header_imageDVR is the most wonderful thing to happen to television since color. It gives you the ability to be more productive, or frankly, to just do more of what you want to do outside of TV watching. I know sitting and watching your favorite show is awesome, but it’s even better when you can watch it without thinking about the other daily tasks that need to get done – like vacuuming, vacuuming sucks, pun intended, but it sucks a little bit less when you attain more free time from DVR.

The many time-saving features that DVR offers makes it a no-brainer to sign up for the service. For example:

  • Record your favorite shows and watch them any time.
  • Pause or stop your recording and finish later in case something comes up.
  • Skip through commercials to cut down on the show’s run time.
  • Record multiple shows at once in case two things you want to watch are on at the same time.

The purpose of this blog is to tell you everything you need to know about Nuvera’s DVR. Without further ado, here is… well… everything.

Disclaimer: Nuvera uses several different remotes. The buttons in these steps may look different and be found in separate areas of each remote, but the steps remain the same. If you need additional help, feel free to contact our friendly support team toll free at 1-888-873-6853.

 

How to record TV programs

Record while watching TV

This is the simplest form of recording a show. Simply press the red Record button on your remote when you are watching the specific channel of the show. If you press the Record button twice, this will automatically record the whole series.

Button(s) Used: record button

 

Record from the Interactive Guide

The interactive guide shows you all of the programs that are playing now and in the future for each individual station. To access the guide, press the Guide button on your remote.

Button(s) Used: guide_button

Record a single program from the Interactive Guide

Highlight the show you would like to record by pressing the arrow buttons on your remote and press the red Record button once.

Button(s) Used: directional_button record button

Record a whole series from the Interactive Guide

If you would like to record the whole series of the show, highlight the show once again, but this time press the red Record button twice.

Button(s) Used: directional_button record button

Search for a program to record

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Recorded TV. Press OK.
  3. Highlight Search. Press OK.
  4. Start typing in the letters to the show you want to record.
  5. Use the arrow keys to highlight the show when it pops up. Press OK.
  6. A list of all upcoming episodes will appear. Choose the episode you want to record. Press OK.
  7. A list of options will appear on the left of your screen. Choose Record Episode or Record Series.

Button(s) Used: menu_button ok_button directional_button

Modify a recording

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Recorded TV. Press OK.
  3. Highlight View Recordings. Press OK.
  4. Highlight the recording you want to modify. Press OK.
  5. Choose Record Options and change any of the available options.

Button(s) Used: menu_button ok_button directional_button

How to watch a recording

Start a recorded show

  1. Access all of the shows you have recorded by pressing the Recorded TV button on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight the show you want to watch.
  3. Press the OK on your remote. Choose Play.

Button(s) Used: recorded_dvr directional_button ok_button

Pause a recording

Pausing a recording comes in handy in many situations, like if you have to answer the phone. Press the Pause button and it will suspend the recording until you come back. Press Play to begin watching again.

Button(s) Used: pause_play

Rewind a recording

Rewinding a recording may be essential if you missed a part of your show, couldn’t tell what the actor said, or just want to watch what happened again because it was that exciting! To rewind, press the Rewind arrows. If you press the button multiple times (up to 4) it will go faster. To resume play, press the Play button. Some remotes may also have an Instant Replay button, which will automatically bring the recording back 7 seconds.

Button(s) Used: rewind pause_play rewind_arrow

Fast forward a recording

Easily one of the best features about DVR.  Skip through commercials or other parts of the program that are not of interest to you in a recorded program by pressing the Fast Forward arrows.  Again, if you press the button multiple times (up to 4) it will go faster.  To resume play, press the Play button.

Button(s) Used: fast_forward pause_play

                 

How to delete/cancel recordings

Delete a recording

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Recorded TV. Press OK.
  3. Highlight View Recordings. Press OK.
  4. Highlight the recording you want to modify. Press OK.
  5. Highlight Erase. Press OK.

Button(s) Used: menu_button directional_button ok_button

Cancel a series  

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Recorded TV. Press OK.
  3. Highlight View Recordings. Press OK.
  4. Highlight the recording you want to modify. Press OK.
  5. Highlight Series Info. Press OK.
  6. Highlight Cancel Series. Press OK.

Button(s) Used: menu_button directional_button ok_button

How long recordings stay saved

The system will default to only save your DVR recordings until space is needed. You can change this setting to Keep Until I Erase by following these steps:

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Recorded TV. Press OK on your remote.
  3. Highlight View Recordings. Press OK.
  4. Highlight the recording you want to modify. Press OK.
  5. Highlight Record Options. Press OK.
  6. Change the setting to Keep Until I Erase.
  7. Remember to save your changes.

Button(s) Used: menu_button directional_button ok_button

How to check the amount of available recording space left

  1. Press Menu on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow keys to highlight Settings. Pres OK on your remote.
  3. Highlight General. Press OK.
  4. Highlight System Information. Press OK.
  5. Highlight System Resources. Press OK.
  6. The bottom of the screen will show Disk Usage: % Remaining.

Button(s) Used: menu_button directional_button ok_button

 

Again, the amount of time DVR gives back to you makes it one of the most essential features you can get for your television service, and is well worth the low monthly price. It will ensure you will never miss one of your favorite shows again, but even better than that, it gives you freedom to live your life until you want to watch those shows. Learn more about Nuvera’s DVR.

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