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Set up a Favorites List

  1. Press MENU / Settings menu button twice to go to the General Settings menu.
  2. Press the Up and Down arrows directional button to highlight Viewer: Favorites.
  3. Press OK/Select select button
  4. Press the Up and Down arrows directional button to highlight a favorite channel.
  5. Press OK/Select select button to add to Favorites.
  6. To remove, press a second time.
  7. Press the A A button button accept your new list of Favorite channels.
  8. Press EXIT exit button to return to your current program.
  9. Use the FAV favorites button to surf through Favorite channels.

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Search by Channel, Title or Theme

Charter DVR automatically lists programs by channel number, but you can change this and list programs by title or theme.

  1. Press the Guide button. guide buttonThe Program Guide appears and lists the next 7 days of programs.
  2. Press Browse By or the A button. A ButtonThe Browse By area of the Program Guide displays the options: Title, Channel and Theme.
  3. Press the Up and Down arrows up/down arrowsto highlight your selection.

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Search by Date

  1. Press the Guide button. guide button The Program Guide appears and lists the next 7 days of programs.
  2. Press Date or the B button. B Button. The Browse By area of the Program Guide displays the next 7 dates.
  3. Press the Up and Down arrowsup/down arrows to highlight a date.
  4. Press the OK/Select button. OK / Select Button The Program Guide displays the programs that will be broadcast on that date.

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Recording

Record Live Program

  1. While watching live TV press Guide to open the guide screen. By default, your guide will highlight the program currently being viewed.
  2. Press the REC button to open the Confirm Recording screen.
  3. Follow the onscreen directions to record a single program.

Schedule Recording for a Future Program

  1. While watching live TV, press the Guide button to open the Guide screen.
  2. Using the directional arrows, highlight a future airing program you would like to record.
  3. Press the REC button to open the Confirm Recording screen.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to record a single program.

Record All Episodes of a Series

  1. While watching live TV, press the Guide button to open the Guide screen.
  2. Using the directional arrows, highlight the series you would like to record and press the REC button.
  3. With the Recording Confirmation screen open, press the directional arrow buttons to highlight  All episodes.
  4. To adjust the record settings press the Left or Right directional arrow to navigate and set the recording options.
  5. Press the A button to accept recording.
  6. Using the directional arrows, highlight the preferred series recording option and press OK/Select to confirm the recording.

Play Recordings

  1. To view and play your recordings, press the My DVR button while watching live TV. The Recorded List menu will appear onscreen.
  2. From this menu, use the directional arrows to highlight the recorded title you would like to view and press OK/Select to open the play/options menu for the highlighted title.
  3. Follow the onscreen directions to play the selected title.

Delete Recordings

  1. To delete a saved recording, press the My DVR button and access the Saved Recordings screen.
  2. Using the directional arrow buttons highlight the saved program you would like to delete and press OK/Select.
  3. Follow the onscreen directions to delete the saved recording.

Display Scheduled Recordings

  1. To view your scheduled recordings, press My DVR button to open the Recorded List menu.
  2. Press the A button to open the Scheduled Recordings menu.

Cancel a Scheduled Recording

  1. To cancel any scheduled recordings, press the My DVR button to access the Recorded List menu.
  2. Press the A button to view scheduled recordings.
  3. Using the directional arrows find the scheduled recording you would like to cancel and press OK/Select to open the edit scheduled recordings screen.
  4. Press the B button to cancel recording.
  5. Follow the onscreen directions to confirm the cancellation of scheduled recording.

DVR On/Off & Scheduled Recordings

Scheduled recording will occur in the background when the DVR is off. This is true even if both tuners are being used for recordings. DVR's do not need to turn on to record.

Change Save Time Setting

When the DVR receiver leaves the factory, its default Save Time setting is set at 14 days. Using this setting, Charter DVR automatically saves each recording for 14 days. At the end of 14 days, Charter DVR erases the recording to make space for other programs you want to record. You can change this setting from 14 days to 1, 2, or 7 days, or to Until Erased.
To change the default Save Time setting, follow these steps:

  1. If the Recorded List screen is not displayed, press List. The Recorded List screen appears.
  2. Choose Preferences and use the directional arrow buttons to highlight Change Save Time for Future Recordings.
  3. Press OK/Select and use the directional arrow buttons to highlight your desired Save Time.
  4. Press OK/Select. The Save Time options disappear, the Preferences screen appears, and the new default Save Time setting appears in the Information area of the screen.

After recording a program, you can change how long Charter DVR will save the recording. To change the Save Time of a recording you have saved:

  1. If the Recorded List screen is not displayed, press the List button. The Recorded List screen appears.
  2. Use the directional arrow buttons to highlight the recording whose Save Time you want to change.
  3. Press the OK/Select button. The Recorded Program Options screen appears.
  4. Press the Up button. The option Change Save Time is highlighted.
  5. Press the OK/Select button. The Change Save Time screen appears.
  6. Use the directional arrow buttons to highlight the new Save Time.
  7. Press the OK/Select button. In the Information area of the screen, the message "One moment please" appears and the new Save Time displays on the Recorded List screen.

Auto-Erase Oldest Recordings

You can make sure you have room on your hard drive for new recordings by automatically erasing your oldest recordings when space is needed.

  1. Press the List button to bring up your list of recorded programs.
  2. Press the B button on your remote to pull up your Preferences menu.
  3. Highlight Turn ON Auto Erase, and then press OK/Select.
  4. Press the A button to confirm your choice.

NOTE: Recordings with a Save Time of Until Erased will not be erased until you manually erase them.

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On Demand

Use On Demand

  1. Tune to Channel 1, or press the ON DEMAND buttonOn Demand on your remote.
  2. Select a category using your remote.
  3. Choose a movie or program.
  4. Confirm your choice and enjoy!

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Order PPV

With Charter Pay-Per-View (PPV) you get championship fights, concerts, sporting events, new release movies and more — all from the comfort of your home.

Note: In some areas, you will be prompted to call a toll-free number on your screen to complete your order or to complete cancellation. Pay-Per-View programs must be canceled within 5 minutes after starting time. Services may not be available in all areas. Seasonal package availability varies by area. Must be a Charter TV in Digital customer. All networks not available in all areas. Movies, pricing, ratings and scheduling are subject to change. Trademarks belong to their respective owners.
To order Charter Pay-Per-View

  1. Press the MENU button. Menu Button
  2. Press the Up and Down arrows up/down arrowsto choose PPV by: Time, Title, Event or Adult.
  3. Press the OK/Select button OK / Select Buttonto view Pay-Per-View programs.
  4. Press the Left and Right arrowsleft/right buttons to highlight the event you want to purchase.
  5. Press the INFO buttoninfo button to get more information.
  6. Press the OK/Select button OK / Select Buttonto go to the Order screen.
  7. Press the Left and Right arrows left/right buttonsto highlight different start times.
  8. Press the OK/Select button OK / Select Buttonto order.
  9. Input your Purchase Code and press the OK/Select button. OK / Select ButtonIf your selection airs later, a reminder is automatically set. Press the EXIT buttonexit button to return to current program.

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Cancel PPV

To cancel Charter Pay-Per-View:

  1. Press the MENU button Menu Buttontwice to go to the General Settings menu.
  2. Press the Up and Down arrowsup/down arrows to highlight PPV: Purchases.
  3. Press the OK/Select button. OK / Select Button
  4. Press the Up and Down arrows up/down arrowsto highlight Pending.
  5. Press the OK/Select button. OK / Select Button The programs you have selected but not yet viewed will appear.
  6. Press the Up and Down arrows up/down arrowsto highlight the program you wish to cancel.
  7. Press the OK/Select button OK / Select Buttonto cancel.
  8. Press the A button A Buttonto confirm cancellation.
  9. Press the EXIT buttonexit button to return to current program.

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PIP / SAP / DVS

Turn PIP On and Off

When you turn on the Picture in Picture (PIP) feature, you can watch two channels at once, even if your TV doesn’t have the PIP feature. One channel appears as a full-screen image; the other appears as a small image within the full-screen image.

  1. While watching a program, press the PIP On/Off button. pip on/off

Note: You will hear the sound of only the program that is shown in the full screen.

  1. To turn off the PIP screen, press the PIP On/Off button pip on/off again.

Notes:

  • If you press the Info button info buttonwhen the PIP feature is on, a channel banner appears for both screens. If either program is currently being recorded, its channel banner will show the Recording Now REC Symbolsymbol.
  • You can turn on the PIP feature only while watching TV in full-screen.

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SAP and DVS

Secondary Audio Programming (SAP) is an auxiliary audio channel for analog television that can be broadcast or transmitted both over the air and by cable TV. It is often used for an alternate language or for the Descriptive Video Service (DVS) offered in the United States by PBS, along with broadcasting the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio service or a local National Public Radio station at times where translation or DVS is not needed.

Descriptive Video Service (DVS) is a service where a narrator describes the action of a scene during natural pauses in the dialogue, designed to make the programming more accessible to customers who are blind or visually impaired. For example, the audience can hear, "A police officer enters the room", "A car accident occurs", "It begins to rain", or "A man buries his face in his hands".

Note: Only one secondary audio will be available at a time. For example, you will not be able hear both Spanish language and DVS. DVS is only available on select channels and during select programming. For DVS-supported programming schedules, please visit the website for the programmer (channel) you are interested in.

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Enable/Disable SAP/DVS

SAP and DVS are enabled/disabled in the same way.

  1. Press MENU / Settings menu button once to go to the Quick Settings menu.
  2. Press the Up and Down arrows directional button to highlight 'Choose SAP Language'
  3. Press the left or right arrow left/right buttons to highlight Espanol and press OK/Select OK / Select Button.

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