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how to use the contour dvr

Never miss a show again

No shows left behind

Become a pro at setting up your DVR, recording shows and managing settings, so you can catch every episode. Always.

Watch around the house

Catch recordings anywhere at home on TV or the Contour app. You can even start in one room and finish in another.

Follow all your favorites

Record up to six shows at once with Preferred DVR or two shows with Essential DVR.

Build your binge list

Store about 1,000 hours of SD programs with Preferred DVR or 200 with Essential DVR.

Enjoy your shows on the go

Watch your recordings on any device with Cloud DVR. Just stream it through your wifi or download and watch later offline.

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Tame your TV

Live TV follows your lead. Choose a feature to see how it works.

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Capture it with Contour

It’s easy to record shows with a Contour DVR. Pick a feature to see for yourself.

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Recording styles for every need

Meet the four main DVR service offerings, designed with different home sizes and watching habits in mind. 

Starter DVR

Record one show at a time and store up to 50 HD hours.

Essential DVR

Record two shows at a time and store up to 250 HD hours.

Preferred DVR

Record six shows at a time and store up to 250 HD hours.

Ultimate DVR

Record 24 shows at a time and store up to 1,000 HD hours.

See Contour TV service details. See also Contour TV Purchased Content details. See important information in the Residential Customer Service Agreement for full coverage details. See Annual Notice Information for related information and your privacy rights as a Cox customer. For all Cox Communication policies regarding our services and business practices visit www.cox.com/aboutus/policies.html.