Can I record one channel whilst watching another?

Yes. There are a few VAST decoders that allow you to record one channel whilst watching another.

Altec UEC

The DSR46391TB is a value engineered Dual Channel High Definition Personal Video Recorder utilising a 3.5“ hard drive. Based on the STi7105 (Mpeg2/4) high speed processor, the DSR4639 can process 3 streams simultaneously and has multiple video and audio outputs operating at the same time to cater for most installation situations.

  • VAST certified
  • Simultaneous 2 channel recording and playback of recorded file from hard drive.
  • Simultaneous 2 channel recording and watch third from within a network.
  • 8 day Electronic Program Guide
  • ECR (Episode Chain Recording)
  • 3 record modes (Manual, Timer and via EPG)
  • Chase play (watch a recording from beginning while still recording)
  • Pause live TV
  • Event based Timeshift
  • Preset recording offsets (early start, late finish)
  • Trick modes (play, FFW, REW, pause, jump back, jump forward)
  • Software upgrade via USB & OTA
  • Grouping and Sorting of recordings
  • HDMI output
  • Large 1 TB hard drive for up to 400 hours of recording
  • Stores time-shift data to be saved as a recorded program
  • 1080P support


The Humax 1003S has twin tuners allowing it to record 2 programs at the same time.

Now available with 500Gb or 1Tb hard disk drive.

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