You can set your DVR to record any movie or show in the Guide, as long as the channel it's on is included in your programming package. Just click any title, then click "Record." There's no charge for recording. Learn how to record On Demand movies and shows
To set your DVR remotely, you need a computer with an Internet connection, a directv.com account, and a DVR or an HD DVR (Model R15 or later; Model HR20 or later; or a TiVo Series 2 receiver with 6.4a software). To check what receiver you have, sign in to your DIRECTV account and select My Equipment from the My Account dropdown menu. Follow these steps to set a DIRECTV DVR from a computer remotely:
For more information on how to set a DIRECTV DVR from a computer, watch the video.