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How to record a single program

Determine if the Program You are Currently Watching is Recording

There are several ways to determine whether a program that is currently playing is recording.

  • Press the INFO button on your remote control. The program will have a red dot beside the program if it is recording.
  • Or, press GUIDE. Programs that are recording will have a red dot beside them.
  • Or, press RECORDED TV. The Recorded TV Screen displays the title of a recorded program as soon as it begins recording, with a red dot beside the title.
  • Look at the record light on the set-top box. If the red light is on, the PVR is recording a channel (not necessarily the program you are currently watching).
Record a Single Program Using the Guide

You can use the Guide to schedule a recording of a program that is currently showing or one that will be shown in the future.

  1. Press GUIDE on your remote control.
  2. Use the arrow buttons or CH/PG to highlight a program that you want to record.
  3. Press RECORD. A red dot will appear by the program to indicate that the program is now scheduled to record.

Tip:

Pressing RECORD twice while highlighting a program in the guide schedules a series recording, and three overlapping dots will appear.

To control when the recording of a program ends:

  1. Press INFO.
  2. Highlight Record Settings, and press OK. The Record Settings Screen appears.
  3. Highlight the text under Stop Recording, and press OK.
  4. Highlight one of these options, and press OK:
    • At scheduled time
    • 5 minutes after
    • 15 minutes after
    • 30 minutes after
    • 1 hour after
    • 2 hours after
    • 3 hours after
      Or, highlight Don't Change and press OK to keep your current setting.
  5. Highlight Save, and press OK. A Recording scheduled message appears briefly on your screen.
Record a Single Program You are Currently Watching

While watching live TV, you can record the program you are watching until its scheduled end time, or add extra time at the end to ensure that the whole program records.

  1. Press RECORD on your remote control. The message “Recording” appears briefly on the screen. The Record light on your set-top box lights up and remains on while the program is recording.

To control when the recording ends:

  1. Press INFO.
  2. Highlight Record Settings, and press OK. The Record Settings Screen appears.
  3. Highlight the text under STOP RECORDING, and press OK.
  4. Highlight one of the following options, and press OK:
    • At scheduled time
    • 5 minutes after
    • 15 minutes after
    • 30 minutes after
    • 1 hour after
    • 2 hours after
    • 3 hours after
      Or, highlight Cancel Changes and press OK to keep your current setting.
  5. Highlight Save Changes, and press OK.

Tip:

You will have to enter a pin to schedule recordings for programs that are locked by the parental locking feature. You will also have to enter the correct pin to view the recording. Visit Parental Locking for more information.

Record a Single Program by Channel Date and Time

You can schedule a recording manually by specifying the channel, date, time, and duration. You can only schedule recordings of single programs using this screen – not a series.

  1. Press RECORDED TV on your remote control.
  2. Press the right arrow button to highlight Add Recording.
  3. Highlight Channel and Time and press OK. The Manual Record Screen appears.
  4. Highlight the text entry box under Channel. Use the numeric keypad on your remote to enter the channel you want to record.
  5. Highlight the text entry box under Date, and press OK. Highlight the Date you want, press OK. Use the down arrow to highlight Mon/Date/Change and press OK.
  6. Highlight the text entry box under Start. Use the numeric keypad on your remote to enter the time you want the recording to start. Press the right arrow, then press OK to change to AM or PM.
  7. Highlight the text entry box under STOP. Use the numeric keypad on your remote to enter the time you want the recording to end. Press the right arrow, then press OK to change it to AM or PM.
  8. To change how long you want to keep the recording, highlight the text under Keep Until, and press OK. You can select one of these options:
    • Space Needed – Automatically erases the program when space is needed for a new recording.
    • I Erase – Stores the program until you choose to erase it.
  9. Highlight the setting you prefer, and press OK. Or, highlight Don't Change and press OK to keep your current setting.
  10. To activate your settings, highlight Record, and press OK. Or, highlight Don't Record and press OK to cancel the recording.
Record or Clear a Cancelled Single Recording

A series conflict icon (crossed-out, three overlapping red dots) in the Guide marks a series episode that was cancelled in favour of another recording. When you select a cancelled series recording in the Guide, a Program Info Screen appears.

You can handle an overridden series episode in one of these ways:

  • Leave it as is.
  • If you cancel the other program(not the series recording), the cancelled series episode is rescheduled for recording. The conflict icon reverts to overlapping red dots.
  • Clear the conflict icon to cancel the entire series recording.
  1. Press GUIDE on your remote control.
  2. Use the arrow buttons or CH/PG to highlight the overridden episode, and press OK. A Program Info Screen appears.
  3. To record a cancelled series episode instead of the other program(not the scheduled series), highlight Resolve Conflict, and press OK. A Conflict screen appears. Highlight the previously overridden series, and press OK. The cancelled episode will record and cancel the recording for the other program.
  4. Or, to cancel a series recording, highlight Cancel Episode, and press OK. In the confirmation screen, highlight Cancel Episode, and press OK. The entire series recording is cancelled. All series conflict icons for it are cleared. This does not erase episodes that were recorded already.

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