How do I record shows/series with a DVR?

The on-screen interactive guide (iguide) shows TV listings and sets recordings.

Interactive Guide (iguide) Information

GCI provides an on-screen interactive guide (iguide) that shows TV listings and sets recordings.

The iguide is essential to finding and recording the shows. Some features include:

  •  Record single programs or entire series
  • Favorite channel filtering
  • See 90 minutes of programming at one time
  • TV program listings available for up to 10 days out
  • Guide color code:
    • Regular programs: Blue
    • Movies: Purpl
    • Sports: Green
    • Kids: Light Blue
  • Quick Menu – Press menu button twice to reach main menu.
  • Overlap protection – No more all or nothing when two recordings overlap. Now you can clip one show or the other using your priority settings.

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 Guide Navigation

  • Use the ARROW buttons to move within the screen
  • Buttons turn yellow as you move within the menu screen
  • Press the OK/SELECT button to move to a yellow highlighted submenu
  • LAST button take you to the prior menu

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 Guide Navigation for DVRs

A favorite feature of the DVR is the ability to pause, record or rewind live TV.

  • Use PLAY or FFWD buttons to watch what you have missed
  • Select LIVE button to return to live programming
  • Press LIST button to view a list of all recordings

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Favorite Lists

  • Press MENU button twice and press down arrow
  • Select My Favorite Channels
  • Save Multiple Favorite Lists
  • Add/Remove channels
  • Lock/Unlock lists

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Search Functions

  •  Press MENU button twice
  • Highlight search and press OK
  • Search by Title, Categories or Type
  • Save Popular searches

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Recording with your DVR

You have the choice of saving recorded programs until space is needed or until you delete. Once you have recorded the maximum amount of programs allowed to your DVR, if you attempt to record other programs, you will be prompted to delete recordings to accommodate new recordings. You will be advised that sufficient memory space is not available. If you do not delete past recordings, new programs will not save to your GCI DVR.

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Single Program Recording

  1.  Select the GUIDE button on your remote control.
  2. Find the program you want to reord by scrolling up or down to find the desired channel, and scrolling left or right to find the desired timeframe.
  3. Once the program you want to record is highlighted, select the red REC button on your remote control.

or you may:

  1.  Select the GUIDE button on your remote control.
  2. Find the program you want to record by scrolling up or down to find the desired channel, and scrolling left or rightto find the desired timeframe.
  3. Select the INFO button on your remote control.
  4. Scroll right to the red circle. It will state “set or cancel recording” at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select the OK/SELECT button on your remote control.
  6. Scroll down to the icon that states “View recording settings for this program”.
  7. Select the OK/SELECT button on your remote control.

To record portions of single program:

  1.  To start recording prgramming while viewing, select the red circle/REC on your remote control.
  2. To end recording, select EXIT on your remote control.

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Series Program Recording

  1.  Select the GUIDE button on your remote control.
  2. Find the program you want to record by scrolling up or down to find the desired channel, and scrolling left or right to find the desired timeframe.
  3. Select the INFO button on your remote control.
  4. Scroll right to the red circle. (It will state “set or cancel recording” at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select OK/SELECT button on your remote control.
  6. Scroll down to the icon that says “Create series recording“.
  7. Select the OK/SELECT button on your remote control.
  8. Scroll down to the icon that says “View all settings“.
  9. Select the OK/SELECT button on your remote control.
  10. Scroll down to “Series Recording Settings“.
  11. Scroll down to “Record Programs on” and set it to either: record series on this channel or all channels.
  12. Scroll down to “Start Recording“, then scroll left or right to start your recording up to 15 minutes early.
  13. Scroll down to “Stop Recording“, the scroll left or right to stop your recording up to 2 hours late. Important to use when recording network television programs or sporting events.
  14. After adjusting the recording settings, scroll down to the icon that says “Record series with these settings“.
  15. Select the OK/SELECT button on your remote control to confirm recording.

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