Create Timers

There are four methods used to create timers.

Method 1: Using a Live Program

1.Press the RECORD button while watching live TV or when you have highlighted a current program in your Program Guide

2.If desired, Set Timer Options

3.Select "OK"

 
A record icon should display on the Info Banner


Method 2: Using a Future Program

1.Highlight a future program from the Program Guide, Browse, Themes, or Search screen

2.Press the SELECT or RECORD button

3.If desired, Set Timer Options

4.Select "Create Timer"

 
A green or blue timer icon should display on the program


5.If a timer conflict occurs, see Resolve Scheduled Event Conflicts

Method 3: Using DISH Pass (seldom used)

A DISH Pass timer is useful if you want to record across multiple channels

1.From Live TV, press the DVR button 3 times

2.Select "DISH Pass"

3.Set "Search Method" to EITHER:



OR


Screen


Screen
4.Enter the keyword using EITHER:

The on-screen keyboard


 
OR

The letters associated with the NUMBER buttons

Remote


5.If desired, select Exact Match

6.If desired, Set Timer Options

7.Select "Create Timer"

The "Timer Schedule" should display the matching programs


8.Make sure these are the programs you want recorded. The number of events set to record in the next week is shown in the bottom right.
9.If a timer conflict occurs, see Resolve Scheduled Event Conflicts

Method 4: Using a Manual Timer (rarely used)

A manual timer may be used to record by time-of-day rather than by specific program

1.From Live TV, press the DVR button 3 times

2.Select "Timers"

3.Select "Manual Timer"

4.Select the desired channel
4.Select "Edit Time" to set start and end times
5.If desired, Set Timer Options

6.Select "Create Timer"

The "Timers List" should display the new timer