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Old 03-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #1
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Immediate Playback of a Recording

Let's say that I don't allocate any tuners for my Mini, so it can't display live TV. From the Mini, can I schedule a recording of a currently airing program and then immediately start playing back that recording on the Mini? Obviously one of my 4 tuners would have to be available at the time.

I'm wondering if this would be a workaround for not yet having dynamic tuner allocation. I won't watch live TV very often on my Mini, so I'm wondering if I can do as I mentioned above to watch a "live" show just a few minutes behind live TV without having to permanently allocate a tuner to the Mini.


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Old 03-07-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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Yes. This is basically the same trick the Stream uses to display "live TV" on the iPad.

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But it won't work for extended live TV viewing with one recording unless you change it to overflow by 3 hours or whatever, you have to keep hitting record every time a show ends and the next begins (and deal with the interruptions). Thinking about a live news event etc. It's a workaround, but a poor one.

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If you are that desperate to watch live TV then probably makes more sense just to head over to the host 4 tuner unit or another TV in the house to watch it, or at least go over to the host unit and enable tuner stealing for a while. Would be nice if you could change the setting via the Mini itself, but I doubt that will ever be available.

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