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The thing is, though, you can time-shift and chase-play, so the CPU can handle the data transfer rate. The part of the current recording from 15 minutes ago is totally different data than what's being written at the moment, so it could just as easily come from a completely different recording. If the Homeworx can do one, it should be able to do the other.

The only thing I can think of is, perhaps its FAT32 and NTFS drivers can only handle one open file at a time. But that sounds like just a firmware limitation, not a hardware one.
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I bought two model hw180 new version 8 with pvr.

Which gives me all the feature of a dual tuner pvr

That way you can record one channel and watch another or record two shows that come on at the same time.

Amazon had these on sale for 29.95 each recently. At 60-70 i cant complain for a dual tuner pvr. Used a Winegard splitter with a Winegard flatwave amp antenna
Good price. At least, it gives you function comparable to the PHD-VRX 2-tuner DVR (which requires each tuner to be programmed separately).

But tell me: how do you operate them both at once? Did you put them in two different rooms?

I might have recommended one HW-150 and one HW-180, just so they'd have different remotes, so you could use them both in the same room.
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There both in the same room.

A word of caution. Before proceeding, please don't drink any liquid refreshments. Or swallow them completely. As you read below. I wouldn't want to contribute to the unexpected upgrade of any internet accessing equipment.

Unfortunately the remote codes for both units are the same. As another added bonus for me. Some of the remote codes are also the same for my jtech hdmi sound extractor and digital switcher box.

Yes controlling them individually. Took some HiLLBiLLy engineering.

I up cycled a piece of junk mail printed on heavy paper.

By precisely folding the paper was able to create a shield to block the ir sensor of the unit/s i did not wish to control.
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^I assume in the same room? How do you keep the remote of one from acting on the other one?


OOPs I now see my response was slow. Never mind.

In A/V reproduction accuracy, there is no concept of "accounting for taste". We don't "pick" the level of bass, etc., any more than we pick the ending of a play. High fidelity means an unmodified, neutral, exact copy (or "reproduction") of the original artist's tonal balance, timing, dynamics, etc..
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Good price. At least, it gives you function comparable to the PHD-VRX 2-tuner DVR (which requires each tuner to be programmed separately).

But tell me: how do you operate them both at once? Did you put them in two different rooms?

I might have recommended one HW-150 and one HW-180, just so they'd have different remotes, so you could use them both in the same room.
But again you can't playback a previously recorded title when something new is recording, wouldn't the PHD would allow that?
And for your last point, that or a Homeworx and iView, or is the iView the same remote codes as the HW-180? I know it's different than the original Homeworx.
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The PHD-VRX will let you watch a prerecorded show while recording two others, if you use the ext2 file system (not NTFS) - and if it doesn't crash (it's firmware isn't the greatest either). Most PHD-VRX owners have learned to avoid doing that though; the risk of a crash is too high.

The HW-150, HW-180, and iView use three different remotes, but do they use different codes too? I don't have an HW-180 so I can't be sure.
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My 180 will not work with the 150 codes on my harmony . I have never gotten a response from Mediasonc's support forum If the older harmony 180 codes for harmony will work with the recording 180 .
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See if it will work with iView codes. If it responds (even if the buttons are mapped incorrectly) then the iView and 180 use the same codes. If not, they are safe to use together and you could put an iView (or a HW running iView firmware), an HW-150, and an HW-180 all in the same room.

At around $250 or so for one of each plus three HDDs, that's one of the cheapest 3-tuner DVRs on the market. It's also the most cumbersome, hands down
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