A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) is a device that you can either buy in a store, or you can rent one as part of your cable television package. A DVR allows you to record and later watch shows and movies after they have aired on TV. This device is especially useful for those who may not be home while their favorite show is playing live, or for those who want to watch two programs that are on at the same time. A DVR will also allow you to pause in the middle of a show, fast forward through commercials, as well as rewind anything you may have missed or just want to watch again. If you are unfamiliar with how DVRs work, here is a simple overview that may help you decide if this device is right for you:
- To get started renting a DVR, you’ll first need to contact your cable television provider. They may inform you that you have a DVR service already included, or you may need to schedule an appointment for a technician to come to your apartment and set your DVR up for you.
- Once your DVR is set up, you’ll need to set it to record. You can record individual episodes, or even set your DVR to record all episodes of a specific show whenever it comes on in the future. Simply select the program you want on your system’s guide and choose “record” from the list of options. Most DVRs even allow you to record two programs at the same time.
- When you are ready to watch, go into the list of recorded items on your DVR and choose the one you want to play. Remember, you can pause, fast forward, and rewind as you like.
- Once you’ve watched a program, you can delete it to free up some space on your DVR or save it to watch again later.
While watching television in our Alachua, FL apartments – whether recorded or not – be sure to remain respectful of your neighbors by keeping your television’s volume at an appropriate level. To learn about the benefits of becoming a resident of our community, contact One 51 Place today or come by the leasing office and a friendly member of our staff will gladly take you on a personal tour.