How many different channels can I watch at the same time?

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How many different channels can I watch at the same time?

I'm getting uverse installed on Monday. I have 8 TVs and will get 8 uverse boxes. Can I watch a different tv channel on all my TVs at the same time. If I'm recording a show on one tv can I then watch 7 other channels. Am I just limited to 4 different channels at the same time despite having 8 differtent boxes.
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Re: How many different channels can I watch at the same time?

You receive four live feeds, recording a show uses one feed. You may watch up to three recorded programs from the DVR, therefore max of 7 tvs can be doing something unique the eighth tv would need to be playing an online video game or watching a channel being watched on another tv.

So short answer YES limited to 4 live different channels at same time, is a deal breaker?
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4 LIVE streams max, regardless of the number of boxes and/or TVs.
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my thoughts wrote:
You receive four live feeds, recording a show uses one feed. You may watch up to three recorded programs from the DVR, therefore max of 7 tvs can be doing something unique the eighth tv would need to be playing an online video game or watching a channel being watched on another tv.

So short answer YES limited to 4 live different channels at same time, is a deal breaker?

Actually you can watch 3 recorded programs on TV's not connected to the DVR and 1 recorded program on the TV connected to DVR at the same time.  When this occurs 4 live streams are still available.  Thus, in this scenario, all 8 TV's could be accessing U-verse at the same time: 4 watching recorded content from the DVR and 4 watching live streams.

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Not on a Egress Profile of 0 SD/3 HD, only 3 different Recordings (SD or HD) can be watched at any time, has nothing to do w/the DVR also watching a different recording.  So, I'd agreee w/my thoughts in only 7 different separate TV choices.

 

It's not the Ingress Profile of 0 SD/4 HD, a 4th HD stream being able to be watched on any other STB than the DVR when recording 3 HD streams. Smiley Wink

 

Chris


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mibrnsurg wrote:

Not on a Egress Profile of 0 SD/3 HD, only 3 different Recordings (SD or HD) can be watched at any time, has nothing to do w/the DVR also watching a different recording.  So, I'd agreee w/my thoughts in only 7 different separate TV choices.

 

It's not the Ingress Profile of 0 SD/4 HD, a 4th HD stream being able to be watched on any other STB than the DVR when recording 3 HD streams. Smiley Wink  


Actually, your statement is not correct.  Egress represents streams out of the DVR.  Watching a recording on the TV connected to the DVR does not use an Egress stream.  Thus, you can watch 4 recordings at the same time:  1 on the TV connected to the DVR, and 3 on TV's connected to STB's.  This leaves the 4 live streams available for use.  My previous comments are correct.  

 

Also, I'm not speaking from theory but from actual experience.  I have 4 TV's in my home, and I have had 4 different recording playing on each TV on numerous occassions.  In fact, as I'm typing this, 4 different recordings are being watched on each TV while 4 programs are being recorded on the DVR.

 

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You record C-span????  Smiley Surprised

 

j/k

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skeeterintexas wrote:

 

You record C-span????  Smiley Surprised

 

j/k


LOL.  Normally not.  I just grabbed it because I needed an SD channel to complete my 4 recordings.

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texasguy37 wrote:

mibrnsurg wrote:

Not on a Egress Profile of 0 SD/3 HD, only 3 different Recordings (SD or HD) can be watched at any time, has nothing to do w/the DVR also watching a different recording.  So, I'd agreee w/my thoughts in only 7 different separate TV choices.

 

It's not the Ingress Profile of 0 SD/4 HD, a 4th HD stream being able to be watched on any other STB than the DVR when recording 3 HD streams. Smiley Wink  


Actually, your statement is not correct.  Egress represents streams out of the DVR.  Watching a recording on the TV connected to the DVR does not use an Egress stream.  Thus, you can watch 4 recordings at the same time:  1 on the TV connected to the DVR, and 3 on TV's connected to STB's.  This leaves the 4 live streams available for use.  My previous comments are correct.  

 

Also, I'm not speaking from theory but from actual experience.  I have 4 TV's in my home, and I have had 4 different recording playing on each TV on numerous occassions.  In fact, as I'm typing this, 4 different recordings are being watched on each TV while 4 programs are being recorded on the DVR.

 


Is this something you discovered through usage?  As I've never seen posted that the program being watched on the TV connected to the DVR is not counted as being out of the DVR. Smiley Surprised

 

Edit:  Seems logical as having only 1 TV, watching a recording, Egress Profile on Realtime is 0/3.

 

Chris


Please NO SD stretch-o-vision or 480 SD HD Channels
Need Help? 1-800-288-2020, After he gets acct info, press # a bunch of times, get a menu from Mr. Voice recognition
Your Results May Vary, In My Humble Opinion
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Re: How many different channels can I watch at the same time?

Ingress and Egress limits on the DVR reflect upper bounds on the limiting hardware component, which is the network interface (Coax or Ethernet).

 

When watching recorded TV on the DVR, the stream does not leave the DVR via the network interface; instead it is rendered and sent out via HDMI/Component/Composite.  Thus, the network interface does not come into play, and this stream does not count against the Egress limit.

 

As you have discovered, UV Realtime already knows this. Smiley Happy

 

 

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