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Making a DVR Invisible
Last Updated: Wed, 25 Jul 2012 > Related Articles
An easy way to protect the privacy or recording schedule of a DVR is to make it invisible to other cable boxes in a Whole Home DVR setup.
- From the Settings menu, highlight Receivers and press the SELECT button.
Result: The middle box displays DVR Network.
- Highlight DVR Network and press SELECT.
Note: The name of the DVR and its current status is listed in the left box. In this example, the DVR is named Bed Room and it is currently visible to all other receivers connected to the Whole Home DVR setup in your home.
- Highlight the Visible or Invisible option and press SELECT. In this example, we'll select Invisible, which prevents other receivers from accessing any content or features of the DVR.
Note: An "invisible" DVR can still access "visible" DVRs on the Whole Home network.
- If you have already created a Parental Control PIN in the Settings menu, then a popup box displays and requires you to enter the PIN. This prevents unauthorized changes to the Visible / Invisible setting.
Result: After the Visible / Invisible setting is selected, and the PIN entered if required, a confirmation page displays and shows the new status of the DVR, which is Invisible in the following example.