Article ID : 00143179 / Last Modified : 12/07/2018

Frequently Asked Questions - USB HDD Recording and Twin Picture

    The following FAQ explains the different options available for the USB HDD Recording and Twin Picture functionalities:

         
    USB HDD REC

    Live recording:

    2K models: Allowing you to record live broadcasting, while still enjoying content from other inputs such as Blu-ray Discs, online streaming services and Internet browsing.
    4K models (equipped with Twin Tuner): Allowing you to record one channel while watching another or still enjoy content from other inputs such as Blu-ray Discs, online streaming services and Internet browsing.

    Full Timer Recording:

    2K models: Allowing you to schedule recordings.
    4K models (equipped with Twin Tuner): Allowing you to watch and schedule multiple channels simultaneously.

    Event Duration Extension:

    Extend the time before and after the recording time of your selected programme. For example, extending the start time by 5 minutes and end time by 10 minutes for a programme between 16:00-17:00 shown on the electronic programme guide (EPG), will record from 15:55-17:10 - displayed on the Timer List.

    Event Duration Extension

    Event Duration Extension - start and end time

    Event Duration Extension - disable, 5 min or 10 min

    IMPORTANT: If two sequential programmes are set to record, and the Event Duration Extension causes an overlap, the earlier programme will have priority. For example: if the user sets the timer for a programme at 16:00-17:00 and another at 17:00-18:00, using the same timings, the first programme will be recorded between 15:55-17:10 and the second programme between 17:10-18:10.

    Deleting programmes from the Timer List

    The ability to delete Timer Recorded programmes from your TV. Use the following steps:

    1. Select Timer List
    2. Press the Action Menu button on the remote control
    3. Select Delete from the menu
    4. Check the timer/programme to be deleted and select Delete option

    Timer List

    Delete recorded programme

    NOTES:

    • Programmes can be scheduled to record from the electronic programming guide (EPG)
    • The "Event Duration Extension" features extends the recording time (start/finish time) to avoid missing the recorded programme (full timer only)
    • In order to cancel the timer recording, you will need to navigate to the "Timer List"

    Twin Picture

    Picture-in-Picture:
    The ability to display the main content from your PC via HDMI, while displaying your TV (tuner) in a smaller window.

    Picture-and-Picture:
    The ability to display your Blu-ray Player /DVD or other consumer electronic device via HDMI, and your TV (tuner) - side-by-side - simultaneously.

    For more information on how to use Twin Picture, please see the following article: How to use the Twin Picture function on Sony's Android TV?

    NOTES:

    • Browser/Tuner, USB Tuner, Tuner/Tuner combinations are not available with Twin Picture
    • The Twin Picture functionality only supports Digital RF (2K) and analog RF signals