TIP: Record an entire series from the DIRECTV guide

It really is that easy. If you find a show you want to record and you think you’ll like the entire series, go to the guide and press the record button twice after highlighting the show you want to record.

You’ll see the icon next to the show title change to indicate that all episodes will be recorded:

This is called a “series link.” You’ll get all the episodes on that channel from now on. When you get the DVR, it’s set so that pressing record twice will only record new episodes, but if you want to change that behavior, press {MENU} then arrow to “Recordings,” then “Manage Recordings,” then “Record Defaults.” You can set how many episodes to keep, when to start and stop, and whether or not to record only new episodes.

If you want even more control, you can search using the menus, but for finding something and choosing to record… this is awesome. It takes no time at all and you can do it so fast that you won’t even miss anything you’re watching!

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