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Has my Hummy got 3 tuners!

Discussion in 'HDR-FOX T2 Freeview Recorder' started by macgd016, Oct 24, 2012.

  1. macgd016

    macgd016 Member

    I am sure there is a simple explanation but I can’t fathom it. I am watching TV via my Hummy and it is recording two programs at the same time. Now I thought it only had two tuners so how is this possible?
  2. macgd016

    macgd016 Member

    Now I am completely lost. I am recording two programs on channels 13 & 14 whilst watching channel 15 which I can pause and play.....what is going on?
  3. Biggles

    Biggles Member

    The channel you are watching is on the same multiplex as one of the recording channels, you may find there are a lot of channels you can't watch.
  4. dandnsmith

    dandnsmith Member

    As long as the 3 are drawn from only 2 of the multiplexes, this is feasible, just because of the way the channel data is combined in the stream from each multiplex. You'll have to consult a page like this one for details of what's on each multiplex.
  5. 4291

    4291 Well-Known Member

    You can watch a channel on the same Mux as the ones being recorded. The watched channel is being recorded to a buffer on the disc.
  6. Biggles

    Biggles Member

    Now armed with that information the two recording channels are on the same multiplex so only one tuner is needed for the recordings, that means you can watch any other channel with the second tuner.
  7. Black Hole

    Black Hole Theloniuos Abbot

  8. macgd016

    macgd016 Member

    Ah I see, this is similar to the way satellite works, I didn't know Freeview worked this was as well. Thanks any way for sorting out the mystery