How to Watch Two Shows at Once with DirecTV DVR

How to Watch Two Shows at Once with DirecTV DVR. With DirecTV, there is no need for channel switching or reaching for the remote control. Ideal for a family of television lovers, it allows you to watch two distinct shows simultaneously. Here's how you can watch two shows at once with a DirecTV DVR.

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Opt for a dual tuner DVR with your DirecTV programming service.

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Ensure that the DirecTV satellite dish that you install has a dual output LNB, which is able to amplify signals to indoor devices also.

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Verify if the existing wiring system uses RG-6 coaxial cables. If not, allow the DirecTV pro to equip your house with one.

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Build a phone connection through the telephone jack for online installation, upgrade and billing of the system. Those who do not have a landline can opt for a satellite Internet service.

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Connect the DVR or the receiver, through a multiswitch, to all the output devices in different rooms as required.

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Activate the DirecTV programming schedule on your DVR and get yourself educated about its operations.

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Navigating through the "Easy Programming Guide," and select the shows you would like to watch on two distinct output devices.

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Equipped with the dual tuner, the receiver will route the signals to the different devices.

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Play them together and watch simultaneously.

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Take advantage of a unique feature known as "'Mix Channels" in the new genre DVR, which displays live feeds of multiple channels at once so you can simultaneously look at what several channels have to offer and select the one that fancies you.