Youview mini box, how to record.......

outonawire5outonawire5 Member Posts: 2
edited 2 March 2018, 1:25PM in Support
I have a Youview mini box, is there anything I can plug into it to enable me to record? I do have a Humax freeview box that has recording capabilities, just not sure if i can or how to connect them.


  • John29John29 Member Posts: 46
    Unfortunately there is no way to enable recordings on the mini box.

    It only has a tiny amount of storage for pausing & rewinding live TV.
    The USB port is only for applying firmware updates.
  • RoyRoy Member, Super User Posts: 16,476 ✭✭✭
    The mini box (or ‘zapper’ as it is called) does not record, and has only an HDMI Out, on which Recording is not permitted.

    Nor does it have an aerial out, so it needs to be at the end of your aerial chain.

    So you would go from the wall socket to the Aerial In of the Freeview box with a Male-to-Male aerial cable, and then from the Aerial Out of the Freeview box (assuming it has one) with a Female-to-Male aerial cable.

    Or if no Aerial Out, use a Y-splitter and a M-M cable to each box, though this is not as good as the above if you can do it.

    Then you can at least use both at once, the Freeview box to record Freeview channels, and the YouView box to watch anything available from Freeview or on BT Subscription, if you have one.

    Or upgrade a BT Subscription from zapper to full box. Or find a full box on eBay or wherever, and use it with the subscription you have.
    Supporting YouView on Sony TVs is like nailing jelly to a herd of cats
  • outonawire5outonawire5 Member Posts: 2
    The reason I didn't go with the full Monty was that my broadband isn't good enough, thanks anyway...
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,004 ✭✭✭
    edited 13 March 2018, 8:58PM
    Just one point here...
    One doesn't need a strong broadband signal to record. Just a decent aerial one.
    I'm now happy with the disagree icon, because its gone.
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