Tuner question (1 Viewer)

dogpoobob

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I am presently using a 722k receiver, even though I seem to remember the same situation with the VIP622. Let me set the scenario, then ask the question.
I have a program set up to record from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM and the guide shows that this is recording on tuner 2.
I have another program set to record from 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM, showing on tuner 1. Standard overruns on both.
If I am watching program 1 while it records, at 5:57 PM the receiver will switch me to program 2. Program 1 continues to record and I can jump back to it.

Does anyone know why the receiver doesn't just let me continue to watch the program on tuner two? Just curious.
 

MattG@DISH

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There is a start early/end late times on the receiver timers that cause both tuners on the receiver to be in use for the 3-4 minutes. This is the default setting and this can be changed
 

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If I am watching program 1 while it records, at 5:57 PM the receiver will switch me to program 2. Program 1 continues to record and I can jump back to it.

Does anyone know why the receiver doesn't just let me continue to watch the program on tuner two? Just curious.
Assuming you are at TV1, are you watching Program 1 by going into the DVR menu and selecting the event to watch? That would keep the TV from switching when Program 2 fires.
 

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