About: Wouldn’t you just love to record the entire season of 24, LOST, The Apprentice, My Name is Earl, or your favorite Soap Opera, without having to reset your VCR or DVD Recorder every time? Well, using the “Season Record” feature on a DVR, such as TIVO, or a Cable DVR, you can do that and more.
Sal Prince tells you what it exactly is: Recording a TV Show by Season is an important feature of any Digital Video Recorder. (…) It can be configured to record all episodes of a show, or just new episodes, eliminating any repeats. This feature is very handy because it eliminates the need to manually set a show to record on a weekly or daily basis, just set up the show to record at the start of the season, and the Digital Video Recorder will record all the episodes for you. The season recording will even carry over into future seasons of a TV show.
Recording a Full Season of 24
Now for a practical example of Season Recording: I’m a big fan of the show 24 on FOX. On my Comcast Digital Video Recorder (the Motorola DCT6412 Dual-Tuner High Definition DVR) I have 24 set-up to record all new episodes (24 doesn’t have repeats, but older episodes from previous seasons are shown quite often, so I must set it up as record new only to avoid recording those older episodes). I can set up the recording to start and end a few minutes early and late to avoid missing anything. Once set up properly, I can safely watch 24 without worrying about missing an episode.