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How to Record using WD TV Sky Box and Slingplayer
Posted by Graham Swift, Last modified by Graham Swift on 23 October 2014 05:19 PM

The WD TV remote offers these controls:

 

Control                  

Function

 

Up/Down/Left/Right/Enter     

 

Navigates the SlingPlayer interface and the onscreen menu

 

 

 

What do the coloured buttons on the remote do?

 

Green

Displays keyboard shortcuts

Red

Shows a statistics window (for tech support purposes)

Yellow   

Displays program guide

Blue

Reveals player controls

 

 

WD TV Remote

 
How to start recording from Sky TV Guide:

Press Blue button (with “D” on it) on the Remote Control to get Onscreen Menu.

Navigate to Onscreen top menu tab 1st on left marked as 3 horizontal lines, as in picture below.

 

How to start recording from Sky TV Guide

 

Press arrow down once to sub-menu, then left or right to “Guide” and press OK on remote control.

Press OK on remote control again on Sky TV Guide.

Use remote control up, down, left and right arrows to navigate until the desired channel is highlighted.

 

Navigation in Sky TV Guide

 

Press Blue button (with “D” on it) on the Remote Control to get Onscreen Menu.

Navigate to Onscreen top menu 3rd tab from left marked as a plus sign “+”, as in picture below.

 

WD TV Record Button

 

On Remote control press down arrow 2 times, then left or right to “Record” tab and press OK once.

Select “Record Once or Record Series” as desired.

After a few seconds the highlighted channel then shows a Red “R” circled, indicating recording in progress as below.

 

Recording Function

 

To view recordings navigate Onscreen menu back to “Guide” and press OK, as earlier, then navigate to “Planner” on Sky TV Guide and press OK.

Navigate to recorded movie and press OK and follow menus (OK again to just start). 

 

How to start recording from Sky Live viewing:

Press Blue button (with “D” on it) on the Remote Control to get Onscreen Menu.

Navigate to Onscreen top menu 3rd tab from left marked as a plus sign “+”, then arrow down 2 times, then left or right to “Record” tab as in picture above.

**Note: the following needs to be completed within 5 seconds, otherwise the options disappear.

On the remote control press OK 2 times, if there is an option to record a Series the option “Record Once or Record Series” appears and select as desired, your recording should then start. If unsure that the recording has started navigate to “Guide”, described earlier, then navigate the Sky TV Guide or Planner (both described earlier) to confirm.

 

How to find the coloured buttons in the Onscreen menu:

Press Blue button (with “D” on it) on the Remote Control to get Onscreen Menu.

Navigate to Onscreen top menu 3rd tab from left marked as a plus sign “+”, then arrow down only 1 time to the small oval shaped sub-menu with only 2 dots in it.

Arrow to the right to highlight the right-hand side dot.

The sub-menu with coloured buttons appears arrow down once and navigate to the desired button as in picture below.

 

Coloured Buttons

 

 

How to power off and disconnect using WD TV Live:

Press Blue button (with “D” on it) on the Remote Control to get Onscreen Menu.

Navigate to Onscreen top menu tab 5th from left marked as MISC, arrow down 2 times to sub-menu, then left or right to Power On / Off tab and select OK, this now powers off the Sky receiver Only.

The Slingbox is still online, connected and streaming. Disconnecting instructions after the picture below.

 

Power Off Sky box

 

Disconnecting Slingplayer on WD TV

Navigate to Onscreen top menu tab 1st on left marked as 3 horizontal lines, then arrow down to sub-menu and left or right to tab “Disconnect” and press OK as in picture below.

The WD TV can now be powered off if desired.

 

Disconnecting Slingplayer

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