The problem affects the Humax Foxsat-HDR, which will record content on BBC One and BBC Three, but not any of the extra channels (although viewers can still watch them).
Freesat says it's been working with the BBC and Humax to solve the problem, but admitted today that 'We've been urgently trying to find a fix for the recording bug but…
Humax can't currently fix the bug that prevents recording of the 24 Olympic channels on their Freesat+ box'.
Freesat responded with the information that a solution was being sought, but today admitted that 'We've tried really hard with Humax to sort this out.
You can record from BBC One and BBC Three, and all other Freesat+ boxes can record [the] 24 streams.'In a statement to the uk website, Freesat MD Emma Scott (left) said: 'Unfortunately the Humax receivers can’t record the Olympics – we’ve been working with Humax and the BBC on this since the streams went live on Tuesday and no fix can be made.
'It’s a Humax receiver issue and it’s very frustrating for both Freesat and Humax.
Update Humax has released a fix for the bug affecting the company's Freesat+ boxes.
An update to your box can be done manually now or it will be automatically applied around 3am tonight.
Humax has released a statement, detailed below: All Humax freesat+ boxes left in standby will automatically update overnight (around 3am), so don’t power off tonight.
Once the update has finished, you should be able to record the 24 BBC Olympic channels (151 – 174) from the EPG as usual.
Update Contrary to reports yesterday that it wouldn't be possible to fix the recording bug on Humax Freesat+ set-top boxes in time for the Olympics, Humax UK has this afternoon issued a statement on its Facebook page saying it may have found a solution to the problem.
The company says: "We've been working on a fix around the recording for the extra Olympic channels on Freesat and have developed a software update.
"Early tests indicate this is working and it is looking positive that we can get this fixed.
Testing continues this afternoon and we will post on Facebook as soon as we know we can make the software available."Published With just one day to go before the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, a significant number of Freesat+ users are going to find they can't record sport on any of the extra 24 Olympic Channels being operated by the BBC.