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How to find out how many programs I can record at once on my DVR?
billyj2
Enthusiast
Since there's no printed documentation and it takes hours to sift through the online help, let alone the phone "support," I have to ask these seemingly trivial questions. How many programs can I record simultaneously on the DVR?
Re: How to find out how many programs I can record at once on my DVR?
CRobGauth
Super User
Super User

Depends on the model.

a 7XXX can record up to 2 programs (you can't watch anything else live while that is going on).

A VMS can record up to 6 programs. But if you are watching programs via IPC each one takes a tuner.

Re: How to find out how many programs I can record at once on my DVR?
tns2
Super User
Super User

THe 7xxx and 6xxx HD DVR's can record 2 programs at a time Hopefully you  don't have a 6xxx or a Standard Definition DVR.

A VMS used in Quantum service has 6 tuners and can do 6 recordings at a time. However for each program you watch at the VMS or the satellite IPC's you use a tuner and lose one ability to record.

VMS boxes in some areas are also being used with all but 2 tuners disabled (non-quantum service).  I don't know if this means that if the VMS and a IPC are in use you have no ability to record, or not.  And I don't know if you can have more than one IPC in such configuration.

Re: How to find out how many programs I can record at once on my DVR?
PaQuilter
Enthusiast

Thank you for explaining this. I knew I had Quantum Enhanced Service and was suppose to be able to record up to 6 shows. I couldn't figure out why I could only record 3 shows at a time.  We have 1 HD Multi Room DVR and 3 more HD Stbs with everyone taping their own shows AND watching something else your explanation makes perfect sense. Thank you! 

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Re: How to find out how many programs I can record at once on my DVR?
kh-gary
Moderator
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