At first, I had the Frank Barrone "Holey Crap!" look. But now it's even a little clearer...
So you can record two shows but can't channel flip? There lies the catch. Because my Panasonic DVR is hooked up to my receiver No.1, I can tape on the DVR while watching regular tv on my regular cable antenna feed. Like you, I can also watch a recorded show on the DVR while taping the other at the same time.
The advantage is being able to switch over to antenna cable and watch regular tv (I don't yet have digital cable, and refuse to do so until I get a new HDTV and upgrade to the HDTV package -- no use spending the money yet.) However, if you are out one night, it is definitely awesome to be able to tape two shows on the same DVR at once. VERY cool.
Regardless, I still can't believe you're taping A.I. -- wimp. :)
Posted By: Marc | May 24, 2006 1:49:39 PM
To clarify, I can have two shows recording and watch a third, or I can have one show recording and flip around, timeshift other channels, whatever. But to record two shows at once and watch a third live, you'd have to have a third tuner in the device. Though I can't really think of any current TV schedules where I'd have a three-way schedule conflict... I guess if that happened I'd just have to go back to BitTorrent.
Posted By: Tucker | May 24, 2006 2:07:14 PM