DVR provides you with the ability to record your favorite programs all season long, in addition to allowing you to pause and rewind live TV. You can even set REMINDERS so you don't miss shows you want to watch.
With Mediacom Digital Video Recording (DVR). With DVR, you can record hours of programming and watch whenever your schedule allows. Plus, DVR gives you the power to pause and rewind what you're watching. You can even pause live programming. DVR gives you the power to control what and when you watch - all from your remote.
Using your DVR is easy. When you want to record a program, select the RECORD button. When you want to pause TV, select the PAUSE button.back to top ↑
Recording capacity depends on the video format that is being used. For digital programs, you have approximately 80 hours of storage space, and with high-definition you have approximately 25 hours.back to top ↑
You can keep your favorite programs as long as you want. But remember, recording space is limited, so you may need to delete programs on occasion to make room for more.back to top ↑
With a dual-tuner, you can watch one program while recording another. You can even record two of your favorite programs at the same time.back to top ↑
You will need an HDTV/DVR converter box and a remote. It is virtually the same size as a DVD player and can be conveniently placed on top or near your TV.back to top ↑
On Demand content cannot be recorded with your DVR. You may record Pay-Per-View programs like any other program.back to top ↑
You can pause up to two hours of standard TV programming; less with HD programming.back to top ↑
You can watch a previously recorded program while you are recording a live program by accessing the DVR menu. However, if you change channels, a screen will appear asking you to confirm this channel change and stop the recording.back to top ↑
Your DVR will allow you to schedule recordings based on a program airtime and channel. You can also set a repeat recording, such as every day or once a week.back to top ↑
Yes! As long as you have the DVR connected to a high-definition television (HDTV), you can watch HDTV programming as well as record it on your DVR.back to top ↑
The DVR timer is synchronized with the program guide. If a broadcaster starts the program a minute earlier than the program guide's scheduled time, the DVR will miss that first minute. You can program the DVR to start early by adjusting your Recording Options.back to top ↑
A message will appear on-screen advising you when recording space is low (80% full) or full. Note that if you are recording a program and run out of recording space, the recording will stop. You can always see how much recording space is available from My Recordings. You can also manually delete recordings and set your DVR to automatically delete recorded programs when space is needed.back to top ↑
Step 1: From the Main Menu or Quick Menu, select DVR.
Step 2: Select Set a Recording.
Step 3: Enter the start and end time for the recording, enter the day to record and select to confirm.
Step 4: Select the channel you want to record and you're set to go.
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Press RECORD on your remote at any time while watching TV or while navigating through the guide. Recording begins immediately at the point you press RECORD for programs currently airing. You can automatically schedule recordings for programs starting at a later time or date by pressing RECORD while in the listings. Recording will start at the program's scheduled start time.
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Before a scheduled recording begins, a notice will appear on screen giving you the opportunity to confirm or cancel the scheduled recording. The DVR will automatically tune to the channel and begin recording at the time you schedule it to start. Live TV programming that has been temporarily recorded will be erased once the scheduled recording starts.
Changing the channel during a recording will stop the recording. You will see a notice confirming whether you want to stop the recording and change channels or continue recording.
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While Watching a Show:
From the Guide:
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Your DVR lets you record multiple episodes of a program according to your preferences. You can set the DVR to record only new (first run) episodes, first run episodes and repeats or all episodes.
When you set a recording from a Series Program Information screen, you'll have an additional icon on the preceding Recordings Overlay. Choose this Create a Series Recording icon to specify your Series Recording Options.
Your series recordings will appear in the My Recordings list with the show titles as their labels. Multiple recordings of the same show will have the same label and will be listed beginning with the most recent recordings first as default. To change your view, use the buttons on your remote to View By Date, View By Channel or View By Title. You may also modify the priority assigned to a series using the Series Priority List.back to top ↑
Your DVR gives you flexibility to manage your personal video library. You can change your Recording Options at any time, as often as you like. From the Main Menu, select DVR; then select Future Recordings to see a list of your scheduled recordings.
Highlight a program title and press OK or INFO.
Select the from the program information screen. Select to change the Recording Options, or select to delete this program from your list of Future Recordings.
Use the buttons on your remote to change
From the program information screen, select to delete the recording, or select to modify the Delete Priority. For example, you can tell the guide to delete the recording when space is needed.
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You can play back your video recordings using the video control buttons.
As you watch live TV and recorded programs, press PAUSE and the video on your TV screen instantly freezes. No more missing the climactic scene of a movie or the winning play of the game! For programs you are watching live, your DVR will remain in pause for up to 90 minutes.*
Press PLAY to resume normal play of the program.
Ever wonder what the referees are looking at when they review a controversial play? Your DVR is equipped with slow-forward and slow-rewind functions to give you crisp and clear slow motion images. o To activate slow-forward, press PAUSE and then FAST FORWARD.
With Instant Replay, you can go back to see the last play of the game or replay the last scene of your movie. Just press PAGE or REPLAY on your remote to replay the last 15 seconds.
Press PAGE or REPLAY repeatedly to continue skipping back in 15-second increments.
Return to Live TV
Anytime you pause or rewind a live program, the show continues to be broadcast in real time. To return to live programming, press or LIVE TV.
Because your DVR has two tuners, it can buffer (temporarily record) two different programs at the same time. While recording two programs, you can watch and control either program up to the point of live TV by using the SWAP button on your remote. The SWAP button allows you to toggle between two live programs while retaining control of both.
Note: The SWAP button is the key to keeping the buffer for both programs. If you change channels without using SWAP, you will lose the buffer.back to top ↑
The Status Bar appears whenever you pause, rewind or fast forward a live program. It also gives you information such as the title of the program you are watching, the source of the program and duration of time. The yellow position bar indicates where you are in the program. Green indicates the length of the program you are watching. White indicates the length of other programs available in the buffer. Red indicates that you are watching a recording in progress.
As you watch live TV and recorded programs, press PAUSE and the video on your TV screen instantly freezes. No more missing the climactic scene of a movie or the winning play of the game! For programs you are watching live, your DVR will remain in pause for up to 90 minutes. Press PLAY to resume normal play of the program.
Want to review a portion of your live show? It's a snap with DVR. Press REWIND. Press it again up to 4 times to increase the rewind speed. REW, REW2, REW3 and REW4 will appear on screen. REW is the slowest setting and REW4 is the fastest. Press REWIND a fifth time or press PLAY to resume normal play.
For programs you are watching live, FAST FORWARD can be activated if you have paused or rewound the program. Press FAST FORWARD to move forward in the program. Press it up to 4 times to increase the fast forward speed. FF, FF2, FF3 and FF4 will appear on screen. FF is the slowest setting and FF4 is the fastest.
Note: You can only fast forward up to the point of live broadcast.
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Step 1: From the DVR Menu, select My Recordings. Use the buttons on your remote to search through and highlight titles from your list of recorded programs. Press OK to select the program.
Step 2: From the Information Screen, select to resume play from where you left off or select to restart from the beginning.