In this video tip, Mr. Noobie teaches you how what you need to do to pause a television show in one room and continue watching it in another room.

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Digital television has brought a ton of new features to our living room. One is the ability to start watching a show in one room and finish watching in another. But how do you actually do this?

Hi, I’m Mr. Noobie and today I’m going to teach you how to pause a television show in one room and continue in another.

Need the right equipment

Before I get into the step-by-step, let’s talk for a minute about the boxes connected to your televisions. In order to pause a television show in one room and continue in another, you’ll need to have the right equipment from your cable company connected to each television.

Since this equipment may vary with each cable company, it is a good idea to call your cable company and ask them if you have the right equipment to pause a show in one room and continue in another. In some cases, you may need to upgrade your equipment before you can use this feature.

Pause and resume

Once you have the right equipment, however, the rest is easy. Start as your normally would by pulling up your list of recorded shows and selecting which one you want to watch. When you’re ready to continue watching the show in another room, just pause (or stop) the show you are watching in your current room.

Then go into your other room and pull up the list of recorded shows on the television in that room. You should see the same exact list of shows as in the first room. Select the show you were watching in the first room, then select the “resume” option, and the show should begin playing right where you left off in the first room.

Lots of options

It might be helpful to know that you don’t actually have to pause a show in the first room in order to watch the show in the second room. Your second room should have access to the same exact list of shows that the first room does. So feel free to start and finish a show in your first room, start and finish a show in your second room, start a show in your first room and switch to your second room, or start a show in your second room and finish in the first room. It really doesn’t matter how you do it.

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Patric Welch

Patric Welch founded Noobie, Inc. in 2006 to help others effectively choose and use technologies to enhance their work and lives. The catchy company name earned Welch the name of Mr. Noobie®, but, in reality, Welch is an experienced and professional techie. Unlike most techies, Welch evaluates emerging technologies from a noobie’s perspective and provides technology education for all skill levels in a friendly, non-threatening way.

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