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DVR recording problems

My Directv DVR used to be able to record two shows at once but now it only allows me to record one show and won't let me change the channel.

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  • Anonymous Aug 02, 2008

    I have the exact same problem, and it stinks so badly.

  • Anonymous Oct 16, 2008

    Same exact thing...used to record 2 shows at once (even while watching a third show) and now can only record/watch one at a time!

  • bookofsorrow Jan 05, 2009

    same problem, just started today.






  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2009

    i can only record 1 show and it has to be on that channel

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I am not terribly familiar with these systems but there are probably two sattelite in ports on the back of the receiver, one is a line for watching one program or recording, the other strictly for recording, one of these inputs is probably no longer receiving signal

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