Recording on Freesat

Ways to record on Freesat

  1. One touch record from live TV
    To record the programme you’re watching now, press R
  2. From the Now & Next banner
    Highlight the programme you want to record, press R
  3. From the TV Guide
    Highlight the programme you want to record, press R
  4. From Showcase
    Record any of the upcoming programmes in Showcase by pressing OK and selecting Record
  5. From Search
    Record straight from the Search results, by pressing OK and selecting Record

Multi tasking

The Freesat receiver can record one channel while you watch another. Or you can record two different channels, and play back a recording you made earlier.
The receiver will need to be connected to the satellite dish with two cables. If you only use one cable, this feature will not be available.
Pressing standby while recording won’t stop the recording. Your Freesat box will go into standby when the recording has finished.
Record from when you started watching
Your Freesat box automatically saves up to 30mins of the channel you’re watching, even if you’re not recording.
So if you decide that you want to record a programme part way through, press R and it will record from the point you tuned to that channel.

Press RECORDINGS on your remote control  and navigate to the ‘planned’ section.
All the programmes you’ve set to record are listed chronologically by the recording date.
When a programme is being recorded or is set to record the recording icon will appear next to it in the TV guide.

R shows the programme is part of a series. All episodes will be recorded and stored together.

Auto Prompts

Recording a series
If the programme is part of a series, you will be asked whether to set the whole series to record.

HD alternative
If the programme is also on in HD, you will be asked whether to record the High Definition version.

Solving a recording conflict
Your Freesat+ box will help you solve the recording conflict by searching the TV listings. If the programme is on at another time in the TV listings your Freesat+ box will suggest it.

Recordings

Press RECORDINGS on your remote control. All the programmes you have set to record are listed chronologically by the recording date.
When a programme is being recorded or is set to record the recording icon will appear next to it in the TV guide.
The rectangle R icon shows the recorded programme is part of a series. All recorded episodes will be recorded and stored together.

Press RECORDINGS on your remote control and all the programmes you have recorded are stored here. You can choose how they are listed, either alphabetically A-Z most recent first Latest or not watched yet, Still to watch.
Highlight the programme you want to watch, press OK and select Watch now.

Pick up a recordong from where you left off

If you want to go back to a recording you stopped halfway through, highlight the recording and press OK.
You will have the option to:
Watch from start or Resume . Resume will play from the point you left off.

Checking your remaining viewing time
See how long you have left to watch by pressing any of the arrow buttons.

Managing your recording space

You can see how much space there is left for new recordings using the bar at the top of the Recordings screen. It is worth remembering that HD programmes use more recording space than
standard definition programmes.

Recording space
Your box will automatically delete the oldest recording if there is not enough space for a new recording.
Programmes that are next in line to be deleted are stored in the folder ‘deleting soon’.

Deleting a recording
Press RECORDINGS then highlight the recording you want to delete, press OK and select Delete from the list.

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