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Switch to DTV -- how can I watch one program and record another

I downloaded the info from DTV.gov on how to set up the VCR with the DTV box in order to be able to watch one program and record another -- but I can't get it to work. When I change stations -- the recording changes.

I feel sure it's something to do with what buttons to press on what remote -- but I can't figure it out.

I got to Video 2 on TV and converter Box B -- and I can watch TV and record the station that's on -- but when I try to change stations -- it changes what's being recorded -- so I don't know what I'm supposed to do to make it change watching stations and not change recorded station Thanks.

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    how can you record one show without having to watch the same show

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Unless the box has two digital tuners in it then I believe what you are trying to do is impossible. Find out first if it does have two digital tuners.

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