Recording is only available for Live channels.
You can record whilst watching another channel as long as the 'Mux' is identical for both channels.
What is Mux?
'Mux' is short for Multiplex. Multiplex is a technology that allows broadcasters to group up TV content and distribute them through a single shared bandwidth. In the past, each channel had its own bandwidth, but was improved through the use of Multiplex to reduce the number of bandwidths being used. This allowed for more channels to be created, providing more choice for the population.
To check whether channels have the same 'Mux' or not, please click here
Example - Recording whilst attempting to watch a live channel of a different 'Mux'
If you were to record a show on BB1 (Mux type - BBC A)
and switch channels to watch ITV (Mux Type - D3&4), you would receive the notification below:
Pressing on the 'Press OK for Options' button would direct you to the following options:
- Cancel Selected - This will stop your recording, so you can watch the live channel that you are trying to access
- Return - This will take you back to the previous screen, shown above. From there you can navigate to another live channel that belongs to the same 'Mux' as BBC 1, 'BBC A'. You can click here, to access a table displaying the 'Mux' type that each channel belongs to.