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Manage Your DVR

With Midco DVR, you can enjoy your favorite movies and programs on your time. Record an entire season of a show, rewind and pause live TV, mange access to recordings via parental controls – and much more.

Your DVR comes with an on-screen guide that’s interactive and easy to use. Learn how to access and get around the guide, watch ON Demand, create and use your favorites and more.

Want to record the show you’re watching, something on another channel or a future program?

  1. Press the Guide button on your remote to access the on-screen guide.
  2. Locate and highlight the program you want to record by entering the channel number or using the up and down arrow buttons on your remote.
    • Use the left and right arrow buttons to locate future programs you want to record.
  3. When the program is highlighted, set your recording by simply pressing the red Record button on your remote, or follow these steps:
    1. Press the Info button on your remote and select Set or cancel a recording.
    2. Select Modify settings for this program only to choose additional settings:
      • Save Until: Space is needed or I delete
      • Start recording: On time or 1-15 minutes early
      • Stop recording: On time or 1-15 minutes late
    3. Select Record this program.

Your DVR will confirm that your recording has started. A red circle will display next to the program you chose to record, indicating the program will be recorded one time.

If you’re recording live sports programming, your DVR will prompt you to extend the recording up to two hours past the scheduled end time, so you don’t miss any overtime action.

Would you like to record multiple episodes of a program? It’s easy to set up a series once, so you can watch on your schedule.

Set Up Series Recording
  1. Press the Guide button on your remote to access the on-screen guide.
  2. Locate and highlight the program you want to record by entering the channel number or using the up and down arrow buttonson your remote.
    • Use the left and right arrow buttons to locate future programs you want to record.
  3. When the program is highlighted, set your recording using one of these methods:
    • Press the red Record button twice on your remote.
    • Press the Info button on your remote, and select Set or cancel a recording.
  4. Select Set up a series recording, and choose your preferred series settings:
    • Record: Only new episodes, New and repeats or All with duplicates.
    • Save: All episodes, or you can specify one to seven episodes.
    • Save until: Space is needed or I decide to delete.
  5. Select Record series with these settings to confirm and setup the series recording.

Multiple red circles will display next to the program you selected for a series recording.

Series Recording Settings

You can expand your series recording settings when you set up a recording – or you can go back to edit an already existing series.

  1. Select View all settings, and choose the additional series recording settings you’d like:
    • Record programs on: This channel only or All channels
    • Start recording: On time or 1-15 minutes early
    • Stop recording: On time or 1-15 minutes late
  2. Select Record series with these settings to confirm and setup the series recording.
Delete or Modify Recorded Series
  1. Press the Guide button on your remote to access the on-screen guide.
  2. Locate and highlight the program you want to record by entering the channel number or using the up and down arrow buttonson your remote.
    • Use the left and right arrow buttons to locate future programs you want to modify.
  3. When the program is highlighted, press the Info button on your remote, and select Set or cancel a recording.
  4. Select one of the following:
    • Modify recording settings: Adjust series recording settings.
    • Modify settings for this program only: Adjust a specific program and time you highlighted in the guide.
    • Don’t record: Cancel recordinga specific episode you highlighted in the guide.

Your DVR will let you know when you’re running low on storage space.

Learn how to access and enjoy your DVR recordings.

  1. Press the Menu button on your remote to bring up the quick menu.
  2. Select DVR and then My Recordings.
    • If your remote has a List button, simply press that to bring up your recordings.
  3. Use the up and down arrow buttons to scroll through your recordings. Use the left and right arrow buttons to sort your recordings by date, title or channel.
    • When sorted by title, your recordings will be grouped into folders by program title. To view individual episodes, highlight the folder, and press OK/SEL on your remote.
  4. Watch any recording by highlighting it and pressing the Play button on your remote.
    • To start a recording from the beginning, press OK/SEL, and choose Restart from the beginning.

Done watching a show or need to free up DVR space? There are several ways you can remove recordings from your DVR.

Delete After Watching Recording

When your recording is finished playing, you’ll have the option to delete it. Press OK/SEL when prompted, if you’d like to delete the recording.

Delete from Recordings List
  1. In your My Recordings list, highlight the recording to delete, and press OK/SEL on your remote.
  2. Use the arrow buttons to go to Delete this program, and press OK/SEL. Then select Delete Recording to confirm.
Delete from the Menu
  1. Press the Menu button on your remote to bring up the quick menu.
  2. Select DVR and then DVR Cleanup.
  3. Highlight a recording to delete, and press OK/SEL to place a checkmark next to it. Repeat this for any additional recording you’d like to remove.
  4. Once you’ve selected all the recordings you wish to delete, highlight Delete,press OK/SEL and select Delete all marked recordings.
  1. Press the Menu button on your remote to access the quick menu.
  2. Select the Search icon (magnifying glass), and then choose Title or Keyword.
  3. Search for programs by entering part or all the title.
    • Use the arrow buttons on your remote to highlight letters, and then press OK/SEL. Once you have the title entered, select Search Now.
  4. Search results shown on your screen allowing you to:
    • Go Back: Return to your search.
    • Sort Results: Sort by date or title.
    • Save Search: Keep this search for future use.
    • Auto-Record: Set up an automatic recording.
    • Start watching a program: Using the arrow buttons to highlight the program title, and press OK/SEL. Select Watch this channel or program.

Did you know your DVR comes with the option to block viewing of programs based content type, specific channels or shows? With parental controls, you can also hide titles from showing on the on-screen guide, and set locks for viewing ON Demand content and making purchases.

Why does a DVR recording sometimes start a minute or two after the program begins?

The DVR timer synchronizes with the program guide time. If a network starts the program a minute earlier than the scheduled time, the DVR will miss the first minute. You can program your DVR to start early or end late to prevent this. Check out the recording options on this page.

Does Midco track what I record?

No. What you choose to record with your DVR is private.

How do I return to live TV when I’m watching a recording?

Press the Live button on your remote.

How long can I pause live TV?

You can pause up to 90 minutes of standard-definition programming, but the length of time will vary if you’re watching an HD channel.

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