The Live TV menu option allows you to watch TV as it is broadcast, just like a regular TV. Unlike a TV you can also pause and record TV shows and even skip commercials with the right configuration.
Pausing Live TV
Just like many set-top boxes and DVRs NextPVR is able to "pause" live TV. If, for example, the telephone rings while you are watching a program you can press Pause to freeze the picture and start recording the show in the background. Press Play to start watching the show from where you left off. Changing the channel or pressing stop will cancel time-shift playback.
Watching Live TV While Recording (and Multi-Record)
Your ability to watch one show while recording another is obviously determined by the number and type of capture cards you have installed. NextPVR supports Multi-Record on certain types of digital sources. This can allow you to watch/record more than 1 show from a single source mux/frequency and so allows recording multiple shows at once from single tuner devices.
You can always watch a currently recording program from the Recordings screen.
Picture In Picture (PIP)
NextPVR supports PIP mode on the PC. You can either use the context menu, or using the * and # keys on the MCE remote. You can press 123-* to open PIP on channel 123. You can press 124-* to change the PIP window to channel 124. You can press # to swap windows. You can press * by itself to close the PIP window.
Now and Next Popup
Allows easy browsing of what's on Now and Next on other channels. Use Up/Down/Enter to browse and select channels to watch.
Remote Control and Keyboard Shortcuts
|Up Channel (Now and Next Popup)||↑||Up arrow|
|Down Channel (Now and Next Popup)||↓||Down arrow||Up arrow|
|Watch Channel (Now and Next Popup)||Enter||OK|
|Enable Subtitles (Closed Caption)||Ctrl-X|
|Record current show||Ctrl-K||Record button|
|Resume Playback (if previously paused)||Ctrl-P||PLAY button|
|Stop Live TV and return to menu||Ctrl-S||STOP button|
|Pause Live TV||Ctrl-Q||PAUSE button|
|Fast-forward (if previously paused)||Ctrl-F||FF button (>>)|
|Rewind (if previously paused)||Ctrl-R||REWIND button (<<)|
|Skip forward (60 s by default)*||Ctrl-[Right Arrow]||SKIP button (>|)|
|Skip back (30 s by default)*||Ctrl-[Left Arrow]||REPLAY button (|<)|
|Skip forward xx minutes/seconds*||number of minutes/seconds + Ctrl-[Left Arrow]||number of minutes/seconds + SKIP button|
|Skip forward (60 s by default)*||[Right Arrow]||Right button|
|Skip back (30 s by default)*||[Left Arrow]||Left button|
|Show info bar and timeline||Ctrl-B||Info button|
|Show EPG Overlay||F1|
|Toggle aspect ratio||F7|
|Toggle PIP display||Shift-8||*|
|Swap PIP channel with main channel||Shift-3||#|
|Change PIP channel (eg, open PIP on channel 123)||123, Shift-8||123, *|
|Toggle PIP position||Shift-4||$|
|Toggle PIP size||Shift-5||%|
Note: The FF/RW behaviour configuration option has an effect on these which of these operation is performed for these the FF/RW/Left/Right keys.
Page last modified on November 29, 2013, at 01:51 PM