TG2 wrote: That's also why its good to have 2 DVR's. (or was if you're like many of us on that new garbage UI)
Sure joeys can watch.. but unless they're the "super joeys" they aren't independent.
Verify your hardware ... what units you have, and post some details, others will be able to help you figure out what you may need to upgrade to a less hindered experience.
Even with the new 16 tuner H3 .. I wouldn't go with anything less than *TWO* of those .. at the very least if one failed you'd still have a fully capable unit that should be able to take up the show recording till the broken one gets repaired/replaced.