Humax fvp 4000t £139 @ Tesco instore
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Humax fvp 4000t £139 @ Tesco instore

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Found 9th Jul 2016
Sit back, relax and enjoy impressive viewing flexibility with the 500 GB Humax FVP-4000T Freeview Play HD Recorder.

Triple tuners

Three tuners allows you to be able record up to four programs at once whilst watching another recording, so you'll never have to miss the entertainment you love again.

A 500 GB hard drive ensure you'll be able to record up to 300 hours of standard definition TV or 125 hours of HD TV.

Think Smart

Smart recording suggests times to record your favourite programmes so that you won't have any recording clashes and won't miss out.

And with access to catch-up TV such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Player, as well as the option of streamimg boxsets and films via Netflix, you'll be spoilt for choice
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A tuner accepts one feed only. Three tuners would only allow you to record 3 channels at once, not four. Good price though. Voted hot



phorenzik

A tuner accepts one feed only. Three tuners would only allow you to … A tuner accepts one feed only. Three tuners would only allow you to record 3 channels at once, not four. Good price though. Voted hot


Must admit I don't get how it can record 4 channels with 3 tuners. Reading up on Humax own site and it does say 3 tuners 4 simultaneous recordings and watch a recorded program at same time!!
phorenzik

A tuner accepts one feed only. Three tuners would only allow you to … A tuner accepts one feed only. Three tuners would only allow you to record 3 channels at once, not four.


Each tuner can tune into one multiplexed signal and record every channel on that multiplex if it has the hardware resources to do so.
I used to do that on a PC with a £15 USB Freeview tuner roughly 8 years ago
You can do the same with a PVR if they implement that as they have done here but in a more limited way.
It’s similar to the way that some PVRs with 2 tuners can record 2 shows and simultaneously allow you to watch another live channel.
There is a limitation in that all the channels you want to access must be contained within the maximum number of multiplexes that you can access.
So if you have 2 tuners and want to access 3 channels that are spread over 3 multiplexes then you are out of luck.
But if you have 2 tuners and those 3 channels are spread over 1 or 2 multiplexes then you are fine.

Humax

With 3 x HS tuners you can record up to 4* programmes at once and watch … With 3 x HS tuners you can record up to 4* programmes at once and watch a 5th live channel.


A consideration here is that if you are recording 3 channels which are each on separate multiplexes then your choice of recording or viewing a 4th or 5th channel is limited to those channels available on those 3 multiplexes as all your tuners are tied up.
If you are recording 3 or 4 channels from only 2 multiplexes then the 3rd tuner is free to watch any live channel from any multiplex.
The link below shows which channels are on which multiplexes although it might vary by region! With all the main HD channels on one multiplex it makes it more likely you can access 5 channels at once.
ukfree.tv/tra…xes
I'm not sure I ever recall finding two programmes worth recording that clashed, let alone three or four!
ched999uk

Must admit I don't get how it can record 4 channels with 3 tuners. … Must admit I don't get how it can record 4 channels with 3 tuners. Reading up on Humax own site and it does say 3 tuners 4 simultaneous recordings and watch a recorded program at same time!!



​I take it back then.
showing £194 on their site.
twotone1954

showing £194 on their site.


It doesn't state that it's an online deal.
Stompa

I'm not sure I ever recall finding two programmes worth recording that … I'm not sure I ever recall finding two programmes worth recording that clashed, let alone three or four!


Well in that case in every way you are a better person than the rest of us; ethically, spiritually, morally, sexually, financially. You are a God and we worship your wisdom.


yeah - had a few of these in my tesco today - at this price too. No yellow sticker, usual white one.
how does the user guide etc. compare to sky on these - series link. etc?
SmilingCrow

Well in that case in every way you are a better person than the rest of … Well in that case in every way you are a better person than the rest of us; ethically, spiritually, morally, sexually, financially. You are a God and we worship your wisdom.



Wow - that's a bit more significant than I'd realised then.
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