I have recently had the new V6 box installed and was informed you can record 6 shows but when setting up recordings i am getting clashes at 3 shows and will not let me set up more than 3 recordings does anyone know why this is. Thanks
As already suggested, this is almost certainly a case of padding causing a reduced number of recordings occurring concurrently.
Say your default settings for series links are set to pad 1 minute before and 4 after (the default default if I remember correctly) and you have three recordings set for 8pm, lasting an hour. You will then only be able to set three recordings for 9pm because the post-padding of the 8pm shows is still being used from 9pm for four minutes and, hence, all six tuners are in use.
I choose the simpler way to resolve this - remove all padding from all recordings.
I guess there are other methods by playing around with overlap protection settings.