two tuners in one box. It requires two input sources to do what it was designed for. That means you should have two cables connected to the back of the box. They should both say "satellite in". If you have easy access to your dish, you can also see if there is an extra connection not being used on the LNB. Some of the newer dishes have multiple LNBs to pick up several satellites at once. It gets real confusing from there.
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:45 AM
Location: Bay Area, CA
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Thanks! Looks like I'll have to get a technician out here... I have the monthly "insurance" plan, so maybe that will cover the cost?

Oh, and LAYMAN - I knew I was spelling it wrong, LOLOL.
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Old 09-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Did you have it installed by someone w/Directv? Or did you install it yourself? If they installed it, they should have set it up for you to be able to record 2 shows at once - like South Range Fam said.

I still like my old non-HD Tivo unit that we now have in the bedroom. You can actually easily flip between the two tuners, so you can "save" a show in real time w/o recording it. I haven't found a way to do that w/Directv's HD DVR.
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