When scheduling, the PVR starts at the highest priority event and works down to the lowest priority event. "Smart" recording events can shift in the event of a conflict, whereas "Impulse" (one-time), PPV, and auto-tune events cannot. All recording events will always honour the criteria you’ve specified, even if it creates additional conflicts or prevents things from being recorded.
A smart recording event looks for the earliest airing that meets the event criteria. In the event of a change to the recording schedule, it will automatically adjust to attempt to record as much as possible, according to your parameters.
Maximizing your experience with smart PVR technology
By setting smart recording events, your PVR has maximum flexibility and will work to record as much as possible, subject to the parameters you have set for each recording event. For example, if allowed by the "Channels" setting, your PVR can automatically switch to a later airing on a timeshift channel to capture as many programs as possible. By customizing each event and confirming the outcome in "PVR Upcoming", you can ensure that exactly what you expect will always be waiting for you in your PVR list.
The table below explains how Smart PVR Technology works and how to use it to make the most of your PVR recording schedule. When set correctly, the HDPVR 630 has the flexibility to "Shuffle" (or adjust) your recording schedule in order to ensure everything you want gets recorded. Only "Smart" recording events can shift, as explained below:
When you request a series, program, or movie to be recorded, a "recording event" is created. Recording events are managed in the "PVR/Options" menu. The HDPVR 630 supports the following types of recording events: