Record an episode or series on Optik TV

Learn how to record a single episode or entire series plus tips on settings

You can record up to 4 programs simultaneously from anywhere in your home on your TELUS Personal Video Recorder (PVR).

Record a single episode

  1. Press Guide on your remote control
  2. Highlight the program you wish to record
  3. Press Rec or Record. A red dot will appear next to the item in the program guide

Record a series

  1. Press Guide on your remote control
  2. Highlight the program you wish to record
  3. Press Rec or Record twice. A series record icon (3 red dots) will appear in the program guide
Note: You can also set a recording while watching a program by pressing Record and a series by pressing Record again.

Customize recording settings

Extend your recording time

Your Optik PVR allows you to extend your recording time for programs that may start later or go over the allotted program time:

  1. Press pvr on your remote
  2. Select Guide to view upcoming programs or Schedule to view your already scheduled recordings
  3. Select the program recording you want to extend
  4. Select Record Settings
  5. Choose whether to apply settings to a single episode or to the entire series
  6. Select the Stop Recording field
  7. Select between 5 minutes to 3 hours past the scheduled end time
  8. Save your new or updated settings

Keep recordings until you want to delete them

To protect your recordings from being deleted automatically:

  1. Press pvr on your remote
  2. Select Guide to view upcoming programs or Schedule to view your already scheduled recordings
  3. Select the program you want to keep
  4. Select Record Settings
  5. Choose whether to apply settings to a single episode or to the entire series
  6. Select SAVE UNTIL
  7. Use the arrows to select one of the following:
    • Keep until space needed deletes the program automatically when space is needed
    • Keep until I delete stores the program until it is manually deleted
  8. Select OK

Change the time slot you want a program series to be recorded in

  1. Press pvr on your remote
  2. Select Guide to view upcoming programs or Schedule to view your already scheduled recordings
  3. Select the program you want to change
  4. Select Record Settings
  5. Choose whether to apply settings to a single episode or to the entire series
  6. Select TIME
  7. Use the arrows to select the desired option and select OK

To indicate whether first run and rerun of a series will be recorded

  1. Press pvr on your remote.
  2. Select Schedule to view your scheduled recordings
  3. Select the program you want to specify
  4. Select Record Settings
  5. Choose whether to apply settings to a single episode or to the entire series
  6. Select SHOW TYPE
  7. Select First run only or First run & rerun

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