Can’t change channels when recording???

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Can’t change channels when recording???

Kayfray
Character Actor
I used to have direcTV and switched because they kept increasing my rates. Locked into Dish for 2 years at half the price with more channels - yay! But, I seem limited when I’m recording 2 things at the same time... as in I can’t change the channel at all?? That seems ridiculous. With DirecTV I could record about 5 things at once and still switch channels and not be required to watch the thing I’m recording. That’s the WHOLE POINT of recording things...because you want to watch something else! I scheduled a recording of a series last week that records at the same time another series we like is on, but tonight we wanted to watch a football game at the moment so we chose to record the second series while it was on. In order to change the channel I had to stop recording. So I’m guessing I’ll have to watch one of them on demand?
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Re: Can’t change channels when recording???

Roadijeff
Cinematographer

Which Hopper do you have?  With the Hopper 3 you can watch/record up to 16 stations at the same time.

 

Re: Can’t change channels when recording???

Kayfray
Character Actor
I’m not sure but I only signed up in June so I would think I have the latest version? Just seems ridiculous that if I’m recording more than one show I have to be watching one of them. Hello, that’s the whole point of RECORDING them lol.

Re: Can’t change channels when recording???

DISH Employee

Hello KayFray! We do have different versions of the Hopper in order to accommodate different needs and budgets. If you can please send us a private message, we can certainly review the Hopper model you have and the options to add more tuners to your set up. 

 

Instructions to send a PM: https://communities.dish.com/t5/Communities-101/How-To-Send-a-Private-Message/td-p/15039