Your TV Plus box can record two Freeview channels at the same time or you can watch one channel while recording another. To ensure you get the best experience possible, our non-fibre customers are restricted to recording one boost channel at a time whereas our fibre customers will be able to record two boost channels at the same time.
All content in the Guide can be recorded, including:
Any TV Boosts that you have added
On Demand content in More TV and the backwards guide can't be recorded, but is usually available for a week or more giving you plenty of time to catch up on anything you've missed
Press the YouView / Menu button on your remote, followed by guide.
Find the programme you want to watch on the relevant channel. For example, BBC news at 10 on BBC1. And Press the 'R' button on your remote
If the programme you're recording is part of a series, you'll be given the option to either record the whole series, or just that episode.
TalkTalk TV planner app for Android and iOS allows you to view the Guide and programme details, and set reminders. If you have a TV Plus box, you can also set recordings remotely using your mobile device.
Key features include:
View the guide
View programme info
Add up to 5 devices
View list of recordings
Your programme will no longer be recorded. You can also cancel your recordings via the Guide. To do this simply press the record (red R) button on the programme you'd like to cancel.
Deleting your recordings
Manage recording space
Your TalkTalk TV Plus box can record 185 hours of Standard Definition or 60 hours of High Definition TV programmes and films from the Guide. If you have lots of recordings, it's easy to check the remaining space and if you're near the limit the Automatic Delete feature will help to free up space.
At the bottom of the screen, you'll see a progress bar which displays the percent of free space available.
To help free up space on your TalkTalk TV Plus box, and ensure scheduled recordings are successful, you can set your Box to automatically delete content, starting with the oldest, when it's about to reach it's limit. To make sure a recording doesn't get deleted lock it in MyTV.
If you want to manually manage your recordings then follow the steps below to turn this feature off.
To protect individual recordings from being deleted, you can lock them.
Once you have recorded a programme or film it will be stored on your box to watch any time.
Press the YouView / Menu button on your remote
Scroll across to MyTV
Select one of your last 10 recordings from the Main Menu
Alternatively, press OK to see the full list of recordings
To watch the programme from the beginning, simply click OK on your remote
To pick a specific time in the programme to watch from, use the rewind and fast forward arrow buttons and press the play button to confirm
To make sure there are no disappointments when it comes to playing back your recordings, follow our 4 tips below:
Leave your box on or in standby mode - if you switch it off at the mains or via the switch on the back it won't record anything.
Check your aerial is firmly connected to your TV box and socket.
If your programme is likely to overrun (e.g a sporting event) record the programme after it too so you don't miss out on any of the coverage.
Make sure your internet is working (if you're recording boost channels).
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