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New Features

Get more from your digital cable service with these new features to your interactive program guide.  Additions like Watch in HD, Search and Record, DVR Menu and other features make finding and recording shows a snap.

HD Made Easy

If you’re an HD subscriber, you can find HD channels easier with the enhanced Flip Bar. The Flip Bar appears when you press INFO on your remote or change channels and will indicate if a standard definition channel is also available in HD. Just click OK/SELECT on your remote to tune to the HD channel.

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Search and Record

Looking for shows about ‘lions’ or want to make sure you don’t miss any movies starring Meryl Streep? It’s easy with i-Guide’s expanded Search and Record.

Search by Keyword, Actor/Director or Title

Search results will provide a list of programs airing on TV up to the next two weeks that meet your search criteria. Use the arrow buttons on your remote to highlight a show or actor. You can Save Searches or set up ‘Auto-Record‘ to your DVR.

Easily set an Auto-Recording from a search results screen. Your DVR will automatically and continuously search and record shows based on your criteria. Modify Auto-Recordings from the Series Recording list.

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DVR Folders

DVR Folders make it easy to scroll through your recordings. Multiple recordings of the same title will be grouped into DVR Folders, which are automatically created when you record multiple episodes of TV series or have set an Auto-Recording. Just highlight the folder and press OK/Select to open and scroll through the episode you want to watch. Press OK/Select for program information and begin playback.

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DVR Menu

Access the new DVR Menu by pressing DVR from the Quick Menu or My DVR button on your remote. View list of My Recordings, Scheduled Recordings, manage Series Recordings and use DVR Cleanup to easily delete shows you’ve already viewed.

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DVR History

Ever wonder why a show didn’t record? With DVR History, you’ll see a list of programs that were deleted or didn’t record and why. Select DVR History from the DVR Menu to review the list.

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Multiroom DVR (optional feature)

Enjoy your recorded shows throughout the home network

With Multiroom DVR networked set-top boxes connect to your primary DVR so you can access and enjoy DVR recordings throughout the home. Play, fast-forward, rewind, pause and skip ahead or back when watching a recorded program.

Your primary DVR retains full functionality to schedule or delete recordings, change recording options, play, pause, fast-forward, rewind, skip ahead or back and pause live TV.

Access recordings from networked set-top boxes

To enjoy recordings from a networked set-top box, select DVR from the Quick Menu (press MENU once) or select My Recordings from the Main Menu (press MENU twice).

Sit back and enjoy the show from networked set-top boxes

From My Recordings, choose a program and press OK for program information. Follow the on-screen prompts to play or resume – or even restart a program from the beginning. You can even pause, fast-forward, rewind and instant replay recordedings.

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Search

i-Guide makes it easy to find your favorite shows quickly. You can search for a specific title, by category or even view a list of HD channels. i-Guide makes it easy for you to find just what you’re looking for.

General Search (for non-DVR)

Access the Search Menu from the Quick Menu or Main Menu. You can search by category such as Movies, Sports or Kids, or search HD or PPV listings. Title Search allows you to use the virtual keyboard to search for a specific title. You can even save your search for easy access in the future.

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Save Searches

You can save your Title Search for quick access any time. From the Title Search results screen, highlight Save Search. Access your Saved Searches from Search Menu to run a fresh search result.

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Your Program Guide

i-Guide is your key to quickly finding and enjoying your favorite shows on TV. Your remote holds the key to accessing the features
of i-Guide, including Listings By Time, DVR, Search, Parental Controls and more.

What’s On – View TV Listings by Time or Channel

  • Just press GUIDE on your remote to see the program grid for the current time
  • Press GUIDE again for Listings By Channel
  • Use the arrows on your remote to navigate and highlight a program. Instant Information appears in the upper left corner
  • The listings are color coded by program type:

    • Purple – movies
    • Green – sports
    • Light Blue – kids
  • Press INFO on your remote for more information about the highlighted program
  • Press OK/SELECT to tune to the channel or set a recording for a future show

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Quick Menu – Access DVR, HD, Search and More

The Quick Menu provides shortcuts directly to key features of your digital cable service. Press MENU on your remote and use the right/left arrows to highlight the icons to access DVR, HD, Search and more.

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Main Menu – Your Guide to all Guide Features

Press MENU on your remote twice to access all the features of Quick Menu, plus Setup, Premiums, Digital Music, Messages, and Local Weather.

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Flip BarProgram Info

Press INFO on your remote to access the Flip Bar and see a brief two-line program description, rating information and more. Press the INFO button again for complete Program Info.

Use the Action Icons on the Program Info screen to set a Recording, Reminders, Favorites and Parental Controls.

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Quick Access to HD or

On Demand

  • Press INFO on your remote to access the Flip Bar and see a brief two-line program description, rating information and more
  • If a standard definition channel is available in HD, just select ‘ Watch in HD’ and press OK/Select on your remote to tune in
  • If an On Demand network is available, simply select the ‘On Demand’ button and press OK/Select to tune to On Demand

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Favorites

You can easily set favorite channels and can even set up to five Favorites lists.

  • To make the channel you’re currently watching a Favorite, just press the INFO button on your remote, select the heart icon and follow the on screen prompts
  • If you don’t have a Favorites List set up, just follow the on-screen prompts to name your list and manage your favorites

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Parental Controls

i-Guide gives you the tools to set Parental Controls based on your family’s viewing preferences.

  • Highlight the Lock icon from the Quick Menu or any Program Info screen
  • Enter your unique 4-digit PIN. You can lock programs by:
    • TV or movie ratings
    • TV content ratings
    • By channel
    • By time
    • You can even hide Adult titles

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DVR

Control live TV, schedule recordings and create your own personal video library.

Control Live TV

Use the Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind, Instant Replay or Play keys on your remote to control live TV.

  • Press LIVE TV to return to the program in progress
  • If you want to watch two shows at once without missing a moment of either, just press the SWAP key on your remote to switch between two shows and preserve the automatic Live TV recordings on both channels
    (requires a dual-tuner DVR)

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Create Your Video Library

There are many ways you can record your favorite programs.

  • With One-Touch Recording, simply press the Record button on your remote while watching TV
  • You can also press Record from the Listings By Time grid for currently airing and future programs
  • A red dot will appear in the grid to indicate a recording is scheduled

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Search and Record

Looking for shows about cooking or want to make sure you don’t miss any movies starring Meryl Streep? It’s easy with i-Guide’s expanded Search options by Title, Keyword or Actor/Director.

Search results include a list of programs airing on TV up to the next two weeks that meets your search criteria. For example, Search for the Keyword ‘dogs’ and your results will show programs with the word ‘dogs’ in the title or program description.

Choose Search by Actor/Director and use the keyboard to enter in your favorite celebrity. Highlight your choice from the list and press OK/Select to see a list of shows.

From any Search results screen, highlight Auto-Record and your DVR will automatically search and record programs based on your search criteria. Auto-recordings are included in your Series Recording list.

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Series Recording

It’s simple to use your DVR to record every episode of your favorite series.

  • From the Program Info screen, press the Record icon and follow the on-screen prompts
  • Set series recording options, including type of episodes to record, how long to keep the recording, and more
  • Select Series Recordings from the DVR Menu to modify your series recordings

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View My Recordings

Once you’ve created your video library, access a list of programs in My Recordings from the DVR Menu.

  • Select DVR from the Quick Menu to access My Recordings
  • Use the left/right arrows on your remote to sort by date, channel or title. Highlight the program you want to watch and press OK/Select for Program Info. Then, press OK/Select to begin playback
  • Series Recordings are grouped into DVR Folders. Highlight the folder you want to open and press OK/Select to view a list of individual episodes

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DVR Folders

DVR Folders make it easy to scroll through your recordings. Multiple recordings of the same title will be grouped into DVR Folders, which are automatically created when you record multiple episodes of TV series or have set an Auto-Recording. Just highlight the folder and press OK/Select to open and scroll through the episode you want to watch. Press OK/Select to begin playback.

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DVR Cleanup

From the DVR Menu, select DVR Cleanup to delete multiple recordings at once with a simple check box. Just highlight the shows you want to erase and select ‘Delete’.

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DVR History

Ever wonder why a show didn’t record? With DVR History, you’ll see a list of programs that were deleted or didn’t record and why. Select DVR History from the DVR Menu to review the list.

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