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Hi All,

I have a Dish VIP211Z receiver and just added a 2TB hard drive to use as a dvr. I was shocked to find that if you are recording a program you can't watch another unless it is over the air. On my previous Dish receivers at home, I could record 2 or 3 programs at a time.

Is there any way to be able to record a program on satellite and watch another on satellite?

Thanks!

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Thanks for the replies. Does the 622 work in an rv? When I went to buy the receivers for the rv, the 211Z was the only receiver they mentioned.

 

Any DISH receiver can work in an RV.

 

However, the multi-tuner receivers (622, 722, Hopper) require an open-faced dish (1000.2, 1000.4, etc) or a rooftop Winegard Travler.

 

While some people get a multi-tuner to "work" with one of the automatic portables (Tailgater, Pathway X2, etc), they are at best a kludge.

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We rarely watch live TV any more; practically everything is from the DVR now. When we're in the RV we're usually not much into TV and if we have good WiFi we can always just stream from our Hopper back in the SnB using "Dish Anywhere". So we've gone cheap and have the Tailgater and the 211; have not even put a HD on the 211 yet.

 

But if we do put a HD on the 211 can we watch TV from the hard drive while simultaneously recording a program?

 

We're still 18 months from winter snow-birding but get a lot of use out of our motor home during school breaks.

 

WDR

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The viewing/recording modes for a VIP211+EHD (211z with OTA adapter) are:

 

Watch and/or record one satellite program, record one OTA program.

 

Watch and/or record one OTA program, record one satellite program.

 

Watch a recorded program, record one satellite program and record one OTA program.

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Any DISH receiver can work in an RV.

 

However, the multi-tuner receivers (622, 722, Hopper) require an open-faced dish (1000.2, 1000.4, etc) or a rooftop Winegard Travler.

 

While some people get a multi-tuner to "work" with one of the automatic portables (Tailgater, Pathway X2, etc), they are at best a kludge.

 

I use a 622 with a Carryout. I tried the second tuner / same sat game and after several aggravating tries... I gave up on it. When it does work you get ghosting and other problems even when not using the Port B connection.

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