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Optimum Program Guide

We've completely reinvented your program guide. Now, it's even more powerful and informative about everything Optimum has to offer. You can use it to find programs and schedule recordings. Plus, you can customize your program guide, by time, channel and programming genre.

We know you'll love the upgraded Optimum program guide. It gives you more control, more features and more ways to watch your favorite TV program.

MORE EPISODES, MORE LIKE THIS: Whether you're a sports junkie, a reality monster or a news nut, the new Optimum program guide helps you find more of what you like. Just press your INFO button twice and the "More Info" bar pops up. When it does, click "More Like This" to discover other shows that are similar to the one you're watching. The More Info bar also helps you find future episodes and other airings of the show you're watching.

SCROLL WITHOUT MISSING WHAT'S ON: Sure, you're watching what's on. But you're human. And you love TV, so you need to know what else is on. The new Optimum program guide lets you scroll through listings without missing a minute of what you're watching. Check the listings while you keep an eye on all the action of what you're watching. And it doesn't take up much real estate, only about an inch at the bottom of your screen.

LIST ONLY WHAT YOU WANT: What if you only want to see listings only for specific channels? The new Optimum program guide has you covered. It lets you personalize your listings so you can set it to display your favorite channels. Or you can list all the HD channels Optimum offers. Or only the channels you subscribe to. There are as many ways to customize as there are channels. It's a sleek, streamlined way to customize your Optimum TV.  Just press the A button on your remote and choose "List Only" to see your favorite channels or just those that you subscribe to.

ARCHIVE: One of the hidden wonders of the new Optimum program guide is its ability to show you which network shows are available On Demand. Press "guide" on your remote to bring the program guide onscreen. Once you see the guide, use the left arrow key to scroll to the left of the guide, until you see the word "archive." Here you'll find all the programs that network offers On Demand. Choose the one you want and you can catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite series. You can also access what's on demand, by tuning directly to channel 500.

Other things you should know about your new program guide

Accessing the program guide

  • You can now access the program guide by pressing the 'Guide' button on your remote.

Accessing other features

  • To access On Demand, you can either press the large iO button on your remote and then choose On Demand, or you can tune directly to Channel 500.
  • For Search, you can either press the large iO button on your remote and then choose Search, or you can press the 'C' button on your remote and select Search on the Shortcuts tool bar.

Tuning to a channel from the program guide

  • To watch a highlighted program from the program guide, press 'SEL' twice. Pressing 'SEL' once gives you a list of features for that program, such as Watch, Record, and More Info. More Info gives you a full description of the program, as well as other times that program might be on, other episodes of that program, and a list of other shows similar to that program.

Recording from the program guide

  • While in the guide, use the Arrow buttons on your remote to locate programming by time and/or channels. Press Info once and then select Record.
  • If the program you choose to record is part of a series, the default Record action will be Record Series. Then select More Options to change other recording options such as recording only the first-run of the program series, how long to keep the recording, and more. For Movies or single-run programs, the default records only that program.
  • Programs that are recording will have a red dot instead of the entire program being highlighted in red. You may need to move the program guide to the right using the Arrow buttons on your remote to see the red dot.

Parental controls

  • With the new program guide, you can block a show based on its content (violence, language, etc.)
  • If you 'Block by Rating', the program guide will not only block that rating, it will also block anything with a more restricted rating.
  • Programs that do not have a rating are now automatically rated above TV-14.

Changing the date on the program guide

  • To change the date in the program guide, press the 'A' button on your remote, and then select Day Change from the menu.

Your remote

  • If your remote does not have a 'Guide' button, you can request a new remote at optimum.moduslink.com/NewRemote. Until your new remote arrives, you can still access the program guide by pressing the large iO button and selecting Channel Guide from the Main Menu.
  • You can now access the program guide by pressing the 'Guide' button on your remote.

 

If you have any comments after using your new program guide, we would love to hear from you.
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions:

Optimum Program Guide

We've completely reinvented your program guide. Now, it's even more powerful and informative about everything Optimum has to offer. You can use it to find programs and schedule recordings. Plus, you can customize your program guide, by time, channel and programming genre.

We know you'll love the upgraded Optimum program guide. It gives you more control, more features and more ways to watch your favorite TV program.

MORE EPISODES, MORE LIKE THIS: Whether you're a sports junkie, a reality monster or a news nut, the new Optimum program guide helps you find more of what you like. Just press your INFO button twice and the "More Info" bar pops up. When it does, click "More Like This" to discover other shows that are similar to the one you're watching. The More Info bar also helps you find future episodes and other airings of the show you're watching.

SCROLL WITHOUT MISSING WHAT'S ON: Sure, you're watching what's on. But you're human. And you love TV, so you need to know what else is on. The new Optimum program guide lets you scroll through listings without missing a minute of what you're watching. Check the listings while you keep an eye on all the action of what you're watching. And it doesn't take up much real estate, only about an inch at the bottom of your screen.

LIST ONLY WHAT YOU WANT: What if you only want to see listings only for specific channels? The new Optimum program guide has you covered. It lets you personalize your listings so you can set it to display your favorite channels. Or you can list all the HD channels Optimum offers. Or only the channels you subscribe to. There are as many ways to customize as there are channels. It's a sleek, streamlined way to customize your Optimum TV.  Just press the A button on your remote and choose "List Only" to see your favorite channels or just those that you subscribe to.

ARCHIVE: One of the hidden wonders of the new Optimum program guide is its ability to show you which network shows are available On Demand. Press "guide" on your remote to bring the program guide onscreen. Once you see the guide, use the left arrow key to scroll to the left of the guide, until you see the word "archive." Here you'll find all the programs that network offers On Demand. Choose the one you want and you can catch up on the latest episodes of your favorite series. You can also access what's on demand, by tuning directly to channel 500.

Other things you should know about your new program guide

Accessing the program guide

  • You can now access the program guide by pressing the 'Guide' button on your remote.

Accessing other features

  • To access On Demand, you can either press the large iO button on your remote and then choose On Demand, or you can tune directly to Channel 500.
  • For Search, you can either press the large iO button on your remote and then choose Search, or you can press the 'C' button on your remote and select Search on the Shortcuts tool bar.

Tuning to a channel from the program guide

  • To watch a highlighted program from the program guide, press 'SEL' twice. Pressing 'SEL' once gives you a list of features for that program, such as Watch, Record, and More Info. More Info gives you a full description of the program, as well as other times that program might be on, other episodes of that program, and a list of other shows similar to that program.

Recording from the program guide

  • While in the guide, use the Arrow buttons on your remote to locate programming by time and/or channels. Press Info once and then select Record.
  • If the program you choose to record is part of a series, the default Record action will be Record Series. Then select More Options to change other recording options such as recording only the first-run of the program series, how long to keep the recording, and more. For Movies or single-run programs, the default records only that program.
  • Programs that are recording will have a red dot instead of the entire program being highlighted in red. You may need to move the program guide to the right using the Arrow buttons on your remote to see the red dot.

Parental controls

  • With the new program guide, you can block a show based on its content (violence, language, etc.)
  • If you 'Block by Rating', the program guide will not only block that rating, it will also block anything with a more restricted rating.
  • Programs that do not have a rating are now automatically rated above TV-14.

Changing the date on the program guide

  • To change the date in the program guide, press the 'A' button on your remote, and then select Day Change from the menu.

Your remote

  • If your remote does not have a 'Guide' button, you can request a new remote at optimum.moduslink.com/NewRemote. Until your new remote arrives, you can still access the program guide by pressing the large iO button and selecting Channel Guide from the Main Menu.
  • You can now access the program guide by pressing the 'Guide' button on your remote.

 

If you have any comments after using your new program guide, we would love to hear from you.
 
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions: