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Use Remote DVR Scheduling From a Computer

Last Updated: Mon, 05 Jan 2015 > Related Articles

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Learn to use the remote DVR Scheduling from a computer.


Remote DVR Scheduling is a convenient way to set up recordings on your DVR while away from home. Before using the remote DVR scheduling, you must meet the conditions below.

  • Have a valid Cox.net email address
  • Have Cox DVR service
  • Have Internet access through a wireless phone or computer.

Visit www.cox.com/mydvr and enter User ID and Password, then click the Sign In button.

Result: The TV Listings page displays where you can view and search TV listings, and schedule recordings.


Select a recording by scrolling through the listings, or searching by keywords in the Search TV Listings field.

  • To view listings for a specific date or time, use the date and / or time drop-downs.
  • To view listings for a specific channel, in the Go to Channel field, enter the specific channel number, or select a channel from the Jump to channel drop-down box.
  • To highlight listings by category, such as Movies, Kids, Sports, or HD, click a Highlight option link.
  1. Click the Record to my Cox DVR button.
  2. Select either Record if Possible or Definitely Record.
    • The Record if Possible option allows the recording to proceed if no other programming is scheduled for that time and date. 
    • The Definitely Record option ensures that the program overrides any other programming scheduled for that date and time.

Click the Set to Record button.

Result: A confirmation of your recording request displays.

If you receive an error message, ensure the following requirements are met.

  • Your DVR is plugged in and powered on.
  • Your DVR is not at full capacity.
  • The program you are trying to schedule has not already ended.
  • The program is on a channel you subscribe to.

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