Learn how to record TV shows on your PVR with this recording overview for Motorola Digital Boxes using the new Shaw HD Guide platform. Shaw offers a selection of Digital Boxes which can record live television so you can watch your favourite shows when it's most convenient for you. With your Shaw Digital Box, you can also rewind and pause live television, schedule a recording, and extend the time of a recording. Continue reading to find out more about how to use your PVR.
Did You Know
Motorola and Pace PVRs use the Classic Guide.
Learn More: Classic Guide PVR - Recording Overview
When you tune in to any channel, your Shaw PVR will automatically begin a background recording, so if you would like to replay something that just happened live, the automatic buffer will be waiting.
Rewind: To rewind live TV, simply press the REW button on your Shaw Remote. This will begin to reverse playback, and you can press REW repeatedly to increase the speed at which the PVR will rewind. Below is an example of the on-screen graphic which displays your progress with REW active. The blue area indicates how much of the program is available for review (extent of the buffer).
Fast forward: If you have rewound too far, you can fast forward in the timeline to such a point that the playback has matched live TV. To fast forward in a recording, press the FFWD button on your Shaw Remote.
Please note: If you change the channel at any time, the automatic buffer will reset and begin recording the new and now active channel, and as such you will be unable to immediately begin rewinding the playback.
Related: Shaw Remote Control overview
Watching a program that you would like to save for later? If you would like to learn how to record live television, follow the instructions below.
One of the best features of a PVR-enabled Digital Box is the ability to set a recording time for a future program. To schedule an upcoming program to be recorded:
Did You Know
The Motorola DCT-3510 can set custom start and end times for your recording and allow for the eventualities of late starting or overrunning programs.
Learn More: Hardware Information - Motorola DCX3510-M
If your planned recording will likely start early or run late, you can extend the PVR recording time to include the extra minutes. This feature can be enabled when you create a new recording and is available for both single program recordings and series recordings on the HD Guide.
To extend the time of a recording, select your desired program from the guide and press record, then follow these steps:
To delete a recording, follow these instructions:
Recording management icons
Related: HD Guide - User Manual