The use of a DirecTV receiver with a built-in DVR gives you the luxury to search for channels and record them all in one box. There are several recording options with a DirecTV DVR, including setting your DVR to record a program at a later date or having the DVR record your favorite program every time it comes on. If you have a program recording and need to stop the recording for any reason, it's an easy process.
Hit the 'Guide' button on the DirecTV remote and highlight the program you are recording.
Press the 'Record' button on the remote.
On a high-definition receiver, select the option 'Stop Recording' by using the arrow buttons on the remote and then press 'OK'. The process is the same on standard-definition receivers, however, the choices are 'Don't Cancel', 'Cancel This' or 'Cancel All'.