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    Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    The one thing I miss about TIVO has finally been added with a new firmware update to my DVR. I'm a happy camper

    DIRECTV DIRECTV Introduces DoublePlay==



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Yes, it's a little clunky, but it works. I just got the update yesterday.



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    What is the advantage here vs just recording both the programs? Does this just make it easier to access both of them?



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    What is the advantage here vs just recording both the programs? Does this just make it easier to access both of them?
    That's my thought, I don't know that there is a large advantage since you are still tying up both tuners.

    Another new update, the R-22 should have one out that allows the HD functions to be turned on if you already have HD access on your account...



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    What is the advantage here vs just recording both the programs? Does this just make it easier to access both of them?
    I used to use it on the old Directv Tivos when I was watching two live events that I didn't want to watch later. I could pause, then switch to the other tuner, then pause that one and switch back.



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Ah so it is just a ease of access thing for watching two things at once.



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Quote Originally Posted by cytech View Post
    Ah so it is just a ease of access thing for watching two things at once.
    Yep. That's a much more succinct way of saying it than what I just posted!



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    It's incredibly valuable when wanting to watch two FB games at once. Watch one for 30 min, switch channel and watch the other for 30 min (plus be able to FF through commercials and in between plays if you want).



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    This was one of my biggest complaints when I had to switch from my DTV TiVo to my current DTV DVR. So glad to hear they finally got this done.

    What do I need to do to activate this?



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    Re: Finally dual buffers on DTV DVRs!

    Quote Originally Posted by jammons4 View Post
    This was one of my biggest complaints when I had to switch from my DTV TiVo to my current DTV DVR. So glad to hear they finally got this done.

    What do I need to do to activate this?
    Nothing. The update should be automatically downloaded to your DVR, and then you will have a message concerning the new features.



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