Did you miss a recording? Try 72-hour rewind on DIRECTV!!

DIRECTV receivers hardly ever miss recordings. However, sometimes the power is out, or sometimes someone needs to watch something else and you’re already recording 5 things. Hey, it happens.

The good news is that most content is available through DIRECTV’s “72-Hour Rewind” feature. All you have to do is press the {SELECT} button on the name of the channel, as long as it has one of those little plus signs on it. You’ll be taken to the on-demand page for the channel and there, you’ll find almost everything that’s aired in the last 72 hours. With broadcast networks, it’s generally limited to prime time, and with other networks you don’t get a lot of reruns or infomercials, but that’s still ok because you’re getting the content you want.

This is a great option for people who want to catch up on the latest watercooler-ready program but don’t have a streaming device. It also keeps you from switching inputs on your TV which is a real benefit to some people.

72-hour rewind is available to all DIRECTV customers with Genie DVRs that are internet connected, and if you’re not internet connected then you should definitely consider it because it’s really worthwhile. Genie DVRs have built in wired and wireless internet so it’s super easy to connect.

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Stuart Sweet
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