WHY DIRECTV Plus DVR?
DIRECTV has launched the next generation of the TV watching experience with DIRECTV Plus® DVR and introduced an interactive network providing primetime programming available on Demand. Need to know how to use the DIRECTV Plus DVR System? See the Quick User Guide (pdf)
What is a DIRECTV Plus DVR?
This advanced product is an interactive DVR that is being touted as the most advanced Digital Video Recorder available on the market today. There are so many features on the DIRECTV Plus DVR, including: 100 hours of recording capacity*, interactive TV enabled, one-touch search and digital recording and "Bookmarks" which enable viewers to mark and go directly to favorite scenes in recorded programs. See DIRECTV Plus DVR's full feature list.
Don't Miss Your Favorite Shows
With the touch of a button, you can record every episode of your favorite shows. It's so easy, simply select the show that you want to record and DIRECTV Plus DVR will do the rest! Your shows will then be stored and accessible anytime that you want to watch them. Plus, if your favorite show changes time or day, the DVR will update your settings automatically. You even have the choice to skip all reruns of your show and only record first run episodes or you can record and watch them all.
You are in Complete Control
DIRECTV Plus DVR gives you total reign of your television, you can do anything you want, anytime:
- Pause, Rewind and even use slow motion for instant replays
- Fast-forward through commercials, pause and rewind through your recorded shows
- Record 2 shows at one time** and watch a third show
Find, Record and View Quickly and Easily
Simply surf the easy-to-use on-screen guide or search by your favorite shows title, an actor, keyword or channel. With DIRECTV Plus DVR, you can schedule recordings up to 14 days in advance!
Multi-Room DVR Options
Use your HD DVR with every TV in your house! With DIRECTV Multi-Room DVR Service you can connect multiple TVs in your home to a single HD DVR. That means access to playlists and the ability to record, delete, pause and rewind your favorite shows no matter where you are. It's like having a DVR for every TV!
Onscreen Guide and Mini Guide
The GUIDE will show you upcoming programs for up to 2 weeks in advance. One press of the GUIDE button on your remote will bring the guide screen to your TV, keeping a small picture of what you're currently watching in the right side. If you don't want your picture obstructed or minimized, try the mini guide feature. Press the blue button on your remote to bring up a special version of the guide that uses only a small portion of the lower half of your screen.
Low Monthly Fee
For a low monthly fee of $7, you can activate every DVR receiver in your home with the DIRECTV Plus DVR service. Compared to the cost of family night at the movies, that's quite the bargain! And your family can enjoy a variety of movies, sports and programming night after night after night.
Plus, right now, if you subscribe to the CHOICE XTRA Package or higher, you receive a FREE DIRECTV HD DVR and HD Receiver UPgrades! And no matter how many DVR or HD receivers you have, your low monthly DVR service fee covers them all.
How do I access the channel guide?
If you're adding a DVR to your existing DTV receiver, you won't have much adjusting to do. If you're new to the DVR altogether, access the Quick Menu by pressing the MENU button in the center of your remote. Press GUIDE to see programs that are now showing.
How do I pause or record live TV?
The play, pause, stop, rewind and record buttons on your remote work just like they would on a DVD player or VCR. Simply use those buttons while watching live TV. When watching recorded content, utilize the fast forward and advance buttons, which can jump 30 seconds ahead.
How do I schedule recordings?
Use the GUIDE button to see what's playing and select the program you'd like to record. Then press the record button while that show is highlighted. You can choose to record individual programs or entire series.
How do I search for future programs?
Use the MENU button on your remote to bring up the quick menu option. Then use the arrow buttons to navigate to the "Search" feature. This will bring up a menu that should allow you to search by name, person, keyword or channel.
How do I watch or change recorded items?
The LIST button on your remote will pull up all recorded programming on your DVR. This is also known as the playlist. Once on the playlist screen, you can press the yellow button to highlight the show you want to watch, edit or delete. Explore the menus and options on your playlist to change start and stop times and prioritize recordings.
*Actual recording time varies depending on the type of programming being recorded.
**Professional installation highly recommended. Land-based phone line connection required.
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