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

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:


    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


    • 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

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

    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?


    • 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