How To Use A DVR
So you want to know how to use a DVR? Once you know how to use one, it’s fast, easy and fun. It’s wonderful to be able to record shows anytime in your home. These steps will guide you through using your DVR.
To use a DVR, you will need:
- A cable box
- Your remote control
- Most cable companies now have DVR as part of their cable packages. You will need to look at your remote and learn the buttons. Usually at the top there will be a list for recording, play, fast forward, rewind, etc. The remote will also have a guide button where you can find what shows are on what channels and when.
- When you find a show you want to record, all you need to do is simply press "record" on the remote. Sometimes it will ask "record now" or "record entire series." Select the one you want and, depending on the cable company you use, the show in the guide panel will become red and indicate that it is being recorded.
- Also, one very cool feature with DVR is that if you are watching a show and missed something, you can rewind it. You cannot fast forward. You rewind to see what you missed, and if you wish you can go live to return to the television.
- Once your program is recorded and you wish to watch it, simply hit "DVR list," or whatever your remote says, to get to your DVR viewing guide. There will be a list of shows you recorded and they will be in order with times and dates. Simply press "play" to view your show. You can rewind, fast forward, pause and stop at any time.
- Be aware that DVR only has so much space, so make sure to go through your programs and delete the ones you no longer want. When you stop a program you will have the option to stop and erase, stop and save or go to play. There is also a series management feature on most remotes where you can delete programs without having to view them.
Posted on: Aug. 16, 2010