2006-09-10, 01:56 PM
:confused: I was wondering if somebody could please help me! I don't have the HDTV but I do have Shaw Digital using the Motorola Digital Box. I was wondering how to tape one channel and watch another. I know that you can't tape a Digital Channel and watch another channel, but I want to tape an analog channel and watch another analog or digital channel.
2006-09-10, 02:43 PM
To record an analog channel while watching another digital/analog channel, use a splitter like so:
Wall -> Splitter -> Cable Box -> TV
Wall -> Splitter -> VCR -> TV
You can then switch back and forth between the two inputs using the PIP functionality of your set, and continue to watch a digital or analog channel while another analog channel is taping.
See also the Digtal Home FAQ (under help) "how to connect a VCR & STB" This will also allow you to record a digital channel when you want to...
If you also have a split directly to your TV, you could be recording a digital channel and watching an analogue channel on your TV's internal tuner.
See the following link:
2006-11-11, 04:42 AM
If you can't do it yourself, call Shaw and have a Tech install an A/B switch or help you set it up as mentioned above.
2009-07-03, 04:57 PM
my question is.....where do i find the recored channels ? the green button dont work ! and it wont let me record shows that r on at the same time and I HAVE TO HAVE IT ON THAT CHANNEL THAT I AM RECORDING !!
2009-07-04, 01:52 PM
It would really help if you told us what model your receiver is. If it's a single tuner PVR then you can't watch one show while recording another. That would require 2 tuners to "tune in" both shows at the same time.
2009-07-04, 03:35 PM
Unless you run one leg of the split to the TV itself (to watch a subset of channels). I've hade both tuners recording on my 3416 and watched shows via the TV's tuner :D