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Changing Channels I recently had to change from cable service to a satellite system. The problem is that the stations that are on the DVD recorder are not the same as the stations on the satellite dish network. I have got in touch with the dish network people but they have not given me any soultion to this problem. Is there any way the recorder can be adjusted so I can get the same stations that my dish network has?

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Re: Changing Channels

Unfortunately, no. The tuner in your DVD recorder works differently than how your satellite receiver works. You *must* use the satellite receiver to select the active channel, and then send that channel to one of the inputs on your recorder. You can then record that channel. Unless your satellite receiver is has "dual tuners" in it, you are stuck watching the same channel that the DVD recorder is recording. If your goal is primarily time-shifting of shows (as opposed to archiving shows forever to DVD), you might consider getting a different satellite receiver with a built-in DVR (hard disk recorder). These allow you to mark shows in advance, have them recorded to the hard drive, and then you can watch them whenever you want, skipping all the commercials. You also get the ability to pause and rewind live TV.

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