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Contour 2: DVR

Never miss a show again. Follow these tips to learn how to set up your Contour DVR, manage your settings, and record shows.

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Watch TV in Any Room

Watch recordings on any TV in the house with Whole Home DVR and the Contour mobile app. You can even start watching in one room and finish in another!

Record Multiple Shows at One Time

Now the whole family can record their favorite shows at once. Record up to six shows at once with the Contour Record 6 DVR or up to two shows at once with the Record 2 DVR. Schedule a program, series, personality or sports team to record and specify record options to end a recording late, record only new episodes or choose channel preferences (like HD).

Store Hundreds of Shows

Enjoy plenty of storage space so you don't have to delete your favorite shows to make room for new ones. The Contour Record 6 DVR has a 2 TB hard drive that allows you to store about 1,000 hours of SD programs or 250 hours of HD programs. The Contour Record 2 DVR allows you to store about 200 hours of SD programs or 100 hours of HD programs. Easily access all of your recordings or prioritize your series by selecting Saved on the Contour menu.

Record a Program

  1. Highlight a program on the Guide screen.
  2. Select the Record button on the remote control, or select the Record option on the program's info panel.
  3. Select Just This Episode, and the recording will be set.

Record a Series

  1. Press the Guide button on the remote. Select a program and press OK on the remote. Highlight Record and press OK.
  2. Highlight All Future Episodes and press OK. Highlight Confirm and press OK.

Watch a Recording

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The Contour 2 DVR allows you to watch your saved recordings at the time that is right for you. Follow the steps to watch a saved recording.

  1. Press the Contour button on your remote control.
  2. In the menu, scroll to Saved using the Left Arrow and Right Arrow buttons on the remote. Press the OK button on your remote control.
  3. Use the Up Arrow, Down Arrow, Left Arrow and Right Arrow buttons on the remote to select a recording, and press OK on your remote control.
  4. Scroll to Watch and press OK.

Pause or Rewind Live TV

With your Contour DVR, live TV works just like a recording. Pause what you are watching, rewind it and advance back to live TV using your remote control.

  1. Select the Guide to view live programming, select Favorites and schedule recordings.
  2. Record up to six shows at once with the Record 6 DVR and access them from any room in your home.
  3. Pause, rewind or fast forward recordings using the remote.
  4. Modify your recordings and prioritize based on your favorite shows under Scheduled in the Saved folder.

Record From Anywhere

You can also schedule a program to record from anywhere using TV Listings on Cox.com or in the Cox Connect app. Just go to TV Listings, click the show you want to record, and follow the prompts to set a recording.

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