Blackberry TIVO - LEARN MORE Owner`s manual

The TiVo® Remote*
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The TiVo button takes you to the TiVo Central screen,
the starting point for all your TiVo features and settings.
Live TV takes you to live TV. If you’re watching live TV,
use it to cycle through the tuners.
If programmed, TV PWR turns your TV on or off.
Info shows the info banner while watching live TV;
press it again to make it disappear.
Use Input to select the input (such as TiVo box,
DVD player, game system) your TV displays.
Use Zoom to change aspect ratio of shows on your TV
or to return to full-screen from the Video Window.
Back goes back to the previous screen (in certain
apps).
Press Select to choose menu items or, when watching
live TV, to bring up the Mini Guide.
Guide takes you to the program guide, where you can
find shows to watch or record. Press it again to see
filtered views.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate the TiVo menus
and the program guide.
Use the Channel Up/Down buttons to change the
channel and to page up or down while in the program
guide or TiVo menus.
If programmed, Volume and Mute control the
volume on your TV or A/V receiver.
Use the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons to rate
shows, collections, or video providers for TiVo
Suggestions.
Play, Pause, Rewind, Fast-Forward or play
shows in Slow Motion. Press Rewind and
Fast-Forward up to three times for three
speeds.
Replay repeats the last 8 seconds of the show. Press
and hold to jump to the beginning of a show.
Advance moves forward in 30-second increments; press
and hold to jump to the end of the show. Or, press
Advance to jump to the next tick mark when
fast-forwarding or rewinding.
The letter buttons sort and filter views. Look for the
on-screen tips.
Press Record to start recording the show you’re
watching, or to set up a recording for a show
selected in the program guide.
Clear removes the display of the info banner or
program guide, and deletes titles from the My
Shows or To Do list.
*This information is specifically for the TiVo T6 DVR remote
control. For detailed information about remote controls for
the TiVo Mini and the TiVo Premiere go to [www.xxx.com]
Last
Enter/Last returns you to the last channel tuned to in
live TV.
On Demand takes you to the main screen for
video-on-demand options.
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Glossary of icons
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My Shows
This show will be saved until you delete it.
Plain folder – contains more than one episode of the same
series.
In less than three days, this show may be deleted to make room for
other recordings you have requested, but only if space is needed.
Folder with red or blue dot – contains a show that is currently
recording (red) or downloading/transferring (blue).
In less than one day, this show may be deleted to make room for other
recordings you have requested, but only if space is needed.
Folder with white star – contains one or more shows recorded
by a WishList search.
In less than three days, this show will be deleted due to copyright
restrictions.
Folder with Suggestions icon – contains all shows recorded as
TiVo Suggestions.
In less than one day, this show will be deleted due to copyright
restrictions.
This show is a TiVo® Suggestion. TiVo Suggestions are recorded
only if space is available, and are the first to be deleted when
space is needed.
This show is currently being recorded.
Using the on-screen menus
Customizing your TiVo remote
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Other TiVo boxes on your home network.
This show is currently downloading , transferring from another TiVo box,
or streaming from another TiVo box.
To Do List & Upcoming Episodes
(These icons appear beside shows scheduled to be recorded or downloaded.)
To navigate the on-screen menus, use the
remote control’s arrow buttons
to move to the option you want, then press
SELECT.
When programmed, the POWER,
INPUT, VOLUME, and MUTE buttons on
the TiVo remote can control your TV or
AV receiver.
The LEFT arrow button often takes you to the
previous screen.
Even better, if you have a TiVo T6 DVR,
your remote control is an RF remote.
This means that the remote can control
your TiVo box even if the box is not in
direct line of sight with the remote (for
instance, if it is behind a cabinet door).
On-Screen Arrows
Your T6 remote control should be ready
to use in RF mode after you complete
Guided Setup. However, if you have
trouble using the remote in RF mode, or
if you purchase additional remotes, you
may need to “pair” the remote to your
DVR before using it.
The arrows that appear on the
highlight bar show the directions you
can move. For example, on this
screen, you could press the RIGHT
arrow to view details about the
highlighted title, or the LEFT arrow to
go back to the previous screen.
To program or pair your TiVo remote,
press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo
Central® screen and select ‘Messages &
Settings,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Remote,
CableCARD, & Devices,’ then ‘Remote
Control Setup.’ Follow the easy
on-screen instructions.
Arrows on the
Highlight Bar
For more information on this and many
other features, go to tivo.com/howto.
Last
Show will be recorded as part of a WishList search.
Last
Discovery Bar
Show will be recorded or downloaded as an individual recording (not part of a Season Pass® recording or WishList® search).
Show will be recorded or downloaded as part of a Season Pass recording.
Highlight Bar
The Discovery Bar is the bar of images
across the top of the TiVo Central
screen and other menu screens. Press
the UP arrow to move up to the
Discovery Bar, then the LEFT and
RIGHT arrows to move around. Select
an image that interests you to learn
more about that item.
Welcome
TiVo® Service Quick Guide
This Quick Guide describes features of the TiVo service running
on the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, and TiVo Preview.
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Table of contents
Using this guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Quick Tour – The TiVo Central® screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Quick Tour – My Shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Quick Tour – Finding & recording shows . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Quick Tour – Watching live TV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Quick Tour – Using the guide and mini-guide. . . . . . . . . 13
Quick Tour – Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand . . . 15
Quick Tour – Photos, Music, & Showcases . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Getting more info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Remote control tips & shortcuts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Using this guide
Thank you for choosing the TiVo experience from Atlantic
Broadband. The Quick Tours in this guide describe features of
the TiVo service running on the following TiVo devices:
The TiVo T6 digital video recorder (DVR)
has six HD tuners allowing you to watch
and record up to six shows at once. And it can record up to 150
hours of HD programming so you’ll never miss another show!
The TiVo Mini set-top box (STB) is a tuner-less, allpurpose companion to your six-tuner T6 DVR.
Connecting a Mini to another TV in the house makes
it easy to access live TV, recorded shows, and web
entertainment. You can even start watching a show in the living
room and finish it on your TiVo Mini in another room!
The TiVo Preview STB has one HD tuner and can
play all the shows recorded on your TiVo T6
DVR over your home network. It also supports Atlantic
Broadband Video on Demand!
Note: Most of this guide applies to using the TiVo service on the
TiVo T6 DVR and any specific service differences for the TiVo
Mini and the TiVo Preview are noted.
You’ll be up and running in no time. For much more visit
atlanticbb.com/tivo.
Basic terms
When we talk about the TiVo service, here are some terms you
should know:
Live TV. If you’re watching a show as it’s being broadcast, you’re
watching live TV. You can pause live TV for up to 30 minutes.
When you resume watching, you’re “behind” live TV. (You can
always get to live TV by pressing the Live TV button
on your
TiVo remote control.)
Multi-tuner. A tuner is a device found inside DVRs, TVs, cable
boxes — anything designed to receive TV signals, including the
TiVo T6 DVR. A tuner picks one channel to display; it “tunes” to
that channel. The TiVo T6 DVR is a “multi-tuner” device; it has six
separate tuners inside and can record up to six shows at once
(pressing the Live TV button on your TiVo remote will switch
among the tuners). See “Watching multiple shows at once” on
page 8 for more information about switching tuners.
Streaming. Streaming means watching a video directly from
another device; there’s no need to transfer or download it first.
With the TiVo T6 DVR, you can stream shows to or from another
TiVo DVR in your network or from a number of broadband
sources. You can also stream to one or more TiVo Minis, TiVo
Previews, or to iOS devices using the TiVo app!
Host/Client. When your TiVo T6 DVR streams shows to another
TiVo DVR or device, including the TiVo Mini and TiVo Preview,
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your T6 DVR is a “host.” The TiVo DVR or device receiving the
shows is the “client.” And your T6 DVR can be a client, too!
When you stream shows from another TiVo DVR to your T6 DVR,
your T6 DVR is a client.
TiVo service. If the TiVo T6 DVR (or TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview) is
the body, the TiVo service is the brains! TiVo DVRs and devices
use the program information provided by the TiVo service to
power the program guide, allow you to search for shows, and
more. See “Searching for shows (and more!)” on page 6 for more
information.
CableCARDTM Decoder. Your TiVo T6 DVR comes with the
CableCARD already installed. You should not remove the
CableCARD at any time.
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Quick Tour – The TiVo Central screen
Your starting point for just about everything!
The TiVo Central screen is the starting point for just about everything you do with your TiVo
T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview. From the TiVo Central screen, you can see a list of all
the shows you’ve recorded, find new shows to watch, explore great Atlantic Broadband
Video on Demand choices, and more.
To get to the TiVo Central screen from live TV or any TiVo screen, just press the TiVo button
at the top of your TiVo remote control.
The Video Window
The Video Window is located in the upper right corner of the TiVo Central screen and most
other TiVo menu screens, unless you choose to turn it off or temporarily hide it. The Video
Window continues playing the show you were watching when you entered the TiVo Central
screen.
To return your show to full screen
from TiVo Central or any other
TiVo menu screen, just press the
ZOOM button
on your TiVo
remote.
You can press the PAUSE button
on your TiVo remote to pause what’s playing in the
Video Window, and press PAUSE again to resume playing.
To temporarily hide the Video Window, press the SLOW button
Press SLOW again to restore the Video Window.
on your TiVo remote.
If you’d rather permanently turn off the Video Window, from the TiVo Central screen select
‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Displays,’ then ‘Video Window.’
Discovery Bar
The Discovery Bar is the bar of thumbnail images across the top of the TiVo Central screen
and many other TiVo menu screens. What you’ll see in the Discovery Bar depends on you!
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Often, the Discovery Bar displays ideas for shows you might like based on what shows you
record and mark as your favorites. For example, if you record the show “American Idol,” the
Discovery Bar might display thumbnails for other shows, like “So You Think You Can
Dance.” It all depends on what you’re interested in and what’s available to you.
The Discovery Bar also displays lots of other great viewing options: popular shows or sports
events that are playing on live TV, items from your My Shows list, TiVo Suggestions, new
video on demand shows, and more!
Press the UP arrow
to move up to the Discovery Bar, then the LEFT and RIGHT arrows
to move around. Press the SELECT button
on an image that interests you to open an
information screen about that item.
’What to Watch Now’
‘What to Watch Now’ sorts through all of your channels and video provider offerings to
show you a list what’s available right now. Choose from popular live TV shows, live sports
events, movies, TiVo Suggestions, and more! Just select ‘What to Watch Now’ to get
started. (You can also select ‘What to Watch Now’ from your My Shows list.)
And more
From TiVo Central you can find shows, manage upcoming recordings and downloads,
access music and photos from your networked PC, and explore a variety of apps available
on your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview. You’ll learn more about these options later
in this Guide, but remember — it all starts from TiVo Central.
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Quick Tour – My Shows
All the shows recorded by your TiVo T6 DVR, including downloaded shows, appear in the
My Shows list. To get to the My Shows list from any menu screen or from live TV, just press
the TiVo button
twice. (Just press it once if you’re already on the TiVo Central screen.)
Note: The My Shows list you see from your TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview is the list of shows
from the host DVR (you’ll see the host DVR’s icon on the My Shows screen).
Highlight any title in My Shows (even a show that’s still recording) and press the PLAY
button to play the show from the beginning, or to resume playing from where you left off.
To delete an individual show or a group, highlight the show or group name and press the
CLEAR button
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Highlight a title and press SELECT to open an information screen, where you’ll be able to
play, delete, or get more information about the show.
Available space
When viewing the My
Shows list, use the CH UP/
DOWN button on your
TiVo remote to jump an entire
page at a time.
A small bar underneath the words “My Shows” on the My Shows screen lets you know how
much space you have available for new recordings on your TiVo T6 DVR. If you don’t want
to see the amount of space used, press the
button on your TiVo remote while viewing
the My Shows screen to hide the bar.
Sorting shows
You can view My Shows either alphabetically by title (from A to Z) or by date recorded. Press
the
button on your TiVo remote to change how the list is sorted. Press it again to switch
back.
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Grouping shows
When Groups are on, shows are organized into folders, and a number in parentheses to the
right of each folder shows how many shows it contains. If you’ve recorded several episodes
of the same show, they can all be collected into a group. You’ll also see groups for HD
recordings, TiVo Suggestions (if you have auto-recording of Suggestions turned on), and
auto-recording WishList® searches.
Groups are on by default. To turn them off, press the
turn groups off. Press it again to turn Groups back on.
Deleted shows go to the Recently
Deleted group, where they
remain until space is needed for
new recordings.
button on your TiVo remote to
Even if Groups are turned off, you’ll see the Recently Deleted group at the bottom of the
My Shows list. Shows you delete go to the Recently Deleted group, where they remain and
are available for recovery until space is needed for new recordings.
A show’s title may appear in more than one group, even though there is only one recording
of the show. For example, you might have several episodes of a show in that show’s group,
and the same titles in the HD Recordings group, which includes all shows recorded in HD.
When you delete a show in one group, the title also disappears from any other group.
When your shows are grouped, you can highlight the group name and press the PLAY
button to play all of the shows in the group in sequence, beginning with the oldest.
Program details
You can highlight any show in My Shows and press the SELECT button
program details screen, which offers these options:
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to see the
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Play (or Resume playing if you’re returning to a partially watched show).
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Keep until... By default, recordings are saved until space is needed for new shows. But
you always have the option to keep a show for as long as you want. Just select ‘Keep
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until...’ and on the next screen, choose ‘Keep until I delete’ or specify that the show be
kept until a specific date you choose.
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Delete now (or Stop recording if recording is in progress).
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Bonus features Watch YouTube™ videos related to the show and more.
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Explore this show Find details about the show, including information about upcoming
episodes and cast members.
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More options View upcoming episodes or broadcasts of a show or movie, or get a
Season Pass® recording of a series. Select ‘More options’ to choose how long to keep a
recording (by default, recordings are saved until space is needed for new ones),
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Quick Tour – Finding & recording shows
You can find shows to watch or record by searching, browsing, or asking for
recommendations!
Searching for shows (and more!)
Search by show title, episode title, show description, or person name (actor, director, etc.).
The TiVo service searches upcoming TV shows and movies, web videos, and Atlantic
Broadband Video on Demand offerings all at the same time. You can even search for a
particular channel by its network name or call sign (such as NBC or ESPN).
1. From the TiVo Central screen, select ‘Find TV, Movies, & Videos,’ then choose ‘Search.’
If you’re in the program guide,
you can always press the ENTER
button
on your TiVo remote
to go to Search.
Press the
button on your
TiVo remote to filter the type of
shows displayed in your results:
choose from ‘All,’ ‘Available,’ and
‘Free.’
2. Use the letter grid to spell out the title, person, or word you’re looking for. Press the
arrow buttons to move around, then press the SELECT button
on each letter you
want. As you select letters, a list of possible matches sorted by popularity appears on
the right. For example, if you enter the letters HOW, you might see matches for the TV
show “How I Met Your Mother,” the Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand movie “How
To Lose A Guy In Ten Days,” and the director Ron Howard. Results are sorted by
popularity, with better matches higher in the list.
3. Keep selecting letters until you see what you’re searching for. If you make a mistake, you
can press the CLEAR button
to erase everything, or the REWIND button
to
erase one letter at a time. Insert a space by pressing the FAST FORWARD button
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4. Use the RIGHT arrow to highlight the show or person name, and press the SELECT
button to view the information screen.
5. For a show, select ‘Get this show’ to record the next showing or to set up a Season Pass
recording. From the information screen, you can also view upcoming episodes or an
episode guide, learn more about cast members, and access bonus features!
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Quick Tour – Watching live TV
When you’re watching a show as it’s broadcast, you’re watching live TV. Press the LIVE TV
button to go to live TV from any TiVo screen.
Moving around in time
1. First, press the PAUSE button
playback resumes.
. You can pause live TV for up to 30 minutes. After that,
When you pause live TV, you see a status
bar showing a one-hour period. The
green segment shows the portion of the
hour that has been saved by your TiVo T6 DVR. The white line marks your current point
in time. When the white line is back in the green segment, you’re “behind” live TV.
2. Press the PLAY button to continue watching the show. Next, press the REWIND
button
and the show rewinds. Press REWIND a second time to rewind faster, and a
third time to go even faster. Press PLAY at any time to return to normal speed.
3. Press PAUSE again, and, with the show paused, press the FAST FORWARD button
to move a small step forward. Press REWIND to move a small step back. Press PLAY to
resume watching at normal speed.
4. Press the REPLAY button
®. The show jumps back 8 seconds — useful for when you
miss a great sports play or a bit of dialog, or for when you fast forward too far.
5. Press REPLAY again, then immediately press the SLOW button
motion replay.
6. Press the ADVANCE button
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to see your own slow-
You’ll instantly move forward 30 seconds.
7. Press and hold the ADVANCE button and presto! You’re caught up to live TV.
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8. Press and hold the REPLAY button
portion.
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to skip back to the beginning of the saved
Changing channels
To move one channel at a time, press the CH UP/DOWN button
on the TiVo remote.
To go to a specific channel, use the numbers on your TiVo remote, then press the ENTER
button
. (If you don’t press ENTER, the channel changes automatically after a few
seconds.) To jump back to the previous channel on the same tuner, press ENTER again.
Tired of channel surfing? Press the GUIDE button
to display the program guide.
Highlight any show and press the SELECT button
. If the show is currently on, the
channel changes. If the show is on later, you’ll see options to record it.
Watching multiple shows at once
Your TiVo T6 DVR can watch (and record!) up to six shows at the same time. Go ahead, try
it:
1. First, press the PAUSE button
to pause the live TV show you’re watching. Let’s call
the tuner you’re watching “Tuner 1.”
2. Press the LIVE TV button
to switch to the next tuner, “Tuner 2.” Whenever you press
LIVE TV, you’ll switch to the next tuner in line.
Note: You may see the same channel on more than one tuner.
3. Change the channel if you like, watch the new show for a few moments, then press LIVE
TV again to switch to Tuner 3.
4. Change the channel, watch for a few moments, then press PAUSE.
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5. Press LIVE TV again to switch to Tuner 4. Again, change the channel, watch for a few
moments, then press PAUSE. Repeat to switch to Tuners 5 and 6.
6. Press LIVE TV once more to switch to Tuner 1. Notice that the first show you were
watching is still paused. Press the PLAY button (or PAUSE again) to continue watching
the show.
7. Press LIVE TV to switch to Tuner 2. Because you didn’t pause this show, it’s still playing.
Press the REWIND button
to watch the part of the show you missed. Press PLAY to
start playing.
8. Continue pressing LIVE TV to cycle through the rest of the tuners, and back to Tuner 1.
Shows you that paused are still paused; shows you were watching are still playing. You
can rewind them to catch what you missed!
Recording the show you’re watching
You can always record the show you’re watching — just press the RECORD button
while
watching any tuner. Then select ‘Record this showing.’ Select ‘Season Pass & other options’
or ‘Explore this show’ for more choices.
Recording the saved portion
On the TiVo T6 DVR, up to 30 minutes of the current channel’s broadcast is always being
saved, even when you’re not recording. When you change channels, the TiVo T6 DVR clears
the saved portion on the tuner you’re watching and starts saving again on the new channel.
So, if the saved portion is important to you, either record the program or switch tuners
instead of changing the channel.
To record the saved portion in addition to the rest of the program, choose ‘Record this
showing.’
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Note: The TiVo Mini and TiVo Preview do not save the current channel’s broadcast, so
recording begins from the moment you choose ‘Record this showing.’
Stopping a recording
You can stop any recording in either of two ways: press the RECORD button
in live TV,
then choose ‘Stop the current recording.’ Or, from the My Shows list, chose a title that’s
currently recording, then choose ‘Modify recording,’ then choose ‘Stop recording.’
Parental Controls settings
Parental Controls help you make sure your family has access to only those shows you want
them to watch. Set limits on movie and television ratings, lock specific channels, and
prevent viewing of recorded shows that violate the settings you choose.
Note: When watching TV on a TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview, the locked channels are
determined by the settings of the host DVR. Change settings on the host DVR as described
below.
From the TiVo Central screen, choose ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Parental
Controls.’ (Or, select the padlock icon from the large info banner.)
The padlock icon in the info banner shows the current state of Parental Controls.
Off No password or controls are set. The icon is dim and unlocked.
On Password and controls are set. The icon is bright and locked.
Temporarily Off Controls are set but turned off. The icon is bright and unlocked.
Changing Parental Controls settings
Once Parental Controls are on, you must enter your Parental Controls password to change
any Parental Controls settings.
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Turn on Parental Controls Use the number buttons on the TiVo remote to enter a fourdigit password, then enter the same password again for confirmation.
Turn off Parental Controls Enter the password, and press the SELECT button
. When
Parental Controls are off, the password is deleted and anyone can view any shows or watch
any channels.
When you turn Parental Controls
off, your password is deleted.
Change PIN Select ‘Change Password’ from the Parental Controls screen. Enter a new PIN,
then re-enter the new PIN to confirm.
Note: The Parental Controls PIN is set on each TiVo device independently, so the PIN on
your TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview can be different from the PIN on your T6 DVR.
Adjusting ratings settings for TV and movies
Movies originally meant for release to theaters have a different rating system from shows
made for TV. Use rating limits to set rules for both rating systems, as well as for specific
types of TV content. Select the rating type to change it.
TV/Movie rating limits Ratings shaded in green are not locked; ratings in red are locked.
Use the UP/DOWN arrows to adjust which ratings are locked.
Block by TV content Types of content marked by broadcasters as able to be blocked are
listed. Select each type of content you want to block, then use the UP/DOWN arrows to
adjust which ratings are blocked (shaded in red).
Block Unrated Programs Some movies and TV shows are unrated. Use this setting to block
all unrated movies or TV shows.
Manage Other Ratings Additional regional ratings may be available.
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Locking channels
When a channel is locked, the Parental Controls password must be entered to view the
channel. You can lock specific channels, or all channels.
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Quick Tour – Using the guide and miniguide
TiVo Live Guide
Date & time
Show description
The on-screen program guide displays up to two weeks of TV programming at the touch of
a button — the GUIDE button
on your TiVo remote. You can choose to display the
guide as a grid, or use the TiVo Live Guide (shown here). When you’re viewing the guide,
press the
button to display Guide Options and choose the view you want.
The mini-guide is a smaller version of the program guide. It shows you what’s coming up on
the channel you’re watching and the next two channels. Press the SELECT button
while
watching live TV to bring up the mini-guide.
In the grid guide, TiVo Live Guide, and mini guide, new shows are marked with a
icon.
Shows that are currently recording have a red circle icon next to the title, while shows that
are scheduled to record are marked with a check mark (for individual shows) or double
check mark (for Season Pass recordings).
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Press the FAST FORWARD button
to move the displayed time ahead one half-hour
at a time, or press the REWIND button
to move it backward.
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Press the ADVANCE button
to jump 24 hours back.
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Press SELECT on a show in progress, and the channel changes to that show. Press the
RECORD button
to record it.
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Press SELECT on an upcoming show, and you’ll see a screen with recording options. Set
up your recording or press the LEFT arrow to go back to the guide.
to jump 24 hours ahead, or the REPLAY button
Upcoming shows on
the selected channel
Mini-guide
To move around in the guides (TiVo Live Guide, grid guide, or mini-guide):
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Channels & shows
currently airing
Date & time
Show title
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Current channel &
next two channels
Upcoming shows
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Don’t see what you’re looking for? Press the ENTER button
program guide to jump directly to the Search screen.
while viewing the full
Choosing channels for the guide
You can use the Guide Options screen to choose which channels to display in the guide.
All Display all channels available from Atlantic Broadband, even channels you don’t receive.
My Channels Display only the channels that are checked in the Channel List
(recommended).
Favorites Display only the channels you rated as your favorites in the Channel List.
Finding more showings
For a comprehensive list of all upcoming showings of a program, including repeats, select
the show from the guide, then select ‘Season Pass & other options.’ Then choose ‘More
options’ from the program details screen, and select ‘View other showings.’ You can use
this list to choose the showing that you want to record.
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Quick Tour – Atlantic Broadband Video on
Demand
Your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, and TiVo Preview have access to thousands of the latest hit
shows and movies — most of them free!
Whenever you search for a show, Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand shows are included
in the results. It’s just that easy to find the shows you want.
Accessing Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand
If you’d rather browse the offerings available from Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand,
just press the ON DEMAND button
on your TiVo remote. This will take you to the
main screen of available content.
Choosing a video
To select an on-demand video:
1. On the main Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand page, you’ll see a list of categories
(like ‘New,’ ‘Drama,’ or ‘Comedy’) to choose from. Highlight the category you wish to
browse and press the SELECT button
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2. If you are offered sub-categories, choose a sub-category and press SELECT.
3. A list of available videos is displayed. You’ll see the video’s price, and when you
highlight the video, you’ll see a brief description in the right column.
4. Once you've located a video you want, highlight it and press SELECT. This will bring you
to a screen that gives you more details on the video and, in many cases, allows you to
watch a free preview.
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5. If the video is free, the information screen will have an option to ‘Play.’ Select ‘Play’ to
start the video.
If the video must be rented to view it, the information screen will have an option to ‘Rent
& watch now’ (the price will be listed). Select ‘Rent & watch now’ to order the video. You
will be asked to confirm your purchase by pressing the THUMBS UP button
on your
TiVo remote.
Controlling a video
Stopping the video. Once you’ve started watching your video, you can stop it at any time
by pressing the LEFT arrow on your TiVo remote. Partially watched videos are stored in the
‘My Rentals’ folder. See “Watching a saved video” on page 16 for information on watching
a video saved in the ‘My Rentals’ folder.
Pausing. Press the PAUSE button
PLAY on your TiVo remote.
on the your TiVo remote. To resume playing, press
Rewinding. Press the REWIND button
on your TiVo remote. You can press REWIND up
to three times for three speeds. When you are ready to watch, press PLAY.
Fast Forwarding. Press the FAST FORWARD button
on your TiVo remote. You can
press FAST FORWARD up to three times for three speeds. When you are ready to watch,
press the PLAY button .
Note: Some videos from the Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand library will not allow
you to fast forward.
Watching a saved video
Partially and completely viewed On Demand videos are saved in the ‘Watch it again’ folder
for as long as they are available from Atlantic Broadband Video on Demand. You can watch
them again at any time.
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To restart a video in progress, or to re-watch a video you have already viewed:
1. Press the ON DEMAND button
on your TiVo remote.
2. Select the ‘My Rentals’ folder.
3. Select the video you want to watch.
4. Select ‘Resume playing’ to start playing from where you left off, or, to play the video
from the beginning, press the RIGHT arrow to select ‘from beginning.’
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Quick Tour – Photos, Music, & Showcases
Your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview is really an entire digital home entertainment
center, with access to your photos, music, and more!
Photos
Connect to your Picasa and Photobucket accounts to view photos stored there. From the
TiVo Central screen, select ‘Music & Photos,’ then ‘Photos & Slideshows’ for available
options.
Music
With your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview, you’ll have a constant supply of all your
favorite music.
Pandora® Internet Radio. Pandora is a free service that lets you create custom Internet
radio stations personalized just for you, playing only the music you love! Just tell Pandora
one of your favorite songs, artists, or composers, and it will create a radio station that
explores that kind of music. You can even create stations based on genre (rock, pop, dance,
show tunes, classical). Pandora plays all your current and old favorites and introduces you to
new songs you’ll love.
Spotify. On demand music! Spotify lets you listen to your favorites and discover new music
right from your TiVo box.
Podcaster. Find and listen to podcasts without being tethered to your computer or mobile
device.
To view music options, from the TiVo Central screen, select ‘Music & Photos’ for available
options.
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Showcases
Showcases often include interactive content that offers opportunities to schedule
recordings of featured programs, or allows you to watch previews of upcoming movies or
TV shows.
Note: Showcases are available only on the TiVo T6 DVR, not on the TiVo Mini or TiVo
Preview.
Showcases may include exclusive content: the inside scoop on hit movies, special events,
popular series, and shows featuring the biggest stars of the screen and stage.
From the TiVo Central screen, select ‘Showcases & Apps’ for available options.
YouTube™ videos
Browsing YouTube videos with your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview is just as easy
as browsing YouTube videos on the Internet. From the TiVo Central screen choose ‘Find TV,
Movies, & Videos,’ then ‘YouTube.’
On the YouTube home page, use the arrow buttons on your TiVo remote to explore the
menus. You can browse by channel (categories covering everything from animation, to
comedy, to music, and more), search for a particular video, or sign in to see your
subscriptions and favorite videos.
Note: A “BACK” option appears on every page except the home page. Select it to back to
the previous menu. (Using the LEFT arrow on your TiVo remote will not take you to the
previous menu.).
You can also search and browse for YouTube videos using the TiVo menus. When you
search or browse using the TiVo menus, shows available from YouTube display a YouTube
logo on the right side of the screen.
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For more information on this and many other features, go to tivo.com/howto.
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Getting more info
Got a question? Here’s how to find answers:
1. Use the TiVo service help screens. For general troubleshooting, go to the TiVo Central
screen, and select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Help.’
2. Get how-to information online. You’ll always find the latest information about what
you can do with your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview online at tivo.com/howto.
3. Use online support. Visit Atlantic Broadband Customer Care online at atlanticbb.com/
tivo for the most up-to-date information about using Atlantic Broadband Video on
Demand.
4. Call Customer Support. If you still have questions, contact a Atlantic Broadband
Customer Care agent by calling 1-888-536-9600.
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Troubleshooting
Note: Some of the following options apply only to the TiVo T6 DVR. For information about
troubleshooting your TiVo Mini or the TiVo Preview, go to tivo.com/howto.
TiVo service
What is the TiVo service?
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Think of TiVo service as the brains behind your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview.
The TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview uses the program information provided by
the TiVo service to power the program guide, allow you to search for shows and
schedule recordings, and more.
What happens if my TiVo T6 DVR temporarily loses power?
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In the event of a power outage, any programs scheduled to record during the power
outage will not be recorded. If a recording is in progress during a power outage, the
recording will resume once power is restored and the DVR restarts. The recording will
show up in two parts if the power is restored during the time the recording was made.
Your Season Pass requests, WishList Searches, and all the existing recordings in the My
Shows list will not be affected. Shows in your To Do List will record as scheduled once
the power is restored.
How do I connect to a host TiVo DVR?
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On the TiVo Mini, you chose a host T6 DVR during Guided Setup. If you want to change
your host T6 DVR, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Remote &
Devices.’ Choose ‘Connected TiVo DVR’ to select a new host.
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On the TiVo Preview, when it first turns on, it scans your home network for available TiVo
T6 DVRs. When it finds one, it automatically connects to it. The TiVo T6 DVR becomes
the host, and the shows in its My Shows list appear in the TiVo Preview’s My Shows list.
My TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview can’t find a host TiVo T6 DVR.
Make sure that the TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview and the host TiVo T6 DVR are on the same
TiVo account, that both boxes are on the same network, that the host TiVo T6 DVR is turned
on, and that both the TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview and the host TiVo T6 DVR have network
connections. To test your the network connection, go to the TiVo Central screen and select
‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Network,’ then ‘Connect to the TiVo service
now.’
I have more than one TiVo T6 DVR in my home network; how can I
change the default host?
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On the TiVo Mini, the TiVo T6 DVR you selected during Guided Setup becomes the
default host T6 DVR, but you can change the host at any time. From the TiVo Central
screen, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Remote & Devices.’ Choose
‘Connected TiVo DVR’ to select a new host.
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On the TiVo Preview, the first time you select a TiVo T6 DVR from your My Shows list, it
becomes the default host, but you can change the host at any time. Available TiVo T6
DVRs in the network appear near the bottom of the My Shows list. To connect to one of
those T6 DVRs instead, select it from the My Shows list. It will then become the default
host.
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Channels
I can’t go to one of my channels.
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Review your channel list to make sure all the channels you subscribe to are marked with
a yellow check. Compare the channel list to the list of channels in your cable plan.
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The TiVo T6 DVR requires a CableCARD™ decoder to receive any cable programming.
Contact Atlantic Broadband Customer Care to make sure that all of the channels in your
cable subscription have been activated on the CableCARD decoder.
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You may be trying to access an antenna or analog cable channel. The TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo
Mini, or TiVo Preview does not receive analog channels.
The TiVo Remote Control
Activity light
Note: Some of the following options apply to using your TiVo remote only with the TiVo T6
DVR. For information about using your TiVo remote with the TiVo Mini or the TiVo Preview,
go to tivo.com/howto.
My TiVo remote doesn't work with my TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo
Preview.
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Be sure you are using the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview’s remote, and that
you hold it so that the TiVo button
points toward the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or
TiVo Preview.
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If you are trying to use the TiVo remote in RF mode (so that it can control a TiVo T6 DVR
that is not within line-of-sight), make sure the TiVo remote is paired with the DVR. You’ll
know if the TiVo remote is in RF mode if when you press a button you see a blue light at
the top of the TiVo remote. If the light is red, that means the TiVo remote is in IR mode.
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Press any button on the TiVo remote. Does the activity light on the TiVo remote flash?
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If the activity light does not flash, make sure the batteries are positioned correctly in
the TiVo remote. If they are correctly positioned, try a new set of batteries. See the
inside back cover of this guide for instructions on installing batteries.
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If the activity light on the TiVo remote does flash, watch the lights on the front of the
TiVo T6 DVR. If lights on the front of the TiVo T6 DVR do not respond to the TiVo
remote, restart your TiVo T6 DVR. See “Restarting your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or
TiVo Preview” on page 34 for instructions.
You may not have the correct input selected on your TV. Use the Input, Source, or TV/
Video button on your TV’s remote to change the input.
My Shows
I haven’t recorded enough shows to fill my TiVo T6 DVR, but when I try
to schedule more shows, the TiVo T6 DVR says there isn’t room.
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The TiVo service includes smart scheduling features that track not only how much space
you currently have on your TiVo T6 DVR, but also how much space will be needed in the
near future to record all the shows you have scheduled. If your TiVo T6 DVR will be full in
the near future, the TiVo service informs you and suggests options — such as allowing
some shows to be deleted early — that will allow you to schedule additional recordings.
With the TiVo service, you always have the final say over what gets recorded and how
long it’s kept.
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The amount of recording space the TiVo T6 DVR needs varies from channel to channel
and from show to show. In general, the more action you see on your screen, such as in
fast-moving sports or action movies, the more recording space is required. Highdefinition shows take up much more space than standard-definition shows.
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How can I fit more shows in My Shows?
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To make space, delete some shows. To delete a show, highlight the title and press the
CLEAR button
.
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Reduce the number of recordings that are marked ‘Keep Until I Delete.’
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Set up Season Pass recordings with the Recording Option ‘First-run only’ or ‘New only’
to record only new episodes.
Note: On the Mini or TiVo Preview, if the My Shows list is empty, either it is not connected
to a host T6 DVR or the host T6 DVR has no available recordings. Make sure that the TiVo
Mini or TiVo Preview and the host TiVo T6 DVR are on the same network, that the host TiVo
T6 DVR is turned on, and that both the TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview and the host TiVo T6 DVR
have network connections. To test your the network connection, go to the TiVo Central
screen and select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Network,’ then ‘Connect to
the TiVo service now.’
Watching Live TV
Can I watch a show while it’s being recorded?
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Yes, you can watch a show as it is being recorded; you can also watch any show from the
My Shows list while other shows are being recorded.
Note: To watch live TV on your TiVo Mini, you must be connected to a host T6 DVR, and
that host T6 DVR must be set up to allow live TV on your Mini.
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Recording shows
Can I record more than one show at the same time, or watch one
channel and record another?
The TiVo T6 DVR is capable of recording up to six shows on different channels at the same
time.
How can I record a show (or shows) when there is a conflict?
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The TiVo T6 DVR gives each repeating recording a priority. You can resolve some
conflicts using the Season Pass Manager to change priorities (repeating recordings are
Season Pass shows and auto-recording WishList shows). To open the Season Pass
Manager, go to TiVo Central, then choose ‘Manage Recordings & Downloads,’ then
‘Season Pass Manager.’ Select the show you know you want to record and move it
higher in the list to make sure it has a higher priority.
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You can sometimes resolve recording conflicts by changing the ‘Stop Time’ or ‘Start
Time’ Recording Options. (To open Recording Options, select the show from your My
Shows List, then choose ‘Modify recording’ then ‘Recording options.’)
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If a single episode of a repeating recording conflicts with another show, you can select
that episode in the To Do List and change it independently of the rest of the repeating
recording. (To open the To Do list, go to TiVo Central, then choose ‘Manage Recordings
& Downloads,’ then ‘To Do List.’)
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Set up Season Pass recordings with the Recording Option ‘First-run only’ to record only
new episodes. You’ll be less likely to run out of space in the My Shows list and less likely
to encounter conflicts.
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I can’t find my show in a search even though I know it’s on.
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The TiVo T6 DVR uses your Channel List to search for shows. Verify that the channel is
selected in your Channel List. Does the channel have a check mark next to it? To give it
one, highlight the channel and press the SELECT button
. For more information on
this and many other features, go to tivo.com/howto.
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Look on the Network screen (from the TiVo Central screen, select ‘Settings & Messages,’
then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Network’ for the time of the last successful connection to the TiVo
service. If it was more than 36 hours ago, your TiVo T6 DVR may be having trouble
connecting to the TiVo service. Select ‘View network diagnostics,’ then ‘Test
Connection’ to test the current settings. If the test connection does not succeed, see
“General network troubleshooting tips” at tivo.com/support for connection
troubleshooting. Once you have made a successful test connection, start a regular
connection by selecting ‘Connect To The TiVo service Now.’ If your connection is
successful, new program information will be downloaded and organized, and will
become available to search in about one to five hours.
I can’t search for shows. The TiVo T6 DVR says it is organizing program
information.
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Your TiVo T6 DVR may not have all its program information yet. After initial installation,
the TiVo T6 DVR downloads some program information from the TiVo service. More
program information becomes available after the next time the TiVo T6 DVR connects to
the TiVo service. After 24 hours, full information (up to two weeks) is available.
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If the TiVo T6 DVR loses power while it is organizing program information, the
organizing process will stop until the TiVo T6 DVR makes a successful connection to the
TiVo service, and then will start again. If your TiVo T6 DVR lost power while it was
organizing program information, you can get it to start organizing again by starting a
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connection to the TiVo service. (From TiVo Central, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then
‘Settings,’ then ‘Network,’ then ‘Connect to the TiVo service Now.’)
What happens if a live event I have scheduled to record goes into
overtime?
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If the TiVo service detects that a recording you’re setting up is of a live show (like a
sporting event or an awards show) you’ll see a message asking whether you’d like to add
more time at the end of the recording, just in case it goes into overtime.
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If you are watching a show while it’s being recorded, you can add extra recording time
from the Recording Options screen. (To open Recording Options, select the show from
your My Shows List, then choose ‘Modify recording’ then ‘Recording options.’)
Is there a way to record a show that will not be aired for weeks or
months?
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Create an auto-recording WishList search for shows that are not yet listed in the guide.
To Create a WishList search, go to TiVo Central, then ‘Find TV, Movies, & Videos’ then
‘WishList Searches.’ For more information on WishList searches and many other
features, go to tivo.com/howto.
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If you know the date, time, and channel on which the show will air, you can create a
manual recording to record it. To create a manual recording, from TiVo Central choose
‘Manage Recordings & Downloads,’ then ‘Set Up a Manual Recording.’
Why wasn’t my show recorded?
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Make sure the TiVo T6 DVR is connecting to the TiVo service. Check the status from TiVo
Central by choosing ‘Settings’ then ‘Network.’
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View your History for an explanation of why the show did not record. History is the first
selection in the To Do List. (To open the To Do list, go to TiVo Central, then choose
‘Manage Recordings & Downloads,’ then ‘To Do List.’) Here are some reasons why a
show may not have recorded:
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When Season Pass recordings and other repeating recordings conflict, shows are
recorded according to their priority in the Season Pass Manager.
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If the show was a rerun, your Season Pass recording may be set to record First Run
Only shows.
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The show may have been deleted from the My Shows list by someone else in your
household.
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The show may have been canceled by the network.
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There may have been a conflict when requesting another show, and the proposed
resolution was to delete the missing show earlier than planned. If you accepted that
resolution, the show would have been deleted.
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There may have been a power outage that affected the recording.
Audio and Video
How do I get rid of the bars at the top & bottom or sides of the
picture?
Letterbox bars (at the top & bottom) and side bars may be added to a show by the
broadcaster, by the TiVo T6 DVR, or by your TV. In some cases, it may be difficult to
determine the source of the bars in order to determine how to eliminate them.
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Set the TiVo T6 DVR’s Letterbox Color to gray. From ‘Settings & Messages,’ select
‘Settings,’ then ‘Video,’ then ‘Letterbox Color.’ Since most broadcasters add black bars,
making the TiVo T6 DVR bars gray will help you determine the source of the bars.
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Make sure your TV Aspect Ratio is set correctly. From ‘Settings & Messages,’ select
‘Settings,’ then ‘Video,’ then ‘TV Aspect Ratio.’
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Check your TV’s owner’s manual for information about how it may be adding letterbox
or side bars to the picture.
The audio and video are out of sync.
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The audio and video may re-sync if you change channels.
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You may be able to re-sync audio and video by pressing the REPLAY button
the TiVo remote.
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Press the TiVo button
to go to the TiVo Central screen, then press the LIVE TV
button
to return to live TV.
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Restart your TiVo T6 DVR. See “Restarting your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview”
on page 34 for instructions.
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My TiVo T6 DVR was working, but now the picture is frozen.
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Try changing channels several times.
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Press the PAUSE button
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Restart your TiVo T6 DVR. See “Restarting your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview”
on page 34 for instructions.
, then the PLAY button .
I don’t get a picture now, even though I have been able to get one in
the past.
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Your TV may not be set to the correct input. Most TVs have an input button that says
either “TV/Video,” “Input,” or “Source.” It may be on the TV or on the TV remote
control. Look at your TV and TV remote and try changing the input setting.
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Use the RESOLUTION button on the back of your T6 DVR to cycle through the various
video output formats.
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Someone in your household may have placed the TiVo T6 DVRin Standby mode. To
return to normal mode from Standby, press either the TiVo button
or the LIVE TV
button
on your TiVo remote.
My audio system is set up to play in stereo, but it is only playing mono.
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Make sure that Default Audio Program (stereo) is selected on the Audio settings screen.
(From TiVo Central, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Audio.’) Be sure
you connected audio using the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview’s L/R Audio Out
jacks.
I can’t select an alternate audio track.
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Recorded shows, such as those in the My Shows list, always have only one audio track,
the one they were recorded with.
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You cannot change the audio track if you are watching a live show, but are not caught
up to live TV. Catch up to live TV by pressing the ADVANCE button
®. Changing the
audio program will clear the saved part of the show you are watching, so you will only be
able to rewind live TV to the point where you changed the audio program.
My shows are playing in the wrong language.
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You may have selected the wrong language in the Default Audio Language setting. To
modify this setting, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Audio,’ then
‘Alternate Audio.’
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I see a gray screen with a message that says “Searching for signal.”
Your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview is having trouble tuning to the channel you
are on. Follow these steps to restore the video:
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Try changing channels. If the message appears on just a few channels, you may be
tuned to a channel to which you do not subscribe, or you may be experiencing a weak
signal on a channel to which you do subscribe.
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You may be experiencing a temporary cable outage.
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Your video cable may have come loose. Make sure all the cable connections on the back
of your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview are secure.
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The cables you are using to connect your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview to
your TV or other equipment may be damaged or defective. Try exchanging the cables
connected to the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview with other cables that you
know are working properly.
Parental Controls
My Parental Controls are not working.
Note: The Parental Controls PIN is set on each TiVo device independently, so the PIN on
your TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview can be different from the PIN on your T6 DVR.
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For Parental Controls to work, they must be on (not temporarily turned off). When you
enter your password to watch a show that violates Parental Controls, they are
temporarily turned off. You can re-enable them on the Parental Controls screen (from
the TiVo Central screen, select ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Parental Controls’), or by
putting your TiVo T6 DVR in Standby mode and then taking it out of Standby. (Put your
TiVo T6 DVR in Standby mode by selecting ‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Standby.’ To
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return to normal mode from Standby, press either the TiVo button
TV button
.)
or the the LIVE
Note: When watching TV on a TiVo Mini or TiVo Preview, the blocked channels are
determined by the settings of the host DVR. Change settings on the host DVR as described
above.
Restarting your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview
You may need to restart your TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview as a troubleshooting
step.
Note: The restarting process can take 10 – 15 minutes.
To restart the T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or TiVo Preview, go to TiVo Central screen and select
‘Settings & Messages,’ then ‘Help.’ Choose ‘Restart or reset system,’ then ‘Restart the TiVo
Box.’ As a safety measure, press the THUMBS DOWN button
three times, then press
the ENTER button
.
Note: If you cannot access the TiVo menus, you can restart the TiVo T6 DVR, TiVo Mini, or
TiVo Preview by unplugging the power cord, waiting 15 seconds, and plugging the power
back in.
When the restart process is complete, a TiVo welcome video may begin playing
automatically. Press the TiVo button
to bypass this video and go directly to the TiVo
Central screen.
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Remote control tips & shortcuts
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Press the TiVo button
once to go to the TiVo Central screen, or twice to go to the
My Shows list — your list of recorded shows.
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While watching live TV, press the SELECT button
of what’s coming up on the next three channels.
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The CH UP/DOWN button
does more than change the channel — it also pages up or
down through lists of shows or menu items.
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Press the ADVANCE button
® to move forward 30 seconds. Press and hold to catch
up to live TV or jump to the end of a recorded show.
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Press the REPLAY button
beginning of a show.
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to see the mini-guide: a snapshot
to jump back 8 seconds. Press and hold to jump to the
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Glossary of icons
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My Shows
This show will be saved until you delete it.
Plain folder – contains more than one episode of the same
series.
In less than three days, this show may be deleted to make room for
other recordings you have requested, but only if space is needed.
Folder with red or blue dot – contains a show that is currently
recording (red) or downloading/transferring (blue).
In less than one day, this show may be deleted to make room for other
recordings you have requested, but only if space is needed.
Folder with white star – contains one or more shows recorded
by a WishList search.
In less than three days, this show will be deleted due to copyright
restrictions.
Folder with Suggestions icon – contains all shows recorded as
TiVo Suggestions.
In less than one day, this show will be deleted due to copyright
restrictions.
This show is a TiVo® Suggestion. TiVo Suggestions are recorded
only if space is available, and are the first to be deleted when
space is needed.
This show is currently being recorded.
Using the on-screen menus
Customizing your TiVo remote
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Other TiVo boxes on your home network.
This show is currently downloading , transferring from another TiVo box,
or streaming from another TiVo box.
To Do List & Upcoming Episodes
(These icons appear beside shows scheduled to be recorded or downloaded.)
To navigate the on-screen menus, use the
remote control’s arrow buttons
to move to the option you want, then press
SELECT.
When programmed, the POWER,
INPUT, VOLUME, and MUTE buttons on
the TiVo remote can control your TV or
AV receiver.
The LEFT arrow button often takes you to the
previous screen.
Even better, if you have a TiVo T6 DVR,
your remote control is an RF remote.
This means that the remote can control
your TiVo box even if the box is not in
direct line of sight with the remote (for
instance, if it is behind a cabinet door).
On-Screen Arrows
Your T6 remote control should be ready
to use in RF mode after you complete
Guided Setup. However, if you have
trouble using the remote in RF mode, or
if you purchase additional remotes, you
may need to “pair” the remote to your
DVR before using it.
The arrows that appear on the
highlight bar show the directions you
can move. For example, on this
screen, you could press the RIGHT
arrow to view details about the
highlighted title, or the LEFT arrow to
go back to the previous screen.
To program or pair your TiVo remote,
press the TiVo button to go to the TiVo
Central® screen and select ‘Messages &
Settings,’ then ‘Settings,’ then ‘Remote,
CableCARD, & Devices,’ then ‘Remote
Control Setup.’ Follow the easy
on-screen instructions.
Arrows on the
Highlight Bar
For more information on this and many
other features, go to tivo.com/howto.
Last
Show will be recorded as part of a WishList search.
Last
Discovery Bar
Show will be recorded or downloaded as an individual recording (not part of a Season Pass® recording or WishList® search).
Show will be recorded or downloaded as part of a Season Pass recording.
Highlight Bar
The Discovery Bar is the bar of images
across the top of the TiVo Central
screen and other menu screens. Press
the UP arrow to move up to the
Discovery Bar, then the LEFT and
RIGHT arrows to move around. Select
an image that interests you to learn
more about that item.
The TiVo® Remote*
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The TiVo button takes you to the TiVo Central screen,
the starting point for all your TiVo features and settings.
Live TV takes you to live TV. If you’re watching live TV,
use it to cycle through the tuners.
If programmed, TV PWR turns your TV on or off.
Info shows the info banner while watching live TV;
press it again to make it disappear.
Use Input to select the input (such as TiVo box,
DVD player, game system) your TV displays.
Use Zoom to change aspect ratio of shows on your TV
or to return to full-screen from the Video Window.
Back goes back to the previous screen (in certain
apps).
Press Select to choose menu items or, when watching
live TV, to bring up the Mini Guide.
Guide takes you to the program guide, where you can
find shows to watch or record. Press it again to see
filtered views.
Use the arrow buttons to navigate the TiVo menus
and the program guide.
Use the Channel Up/Down buttons to change the
channel and to page up or down while in the program
guide or TiVo menus.
If programmed, Volume and Mute control the
volume on your TV or A/V receiver.
Use the Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down buttons to rate
shows, collections, or video providers for TiVo
Suggestions.
Play, Pause, Rewind, Fast-Forward or play
shows in Slow Motion. Press Rewind and
Fast-Forward up to three times for three
speeds.
Replay repeats the last 8 seconds of the show. Press
and hold to jump to the beginning of a show.
Advance moves forward in 30-second increments; press
and hold to jump to the end of the show. Or, press
Advance to jump to the next tick mark when
fast-forwarding or rewinding.
The letter buttons sort and filter views. Look for the
on-screen tips.
Press Record to start recording the show you’re
watching, or to set up a recording for a show
selected in the program guide.
Clear removes the display of the info banner or
program guide, and deletes titles from the My
Shows or To Do list.
*This information is specifically for the TiVo T6 DVR remote
control. For detailed information about remote controls for the
TiVo Mini and the TiVo Preview go to www.tivo.com
Last
Enter/Last returns you to the last channel tuned to in
live TV.
On Demand takes you to the main screen for
video-on-demand options.
The TiVo Service
Quick Guide
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