How to extend the recording time of a live broadcast

Programs that are broadcast live, such as sporting events, may run over their timeframe. To ensure you don’t miss an exciting finish, your DVR will allow you to extend the recording time for any live program.

Here’s how it works:

  • Schedule a live broadcast recording
  • View on-screen message asking if you’d like to extend the recording time
  • The default setting extends recording by 30 minutes
  • Modify the extension from 1 minute up to 3 hours


NOTE: This feature is currently available on the DIRECTV Plus® HD DVR (models HR20 and up) and the DIRECTV Plus® DVR (model R22) receivers.