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Wondering if anyone knows if you can use a 5200 receiver with only 1 input going into it. I tried and it seems like no matter what I do (checking switch, factory reset), it still thinks there's a second line and all recordings attempt to record on the 2nd feed (which there is no connection).
So, is the 5200 for dual inputs only?

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Darren
 

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The 5200 is like all Dual Tuner Receivers and is designed for 2 seperate feeds to use it correctly.

You will most likely continue to get error messages with just the 1 line.

You can change the default record setting to use Tuner 1, it is somewhere in the Menu, not sure exactly where.

If this is your only receiver or 1 of 2, you should consider getting a DPP LNBF, this will allow to to use 1 line with a DPP Seperator behind the receiver to feed both Tuners, then you can record 1 show whilst watching another, or record 2 shows while watching a previously recorded one.
 

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Your welcome.
 

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It is possible, but it will run like a 5900. You have to set the receiver to dual mode then hook the sat feed to tuner 2. Hook the tv up useing the tv 2 output.
This is a one tv solution tho.

This is a alternate to the proper DPP solution.
 

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The way it is connected it can still feed 2 TV's with fully indepedent access to the PVR.

Yes a DPP setup would be much better but that was NOT the question.
 
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