Self Help & Support

Recording Shows & Movies

OnePass® Recordings

OnePass® recording automatically records every episode of a series that airs on a certain channel — even if the day or time changes! Just select a show from the guide or your search results, and choose Get OnePass.

If the TiVo service finds any conflicts in scheduling upcoming episodes of the OnePass® recording, you'll be asked to choose whether you want to keep the previously scheduled recording or record the new show instead.

OnePass® Recording Options

When you set up a OnePass® recording, you can choose how many episodes to keep and how long to keep them using Recording Options.

  • Choose First run only if you want to skip the re-runs.

You can cancel the recording of any episode in a OnePass® recording collection by highlighting the title in the To Do List and pressing the CLEAR button . You can delete the entire OnePass® recording collection or change recording options using the OnePass® Manager.

Managing Recordings

The To Do List shows all your scheduled recordings and lets you change recording options or cancel recordings. The OnePass® Manager prioritizes all your repeating recordings and lets you manage conflicts and set options.

Using the To Do List

To view the To Do List, on a DVR, from the TiVo Central screen, choose Manage Recordings & Downloads, then To Do List.

You'll see a list of all shows scheduled to record in the next two weeks or so. Highlight any show and press the SELECT button to see available options.

Canceling a Recording

To cancel a recording, just highlight the show title on the To Do List and press the CLEAR button.

Viewing Recording History

Choose View Recording History on the To Do List if you're curious why a particular show or episode was not recorded, why it's not scheduled to record, or when it was deleted from your My Shows list.

The Recording History is organized by date; use the UP/DOWN arrows to browse the shows in the list. Select the show's title for more information about it.

Note: A show will not be recorded if it appeared in your My Shows list or To Do List in the previous 28 days.

Using the OnePass® Manager

OnePass® recordings are prioritized by the order in which you set them up, with the first having the highest priority, and so on.

To view the OnePass® Manager, on a DVR, from the TiVo Central screen choose Manage Recordings & Downloads, then OnePass Manager.

Use the UP/DOWN arrows to highlight a repeating recording, and press the RIGHT arrow to highlight the arrows to the right of the title, then use the UP/DOWN arrows to move the selected title up or down in the list.

Because your DVR has multiple tuners, recording conflicts should be minimized. However, when too many shows are scheduled to record at the same time, only the shows with the highest priorities are recorded.

Editing a Repeating Recording

You can also use the OnePass® Manager to view and change recording options, view upcoming episodes, or cancel OnePass® recordings or auto-recording WishList searches. Highlight the show title and press the SELECT button to view available options.

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