Charsam: Help please, I purchased a YESS DVB-S2600U from 1 Day a little while ago. I can not get it to record CH 3, TV 3 plus 1, Prime if I am watching CH1 or CH2 at the same time. Also vice versa, if I am watching Ch 3 I can not record Ch1, Ch2 TVNZ 6 etc. They don't come up in my list of channels to record. Am I doing something wrong or is it to do with oppostion TV companies?? I would really appreciate feed back on this as it is driving me crazy. Thanks
It looks like you've purchased a satellite receiver with a single tuner, rather than a dual or tri tuner setup.
Basically NZ satellite is broadcast by different providers on different 'muxes'. A mux is like a stream containing different tv channels. Currently:
TVNZ = 1, 2, 6, 7
TV Works = 3, 4, 3+1 hour
Kodia = Everthing else
are the main 3 muxs.
Your single tuner receiver can records channels on 1 mux only, meaning you can get all the channels on that one mux if you're recording but none of the channels on the other muxes. If you want to record channels on 2 muxes you'll need to get a satellite receiver with 2 tuners, and a 3 tuner card will pretty much record/watch any channel at the same time.
Most people stick with dual tuner receivers as they are generally enough unless you're doing a lot of recording/watching.
Hope that helps..
Elkano, unless something has changed, the NZ Satellite service only uses two muxes, meaning that a dual tuner card will give you access to all channels broadcast from the Satellite service. The HD terrestial service uses three muxes, but for Satellite its only two.