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How To Record In DSTV

Okay, We all love the Cable TV and DSTV is one. If you don’t roll with Telemundo, then you’re probably got a thing for Tom and Jerry or Dr Simpson.

But why would you record in DSTV?

We can’t sit down all day watching all our favorite channels and lovely programs. There are some other pretty solid stuff to roll with, like going to work in the morning, taking a nap in the evening or taking a dog on a walk. Hmm?

So, how do you catch up with your favorite programs at such times?

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How To Record In DSTV
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Awesome! I will tell show you in a couple of seconds:

Here’s what you will learn in this post:

1. What you need to record your favorite DSTV program

2. DSTV explorer or the old PVR versions. Which one should you use?

3. 3 ways to record a program on your DSTV

4. How to record a DSTV program to your laptop.

5. How to access your DSTV Recorded programs

What you need to record a DSTV program?

To record your favorite program on DSTV, you don’t really need a rocket. This is what you need:

Yes, its called the DSTV Explorer. But, fortunately, it comes with your DSTV kits. If your DSTV kit is already set up, you are game. So, just read on and learn the tricks.

DSTV explorer or the old PVR versions?

Which one is better for recording programs on DSTV?

The DSTV explorer was all the rave. I mean something like “Come and see a Mandrill talk” rave.

But here it is: The new DSTV explorer has a lot more quality features than the old versions of PVR. They are both PVR. To cut it short, both of them work great for recording on DSTV.

But in case, you want to know some of the extra features that come with the new DSTV explorer. Here’s a couple of features you get:

More Recording Space: The DSTV Explorer gives you 220 hours of both HD and SD recordings. That obviously trumps the old HD PVR’s 5o hours HD recordings and 150 hours SD recordings.

More content and Series on DStv Catch Up: The new DSTV explorer also comes up with more series choices.

More movies on BoxOffice

The DStv Explora gives you 20 BoxOffice titles. That beats the 15 Box office titles you get on HD PVR.

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4 ways to record a program on DSTV

How to Record Program Highlights on DSTV – DSTV Manual Recordings

Let’s say you want to keep in touch with CNN morning news headline and at the same time, you need to be in the tub preparing for work. The DSTV Manual Recordings can be your remote messenger.

With the DSTV manual recordings, you can record a few minutes of any program. file it in your playlist and watch it at your leisure.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Switch to your favorite channel.

Step 2. While watching, press the OK button. A small box shows up with options.

Step 3. Select the Record Manually Doing that will mark the program as a scheduled [ A better term: ongoing ] recording.

Step 4. When the recording is complete, it is listed in your Playlist.

How to record Programs Episodes on DSTV – Sessions Recordings

If the DSTV Manual Recordings sounds like the icing, the session recording is the icing + the cake.

With session recordings, you can record a full episode of any program that interests you.

But there’s a caveat:

With any version of DSTV’s HD PVR, you’ve got 50 hours of recordings for HD and 150 hours for SD. With DSTV explorer, you’ve got 220 hours of recordings for both formats.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Switch to your channel of interest.

Step 2. Press the OK button and a small feature box pops up.

Step 3. If you can spot a round shaped recycle icon at the bottom of the screen, it means the program is a series program. So, select “Record Episode”. Else, select “Record Episode”.

Doing that marks the program as a “Scheduled Recording” and you can access it under “Schedules” by navigating to “Planners”

Step 4. When the recording is complete, it is listed in your Playlist ready to be watched at your convenience.

How to Record DSTV Series Programs – Series Recordings

Let’s say you’ve got a pretty couple of things to get yourself into. So, won’t be watching your DSTV for the next couple of weeks.

Can you still keep in touch with your favorite series program?

Sure! The DSTV Series Recordings does the heavy lifting.

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Switch to your favorite program. If you see a round-shaped recycle icon, it means Series recording is available for the program.

Step 2. Press the OK button. When a small feature box pops up, select Record series. Doing that will list the next 8 series as scheduled recordings in Seasons Manager.

Step 3. When the program has been recorded, you can access and watch it by going to “Playlist”

How to record programs on DSTV while you are away – DSTV Remote recordings

Is it possible to record on DSTV while you are away playing the volley? Yes! You don’t always have to snug yourself up in your living room couch.

And the steps are straightforward:

you will receive a DSTV connect ID which you should link to your DSTV smart card.

Step 1. Get your DSTV Connect ID. To do that, go to DSTV connect, click on “Register” and enter your details.

Step 2. Link your Connect ID to your DSTV smart card.

Step 3. Go to DSTV Connect enter your login details and select any program you want to record. Alternatively, you can do that on your smartphone by downloading the DSTV app from the play store.

And that is it.

How to Access your Recorded Programs on DSTV

You already have your program recorded, so, the deal is done. But, how do you locate and watch it?

It’s a short a leap:

Step 1. Press the PLAYLIST button. That takes you to your list of recordings.

Step 2. Select anyone that interest and press OK for a list of possible options.

Step 3. Enjoy the view.

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Final thoughts

Sure, watching DSTV live is cool. But when you’ve got to do some other stuff, it’s time to go on the recording mode:

DSTV gives you four options:

1. DSTV manual recordings

2. DSTV session recordings

3. DSTV Series recordings

4. DSTV remote recordings

Your turn

Have you tried any of these options?

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