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					DVR Plus
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    Your DVR Plus

    iO TV brings you DVR Plus, which allows you to record and watch
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    programs from your iO digital cable boxes:
                                                                        Table of Contents
     I   Record and play back your program in multiple rooms.           Getting Started ..............................................................................................4
     I   Record up to four shows at the same time while watching
         anything you want.                                             Using Your iO TV Remote Control ................................................................6

     I   Store up to 100 hours of Standard Definition programming       Using the Channel Guide ..............................................................................7
         or 24 hours of HD programming.
     I   Pause live programming.                                        Recording TV Programs ................................................................................8

     I   Manage access to recordings via Parental Controls.             Watching Your Recordings ............................................................................9

    If you have any questions about DVR Plus, please visit              Pausing Live Programs ................................................................................10
    optimum.net/support.
                                                                        Managing Recording Space ........................................................................10

                                                                        Using Parental Controls To Block Programming ........................................11




                                                                      DVR Plus is available only with digital cable boxes for iO TV and cannot be used
                                                                      on outlets using a CableCARD.




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    Getting Started
    Here are some helpful tips for you to know when using DVR Plus:                   Other Important Information
                                                                                      I You have the ability to watch programs while they are being recorded.
    I Viewing your recordings in any room with a digital cable box
                                                                                      I Before recording your program, verify the time and channel of the
      Tip: You can watch your DVR recordings from any digital cable box in your
      home. For customers with an iO DVR (silver) digital cable box, the                  program. You must subscribe to the channel to record programming
      recordings you scheduled on this digital cable box can only be viewed on            on that channel.
      the TV connected to this digital cable box.                                     I Currently Picture-In-Picture, instant replay of live TV with the replay button
      Tip: If you have both Standard and HD digital cable boxes in your home,             (allows you to go back in time to watch earlier parts of a program) and the
      and would like to view the program on all of your TVs, you should record the        ability to set up manual recordings are not available.
      program from the standard digital cable box. Any HD programs you record         I Functions on your iO DVR digital cable box (silver box) will continue to
      can only be viewed from an HD digital cable box.                                    operate the same way.
    I Pausing live programs                                                           I   To access your DVR Plus recordings, press DVR             on your iO DVR
      Tip: Press Pause on your remote to pause live programming and resume                remote or tune to Ch. 1001. If you have an iO DVR (silver) digital cable box,
      it when you want. When using a non-DVR (not silver) digital cable box, you          pressing DVR         will access programs recorded on that cable box only.
      have 15 minutes to resume the program from that paused spot before you              You must tune to Ch. 1001 to access multiple-room DVR Plus service when
      are automatically returned to live TV.                                              you are using the iO DVR (silver) digital cable box.
      Tip: When using a non-DVR (not silver) digital cable box, your recording will
      not include any portion of the program that aired prior to pressing Pause .
      To assure the entire program is recorded, you should schedule a recording
      in advance through the Guide           or by pressing    and selecting the
      "Channel Guide" and pressing Record          .
    I Resuming play back of recordings in different rooms

      Tip: If you would like to continue watching your recording in another room,
      press Stop during playback, then go to iO TV Ch. 1001 in the other room
      to resume your recording.




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         Using Your iO TV Remote Control                                                    Using the Channel Guide

                                                                                            The Channel Guide is an easy way to find, watch and record TV programs. When
                                                                                            selected, the Channel Guide appears and lists the next 7 days of programs.


                                   POWER                      DVR FUNCTIONS                 Find a Program to Watch
                                   1 Activate functions of    18 Display list of recorded
                                     the digital cable box       programs
                                                                                            1. Press Guide      or      to get to the
                                   2 Turn TV on and off       19 Rewind <<                     Main Menu, then SEL       “Channel
                                                                 Play >                        Guide”.
     2                       1
    14                             SOUND                         Fast Forward >>
                                   3 Adjust volume               Stop                       2. Press the directional keys (    ) to
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                                   4 Mute sound                  Pause                         move through the program listings and
    15                       10                               20 Record a program              highlight the program you want to watch.
                                   CHANNELS
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                             11    5 Display channel and                                    3. Press SEL    . If the program is currently on, the Channel Guide closes, and
     9                       8       program information                                       the program you selected appears in full-screen TV.
    16                             6 Surf channels, up
                             17      or down                                                Search for a Program by Title, Channel or Theme
     3                        6    7 Enter channel
    18                        4      numbers (also used                                     1. Press Guide      or      to get to the Main Menu, then SEL
                                     to enter your PIN                                         “Channel Guide”.
    19                               for parental control)
                                   8 View favorite channels                                 2. Press Browse By A . The Browse By area of the Channel Guide
                              20
                                   9 Tunes to last channel                                     displays the options: Title, Channel and Theme.
                                     viewed
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                                                                                            3. Press Move Up         or Move Down           to highlight one of the
                                   NAVIGATION                                                  following options:
                                   10 Page up and down
                                   11 Exit from on-screen                                         • Title, which lists programs alphabetically by program title
                                      menus
                                   12 Browse on-screen                                            • Channel, which lists programs numerically by channel number
                                      menus                                                       • Theme, which lists programs by theme
                                   13 Perform various
                                      functions on screen                                   4. Press SEL   . The Browse By area of the Channel Guide displays the
                                      (A,B,C buttons)
                                   14 Choose highlighted
                                                                                               programs according to the option you selected.
                                      item
                                   15 Display/change                                        Search for a Program by Date
                                      settings
                                                                                            1. Press Guide      or       to get to the Main Menu, then SEL
                                   16 Display Main Menu
                                   17 Display Channel Guide
                                                                                               “Channel Guide”.

                                                                                            2. Press Date B . The Browse By area of the Channel Guide displays
                                                                                               the next 7 dates.

                                                                                            3. Press Move Up         or Move Down           to highlight a date.
    Note: The two functions you will use most are DVR  (#18), which accesses
    recorded programs and Record (#20), which allows you to record programs.                4. Press SEL     . The Channel Guide displays the programs that will
                                                                                               broadcast on that date.




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        Recording TV Programs
    Record a TV Program from the Channel Guide              Record a TV Program from the Search Application
      1. Press Guide           or      to get to the Main     1. Press Guide       or    to get to the Main Menu, and select Search
         Menu, then SEL             “Channel Guide”.             from the iO Main Menu or press      to pull up the Search application.
      2. Press Move Up          or Move Down                  2. Enter Search Criteria and navigate to the desired program.
         to highlight a TV program, and then press            3. Select Record from the program options, and then select Accept.
         Record       .
      3. In the Confirm Recording screen, choose            Edit a Scheduled Recording
         your recording options and press A .                 1. Press DVR      , then press A to get to
         The recording program is highlighted in                 the Scheduled Recordings screen.
         red in the Channel Guide.                            2. Press Move Up          or Move Down
    Record a TV Program You Are Watching                         to highlight the scheduled recording you want
                                                                 to edit, then press SEL     .
      1. Press Record . The Confirm
         Recording screen appears.                            3. Press Move Left       or Move Right
                                                                 to highlight any option you wish to edit.
      2. While in the Confirm Recording
         screen, choose your recording options                4. Press    A   to accept changes.
         and press A .
         Note: Be sure to record your program
                                                            Watching Your Recordings
         from the beginning.                                Access and Play Back Your Recorded
                                                            Programs Anytime
    Record Multiple Episodes or New First Run
    Episodes of a TV Program                                  1. Press DVR         , then press Move Up
                                                                 or Move Down            to choose the program
      If you want to record all the episodes                     you want to play back.
      of a program, follow these steps:                       2. Press SEL       to display your choice.
      1. Press Record      .                                  3. After reviewing your selection, press DVR
                                                                 to select another recorded program, or press
      2. Choose All Episodes. Press SEL         .                any channel to return to watching TV.
         Notice the information in the fourth column
         changes based on your selection.                   Bookmark a Recording
         Press A . The All Episodes Recording                 1. Press DVR         , then press Move Up
         Options screen appears.                                 or Move Down            to choose the program
      3. Choose one of the options on the screen.                you want to play back.
                                                              2. Press SEL       to display your choice.
      4. Press SEL      to save your settings.
                                                              3. Start playing your program.
      If you want to record new first-run
      episodes only, follow these steps:                      4. Stop the playback of your program.
                                                              5. Resume playback of your program from the
      1. Choose All Episodes and press         A   .             previously stopped location from any TV located
      2. Highlight First Run only on this channel                in your home.
         and press SEL      .
      Note: Be sure that the TV program you’re
      recording is currently airing new episodes or          Press DVR*          or tune to Ch. 1001 to access DVR Plus recordings.
      it will not record.                                    * If you have an iO DVR (silver) digital cable box, pressing DVR    will bring you to Ch. 1000
                                                             to access programs you have recorded to your iO DVR digital cable box. You will need to tune
                                                             to Ch. 1001 to access multiple-room recordings.



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     Play Back an In-Progress Recording                                                  Automatically Erase Your Oldest Recordings
       1. Press DVR        , then go to the Recorded List and select an in-progress         Turning Auto Erase on will automatically erase your
          recording, which is highlighted red.                                              oldest recordings one by one until there is enough
                                                                                            space to record your new programs.
       2. Press SEL      to start playing your program.
                                                                                            Note: Any recordings that have a Save Time of
     Rewind or Fast Forward your Program                                                    “Until I Erase” will not be automatically erased.
       1. Press DVR       , then press Move Up         or Move Down         to choose       1. Press DVR       , and press    B   to display the
          the program you want to play back.                                                   Preferences screen.
       2. Press SEL     to display your options.                                            2. Choose Turn ON Auto Erase.
       3. Press SEL     to start playing your program.
                                                                                            3. Press SEL     .
       4. Press Rewind        or Fast Forward       on your remote to control
          the program.                                                                   Erase a Single Title
     View Program in Slow Motion                                                            1. Press DVR          to see your recordings.
       1. Press DVR         , then press Move Up         or Move Down        to choose      2. Using the directional keys (       ), highlight the title you want to erase.
          the program you want to play back.
                                                                                            3. Press SEL     for Options/Play. Using the directional keys (          ), highlight
       2. Press SEL       to start playing your program.                                       Erase and press SEL     . Press A to erase or      to cancel.
       3. Press Play        while in playback mode to view the program
          in slow motion.                                                                Using Parental Controls To Block Programming
     Pausing Live Programs                                                               If you already set up Parental Controls (Block PIN) on a digital cable box, then the
                                                                                         current settings will automatically block programs recorded with DVR Plus from being
     Pause Live TV allows you to pause a                                                 viewed unless a Block PIN is entered.
     Live TV show for up to 15 minutes                                                   Setting Up Your Block PIN
       1. Press Pause       while watching Live TV.                                      Note: You must set up a Block PIN for each digital cable box in your household. If you
       2. Press Play       to resume your recording                                      have already set up a PIN for each box, you will need to enter that PIN to change
          or press Exit       to return to Live TV.                                      these settings.
                                                                                            1. Press SETTINGS        twice.
     Managing Recording Space
                                                                                            2. At the General Settings menu, press Move Up              or Move Down
     How Much Recording Space Do I Have?                                                       to highlight “Block: PIN,” then press SEL .
       1. Press DVR       , then press B to display                                         3. Press Move Up           or Move Down            to highlight “Enable,”
          the Preferences screen, which displays                                               then press SEL      .
          the percentage of space used.
                                                                                            4. Enter a new PIN.
          Note: You can Rewind        or Fast
          Forward        a program you have recorded.                                       5. Re-enter new PIN for confirmation.
          If you have exceeded the household’s recording                                    6. Press Exit        to return to watching TV.
          space, future programs cannot be recorded.
                                                                                         Once your Block PIN has been created, you will be able to block
                                                                                         programming by rating and title.




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     Block Shows with Certain Ratings
     Note: Follow procedures on all digital cable boxes in your household. Block by
     rating is your best protection against unauthorized viewing of content you deem
     unsuitable for other household members. For additional parental control features,
     visit optimum.net/parentalcontrol.

        1. Press SETTINGS          twice.
        2. At the General Settings menu, press Move Up            or Move Down           to
           highlight “Block: Rating,” then press SEL .
        3. Press Move Up         or Move Down            to highlight the rating you wish to
           block, then press SEL    .
        4. Repeat step 3 above for ALL ratings that you wish to be blocked.
        5. Parental Blocks do not take effect until you turn on the Parental Control
           feature using the Quick Settings menu. To turn on Parental Control,
           press SETTINGS on your remote. Press Move Up                  or Move
           Down         to highlight “Turn ON Parental Control” and press SEL      .
           Enter your PIN. This will activate the Parental Control on the channels
           you have selected previously.

     Block Shows with Certain Titles
        1. Press DVR          .
        2. Press   B   on the remote to access DVR Plus preferences.
        3. Select the "Block: Titles" option.
        4. Enter your 4-digit PIN.

     Block by Individual Program
        1. Press DVR    and then press Move Up
           or Move Down      to choose a program.
        2. Press SEL        to display your choice.
        3. Press Move Up             or Move Down        ,
           then press SEL         to block your program.




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