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.
Note: Motorola and Pace PVRs use the Classic Guide.
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).
Stop rewinding: To stop rewinding and start playing the recording, simply press the OK or PLAY button on your remote.
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.
Pause and resume play: If you would like to pause live TV, just press the PAUSE button on your remote control. Conversely, to resume playback after pausing, press the PLAY button.
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.
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: Equipment Info: Shaw Motorola TV box (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:
Here is a look at the recordings icons for the HD Guide PVR:
Individual recording Series recording
|Program scheduled to record.|
|Actively recording or previously recorded program.|
|Program was not recorded - This could be due to a number of reasons, including duplicate recordings.|
|Recording schedule conflict - More than two programs may be scheduled to record at the same time. Check your recording schedule and adjust where necessary.|
|Scheduled program is missing - Check your TV listings to ensure this program has not been moved to another time.|
Recording management icons
|Your hard drive is almost full. Based on your settings, this program will soon be automatically deleted to make room for additional recordings.|
|This recording has been protected from automatic deletion.|
Related: HD Guide - User Manual