lorenzo:nigelb999: Has anyone noticed channel lockout during recordings? Last night I was recording two channels at the same time, TV1 and MTV, while I was watching TV2... when I went to change channels to TV3 or TV4 it said "Recording in progress. Can't change to that channel.". Maybe I'm missing something here, but that doesn't make sense to me. I was already watching a non-recording channel (TV2) so why wouldn't it let me swap to another non-recording channel (TV3)? Can anyone please explain this? Thanks.
It does this on the 3600 too. The box has 2 tuners, there is a more technical discussion on this in the 3600 thread, but basically the TV in NZ is broadcast on three different MUXs and as such to watch and record programmes being broadcast simultaneously on all three MUXs would require more than 2 tuners.
Depending on the channels selected for recording determines whether you can watch a third channel at the same time. Have a look at the 3600 thread (search for Kordia) and you will find the discussion.
EDIT : http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=83&topicid=43120&page_no=9 here this will save you search time.
Thanks lorenzo - I can understand that much better now, but I'm curious, do the other HD recorders (with two tuners) have the same restrictions?