How to Record Shows on DVR

The invention of the DVR (digital video recorder) has streamlined show recordings down to a simple science - even for the not so technically inclined. It allows you to record up to two shows simultaneously.

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Using the remote control that comes with the DVR box, search through the guide of shows and choose which one you want to record and select it.

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You'll have several recording options: from single time recording to continual weekly recordings. The great thing is that there's a swap button that allows you to volley back and forth between channels and shows while you're recording or not.

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The Picture in a Picture (PIP) option will let you view in a shrunken screen another show while you watch your current programming - so you don't miss a beat and can switch back and forth at leisure.

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The DVR can store many hours of taped shows but it will start erasing any unwatched shows in the cache to free up memory space once capacity is reached.

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To keep certain shows for a longer period of time, you can choose to manually delete them.

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One main advantage of the DVR is it allows you to rewind shows that you're watching and fast forward past commercials as well. It's genius!