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INTERACTIVE GUIDE
DVR WITH MULTI-ROOM
USER GUIDE
Remote Control ..............................................................................................2
Changing the Channel ...................................................................................3
Picture-In-Picture Browsing ...........................................................................3
Menu Navigation Tips.....................................................................................4
Menu Button ...................................................................................................4
Main
Menu
.....................................................................................................4
Interactive
Guide
Interactive
Guide
Program
Info...................................................................................................5
Remote Control
..............................................................................................2
Control...................................................................................................1-2
Interactive
Guide ..............................................................................................2
Remote
Control
Interactive
Guide....................................................................................................3
Create
Favorites
.............................................................................................6
Changing
the
Channel
...................................................................................3
Interactive
Guide ..............................................................................................2
Remote Control
Changing
the Channel
...................................................................................3
Search
Feature
..............................................................................................6
Picture-In-Picture
Browsing
...........................................................................3
Remote Control
..............................................................................................2
Changing
the Channel
...................................................................................3
Picture-In-Picture
Browsing
...........................................................................3
Parental
Controls............................................................................................7
Menu
Navigation
Tips.....................................................................................4
Changing the Channel
...................................................................................3
Picture-In-Picture
Browsing
...........................................................................3
Menu
Navigation
Tips.....................................................................................4
Locking
Pay-Per-View
Rentals .......................................................................7
Button
...................................................................................................4
Picture-In-Picture
Browsing ...........................................................................3
Menu
Navigation
Tips.....................................................................................4
Menu
Button
...................................................................................................4
Locking
Specific
Channels .............................................................................8
Main
.....................................................................................................4
MenuMenu
Navigation
Tips.....................................................................................4
Button
...................................................................................................4
Main
Menu
.....................................................................................................4
Locking
Programs
Based on Ratings ............................................................8
Program
Info
...................................................................................................5
MenuMenu
Button
...................................................................................................4
Main
.....................................................................................................4
Program
Info
...................................................................................................5
Turing
Off
Locks
for
Four Hours .....................................................................8
Create
Favorites
.............................................................................................6
Main Menu
.....................................................................................................4
Program
Info
...................................................................................................5
Create
Favorites
.............................................................................................6
Hide Channels
in..............................................................................................6
the Guide ...........................................................................9
Search
Feature
Program
Info...................................................................................................5
Create
Favorites
.............................................................................................6
Search
Feature
..............................................................................................6
Pay-Per-View
Events
......................................................................................9
Parental
Controls............................................................................................7
Create
Favorites
.............................................................................................6
Search
Feature
..............................................................................................6
Parental
Controls............................................................................................7
Locking
Pay-Per-View
Rentals .......................................................................7
Search Feature
..............................................................................................6
Parental
Controls............................................................................................7
Locking
Pay-Per-View
Rentals
.......................................................................7
DVR
User Guide
Specific
Channels
.............................................................................8
Parental
Controls............................................................................................7
Locking Pay-Per-View
Rentals
.......................................................................7
Locking
Channels
.............................................................................8
Remote Specific
Control Features
.............................................................................10
Programs
Based
on
Ratings
............................................................8
Pay-Per-View
Rentals
.......................................................................7
Locking
Specific
Channels
.............................................................................8
Locking
Programs
Based
on Ratings
............................................................8
Pause
...........................................................................................................10
Turing Off
Locks
for
Four
Hours
.....................................................................8
Specific Channels
.............................................................................8
LockingOff
Programs
Based
on
Ratings
............................................................8
Turing
Locksinfor
Four
Hours
.....................................................................8
Replay
..........................................................................................................11
Hide
Channels
the
Guide
Locking
Programs
Based
on...........................................................................9
Ratings
............................................................8
Turing
Off
Locks
for
Four
Hours
.....................................................................8
Hide
Channels
in the......................................................................................9
Guide ...........................................................................9
Fast
Forward
................................................................................................11
Pay-Per-View
Events
TuringChannels
Off Locks
for
Four
Hours
.....................................................................8
Hide
in
the
Guide
...........................................................................9
Pay-Per-View
Events......................................................................................9
Record ..........................................................................................................11
Hide ChannelsEvents
in the......................................................................................9
Guide ...........................................................................9
Pay-Per-View
Record
Series
..............................................................................................12
DVR
User
Guide
Pay-Per-View Events......................................................................................9
DVR
User Guide
Scheduling
Recordings
..........................................................................
13-14
Remote
Control
Features
.............................................................................10
DVR
User Guide
Remote
Control.......................................................................................
Features.............................................................................10
Fixing
Conflicts
14-15
Pause
...........................................................................................................10
DVR
User Guide
Remote
Control Features.............................................................................10
Pause
...........................................................................................................10
View
Recordings
..........................................................................................16
Replay
..........................................................................................................11
Remote
Control Features.............................................................................10
Pause
...........................................................................................................10
Replay
..........................................................................................................11
Stop
Recordings...........................................................................................18
Fast
Forward
................................................................................................11
Pause
...........................................................................................................10
Replay
..........................................................................................................11
Fast
Forward
................................................................................................11
Delete
Recordings
.......................................................................................18
Record
..........................................................................................................11
Replay
..........................................................................................................11
Fast
Forward
................................................................................................11
Record ..........................................................................................................11
Series................................................................................................11
..............................................................................................12
Fast
Forward
Record
..........................................................................................................11
11-12
Record
Series
..............................................................................................12
Home
Media
Sharing
Scheduling
Recordings
.......................................................................... 13-14
Record ..........................................................................................................11
Series
..............................................................................................12
Scheduling
.......................................................................... 14-15
13-14
Home
MediaRecordings
Sharing
...................................................................................19
Fixing
Conflicts
.......................................................................................
Record
Series
..............................................................................................12
Scheduling
Recordings
.......................................................................... 14-15
13-14
Fixing
Conflicts
.......................................................................................
Home
Media Sharing
Remote Control Keys................................................20
View
Recordings
..........................................................................................16
Scheduling
Recordings
.......................................................................... 13-14
Fixing
Conflicts
.......................................................................................
14-15
View Recordings...........................................................................................18
Recordings
..........................................................................................16
Configuring
Your PC
to Share Music ...........................................................21
Stop
Fixing
Conflicts .......................................................................................
14-15
View Recordings...........................................................................................18
Recordings
..........................................................................................16
Stop
Connecting
to a Windows
Media Connect Server .......................................22
Delete
Recordings
.......................................................................................18
View
Recordings
..........................................................................................16
Watch
a
Recorded
Program................................................................................17
Stop
Recordings...........................................................................................18
Delete Recordings
.......................................................................................18
Playing
Music on Your
TV.............................................................................23
Stop Recordings...........................................................................................18
Delete
Recordings .......................................................................................18
Viewing
Photos
on
Your
TV ..........................................................................24
Home
Media
Sharing
Delete Recordings .......................................................................................18
Home
Media
Sharing
Playing
Music
and
Viewing
Photos Together ...............................................24
Home Media Sharing ...................................................................................19
Home Media Sharing ...................................................................................19
Home
Media
Sharing
Remote
Control Keys................................................20
Home
Media
Sharing
Home
Media
Sharing ...................................................................................19
Home
Media
Sharing
Remote
Control
Keys................................................20
Other
Configuring
Your
PC
to
Share
Music
...........................................................21
Home Media Sharing ...................................................................................19
Control
Keys................................................20
Configuring
Your
PC
toRemote
Share
Music
...........................................................21
19
Frequently Asked
Questions
........................................................................25
Connecting
to
a
Windows
Media
Connect
Server
.......................................22
Home MediaYour
Sharing
Remote
Control
Keys
................................................20
Configuring
PC
to
Share
Music
...........................................................21
Connecting
to on
a TV
Windows
Media
Server .......................................22
20
Customize
Your
Screen
for HDConnect
...............................................................26
Playing
Music
Your
TV
.............................................................................23
Configuring Your
PC to Share
Music
...........................................................21
Connecting
to on
a Windows
Media
Connect
Server .......................................22
Playing
Music
Your
TV
.............................................................................23
20
Changing
the Aspect
Ratio
..........................................................................26
Viewing
Photos
on
Your
TV
..........................................................................24
Connecting
to on
a Windows
Media Connect Server .......................................22
Playing
Music
Your
TV.............................................................................23
Viewing
Photos
on
Your
..........................................................................24
20
ZoomingMusic
In or and
Out
of
theTV
Picture
..................................................................26
Playing
Viewing
Photos
Together
...............................................24
Playing Music
onon
Your
TV
.............................................................................23
Viewing
Photosand
Your
TV
..........................................................................24
Playing
Music
Viewing
Photos Together ...............................................24
21
Troubleshooting
Guide
.................................................................................27
ViewingMusic
Photosand
onViewing
Your TV ..........................................................................24
Playing
Photos Together ...............................................24
Other
Playing Music and Viewing Photos Together ...............................................24
Other
Frequently Asked Questions ........................................................................25
Other
Frequently Your
Asked
........................................................................25
Customize
TVQuestions
Screen for
HD ...............................................................26
Other
Frequently Your
Asked
........................................................................25
Customize
TVQuestions
Screen
for
HD ...............................................................26
Changing
the
Aspect
Ratio
..........................................................................26
Frequently Your
Asked
........................................................................25
Customize
TVQuestions
Screen
for
HD ...............................................................26
Changing
the
Aspect
Ratio
..........................................................................26
Zooming
In
or
Out
of
the
Picture
..................................................................26
Customizethe
Your
TV Screen
for HD
...............................................................26
Changing
Aspect
Ratio
..........................................................................26
Zooming In or Out
of the
Picture..................................................................26
Troubleshooting
Guide
.................................................................................27
ChangingInthe
Aspect
Ratio
..........................................................................26
Zooming
or
Out
of
the
Picture
..................................................................26
Troubleshooting Guide .................................................................................27
Zooming In or Out
of the
Picture..................................................................26
Troubleshooting
Guide
.................................................................................27
TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Table
of
Contents
Table
of
Contents
Table
Table of
of Contents
Contents
YOUR REMOTE CONTROL
MOTOROLA MXv4 IR
Controls the device related to whichever
mode key was last pressed
PO W E R
TV
DVD
STB
AUX
RE W
FF
OR
REC D
TV
PAUSE
STOP
REPLAY
RE
RDED
T
CO
V
MENU
Used to cycle through video inputs on TV or
Audio Receiver
Controls PLAYBACK of live and recorded TV
FW D
EMAN
D
D
ON
/ VIDEO
PLAY
Used in the program guide for PAGE and
DAY navigation
Displays a LIST of recorded programs
Displays main MENU settings and options
SETUP
Used to enter remote control SETUP
EXIT T
EXITs current menu and returns to current
program
O
TV
Displays INFO for currently selected program
INFO
Displays program GUIDE
GUIDE
CH
PG
VOL
MUTE
LAST
Controls TV MUTE
Returns to LAST channel you were watching
Controls TV VOLUME
1
YOUR REMOTE CONTROL
MOTOROLA URC62440
Used to cycle through video inputs on TV or
Audio Receiver
Used to enter remote control SETUP
Controls the device related to whichever
mode key was last pressed
Controls PLAYBACK of live and recorded TV
Used in the program guide for PAGE and
DAY navigation
Displays main MENU settings and options
Displays a LIST of recorded programs
EXITs current menu and returns to current
program
Displays INFO for currently selected program
Displays program GUIDE
Returns to LAST channel you were watching
Controls TV VOLUME
Controls TV MUTE
2
INTERACTIVE
Interactive Guide GUIDE
1. Turn on your TV.
TV TV
2. Press POWER at the top of your ACS
remote control. The power button on the
ACS
receiverwill
willbebelitlitgreen,
green,
and
the
last
the receiver
and
the
last
channel viewed will appear onscreen.
3. When you’re done watching TV, press
POWER again to turn off the TV and
receiver.
You can control your TV and two other devices
with your remote.
CHANGING
THE CHANNEL
Changing the Channel
1. To move up or down one channel, press the + or – on the remote’s
CH/PG button.
2. Press and hold the CH/PG button to scroll continuously through the channels.
The channel number and program title will appear at the bottom of the screen.
3. To go directly to a specific channel, enter the channel number using the
remote’s keypad.
4. To return to the channel you were watching previously, press LAST.
Note: If the new channel doesn’t appear, it may be one that you don’t receive.
PICTURE-IN-PICTURE
Picture-In-Picture Browsing BROWSING
Get a peek at what else is on without leaving your current program. Simply press
your remote’s up/down arrows to activate your PIP BROWSE BAR — it features a
Picture-in-Picture (PIP) video of each channel along the bottom of the screen, with
the program title and time remaining.
and time remaining.
•Useup/downarrowstoviewprogramsonotherchannels.
•Viewfutureprogramsonthecurrentchannel,presstherightarrow.
•ViewinformationabouttheprogramintheBROWSE BAR, press INFO.
•Tochangethechanneltotheoneyouseeinthebrowsebar,pressOK.
(The program info screen will appear if the program is not currently playing.)
Note: The browse bar will disappear after 10 seconds of inactivity.
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Menu
Navigation
Tips
MENU
NAVIGATION
TIPS
Before accessing your onscreen menus, it’s helpful to know how to choose, select
and exit from the menu screens.
•Usetheleft/rightarrowstoselectitemsinthehorizontalmenu
that appears at the top of any screen.
ACS screen.
•Usetheup/downarrowstoselectitemsinverticalmenusthat
appear when you highlight an item in the top menu bar.
•PressOK to activate your selected item.
•PressBACK to return to the last menu screen that you viewed.
•UseEXIT TO TV to dismiss the screen and return to your
TV program.
MENU
MENUButton
Button
The MENU button gives you one-button access to all the features
of your ACS
Digital
TV service,
including
searching,
recording,
Digital
TV service,
including
searching,
recording,
parental
parental
controls
controls and
more.and more.
Note: You’ll find step-by-step instructions throughout this guide for the features mentioned in this section.
Main
MainMenu
Menu
1. Press MENU on your remote.
The main menu screen appears.
2. Use left/right arrows to choose a
heading in the main menu screen.
•SelectLIVE TV to access the guide,
your favorite channels listing, or the
program search feature.
•SelectRECORDED TV to view a list
of all the programs you have recorded
on your DVR.*
•SelectOPTIONS to customize your menu and
guide settings, and more.
3. Use the down arrow to select an option from any of the drop-down menus that
appear beneath a selected menu.
4. Press OK to open the selected screen.
*ACS
* DVR service must be activated in order for this feature to work.

4
Getting Info About the
Program You’re Watching
TV to return to the
Getting Info From Within
Menu Screens
See What’s on Using the Interactive Program Guide
5
Create Favorites
CreateFavorites
Favorites
Create
1. Press MENU. Use the arrows to select
1. Press
MENU.
Use
the arrows
to select
OPTIONS,
then
channel
options.
SETTINGS
. then channel options.
OPTIONS,
Press OK.
Press OK.
2.
Use
theFAVORITE
down arrow
button to select
2. Select
CHANNELS,
and
2. TELEVISION.
Select
FAVORITE
CHANNELS,
press OK. A list of all available and
press
OK.appears.
A list of all available
channels
the down
arrow button to select
3. Use
channels
appears.
SET
UP
FAVORITES.
3. Use up/down arrows to select channels.
3. Use up/down arrows to select channels.
•Toaddachannel,pressOK. A check mark will appear. Press OK
•Toaddachannel,pressOK.
A check mark will appear. Press OK
again to remove it.
again to remove it.
•Toremoveallchannels,usetheleftarrowtoselectUNCHECK ALL
•Toremoveallchannels,usetheleftarrowtoselectUNCHECK
ALL
Press OK.
Press OK.
•Toseeonlythechannelsinyourfavoriteslist,
•Toseeonlythechannelsinyourfavoriteslist,
select VIEW CHECKED. Press OK.
select VIEW CHECKED. Press OK.
4. When done, select SAVE and press OK.
4. When done, select SAVE and press OK.
5. To view your favorites guide, press MENU. Use the arrows to select
5. LIVE
To
view
guide,
FAVORITES.
TV,your
thenfavorites
favorites.
Presspress
OK. MENU. Use the arrows to select
LIVE TV, then favorites. Press OK.
Note: Each receiver has it’s own Favorites list. A separate Favorites list can be built for the family room, the TV in the
Note: Each
receiver
bedroom
and
so on. has it’s own Favorites list. A separate Favorites list can be built for the family room, the TV in the
bedroom and so on.
Search Feature
Search
Search Feature
Feature
1. Press MENU. Use the arrows on your
1. Press
on your
emote MENU.
to selectUse
livethe
TV,arrows
then search.
emote
to
select
live
TV,
then
search.
remote
to
select
live
TV,
then
search.
Press OK.
Press OK.
2. Use the arrows to select a letter on the
2. onscreen
Use the arrows
to select
a letterOK.
on the
keyboard,
and press
onscreen
keyboard,
and
press
OK.
Note: To enter a number, select 1-2-3 and press OK to bring up a
Note: To keypad.
enter a number, select 1-2-3
123 and press OK to bring up a
number
number keypad.
3. A list of results appears as you type.
3. The
A listmore
of results
appears
as you
letters
you enter,
the type.
better the results.
The more letters you enter, the better the results.
4. Press the right arrow repeatedly to tab over to the results list.
4. Press the right arrow repeatedly to tab over to the results list.
5. Highlight a title or name using the up/down arrows, and press OK
5. for
Highlight
a title or name using the up/down arrows, and press OK
more options.
for more options.
•Ifyouselectatitle,youcanchoosetorecordtheprogramorwatch
•Ifyouselectatitle,youcanchoosetorecordtheprogramorwatch
it now if it’s currently on.
it now if it’s currently on.
•Ifyouselectaname,you’llseealistofprogramswiththatactor
•Ifyouselectaname,you’llseealistofprogramswiththatactor
or director. Select a title to view details. Press OK to record
or
a title to view details. Press OK to record
or director.
watch theSelect
program.
or watch the program.
•If“More…”appearsnexttothetitle,alistofallprogramswiththat
•If“More…”appearsnexttothetitle,alistofallprogramswiththat
title appears. Select a title from the list. Press OK to record or watch
title
appears. Select a title from the list. Press OK to record or watch
the program.
the program.
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6
Parental Controls
You can make specific channels and types of programming accessible
Parental
Controls
Parental
Controls
only
with a Personal
Identification Number (PIN).
YouPress
can make
specific
channels
and arrows
types oftoprogramming
accessible
1.
MENU.
Use the
BROWSE
select options,
then
onlyCHANNEL
with a Personal
Identification
Number
(PIN).
OPTIONS. Press OK.
Press MENU. Use the BROWSE arrows to select options, then
1.•Alockappearsnexttoparental
CHANNEL
OPTIONS.
Press
locking
if a PIN
is already
set OK.
and
•Alockappearsnexttoparental
locks are on.
locking if a PIN is already set and
•AnopenlockmeansthataPINset
locks
on. locks are in effect.
but
noare
parental
•AnopenlockmeansthataPINset
•NolockmeansthatnoPINhas
but noset.
parental locks are in effect.
been
•NolockmeansthatnoPINhas
2.
Select PARENTAL LOCKING
beenpress
set. OK.
and
2. Enter
Selectyour
PARENTAL
3.
PIN. If noLOCKING
PIN has
and
press
OK.
been set, use the remote’s keypad
enter
a new
3. to
Enter
your
PIN.four-digit
If no PINPIN.
has (Press
delete
been set,
to clear
use the
an entry.)
remote’s
Youkeypad
will have
to enter ita twice.
Your temporary
PIN
new four-digit
PIN. (Press
is
4 zeros
(0000).
delete
to clear
an entry.) You will have
to enter
it twice. Your
temporary
PIN
4. The
PARENTAL
LOCKING
screen
is
4
zeros
(0000).
will appear, with all of your
4. locking
The PARENTAL
options. LOCKING screen
appear,
with
your
Note:will
Parental
Controls
mustall
be of
set-up
on each receiver.
locking options.
Note: Parental Controls must be set-up on each receiver.
Locking Pay-Per-View Rentals
1. From the PARENTAL LOCKING screen, use the arrows to select
Locking
Pay-Per-View
Rentals
change Pay-Per-View
next to PPV. PressRentals
OK.
1. Use
Fromthe
theright
PARENTAL
use
the arrows
2.
arrow to LOCKING
select lockscreen,
PPV and
press
OK. to select
change
next
to
PPV.
Press
OK.
A lock symbol appears. (Press OK again to clear the lock.)
2.
Use the
the left
rightarrow
arrowtotoselect
selectSAVE.
lock PPV
and
press OK.
3. Use
Press
OK.
A lock symbol appears. (Press OK again to clear the lock.)
4. If you are finished setting parental locks, select LOCK.
3. Press
Use the
leftthen
arrow
SAVE. Press OK.
OK
exittotoselect
live TV.
4. If you are finished setting parental locks, select LOCK.
Press OK then exit
live
TV.
EXITtoTO
TV.

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7
Locking Specific
Specific Channels
Channels
1. From the PARENTAL LOCKING
screen, use the down arrow to select
CHANGE next to channels. Press OK.
2. Use the up/down arrows to select
channels in the list.
•PressOK to lock a channel. A lock
symbol will appear. Press OK again to
unlock it.
•Tounlockallchannels,usetheleftarrowtoselectUNLOCK ALL.
Press OK.
•Toviewonlythelockedchannels,selectVIEW LOCKED ONLY.
Press OK then exit to live TV.
3. Select SAVE and press OK.
4. If you are finished setting parental locks, select LOCK.
Press OK then exit to live TV.
Locking Programs
ProgramsBased
Based on
on
Ratings
Ratings
1. From the parental locking screen,
use the down arrow to select change
next to a rating option like movie
ratings. Press OK.
2. Select the lowest rating to lock.
•PressOK to lock programs with that
rating and higher.
•Tounlockallratings,usetheleftarrowtoselectUNLOCK ALL.
Press OK.
3. Select SAVE, and press OK.
4. If you are finished setting parental locks, select LOCK.
Press OK then exit to live TV.
Turning
TurningOff
OffLocks
Locksfor
forFour
FourHours
Hours
1. To temporarily turn off parental locking, access the PARENTAL
LOCKING screen. Select TURN OFF LOCKING, and press OK.
2. Select UNLOCK ALL TV FOR 4 HR and press OK. An open lock will
now appear next to PARENTAL LOCKING. (A PIN will still be
required to purchase locked rentals.)
3. To turn locks back on immediately, select LOCK in the parental
locking screen. Press OK.
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8
Hide
Channelsininthe
theGuide
Guide
Hide Channels
Hidden channels will not appear in the guide or when browsing, but you can still
tune to them using the remote’s keypad.
1. Press MENU. Use the arrows to select SETTINGS, then TELEVISION.
2. Select CUSTOMIZE CHANNEL GUIDE. Press OK.
3. Use up/down arrows to select channels. To hide a channel, press OK.
The check mark will disappear. Press OK again to remove it.
•Toremoveallchannels,usetheleftarrowtoselectUNCHECK ALL.
Press OK.
•Toseeonlythechannelsinyourfavoriteslist,selectVIEW
CHECKED. Press OK.
4. Select SAVE and press OK to exit.
Pay-Per-View
Events
Pay-Per-View Events
New porting
available
New
sportingevents
eventsand
andconcerts
concertsare
are
available
each month
on Pay-Per-View.
Tune
to Pay-Pereach
month on
ACS Digital TV
Pay-Per-View.
View Channel
100 to view
the list
of upcoming
Tune
to Pay-Per-View
Channel
650
to view the
events.
You can order
them
toorder
14 days
in up
list
of upcoming
events.
Youup
can
them
advance.
to
14 days in advance.
1. Press
GUIDE.Go
Goto
toPay-Per-View
Pay-Per-View
Press GUIDE.
Channel 650
100 using the
the up/down
up/downbrowse
browseon
arrows
on your remote.
arrows
your remote.
•Usetherightarrowtoseewhat’saheadintheeventsschedule.
•PressFF to jump forward 24 hours at a time.
•PressREW to go back in 24-hour increments.
2. Select the program you want to order and press OK. A program info screen
will appear, with event time and pricing.
3. Press OK to rent. If parental locks are set, enter your PIN.
4. You will be asked to confirm your order.
Press OK. Press EXIT TO LIVE TV to return
to the channel you were watching.
5. Tune to the event’s channel at the scheduled
start time. If you tune in late, you will not be
able to rewind what you missed.
Note: Pay Per View events must be watched at the scheduled time.
You will be charged for any event that you order, even if you don’t
watch it.
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DVR (DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER)
Digital
Recorder User Guide
USERVideo
GUIDE
Record, Pause,
Pause,Play
Playand
andReplay
Replay
Live
Record,
Live
TV TV
UsingYour
YourRemote
Remote
Using
You can watch and record up to four different TV programs at the same time. So
you can record up to three programs and watch a fourth, or watch one of the four
programs you are recording.
•FreezealiveTVprogramtoansweracallorcheckondinner,then
resume playing at the point where you left off.
•Createyourowninstantreplaysduringanexcitinggame.
Or watch the play again in slow motion to see how it was done.
•Missedthepunchlinebecausesomeonewastalking?Backupand
hear it again.
•Movefromroomtoroomandwatchyourrecordedshowfromwhere
you left off.
•PlaythesamerecordedTVprogramsimultaneouslyin
multiple rooms.
ACS
* DVR service must be activated in order for this feature to work.
TV is
Command
is Now
NowatatYour
Your
Command
The familiar playback buttons on your remote
can be used to pause, play and replay live TV,
even record on the spot.
Pausing/Restarting
Pausing/RestartingaaProgram
Program
1. To temporarily stop a live TV program,
press PAUSE.
2. A progress bar will appear onscreen,
showing you how much time has
elapsed and time until play resumes.
The action will freeze for up to
90 minutes.
Note: If you don’t think you’ll be able to return to the program in 90
minutes, simply press record to begin recording.
3. Press PLAY at any time to restart the program from where you
left off.
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Replaying
WhatYou
YouMissed
Missed
Replaying What
1. Press REWto“rewind”theprogramyou’rewatching.Aprogressbarwillappear
to indicate how far you can go back in time.
•PressREW twice or three times to rewind at increasing speeds.
•PressREPLAY to skip back in 7-second increments.
•PressPLAY anytime to begin watching.
Fast Forwarding
Forwardingand
andReturning
Returning to
to the
“Live”
Program
the
“Live
“ Program
If you have paused or replayed a live program, you can use the FF and FWD
buttons to go forward in time.
1. Press FF to fast forward. A progress bar will appear to indicate how far you can
go forward (and back) in the program.
•PressFF twice or three times to advance at increasing speeds.
•PressFWD to fast-forward in 30-second increments.
2.Toreturnto“live”action,fast-forwarduntilyoureachtheendofthegreenbarin
the onscreen progress indicator.
Recording What
WhatYou’re
You’reWatching
Watching
1. Press RECORD to begin immediately recording the program you’re watching.
This feature is not available with Pay-Per-View.
2. Themessage“recording”willappear
onscreen, and the record LED will
light up red on the receiver until
recording ends.
3. Recording will stop at the program’s scheduled end time.
Press STOP to end the recording at any time. Press OK to confirm.
Note: You can watch or record up to four standard-definition programs at the same time (or one HD and three SD). If
you try to record more, a screen will appear to help you resolve the conflict.
4. The recording will be saved under its program title.
How much DVR space have I used?
Press Menu on the Remote Control, go to Settings, General, System
Information and scroll to the right to System Resources. Disk Usage is
shown as a % at the bottom of the screen.
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Recording With
WithExtra
ExtraTime
Timeatatthe
the
End
End
If you think the program may run over the scheduled end time (as with sporting
events and live reality show finales), you can add time to the end of your
recording.
1. Press INFO after the program has begun recording. Use the BROWSE
arrows to select RECORD SETTINGS and press OK.
2. Use the arrows to select STOP RECORDING. Press OK.
3. Choose the amount of time to add to the recording time. Press OK.
4. Use the left arrow to select SAVE CHANGES. Press OK.
5. Select WATCH and press OK to return to the program.
Schedule Programs
Programs to
to Record
Recordand
andSave
SaveononYour
Your
DVR
DVR
There are several ways to record a TV program that’s scheduled to air in the
future. You can set your DVR to record one show on one date, all episodes of a
series, and more.
Schedule
a aSingle
Scheduling
SingleororSeries
SeriesRecording
from
the
Guide
Recording
from
the
Guide
1. Press GUIDE. Use the arrows on your
remote to scroll through and highlight a
program.
2. Press RECORD. A red dot appears next to
the program title to indicate that a recording
is scheduled.
3. Press RECORD twice to schedule the same show at the same day and time
every week. Three red dots will appear.
4. Press RECORD a third time to cancel the recording. The dots will disappear.
5. Press EXIT TO LIVE TV to return to your last viewed channel.
Will the DVR record when the TV is off?
Your scheduled programs will still record, as long as the DVR receiver
is on or in standby mode. However, they will NOT record if your home
loses electricity.
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Scheduling aaSingle
SingleRecording
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from
Scheduling
the Program
ProgramInfo
InfoScreen
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the
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PROGRAM
INFO screen:
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from
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to a program
the
Programwhen
Info tuned
Screen
you want to record. OR
1. To access the PROGRAM INFO screen:
•Press GUIDE. Use the arrows to highlight a
•PressINFO
press INFO. when tuned to a program
you want to record. OR
2. Select RECORD EPISODE and press OK.
•Press GUIDE. Use the arrows to highlight a
3. press
To addINFO.
time in case the program runs long, select STOP RECORDING. Press
OK. Select a time and press OK.
2. Select RECORD EPISODE and press OK.
4. Select RECORD, then press OK.
3. To add time in case the program runs long, select STOP RECORDING. Press
OK. Select a time and press OK.
Scheduling
a Series
Recording
from the Program Info Screen
4. Select RECORD,
then press
OK.
1.
To access theaPROGRAM
INFO screen:
Scheduling
Series Recording
the Program
Info
from
•PressINFO
tuned
to aScreen
programfrom
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awhen
Series
Recording
want to record. OR
1. To access the PROGRAM INFO screen:
•PressGUIDE. Use the browse arrows on
•PressINFO
tunedatoprogram
a program
you
your remote when
to highlight
to record
want
to
record.
OR
and press INFO.
2.•PressGUIDE.
Use
the browse
arrowsOK.
on
Select RECORD
SERIES
and press
your remote to highlight a program to record
3. and
Use press
the browse
INFO.arrows to select TIME.
Press OK.
2. Select RECORD SERIES and press OK.
4. You can limit the recordings to:
3. Use the browse arrows to select TIME.
•anyday(atthescheduledtime)
Press OK.
4.•anyday/anytime
You can limit the recordings to:
•anyday/anytime/onceperday
•anyday(atthescheduledtime)
5.
Select SHOW TYPE if you want to limit it to first run only. Otherwise, your
•anyday/anytime
DVR will record every instance.
•anyday/anytime/onceperday
6. To add time in case the program runs long, select STOP
5. RECORDING.
Select SHOW TYPE
youtowant
to alimit
it to first run only. Otherwise, your
PressifOK
select
time.
DVR will record every instance.
7. Select RECORD, then press OK.
6. To add time in case the program runs long, select STOP
Note: ACS Digital TV does not adjust if a program’s schedule changes unexpectedly. However, planned schedule
RECORDING.
Press
to to
select
time.
changes
(e.g., a series moves
fromOK
8:30pm
8pm foraone
week) will be followed and the episode will be recorded
in its entirety.
7. Select RECORD, then press OK.
Note:
Digital
TV does
not adjust
if a program’s
schedule
changes
unexpectedly.
However,
plannedschedule
schedule
Note: ACS
Digital
TV does
not adjust
if a program’s
schedule
changes
unexpectedly.
However,
planned
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series moves
moves from
from 8:30pm
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be
in its entirety.
recorded in its entirety.
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SchedulingaaSingle
SingleRecording by
Scheduling
Recording
by
Entering
Entering Channel,
Channel,
Date and Time
Date
and Time
1. Press RECORDED TV (or press MENU,
then select RECORDED TV).
2. Use the right browse arrow to select ADD
RECORDING. Press OK.
3. Select CHANNEL AND TIME and press
OK. The manual record screen appears.
4. Fill in the fields on the MANUAL RECORD SCREEN, using the BROWSE
arrows to move between fields.
5. Select RECORD. Press OK to schedule the recording.
After a program is recorded, it gets saved on your DVR until you delete it, or it is
deleted to make room for new recordings.
Whatto
todo
doWhen
WhenYour
Your
What
Recording
Recording Conflict
Schedules Conflict
Schedules
Your DVR can record up to four standard
definition (or one HD and three SD) programs
at the same time. If you try
to schedule a fifth, a CONFLICT
screen appears.
FixingSingle
SingleProgram
ProgramConflicts
Conflicts
Fixing
•To record the new program,
select the NEW PROGRAM in the
CONFLICT screen. Press OK.
•Tokeep what was already scheduled
and cancel the new recording, select the
PREVIOUSLY SCHEDULED PROGRAM.
Press OK.
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FixingScheduled
Scheduled
Fixing
Series Conflicts
•Torecordallepisodesofthenewseries
instead of a previously scheduled series,
select RECORD ALL EPISODES OF
NEW SERIES from the CONFLICT screen.
Press OK.
•SelectRECORD ONLY WHEN NO
CONFLICT occurs, then press OK when you don’t want to record episodes
that conflict with previously scheduled recordings.
Recording an
an Overridden
Recording
Program Program
Overridden
1. Press GUIDE. Use the BROWSE arrows to
select the overridden program (indicated by
a crossed-out red dot). Press OK.
2. Select RESOLVE CONFLICT in the
PROGRAM INFO screen. Press OK.
3. Select the previously overridden program
and press OK. The overridden program will
now be recorded, cancelling the other.
Note: When you resolve a conflict, all other scheduled recordings occur as programmed.
Clearingthe
theConflict
ConflictSymbol
Symbol
Clearing
1. Press GUIDE. Use the BROWSE arrows to select the overridden
program (indicated by a crossed-out red dot). Press OK.
2. Select DON’T RECORD or CANCEL SERIES. Press OK.
3. You’ll be asked to confirm this step. Press OK. The scheduled
recordings will be cancelled and conflict symbols are cleared.
Note: This does not erase episodes that have already been recorded.
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ViewYour
YourRecording
RecordingSchedule
Schedule
View
1. Press RECORDED TV.
2. Use the right browse arrow to select
SCHEDULED. Press OK. The
RECORDED TV screen lists upcoming
recordings in the order in which they
will be recorded.
3. Use the arrows or CH/PG to scroll
through the listings.
4. To view only the scheduled series, use the right BROWSE arrow
to select SERIES.
Usingthe
theRecorded
RecordedTV
TVScreen
Screentoto
Using
Cancel Recordings
Recordings Before They
Cancel
Occur They Occur
Before
1. Press RECORDED TV.
2. Press the down arrow to select
SCHEDULED. Press OK. You’ll see
a list of upcoming recordings in the
order they’ll be recorded.
•Tocancelaseries,usetherightarrowtoselectseries from the menu bar
and see a list of your scheduled series.
3. Use the browse arrows or the CH/PG button to scroll through the list.
4. Select the scheduled program or series you want to cancel, and press OK.
The program info screen appears.
5. Select DON’T RECORD or CANCEL SERIES. Press OK.
Note: This will not erase previously recorded episodes.
Using
Guideto
toCancel
CancelRecordings
RecordingsBefore
BeforeThey
They
Occur
Using the
the Guide
Occur
1. Press GUIDE, then use CH/PG
and the arrows to locate and select
the program.
2. Press RECORD twice to cancel
a single recording. The red dot
disappears. Press RECORD once
to cancel a series recording.
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See aa List
List of
ofYour
YourPreviously
Previously ReSee
corded Shows
Recorded
Shows
1. Press RECORDED TV.
2. The RECORDED TV screen lists your
available recordings by date, starting
with the most recent.
3. To view the list by title, use the right
BROWSE arrow to select BY TITLE.
4. Use the up/down arrows to scroll through the list.
Watch
a aRecorded
Watch
RecordedProgram
Program
1. Press RECORDED TV.
2. Use the up/down arrows to select the
program you’d like to watch. Press OK.
•SelectPLAY to watch the program.
•SelectRESUME PLAY to begin
play at the point where you
previously stopped watching.
3. When a recording is finished playing, a FINISHED screen appears.
Use the arrows to select DONE, then press OK to return to live TV.
Using the
thePlayback
PlaybackButtons
Buttons
Using
onYour
YourRemote
Remote
on
•PressFF to move forward quickly
or FWD to fast-forward in
30-second increments.
•Press REW to rewind quickly or
REPLAY to skip backward in 7-second increments.
•PressFF or REW once, twice, or three times to go forward
or back at increasing speeds.
•PressPAUSE to freeze the program. Press again to resume play.
See for yourself!
The DVR shows when your program is recording.
There are several ways to confirm that the DVR is actually recording.
• The record LED will be lit up on the DVR receiver.
• Press info to see the red dot on the program info screen.
• Press recorded TV to see that the program is in the list.
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Stop
Recording
Stop Playing
Playing aaRecording
Stop Playing a Recording
1. Press STOP at any time during
1. Press
STOPThe
at any
time during
a recording.
STOPPED
a
recording.
The
STOPPED
screen appears.
screen appears.
2. Use the BROWSE arrows to select
2. Use
thePress
BROWSE
arrows
select
DONE.
OK. You
can to
also:
DONE. Press OK. You can also:
•ChooseRESUME PLAY to continue
•ChooseRESUME
PLAY
to continue
watching the program
where
you
watching
the
program
where
you
left off.
left off.
•ChooseSTART OVER to watch the program again from
•ChooseSTART
the beginning. OVER to watch the program again from
the beginning.
•Choose ERASE to stop watching the program and to delete
•Choose
ERASE to stop watching the program and to delete
it permanently.
it permanently.
Delete Existing
Existing Recordings
Recordings
Delete Existing Recordings
Manually deleting unwanted recordings from
Manually
recordings
from
your DVRdeleting
ensuresunwanted
that you keep
what you
your
DVR
ensures
that
you
keep
what
you
want. Otherwise, older programs are erased
want.
Otherwise,
older room
programs
arerecordings
erased
automatically
to make
for new
automatically
to
make
room
for
new
recordings
when DVR storage limit is reached.
when DVR storage limit is reached.
1. In the RECORDED TV screen, select
1. In
the RECORDED
TV screen,
select OK.
BROWSE
RECORDINGS
and press
BROWSE RECORDINGS and press OK.
2. Highlight the program to erase, then press OK. Select ERASE,
2. then
Highlight
the
program
then press OK. Select ERASE,
press
OK.
Repeattotoerase,
confirm.
then press OK. Repeat to confirm.
Protecting a Recording From
Protecting
a Recording
From Being Deleted Automatically
Being
Deleted
Automatically
Protecting
a Recording
From Being Deleted Automatically
1. In the RECORDED TV screen, select BROWSE RECORDINGS
1. and
In the
RECORDED
TV screen, select BROWSE RECORDINGS
press
OK.
and press OK.
2. Highlight the recording you would like to protect and press OK.
2. Highlight the recording you would like to protect and press OK.
3. Highlight keep until, then select space needed or I erase.
3. Highlight
Press OK.keep until, then select space needed or I erase.
Press OK.
Finished watching a recorded show?
Finished watching a recorded show?
You can press stop at any time and choose to start over, resume
You
can press
stop
any
time
and choose
to start over, resume
watching
where
youatleft
off,
or erase
the show.
watching where you left off, or erase the show.
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Q: Will the DVR record on more than one TV in my home?
A: Presently, DVR features work on one receiver connected to any TV.
FREQUENTLY
ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Can you record with the DVR and watch another channel?
threestandard
standarddefinition
definition programs
programs on
A: Yes; you can record up to four
on
your DVR and watch a fourth recorded program. You can only
watch or record up to two High-Definition programs at a time,
based on availability.
Q: If a program is locked, do I need a PIN to record it?
A: You do not have to enter a PIN to schedule recordings for
programs locked by the parental locking feature, but viewers do
have to enter a PIN to watch the program while it’s recording or
to view it at any time thereafter.
Q: How many TV programs can I save on my DVR?
A: A DVR records 133 hours of standard-definition (SD) or 37 hours
of High-Definition (HD) programming. Capacity varies between
37-133 hours with both SD and HD recordings. To see how much
space you have used for recordings press Menu on the Remote
Control, go to Settings, General, System Information and scroll
to the right to System Resources. Disk Usage is shown as a %
at the bottom of the screen.
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Customize
YourTV
TVscreen
Screenfor
forHD
HD
Customize Your
TiredofblackbarsonyourwidescreenTV?
Fit the image to your TV!
If the image on your TV does not fill the
screen as you would like, you can adjust it in
two ways: change the aspect ratio or zoom.
Changing
the Aspect
AspectRatio
Ratiofor
for
Changing the
Widescreen
HDTV
Widescreen or HDTV
Aspect ratio is the relationship of the screen’s width to its depth. Standard TVs
have a 4:3 aspect ratio; widescreen and HD TVs are 16:9.
1. Press MENU. Use the browse arrows on your remote to select
OPTIONS. Select SYSTEM SETTINGS and then ASPECT RATIO.
2. Use the up/down arrows to choose from:
•4:3standarddefinition
•Widescreenstandarddefinition
•720pHighDefinitionor1080iHighDefinition,depending
on your TV
3. Press OK. Use the arrows to select CONTINUE and press
OK again.
Zooming
Inor
and
of the
Picture
Zooming In
OutOut
of the
Picture
If you watch standard-definition programming in widescreen mode on a
widescreen HDTV, black bars will appear on the sides of the program. To remove
the bars:
1. Press ZOOM to see the current zoom setting onscreen.
2. Press ZOOM repeatedly until you reach the zoom you want. There
are five settings:
•NORMAL:displaysthenormalimage.
•ZOOM1TO3:increasesthezoom.
•STRETCH:expandstheimagetofillthescreen(maycause
distortion of picture).
3. Wait for the zoom symbol to disappear.
Note: Zoom will affect all channels, not just the one you are currently tuned to.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
Troubleshooting Guide
The Receiver Won’t Turn On
Check that the unit is plugged in. If it is, try plugging another device into the
socket to make sure power is flowing to it. If the power is working, there may be
something wrong with your remote control.
The Remote Won’t Control the Receiver
Press the STB button on the top left of the remote control to manage the set-top
box/receiver.
There is Video, but No Sound
First, check to see if the volume is muted by pressing MUTE or + on the VOL
button. Try changing the channel to see if the problem is only with that one
channel. If your system uses standard video or S-video connectors, be sure that
you have connected the audio-out jacks on the receiver to the audio-in jacks on
your TV or audio receiver.
Sound is Good, but Picture is Poor
Check the connections of your video cables to make sure they are properly
seated in their jacks. Also, try changing the channel to be sure that the problem
is not just on that one channel. If you have no connection after five minutes,
make sure all the connections to your receiver are secure. If you’re still having
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problems, call for technical assistance at (800)
866-937-4227.
Onscreen Message Says “Signal Temporarily Not Available”
Try changing the channel to see if the problem is only with that one channel. If
it appears on more than one channel, there is a problem with the signal. Call for
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technical assistance at (800)
866-937-4227.
The Receiver Will Not Respond
The green LED surrounding the receiver’s power button should flash each time
a remote button is pressed. If this happens, but the receiver does not respond
to your commands, you may need to perform a restart. To restart your receiver,
press and hold the power button for five seconds. If you are still experiencing
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problems, call for technical assistance at (800)
866-937-4227.
The Remote is Not Working
Make sure there isn’t anything in the path between the remote and the remote
sensor on your receiver. Be sure you are aiming your remote at the receiver. You
have to be within 20 feet of the receiver for the remote to work properly. If these
steps don’t work, try replacing the batteries in the remote control.
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