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7. Managing your Channels.

It’s highly likely that you won’t want to have to navigate or work your way through lot’s  of channels that you have no intentions of ever watching. The 3View unit allows you to hide those channels from being shown in the Guide or when channel surfing using the P+ or P – keys.

Hiding Channels.

Accessing Manage Channels


 To hide channels from view in the Guide, click on the Setup button on the remote control.  In the Settings page, Channels is highlighted on the left hand side of this screen. On the right hand side you have a list containing Scan Channels, Manage Channels, Favourite Channels and Recording Defaults.  Using the direction buttons on the remote, navigate to Manage Channels.



Manage Channels in Settings


Using the direction buttons move over to the Channels column on the right and then work your way through all of the channels using the up/down keys pressing OK in order to tick or untick those channels that you wish to be hidden from view. You can also set up a list of your Favourite channels as well using exactly the same method.  Just move down to the Favourite Channels in the list and then move into the list of channels as before to tick those that you wish to include in your favourite channels list.


Guide just showing favourite channels


To exit this Settings screen, press Back or Exit on the remote control. Now when navigating the Guide, only those channels that you ticked will be shown making it so much easier to both watch your channels and also set up any recordings that you wish to make. To change the channel order available to you in the Guide from your chosen channels, press the Guide button on the remote control and then click on the Info button to cycle through your chosen channels by number, by name and thirdly just your favourite channels.


TIP! If you want to hide lot’s of channels it might be quicker to select Clear All first and then work your way through the channel list just ticking those channels that you wish to show.

Recording Defaults.  

Whilst you are in the Settings screen, its a good idea to set up the default settings for your recordings. These defaults are applied to all your recordings but you can still change the settings later for any individual recordings as you set them up in the Guide or in the Info Bar. In the settings screen, move down to the Recording Default choice in the left hand list. 


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9. Setting Recordings via Info Bar or the Guide

Setting a recording from the Info Bar.

You can set up your recordings in a number of ways. By far the easiest method is to simply press OK  or Info whilst viewing a channel in order to access the Info Bar.  Use the direction keys on the remote to navigate to the program you wish to record and once it is highlighted, click on OK. You will then be presented with the following choices; Watch this Channel, Record Episode, Record Series, View Upcoming and Manual Record.

Setting a Series from the Info Bar


Setting up to record just that episode will turn the program blue in the Guide to signify that program has been set to record.  If you choose  to Record  Series, then you will be offered the same choices as shown in the Recording Defaults settings page, namely which Episodes do you want recorded, what Priority do you wish to set up for this series ( in the case of any clashes for example) how long do you want to keep the recording, what padding or bonus do you wish to add, either before or after and what Bonus or padding is required.


Accept the settings Record the Series


The same default settings will be shown as you set them up previously in Recording Defaults.  In order to change any of these settings for this particular recording, use the direction keys on the remote to scroll to each choice and then click on OK to change it.  You can of course scroll down to the last choice and Cancel the recording altogether. Once you have set up your Series Recording it will be shown in the Info Bar and also in the full Guide as blue with two green ticks on the right hand side to indicate it has been set up as a Series Recording.


Manual Record


View upcoming allows you to see when the next episodes will be broadcast across all of the channels available in the Guide. Manual Record allows you to be even more specific about the recording being set, including changing the Start Time, the recording length, the channel, how often you want the recording made and the date.  There are also more options that  you can change by clicking on Other Options from the Manual record screen. Click on Accept once you are happy with your recording settings.


 TIP! You can use the FF >> or RW << keys to skip forward or back six hours at a time in the Info Bar.

Using the Record Button

As longs as you have been watching a live program from the beginning and have stayed tuned to that channel continuously, you can press Record on the remote control and the whole of the current recording will be recorded and saved to the hard drive.

Setting a Recording from the Guide.

Setting up a Series Link from Guide

You can also set up a recording as you navigate around the Guide. Press the Guide button on the remote control, and then using the direction buttons, navigate to a program that you wish to record and then press OK. You will be presented with the same options as before in a drop down list consisting of Watch this Channel, Record Episode, Record Series, View Upcoming and Manual Record. Click on OK to choose the option you require. If you choose Record Series, you will be presented with further options to choose from as detailed in the previous chapter Setting a recording from the Info Bar.


TIP! You can get around the Guide quickly by using the FF>> REWIND<< buttons on the remote which allow you to skip six hours at a time and to move six channels up or down at a time, use the P+ P- buttons.


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14. The TV Guide


TV Guide with Button

The TV Guide


Pressing OK on the TV Guide button from the Home page takes you to the electronic program Guide which can also be accessed from the Guide button on the remote control. The Guide displays five channels in total in a grid fashion running in half hour segments from left to right . Above the Guide is a small screen with the currently tuned channel showing in a small window on the left, and alongside the window on the right is a brief summary about the currently highlighted program. Along the top is the current day, date and time. . 


Your currently scheduled recordings are shown in the Guide as blue and if they are part of a series they also have two green ticks set against the title. If set as a single recording only one green tick will be present.  Channels not currently selected are coloured grey in the numbered channel list, whilst the channel you are currently in is displayed as black. The program that you have navigated to is highlighted by a yellow surround  in the Guide.  A short summary or synopsis of the highlighted program is shown above the Guide as you move through it.

To move through the Guide program by program or channel by channel use the direction keys on the remote control. If you wish to move more quickly through the channels you can use the P+ or P- keys on the remote control to skip up or down five channels at a time. (Page.) To move quickly through a particular channel in six hour jumps, use the FF or RW keys on the remote control.

If you are scanning the Guide in order to decide which current program to view, then remain in the current time slot and move up or down the channels in the Guide using the direction buttons. The short summary for each highlighted program shown above the Guide will help you to decide whether to watch a program or record it.  When you see something you would like to watch press OK on the channel in question and then select Watch this Channel from the drop down list.



If  you are accessing the Guide in order to set up any recording timers, then navigate to your chosen program, press OK on the remote control whilst the program is highlighted followed by pressing OK on Record Episode or Record Series. After the unit has checked for any conflicts if you are setting up a series recording, select Accept – Record this Series in order to set up the Series recording schedule.  If you change your mind about recording that particular program scroll down to Cancel – Do Not Record to exit the recording set up list.


TV Guide View

TV Guide sorted by favourites



You can change which channels are listed  in the TV Guide by pressing the Info button on the remote control. The default view is the channels  listed by number. Each press of Info cycles through by number, by name of channels and thirdly your favourite list of channels.



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