11. Managing Your Recordings.

Watch a recording.

Watching a recording from a series


In order to access and play back any of your recordings click on the PVR button to access the Recordings screen. The list on the left hand side of this screen contains a list of recordings already made and also all of your scheduled single and series timers that you have set.  The list on the right hand side contains all the recordings linked to each timer shown in the left hand column as you highlight it whether they have already taken place or have yet to record.



Play first episode available

Using the direction keys on the remote control,  move down the left hand list of recordings until you highlight a recording that you wish to watch.  Press Play to watch that particular recording. If it is part of a series (two green ticks) you will watch the first available episode. 

Alternatively you can press OK followed by pressing OK again on Play First Available. If you have already watched some of the recording previously it will begin automatically from where you left the recording last time. If you prefer to watch the recording from the beginning again, highlight ‘Play from Beginning’ and press OK.


Move to the right to choose an episode

If you wish to watch a different episode belonging to a series, highlight that particular recording in the left hand list and then using the right direction button move to the right hand list of episodes that have been recorded from that series. Move down or up to select which episode you wish to watch.

 Press OK and then press Play. As before, if you watched part of the recording previously it will begin from where you left off. If you wish to watch from the beginning then press OK on Play from BeginningA program which has already been recorded and is still visible in the Guide can also be played back by pressing Play on the highlighted entry.

PVR Event Viewer

The PVR Event Viewer which is also accessed from the Recordings screen is a collection of reports about your recordings, both those that have taken place and those still to be recorded in the future . It allows access to four separate screens associated with your recordings and which are cycled through  by pressing  the INFO button on the remote control.

All Events in PVR ViewerAll Events  screen lists all of your future recordings in chronological order and shows any potential failures due to issues such as conflicts etc by showing appropriate icons and text.

Recordings lists all current recorded programs along with those set to record in the future.

Deletions lists all the recordings that you have either placed in the Waste Basket or deleted along with any timers that you have cancelled.

Unexpected Events provides you with information about why some programs weren’t recorded or might not be recorded in the future.

All Recordings.

All recordings appears at the top of the left hand list under Search and PVR Event Viewer and when highlighted shows a complete listing  of all of your recorded programs on the right hand side of the screen. Pressing OK on any entry in the list on the right shows you a number of options:

Play from the All Programs list


Play  Play that particular recording, either from the beginning or from wherever you last watched it if you began to watch it previously.

Record Series. If this recording is part of a series and was originally set as a single recording, this choice allows you to now set it up as a Series.

Save Until. This choice allows you to alter how long the 3View unit keeps that recording before auto deleting it. You can choose to keep it forever,


Save until from the All Programs list


Put in Waste Basket. This choice allows you to place the recording in a Waste Basket and is useful for if you decide that you might wish to watch it again or change your mind later.

Delete Permanently.  This choice will fully delete the recording from the hard drive.  You will be unable to restore it later if you change your mind so please use with caution!  



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