Motorola HD Cable Box and Clock Setting Instructions

By Megan Mattingly-Arthur

Motorola HD DVR cable boxes allow you to digitally record hours of your favorite television programming on an internal hard drive. Recording programs to your Motorola DVR can be done with the touch of a single button. Motorola HD DVR cable boxes also include a digital clock feature that can be set to display on the unit's front LED screen. The clock in your Motorola HD cable box automatically sets itself using the time supplied by your cable provide.

Recording Programs

Step 1

Set your Motorola HD DVR cable box to record programs in advance. Press the "Menu" button on the remote control twice to bring up the TV Guide menu screen. Highlight the desired program on the schedule and press the "Record" button to set your DVR to record the specified upcoming program.

Step 2

Record a currently-playing television program to your Motorola HD DVR cable box by pressing the red "Record" button on the unit's remote control.

Step 3

Use the "Play", "Pause", "Fast-Forward", "Rewind" and "Stop" buttons on the remote control to navigate the playback of your recorded programs.

Display Digital Clock

Step 1

Access the Cable Mode for your Motorola HD cable box by pressing the "Cable" button located at the top of the remote control.

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button on the remote control twice to access the unit's TV Guide menu screen.

Step 3

Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through the list of presented options until the "Setup" option is highlighted. Press the "Select" button on the remote to access the Setup Menu.

Step 4

Scroll through the Setup Menu options until the "Cable Box Setup" is highlighted. Press the "Select" button to see the cable box setup options.

Step 5

Scroll down to where it says "Front LED Display: Current Channel". Highlight the "Current Channel" option. Press the left or right arrow key to change "Current Channel" to "Current Time". Note that your Motorola HD cable box will now show the current time on its front LED display screen. Press the "Exit" button.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your Motorola HD cable box is displaying the wrong time, unplug the cable box from its power source and wait 30 to 45 seconds before plugging it back in. This will reboot the unit and cause it to display the correct time.
  • The setting instructions in this article may not be compatible with all models of Motorola HD cable boxes. Contact Motorola customer service for more information.