The biggest advantage of using Media Center for TV recording is that program listings are free and updated regularly. To see what's on TV right now or at any time until approximately two weeks into the future, choose Guide from the Start page or press the Guide button on the remote control. In the guide, a red dot next to a listing means it's set to record. A red dot with a shadow denotes a series recording.
Use the Channel Up and Channel Down buttons on the remote control (or the Page Up and Page Down keys on the keyboard) to move up or down a screen at a time. To jump to a particular channel, enter its number on the numeric keypad. Virtually everything in the guide can be selected for interaction . If you press OK after selecting the thin Categories bar on the left side, for instance, it expands to show a list of available categories, which you can use to filter the guide's contents .
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