You control your DIRECTV Receiver with TiVo by selecting from a system of easy to use menus.
*If programmed, turns sound on/off on your TV and/or audio visual equipment. Enter numbers to change channels or for text entry. For
two-part channel numbers, use the DELIMITER key to enter the period that separates the first three digits from other digits.
" # Satellite Dish Guided Setup tells the Receiver what type of satellite dish you are using, so you must go through it at least once, even if you are only replacing a receiver that was already working.
To select a satellite dish type, press the UP and DOWN navigation arrows to highlight the type of satellite dish you have. Note that as you highlight the different satellite dish types, the picture on the right side of the screen changes.
You use this screen to check the strength of the signal received by your satellite dish. It lets you see the signal strength from individual transponders one at a time. To be sure you receive all your channels, you should check signal strength on several transponders.
There is a short wait at the next screen while the Receiver confirms your setup. When it is finished, press SELECT to continue. Another short wait follows while the Receiver gathers the list of channels from the satellite.
Over the first 1 to 2 days, the Receiver will gather and index up to two weeks of program data from DIRECTV’s satellites. Program data includes program titles, times, channels and descriptions and much more. Many of the Receiver’s features use program data. Although you may be able to use such features immediately, you may not be able to find all the programs you are looking for until the Receiver has gathered all of its program data.
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The TiVo Service provides your DIRECTV System with TiVo’s Personal TV functions.
The last step of Guided Setup, Phone Setup, begins automatically the first time you press the TiVo button on your Remote Control.
Most people will not need to change the settings the Receiver uses to dial out. However, if your phone system uses special dialing options, select “Yes.” See “Change Dialing Options” on page 88 for help with the various settings. The Receiver makes a toll-free call to get a list of local dial- in numbers.
This screen appears while the Receiver tests the phone dialing options and local dial-in number you have chosen. You should see a message that says “Test Successful!”...
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There are three other fun buttons to play with. First, press INSTANT REPLAY ™ ). This jumps you back 8 seconds – useful to replay a bit of dialog or a great sports play, or for times when you fast forward a bit too far.
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If you’re watching live TV and a promo comes on for an upcoming program, you may see the TiVomatic icon ( ) appear onscreen. Anytime you see that icon, pressing SELECT or THUMBS UP instantly sets up a recording for the upcoming program.
Season Passes are one way to record a series of programs.
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To start recording a program while you are watching it, press RECORD. From the options that display, choose to begin recording. Select “More recording options” to see screen and either get a Season Pass or change (described on page 60).
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VCR and select “Save to VCR.” This automatically turns on the VCR and begins recording. If you don’t have a Sony VCR, you need to set up the VCR before choosing “Save to VCR.” (You cannot record a program from your VCR onto your Receiver.) Be sure you have a cable connected from the output of...
. + . You'll always find something fun and unusual in TiVolution Magazine, TiVo's interactive guide to the best upcoming shows on television. The TiVo editorial staff scours the airwaves to find premieres, specials and offbeat gems, then makes it easy for you to record them from the TiVo's Spotlight section.
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# if you are looking for a specific program and you know its name. You can also use to see an alphabetized list of upcoming programs in a given category.
WishLists are an incredibly powerful feature that allow you to decide how you want to search for upcoming programs.
To make an actor or director WishList: 1. Spell the person’s last name by using the arrow keys to move the selection box around the keypad and pressing SELECT to enter a highlighted letter. The CLEAR button on the remote deletes everything entered so far; the BACK button backspaces;...
You can create a Keyword WishList with one keyword or with several. If you enter more than one keyword, the WishList only finds programs that match all of your keywords.
Some quick tips for creating keyword entries: • To specify an exact phrase, surround a set of words with quotation marks (use the PAUSE key— —to enter quotation marks). For example, “to be or not to be” would only find programs with that phrase in the program information, but would not find programs whose description included the words, “to,”...
. Not only can you add categories to other kinds of WishLists, you can also create a Category Only WishList. You can use categories to search for all kinds of things, from certain kinds of sports programs (for example, category “Sports,” sub-category “Tennis”...
To use, or delete a WishList, or change some of its settings, highlight it and press SELECT or RIGHT arrow. The next screen will include the following options: • Searches through current program information and creates a list of up to 200 upcoming programs that match this WishList. To record a program, select its title;...
are on when you schedule an auto-recording WishList, the Receiver checks its current information for upcoming WishList programs (up to two weeks worth of information).
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lets you browse through programs on a particular channel. After selecting , you can choose to select a channel from the list of “All Channels”...
lets you schedule a recording on a specific channel at a specific time, just as you would with a VCR. You can also create a manual Season Pass here by setting the recording to repeat every week, every day, or every weekday.
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Highlighting a program title and pressing SELECT displays the screen. The screen includes a brief description of the selected program. It also shows the program’s start time, channel, duration, ratings, advisories, and other attributes.
. You can record individual programs that are part of a series, or use a Season Pass to record the whole series. A Season Pass means, “record every episode of this program that airs on this channel.” If the time and day of the program change, TiVo records at the new time and day.
The lower part of the actions you can take. Available actions vary depending on what kind of program is selected and whether or not the program is already recorded or scheduled to record. • For actions you can take on programs that are scheduled to record (programs in the ), see page 64.
. This screen appears when you select “Options” on the Some selections are only available for a series recording—a recording you schedule to happen more than once—such as a Season Pass, auto-recording WishList, or manual Season Pass.
• Use this setting to start recording a program before its scheduled beginning. For example, to catch the first joke of a comedy series, you can set the Season Pass to start recording one minute early. The default is “On-Time,” but you can choose to start recording 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 minutes before the program is scheduled to being.
. • record all programs in the series recording (i.e., give this series the highest priority in the ). If you record all programs in the series recording, other programs (shown on the conflict screen) will not be recorded. Here are some tips for managing recording conflicts: •...
Although you may never need to use the what happens when there are scheduling conflicts, the you. To see the , from , then select There are three kinds of series recordings: Season Passes, WishLists set to auto-record, and manual Season Passes. When two series recordings have programs scheduled at the same time, the one with the higher priority is recorded and the one with the lower priority is not.
. $ shows all scheduled recordings. After setting up a recording, you can confirm that it is scheduled by checking the single check mark to the left of the program title.
• Shows an information screen for the Season Pass. This screen shows how many programs the Season Pass has scheduled to record. From this screen you can cancel the Season Pass, view upcoming programs, or change recording options for the whole Season Pass. •...
, 2 3 . To see , press the MENU button on your remote control to go to When you first start using your DIRECTV Receiver with TiVo, the Program Guide displays all of DIRECTV’s available channels, including channels you may not receive.
The Favorites list is for channels you watch frequently. We suggest you only include a few channels in this list. That way, you can use the Program Guide to quickly look at what’s coming up on your favorite channels. 1. From the , choose screen appears with the Channels You Receive and Favorites channel lists.
The first time you select an item under you are prompted to create a password. You must create a new password each time you turn on . To turn on 1. Select “Turn on Parental Controls.” A 2. Use the remote control to enter a four digit password. Press SELECT. The screen clears.
Movies that were originally meant for release to theaters and programs that are made for TV have different rating systems. You can use to set limits for both systems. A password will be required to view programs that violate the limits. For example, if you set the movie rating limit to PG-13, a password is required to view R, NC-17, X or NR (“Not Rated”) movies.
Ratings used for television programs are: TV-Y. All children. This program is designed to be appropriate for all children. Whether animated or live action, the themes and elements in this program are specifically designed for a very young audience, including children from ages 2-6. This program is not expected to frighten younger children.
To set movie, TV or TV content rating limits: 1. From , select “Rating Settings.” A password screen appears. 2. Enter the password and press SELECT. If to create a new password. 3. Select the kind of limit you want to change (Movie, TV or TV Content). 4.
You can limit the amount that may be spent on a single Pay Per View event. When are on, a password is required to purchase any event that exceeds the limit. To set the spending limit: 1. Select “Spending Limit.” A password screen appears. 2.
You can reach the screen by pressing the MENU button to see the , and then selecting . The DIRECTV Pay Per View programs you have purchased, along with their date and time.
• Select “Cancel this purchase.” A confirmation screen appears. • Press SELECT. The purchase is canceled. You return to the you cancel a purchase that is scheduled to record, the recording is also canceled. $ # $ % Your DIRECTV Receiver with TiVo makes buying and recording Pay Per View events a snap.
When you order a Pay Per View event from live TV or select a Pay Per View event in Guide, you see the screen for Pay Per View. Options on the screen vary, depending on whether the event selected is currently showing, is already scheduled to record, or is currently available to be purchased through the Receiver.
• When you select this option, you purchase the Pay Per View event. A verification screen appears describing any scheduling conflicts. If you verify that you want to buy and record the event, a second screen confirms the purchase. • Press SELECT to display a list of upcoming showings for the program.
2 From time to time DIRECTV and TiVo may send you messages about upgrades to your service and other important notices. These messages are important, useful and easy to get to—we made them that way because we really want you to read them. When you receive a new message, a message icon ( Banner, in the a nd in...
To see , press the TiVo or MENU button, and then select
change them to make the Receiver work more to your liking.
Selections on this screen let you turn automatic recording of TiVo’s Suggestions on or off.
Options under affect the basic functioning of the Receiver. Most of these settings were established before or during Guided Setup and you may not ever need to change them.
2 When you first come to this screen, it shows signal strength for the transponder that carries the current channel. If you are having trouble with a specific channel, tune to that channel, then come to this screen to check the signal for that transponder. •...
The Receiver makes a daily call to communicate with the DIRECTV and TiVo Services, so a telephone line should be connected to it, as described in the Installation Guide.
2 Selecting this displays the from which you can change the following settings: • Use this option to change the number the Receiver uses to make test calls and daily calls. See page 89. •...
The number your Receiver is currently using to call the TiVo Service is displayed on the 1. Select “Set Dial-In Number” on the screen displays. 2. Use the number keypad on the remote to set the area code, then press SELECT. If you changed the area code, or if the Receiver has not made a daily call in the last twenty-four hours, the TiVo Service.
2 example, should the dial-in number be preceded by your area code and should a “1” precede the area code? In some areas, even local numbers must be dialed using the area code. Press SELECT to return to the 6.
This setting is off by default. When is on, the Receiver can determine whether the phone line is in use by detecting voltage on the line. This allows it to avoid disrupting a call in progress (such as another modem call). However, if you are experiencing “Failed, Line unavailable”...
This screen provides a list of hints for troubleshooting problems with your phone connection.
# + runs tests on the Receiver’s signal, tuning, access card and phone connection. When a test finishes, the screen displays whether the test succeeded or failed. You can also see the ID Number for your DIRECTV access card on this screen. The tests begin as soon as the screen appears.
If you have a Sony VCR you can set up your Receiver to control it. Your Receiver will: • Start your VCR automatically when you choose “Save to my VCR,” from the screen (described on page 40).
" Most of these options erase information and restore your Receiver’s original, factory settings. These actions cannot be undone. Typically, you will not have reason to use them. When you SELECT any of these actions, a warning screen appears. To cancel the action, leave the warning screen (for example, by pressing LEFT arrow or the LIVE TV button).
Understanding an onscreen message from DIRECTV or TiVo regarding your service. When you call either Sony or DIRECTV and TiVo, you’ll need to provide your model number, access card number and TiVo Service Number, all of which are located on the...
5 • You can only rewind Live TV to the point where you last changed the channel. When you change the channel, you skip ahead to the current time on the new channel, and start recording fresh, on that channel.
• When watching live TV, typing a channel number and pressing ENTER/JUMP jumps to that channel. Press ENTER/JUMP again if you want to go back to the prior channel. • You may be using a channel list that does not include the channel you want. Use the number buttons on the remote control to enter the channel number, then press the ENTER button.
5 Your Receiver is having trouble tuning to the channel you are on. Follow these steps to restore the video: • Try changing channels. If you see the same message on every channel, your video cable may have come loose.
• Try changing channels. • Press the PAUSE button on the Receiver Remote Control, then press BACK to move back a frame or two, then press PAUSE again to resume play. • Press the MENU button to go to the button to return to live television.
5 • Your Receiver may not have all its program guide data yet. When you first begin to use your Receiver, it begins to download Program Guide information from DIRECTV’s satellites. It takes a day or two before full information (up to 14 days) is available for you to use.
• Be sure also that you pay attention to conflicts. You may choose not to approve any conflict that says it will delete a program sooner than you want. • If the program was a Season Pass, you may have too many Season Passes. In order to accommodate all of your Season Pass requests, programs may occasionally be saved for as little as one day.
For more on creating WishLists, see page 46. • Yes. If you own a Sony VCR, you can use the IR connection to save programs to a videotape in the VCR using the “Save to VCR” function. See page 41 for more information.
• Use the CLEAR button on the remote, or select CLR in the on-screen letter keypad. To remove one letter, select DEL in the letter keypad or press the BACK button on the TiVo remote. • Your Receiver can save a limited number of programs, and then it runs out of space.
5 • If this happens, one of the first things you can do is check look for an explanation of why the program did not record. the first selection available in the some reasons why a program may not be available in •...
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5 • to work, they must be on and must not be temporarily disabled. Whenever you enter a password to bypass become temporarily disabled. If they are disabled, you can re-enable them on the screen (found under the putting your Receiver in standby mode and then taking it out of standby.
5 • If you dial a prefix for outside lines, go to , then , then Prefix”—for example, “9,”(nine, followed by a comma for a pause). • Your phone line may have low voltage. Try setting “Phone avail. detection” to “Off”...
5 • Alternate audio tracks are not available for all programs. If a program has an alternate audio track, you can select it through the Channel Banner. See “The Channel Banner” on page 35. •...
• If it is on now, tune to the channel carrying the program and press SELECT. • If it is on later, go to live TV, press the GUIDE button to see the Program Guide. Highlight the program’s name and press SELECT. For more information, see page •...
5 • If you are attempting to order a Pay Per View selection with your remote control and cannot, call DIRECTV and TiVo Customer Support at 1-800-DIRECTV (1-800-347-3288). • Information about Pay Per View programs you have purchased using your remote control is available in the see page 76.
• You can program the Receiver’s remote control to control some functions of your television or audio/visual equipment. For more information, see your Installation Guide. • Your remote control’s batteries may be weak. If its batteries are weak, the red light on the end of the remote control will not flash when you press buttons.
5 • Press the TiVo button, then select “TiVo’s Suggestions”, then “No.” • Without the TiVo Service, your Receiver will have no TiVo functionality. The Receiver uses the TiVo Service to record shows you request, provide Season Passes, allow you to search for programs by name, and so on.
• If you haven’t had your Receiver for very long, give it time. It may take a week or two of use before your personal preference profile has enough data to make interesting suggestions. The more you press THUMBS UP and THUMBS DOWN and the more programs you record, the better If other members of your household are pressing THUMBS UP on shows you don’t care for, and vice versa, you may find...
% % ) In order to provide you with a better, more satisfying television experience – Personal TV – TiVo Inc. (“TiVo”) collects and uses certain types of information, as described in this Privacy Promise.
means information about the viewing choices that you and those in your household make while using your Receiver, if that information is linked to or associated with your Contact Information. Personal Viewing Information includes information about your household’s TV viewing preferences, such as the programs you like to watch, the degree to which you like the programs your Receiver has selected for you (such as "Thumbs Up"...
even our TiVo staff has access to your Personal Viewing Information unless you choose to disclose it to us or other parties. You may consent to TiVo’s collection of Personal Viewing Information by changing your privacy preferences as provided in Section 5.1. Your Receiver sends Anonymous Viewing Information to TiVo on an ongoing basis.
We reserve the right to disclose to our hardware manufacturing partners (for example, Sony and Philips) the Account Information and Anonymous Viewing Information of subscribers who use a Receiver made by that manufacturing partner, as well as Personal Viewing Information (but only if you have...
Subscriber Information collected by TiVo and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your Subscriber Information as described in this Privacy Promise. Your privacy is very important to us. Due to factors beyond our control, however, we cannot fully ensure that your Subscriber Information will not be disclosed to third parties.
you have a right to know the Account Information collected and stored by TiVo and to update or change any Account Information you believe is incorrect. You may make a request by telephone, mail, or via the web (when available) to review your Account Information and we will mail you a printout of your Account Information.
no company, including TiVo, can fully eliminate security risks associated with Subscriber Information. We upgrade our services to provide you with new features on an ongoing basis, and plan to continue to do so. However, new services and features (such as cable TV integration, interactive TV, or electronic commerce) may require amendments to this Privacy Promise.
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Activate DIRECTV and TiVo Services 8 Actor WishList, see WishList Advisories 57 Anamorphic 84 Antenna, watching local channels, see Standby Area Code 10, 89 see also Dial-In Number Aspect Ratio 84 Audio Controls choosing alternate audio on the Channel Banner 35 setting preferences 83 Audio Language 83 Browse by Channel 54...
Dial Tone Detection 91 Dial-In Number 11, 89 Dialing Options 88 Director WishList, see WishLists DIRECTV Guide, see Program Guide DIRECTV Messages 82 DIRECTV Service iv Display Options, see Program Guide Dolby Digital 83 Dolby Digital audio On the Channel Banner 35 Preference 83 Dual LNB 3 Dual-Satellite Dish 3...
Overlapping Programs, see Managing Conflicts Overtime, add over padding to a scheduled recording, see Recording Options, Stop Recording " Padding a recording, see Recording Options, Start Recording and Stop Recording Page Up and Page Down, described under "Introducing the Remote Control" on the inside front cover Pan-and-Scan 84 Parental Controls Channel lock 71...
Satellite Dish Guided Setup 3 Satellite Dish Type 3 Satellite Signal Strength 5 Satellite Signal Troubleshooting 6 Save longer, see Save Until... Save to VCR 41, 106 Save Until... 41 Schedule Conflicts, see Conflicts Screen Map 27 Search By Title 45 Season Pass 58 Season Pass Manager 63 Series Recordings 63...
TV Aspect Ratio 84 VCR 41 View All Upcoming, see WishLists View Upcoming 59 View Upcoming, see WishLists & Watching recorded programs 40 Wide Screen TV, see TV Aspect Ratio WishList Keyword WishLists 48 WishLists 46 Actor WishLists 47 Auto-record 51 Category Only Wishlists 50 Director WishLists 47 View all upcoming 50...
These appear when you press THUMBS UP or THUMBS DOWN. You can give a program up to three THUMBS UP or three THUMBS DOWN. These appear when an option—such as automatically scheduling an upcoming program or watching an additional program...