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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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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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