Video and DVD recorders
If you currently own a video or DVD recorder, it will continue to record and playback videos or DVDs, however, it won’t allow you to watch one channel and record another at the same time. If you choose not to invest in digital recording equipment, you can convert your existing video or DVD recorder by using an additional digital box.
Digital TV recorders
The simplest way to record after switchover is to consider replacing your video or analogue DVD recorder with a digital TV recorder like Sky+ or Freeview+.
The most popular type records directly onto a hard disc, but there are other options, including recorders that record onto DVDs.
A digital TV recorder with a hard disc offers the following benefits:
• Record at the touch of a button, no tapes or timers required
• Pause and rewind live TV
• Record a whole series at once
• On-screen electronic programme guide
A digital TV recorder with a twin tuner will also convert your TV to digital.