I have also just tried it and it only allows me to record two channels and watch a third.
It displays a message saying only two channels maybe recorded with the option to cancel one of the programmes currently recording.
Balchy: Hrm strange, I tried it again last night and yes it didnt work
When it did work and three recordings showed it was when one was finishing and one was starting so maybe it records three if there is an overlap of one program starting and one finishing?
pjamieson: The test is can you record 3 different channels at once and the answer is no.
I'm please patdude commented here. I looked for the option of emailing the author of the article requesting the line "you can record three shows whilst watching a fourth." be corrected, I wonder whether this will happen now the author has worked it out or will the Herald continue with their often inaccurate and biased form of journalism???