Is there such a thing as a series 2 tivo for Direct TV that offers dual tuner capability. All the fine print I find says you cannot record 2 shows at once from satellite service using a series 2. What's the real deal? Thanks.
you're looking for a directivo unit... not a SA series 2 unit. And yes you can record multiple channels at one time. I went from a SA Series 2 single tuner unit to a Huges duel tuner DirecTivo unit and love it! I just popped out my 200gb hd from my SA series 2, formated it and then re-write the data from the Huges on to it and voila... big hard drive again
You can only record two shows at once if you are watching one of them or watching a previous recording. It has two satellite feeds and if both are active both tuners can each record a show. Each of the satellite cables should go to a different LNB or a multi-switch. Some of the Directv dishes have a multi-switch built in such as the 3-LNB or 5-LNB models. They are needed for Foreign Language and Hi Def programming. Also some local channels in different parts of the country.
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