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Can one reciever be designated SD only (for kid's bedroom)?
Edited by sanvara on Nov 11, 2012 at 12:01:09 PM

I'm thinking about getting Uverse but I'm concerned about only having 3 HD streams. I'd like to have the reciever in the kid's room be SD only. Is this possible? I don't want to be recording two HD shows and then not be able to watch a live HD stream because the kids TV is using the one HD stream that is left.

I'm thinking about getting Uverse but I'm concerned about only having 3 HD streams. I'd like to have the reciever in the kid's room be SD only. Is this possible? I don't want to be recording two HD shows and then not be able to watch a live HD stream because the kids TV is using the one HD stream that is left.

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Edited by SomeJoe7777 on Nov 11, 2012 at 1:19:44 PM

I would think this is possible with parental controls. Parental controls are individualized per receiver, so set up parental controls on the kids receiver, and just prohibit all HD channels (channel numbers above 1000) using the channel lock option.

Hide them from the guide also so that they don't even see them, and you should be good.

 

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sanvara wrote:

I'm thinking about getting Uverse but I'm concerned about only having 3 HD streams. I'd like to have the reciever in the kid's room be SD only. Is this possible? I don't want to be recording two HD shows and then not be able to watch a live HD stream because the kids TV is using the one HD stream that is left.


No, what you are asking for is not an option. 

 

You can, however, HIDE channels on each receiver.  That would be my suggestion.

 


sanvara wrote:

I'm thinking about getting Uverse but I'm concerned about only having 3 HD streams. I'd like to have the reciever in the kid's room be SD only. Is this possible? I don't want to be recording two HD shows and then not be able to watch a live HD stream because the kids TV is using the one HD stream that is left.


No, what you are asking for is not an option. 

 

You can, however, HIDE channels on each receiver.  That would be my suggestion.

 

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psoftkidd - Recording takes precedence, It will interrupt a blocking TV.

Also, if you try to watch an HD channel & one is not available, you can override it.

Some people get 4HD if close enough to the VRAD. But, the fourth cannot be on the DVR. Locate the DVR in the kids room.

It is going to take cooperation & coordination. Hope you can get that.

Who watches live TV anyway?? Record & watch the recordings & you will not be interrupted & you will not be seen as a bully grabbing the HD.
psoftkidd - Recording takes precedence, It will interrupt a blocking TV.

Also, if you try to watch an HD channel & one is not available, you can override it.

Some people get 4HD if close enough to the VRAD. But, the fourth cannot be on the DVR. Locate the DVR in the kids room.

It is going to take cooperation & coordination. Hope you can get that.

Who watches live TV anyway?? Record & watch the recordings & you will not be interrupted & you will not be seen as a bully grabbing the HD.
*The views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

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I would think this is possible with parental controls. Parental controls are individualized per receiver, so set up parental controls on the kids receiver, and just prohibit all HD channels (channel numbers above 1000) using the channel lock option.

Hide them from the guide also so that they don't even see them, and you should be good.

 

I would think this is possible with parental controls. Parental controls are individualized per receiver, so set up parental controls on the kids receiver, and just prohibit all HD channels (channel numbers above 1000) using the channel lock option.

Hide them from the guide also so that they don't even see them, and you should be good.

 

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