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Record a Program on Your Non-X1 DVR

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Learn how to schedule recordings and more with your Digital Video Recorder (DVR).

For information on how to delete a DVR recording, see Delete a Recording on a Non-X1 TV Box.

To Record a Single Program:

  1. Press the Guide button on your Comcast remote (this brings up the TV listings grid).
  2. Highlight a program in the grid and press the Record button on your remote.
You can also press the Record button while you're watching live TV, or select the Record icon on the program information screen.

To Record a Series:

  1. Press the Guide button on your Comcast remote (this brings up the TV listings grid).
  2. Highlight a program in the grid and press the Record button on your remote twice and select the Set up a series recording icon.
You can also select the Record icon on the program information screen and select the option to set up a series recording.

If You Have a DVR with Two Tuners (a Dual-Tuner DVR), You'll Be Able To:

  • Watch one show while you record another.
  • Record two shows and watch a third that's pre-recorded.
  • Swap between two live shows with the ability to pause, fast-forward, and rewind each show.

To find out if you have a dual-tuner DVR:
  • Review the DVR user manual. The front page of the manual should indicate how many tuners the DVR has.
  • The number of tuners may be listed next to the model number on the front of the DVR in the upper right corner.

DVR Storage Capacity:

Most DVRs can record up to 300 hours of standard-definition programming and up to 60 hours of high-definition programming, though this varies depending on model. The DVR Recordings screen indicates how much recording space is available. If there is less than 20 percent of recording space left, you will receive an on-screen message alerting you that your recording space is low.

Note: The above instructions may vary depending on your On-Screen Guide, but the basic functions should remain the same. Select the DVR option from your guide's main menu and follow the on-screen instructions.

DVR service requires an XFINITY TV subscription and DVR TV Box. Monthly DVR service fee applies. DVR features not available in all areas.
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