Manage your U-verse TV DVR shows

With Total Home DVR, you can record shows from almost anywhere. Learn how to record, access, and manage your recordings.


Total Home DVR features and programming

DVR capabilities and storage

You can use your DVR to record up to five shows at the same time. If you have AT&T Fiber, you can record up to six high-definition (HD) streams.

DVR storage capacity

How much content you can store on your DVR depends on the model, manufacturer, and service plan.
  • Motorola VIP1216 & Cisco IPN430 - Up to 133 hours of standard-definition (SD) or 48 hours of HD content.
  • Motorola VIP1225 & Cisco IPN4320 - Up to 233 hours of SD or 84 hours of HD content.
  • ITB PACE DVR (available with AT&T Fiber) - Up to 900 hours of SD or 330 hours of HD content. Find out more about the Fiber network

See how much DVR storage capacity you have left

If you try to record a program when your DVR is almost full, you'll get a message that recording space is getting low. To see how much space is available:
  1. Press Menu on your remote control.
  2. Select Recordings.
  3. Select Recording Space. Your remaining DVR recording space will display on the screen.

Heads up: U-verse receivers don’t currently support external hard drives for increased content storage.

Schedule or edit program recordings

With your Total Home DVR, you can schedule multiple shows from almost anywhere. Plus, you can play back shows from any receiver in your home or pause a show on one receiver and start it on another. You can also pause, rewind, and restart live TV - all with your remote control.

Schedule and manage your DVR recordings:
  • At home with your TV Program Guide
  • On the go with the U-verse app for your mobile devices

Record one show or a series from the program guide

  1. Press Guide on your remote control.
  2. Scroll up or down to the program you want to record. You can use the page up and page down buttons on your remote to jump a full page or press fast forward to jump ahead 24 hours.
  3. To record a show or series:
    • Press Record to record a single program. One red dot indicates it’s set to record.
    • Press Record twice to record a series. Three red dots indicate the series is scheduled to record.
    • Press Record three times to cancel the recording.

Tip: To cancel a program that’s recording, press Stop anytime.

Search for shows or series to record

  1. Press the Menu button on your remote.
  2. Select Search then press OK.
  3. In the Search screen, press Filters to narrow your search or enter the title or name of the show you want.
  4. When you see the title you want to record, press Info on your remote to record a single episode or the entire series.

Edit a series recording

Changing a series recording is easy – all it takes is a few steps.
  1. Press Recordings or Recorded TV on your remote control.
  2. Scroll to Series and press OK.
  3. Select the program you want to edit.
  4. Select Change Settings. From here, choose to update the type of recording or the recording start or stop time. 

Record and schedule DVR shows with the U-verse app

Favorite show coming on and you forgot to record it? Learn how to schedule programs to record on your U-verse TV DVR and manage them remotely using the U-verse app on your mobile device.

Watch recorded programs

You can watch a recorded program from any receiver, not just the receiver where you started the recording.
  1. Press the Recordings or Recorded TV button on your remote control.
  2. Scroll to the desired program and press OK

Pause or rewind live TV

Need to take an important phone call while your favorite show is on? No problem. You can pause live TV for up to 60 minutes.
  1. Press Pause or Rewind on your remote control. 
  2. Press Play to restart your show.

Hint: If you’re tuned to a channel and decide you want to record the program, press Record anytime within a 60-minute window.
Last updated: December 7, 2022

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