WHAT IS A PVR (PERSONAL VIDEO RECORDER)
A Personal Video Recorder (or a Digital Video Recorder [DVR]) is a digital terminal with dual tuners and a hard disk drive that allows you to record your favourite shows and enjoy them later. It is a relatively easy and worry-free replacement for VCRs. Unlike that old VCR, a PVR will allow you to pause live TV! A great and under-appreciated feature...until you have it!
WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A DUAL TUNER PVR?
You can record 1 show and watch another live show at the same time. You can record 2 shows at the same time while watching 1 of the shows being recorded. You can record 2 shows at the same time and watch something you previously recorded. You can also pause live TV (more info below).
WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO RECORD A TV PROGRAM?
Press RECORD on the remote control while watching the program you want to record.
HOW DO I RECORD FROM THE PROGRAM GUIDE?
Press GUIDE on the remote and highlight the program you want to record. Press OK to start recording a current program or to schedule a later recording. You can also schedule a Series recording by following the instructions in the Guide section.
WHY DO I SOMETIMES GET A SCHEDULING CONFLICT MESSAGE?
You’ve most likely tried to schedule recordings that overlap each other time-wise. You’ll need to choose one or the other to record.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PVR RECORDINGS IF MY DIGITAL TERMINAL LOSES POWER?
All recordings that were saved prior to the power loss are preserved, as well as future recordings. The shows or movies scheduled during the actual power outage will not be recorded.
HOW DO I PAUSE LIVE TELEVISION?
Hate it when watching your favourtie TV show and your phone or doorbell rings? With a PVR you don't have to miss this week's episode, simply press the PAUSE button on your remote control and the PVR will pause your show until you return. When ready to resume, simply press PLAY on the remote control. Please note, if you pause live TV on one channel and then change channels, your pause will be released on the initial channel.