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Thread: Problems with Dual Tuner PIP

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    Problems with Dual Tuner PIP

    I need some help please. I just spent all day connecting and running through my house, my 4th line on my Triple LNB Oval dish to go to my DVR to utilize my dual tuner and my picture in picture. I get everything hooked up and re-run the setup to enable the dual tuner and it all passes.

    The tv is a sony 34" widescreen and it's PIP splits the screen into two equal boxes. Well, the box on the right is snow and the one on the left is normal. I can't change the input on the one on the right. I re-read the tv manual and it says the left box will be able to be viewed, but not in the right screen if I am using Video inputs 5, 6, 7 (Component, component and DVI), which I am using input 5, coming from my HT receiver, which is Monitor Out.

    Now, I connected an S-video cable coming from the VCR/DVR connection on my HT receiver to Input 3 on my TV and now both channels show the same thing. I am using the S-video from my DVR to my HT receiver.

    Not sure what I have to do to be able to use the PIP and be able to see two different channels.



    Any help? I know this is kind of rushed, so if I left something important out, please let me know.

    Thanks all.

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    You will not be able to see two different channels with only one DVR. You would need two separate DVRs. I think that is what you are trying to do?

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    Really? So I can just record one channel and watch another and that's it? I was under the assumption that with the dual tuner, I could view two different channels at once, using the PIP. I know I could with cable.

    Just doesn't make sense if that's the case.

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    It has two tuners and only one output. That's how it works. You can record one, watch another. Record two watch something else recorded. etc.

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    The only DVR that I know of where you can watch 2 shows at the same time is the old Ultimate TV. That's why I still have it (plus the HR10-250). To watch 2 football games at the same time is pretty cool. I can never understand why this functionality is not available in all Tivo units.

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    Thanks for the explanation guys. Yea, it finally sank in w/ the single output, w/2 inputs, after a million combinations between my DVR, TV and HT Receiver, with no luck.

    But, I can just record both channels and flip back and forth, so not a major issue.

    Thanks again........

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