Selecting the Settings tab from the Home page takes you to the main Settings page where you can set up or change any of the current Settings on the 3View unit. Some settings will have already been set during the setup Wizard when you first installed and connected the unit. However, you may decide to change some settings later, change the name of the unit as seen by the Network, register your unit with 3view or change some other setting. To navigate and select any of the choices in the following Settings screens, use the direction arrow keys in order to access any of the choices you wish to change and then press OK.
Under this heading you are presented with the choices of Scan Channels where you can either choose to Keep and Scan or Erase and Scan. Keep and Scan allows you to add any new channels have been recently added to the Freeview lineup without losing the channels you have already installed. Erase and Scan will as stated erase all of your currently saved channels and begin the channel scan again from the beginning.
It is sometimes useful to be able exclude a channel from listings or to change its position within a list. The Manage Channels screen allows these changes to be made. To remove a channel from the list move to the relevant channel and press OK to turn the button from yellow to black. Repeat this as required. To reinstate a channel repeat the process and turn the button from black to yellow. Mark All will mark all channels to make all of them viewable and Clear All will have the opposite effect.
To move a channel into a different position within listings, find it within the list, move across and press OK on Edit Info, then enter the new channel number. It is possible to allocate two channels to the same number and the unit will function with that configuration. However, though it may be useful to have, for example, a high definition channel adjacent to its standard definition equivalent, it can cause some inconvenience when changing channels using the numeric keypad. The above process is also used to change a channel”s name. Select the channel and enter the new name using the on-screen keyboard.
To undo any changes, use the Revert button to move the channel back to its original position and the on-screen keyboard to re-enter the channel name.
It is sometimes useful to be able to display the Guide limited to only those channels which are most frequently viewed. The Favourite Channels screen allows those channels to be selected through the use of the arrow and OK keys. The Mark All and Clear All buttons may be of assistance in speeding up the selection process if you only intend to set a few channels as your favourites. Once you have set up your favourite list, you can access it by pressing Guide to display the full EPG and then pressing the Info button on the remote control twice in order to display only your favourite channels.
The 3view is capable of considerable customisation and the setting of recording defaults is a good example of this with a total of eight different elements able to be defined and chosen. Each element has a number of choices which are accessed by either pressing OK to see the entire list or alternatively by pressing the right arrow to move through the list an item at a time. You can of course also alter the settings when you set up each individual recording, thereby allowing even greater customisation for your recordings or just leave them at the default setting if you wish.