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29-04-2018 13:04
satandpcguy
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Originally Posted by Mrplodd View Post

So if you have a single cable it MIGHT be possible to still record two programmes at the same time??

Andy
As long as those channels you want to watch / record at the same time are on the same frequency group.

eg Channel 4 and Film 4.. fine both on the same group (Horizontal low)
But Channels 4 and E4... no, two different groups, (Horizontal low and Vertical low)

BBC and ITV regions are also split between these two groups.
And you may find your local BBC 1 region on 101 is on one group, and your local ITV1 region on 103 is on another...
29-04-2018 12:18
raynipper I have been told by others who only have one co-ax cable from the dish that putting a co-ax link then between the output to the other cable input you can sometimes record or watch a second channel depending on 'polarisation'. This can vary depending on regional selection.

In both of my installations I opted for the quad head and dual co-ax feeds to the Humax boxes. That's except the one remaining Sky box we have in another bedroom that only has a single feed.
Plus we still retain the freeview channels via the TV's own tuners.

Ray.
29-04-2018 11:21
Mrplodd Thanks for that, I have now added a bit more to my knowledge base.

So if you have a single cable it MIGHT be possible to still record two programmes at the same time??

I feel some experimentation coming on.

Thanks for simple explanation, just proves, yet again, the value of this forum (even to a tugger !!)

Andy
29-04-2018 11:10
satandpcguy
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Originally Posted by Mrplodd View Post
Well I for one had no idea that a Humax box even had the facility to be set for a one cable feed, why on earth would the manufacturer do that? If you only want a single feed just connect a single cable, or have I missed something obvious here? (Entirely possible)

Andy
Sometimes there may only be room for one cable from the dish to the TV location...so you are forced to use only one cable. So you have to make sure the box knows to use only one cable, otherwise "no signal" messages will appear when trying to use the non connected second input.
29-04-2018 10:52
Mrplodd Well I for one had no idea that a Humax box even had the facility to be set for a one cable feed, why on earth would the manufacturer do that? If you only want a single feed just connect a single cable, or have I missed something obvious here? (Entirely possible)

Andy
29-04-2018 10:22
raynipper Ag and OK Guy.
Will try the reset as you suggest.

Ray.

p.s. well so far so good thank you very much Guy.
Every two progs 'saved' for recording seem to work.!!!
Thanks again.
29-04-2018 10:11
satandpcguy
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Originally Posted by raynipper View Post
It's odd.
I can often set to record two progs at the same time on BBC1 and BBC2 but if I try and select a BBC prog or ITV and ITV+1 and then say an ITV prog it goes 'conflict and suggests another version of the same prog?

Ray.
Not odd at all.

If your BBC 1 region is on the same frequency group as your BBC 2 region, then it can record both using one cable.

But if your BBC1 region is on a different frequency group to the other channel you are trying to record (like ITV1 or ITV1+1), then you will get the conflict as you can only use one frequency group at a time using a single cable.

Like i said before, sounds like your box is on "single cable mode", hence why it can only do one frequency group at a time, and why you are getting the conflicts.
29-04-2018 09:51
raynipper It's odd.
I can often set to record two progs at the same time on BBC1 and BBC2 but if I try and select a BBC prog or ITV and ITV+1 and then say an ITV prog it goes 'conflict and suggests another version of the same prog?

Ray.
29-04-2018 08:57
satandpcguy If "pre loved" it may have only been set up for a single cable, hence the inability to do two recordings at the same time.
So do a full system reset, and go through the set up wizard again, and it should reset for the two cable feeds.
Simply doing the wizard on its own may not always reset from one cable feed to two.
28-04-2018 21:19
raynipper Thanks Andy and yes it's a pre loved one.
I have only used it as a spare before and have not noticed this conflict.
But I specifically tried to record two progs when nothing else was scheduled and got the conflict message.
But doing two smaller and totally different progs worked. It seems hit and miss at the mo.

Might have to do some more checks to process of elimination.

Ray.
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