2. Basic TV Controls
The Channel Guide shows programming and a description of the selected program.
Record a Program or Series
The Recorded Programs feature lets you record programming to watch later. Use My
DVR to view recorded programs.
Press GUIDE to see your programs or Favorites.
Use the arrow buttons to select the program you wish to record, and then press OK to
see program information.
From the Program Information window, you can set the program to be recorded—just
one time, or several times if it’s a series. In this section:
Record a Program Once
Record a Series
Set a Manual Recording
Record a Program Once
Either record a program you are currently watching by pressing the ‘Record’ button on the
remote, or select a program in the channel guide and press the ‘Record’ button on the
To record the selected
program only, select Record
and press OK.
To record a program you’re
already watching, press the
Record button on the remote
Record the
program one
After you set the
recording …
In the Channel Guide, a
Record icon indicates that the
program is set to record.
2. Basic TV Controls
Record a Series
If you selected a series, you can record several episodes.
Press Z to select Record
series and then press OK.
The Settings screen displays.
Record several
episodes of this
Use arrow buttons (Y Z U V)
to navigate, and press OK to
select options you want to use
for recording the series:
Start offset—Number of minutes
to record before the program is
scheduled to start
End offset—Number of minutes
to continue recording after
program is scheduled to end
Keep at least—Number of
episodes to store
Record episodes—Record only
Ribbon episodes, or new
episodes and reruns
Once you schedule a program to Record,
you can watch real-time TV—or even schedule
another program to Record—without
interrupting the recording process.
To set DVR defaults, select Guide> My DVR >
Default DVR Settings (see page 1825).
Select Record series and
press OK.
Press Exit to return to regular
viewing mode.
After you set the
recording …
In the Channel Guide, a
Record icon indicates that the
series is set to record.
2. Basic TV Controls
Use the remote control to set your TV to tune to a later program automatically.
to see the Channel Guide.
Press Z as many times as needed to see later
Highlight the program you want
your TV to tune to later, then
press OK.
Press Z to select Autotune, then
press OK. A message will then
appear letting you know that the
Autotune has been scheduled.
Any subsequent instances of
programming scheduled for
Autotune in that time slot will
override your original scheduling.
In the Channel Guide, a clock
icon indicates that the program
is selected for Autotune.
To cancel an Autotune
selection, navigate to the
program, press OK, select Cancel
Autotune, and press OK again.
2. Basic TV Controls
Search Autotunes
To search Autotunes, select Search
Guide from the Main Menu.
Select Autotunes.
A list of all programming scheduled for
Autotune will then appear. Select the
program you wish to view details and
options for.
The following options are available
within Autotune:
Record. Records the Autotune instance
Record Series-like. Provides date and
time options (including recurrent/
repetitive scheduling) for the recording
of programming on the selected
Cancel Autotune. Cancels this
particular scheduling of Autotune.
Add to Favorites. Places this
programming on a list for easy retrieval
at a later time.
View Channel. Displays current
programming for the selected channel.
2. Basic TV Controls
Search for programs
Search for specific programming in the Channel Guide.
Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
Press V to select Search, and then
press OK.
Quick Search
To search for a category of programming
(such as Movies, Sports, or Series) press
V to make your selection and press OK.
View the Search Results of upcoming
programs for the category you selected.
Use arrow buttons to select an
individual program and see its
description at the top of the window.
to see the options.
Advanced Search
Advanced Search lets you find specific
programming using search filters—such
as program title, channel, or day.
Press V to highlight Advanced, then
press OK.
2. Basic TV Controls
Press arrow buttons to select one or more
categories: Genre, Type, Channel, Title,
Day, From (start time), To (end time).
Press OK to scroll through options in
the fields on this screen.
When you’ve entered the Search criteria,
select Search in the Search Channel Guide
window and press OK.
If you search by Title, select the ABC button to
access the pop-up keyboard.
Spell the program title using arrow buttons to select
the letters; press OK after each letter. When you’re
done, select the check mark and press OK. (Partial
spelling is okay.)
If Cell-phone like text entry is enabled, you may
enter text by pressing number keys on the remote.
After you select Search and press OK,
you’ll see the Search Results in a list.
To see a program description, press arrow
buttons (U V) to select the program from
the list.
Press OK on any selected program to see
the available options.
Access Menus
The Main Menu is the gateway to most features.
On the remote control, press arrow buttons (U V Y Z) to select the feature you
want, and then press OK.
Press MENU to access the Main Menu.
Press the blue button to return to the previous menu.
Press Exit to clear all menus from the screen.
2. Basic TV Controls
Get Help
Help shows instructions for using the remote control and fs|cdn features.
You can get help in several ways:
x Starting at the Main Menu, select
Settings [+OK] and then Help [+OK]
x Select Help in the Help Bar at the
bottom of the screen
x Press the green button on the
remote control
In the Help Contents, press V or U
to select a topic, then press OK.
Log Out
Normally you’ll remain logged in to the set-top box, and simply turn off your TV
when you’re not watching. However, to log in as a different user, you must first
log out.
Press MENU to access the Main
Press V to select Logout and
press OK.
The TV will display the user login
screen, allowing you to log in
again as the same or different
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