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Go to the MTS website and into your account.

You can sign up for remote PVR functionality.

This appears to allow you to see everything that is on your PVR. What is scheduled to be recorded and set-up additional recordings.

Very Cool.
 

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NEW! MTS My PVR Online

Here's the blurb from the MTS Ultimate TV page, under Features/PVR.
Now, enjoy the freedom to manage your PVR from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Forgot to set your PVR to record the big game? We have you covered.
  • Just heard about a breaking news story that you don't want to miss tonight? No problem.
  • Working late? Set up a recording from your desk, and enjoy your show when you get home.
  • On vacation and worried your PVR will run out of storage? Delete shows you've already watched to free up space.
Features of My PVR Online:

  • Add, change, or delete recordings on your MTS PVR from any computer with an Internet connection.
  • Browse through our online program guide to see what's coming on tonight, tomorrow or up to 12 days from now.
  • Search by title
  • Create a shared login so anyone in your family can manage recordings over the Internet.
Simply log in to your MTS MyAccount to get started.
Not the prettiest UI that I ever saw, but it works.

Here's the path to the support pages:
Personal > Support > TV > MTS Ultimate TV Service > Whole Home PVR > My PVR Online

Sign Up for My PVR
Login to My PVR
Creating a Shared My PVR Account
Managing Recordings in the My PVR Guide
Navigating Through the My PVR Guide
Recording From the My PVR Guide
Search in the My PVR Guide
Troubleshooting My PVR
 

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I'd imagine MTS will be playing up this feature at the upcoming home show at the convention centre.

As always, if anyone from the forum goes, please post any info you rec've at the MTS booth regarding upcoming features, special pricing for new and existing customers and anything else of note.

Thank you.
 

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Here's the blurb from the MTS Ultimate TV page, under Features/PVR.

Not the prettiest UI that I ever saw, but it works.
I would say that's an overly strong recommendation.
Did you try to record a program?

After many errors like this, "An error occurred in the application. Please wait a moment and retry the request." I gave up.

I doubt if they actually want anyone to use it yet; the server just can't handle it.

Dave S.
 

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Worked great this morning. I was able to record a few shows although the UI definitely does need some work. I'm getting the same error messages when I attempt to view it now, so it may be overwhelming the servers.
 

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I got an error pretty much every third click - I'm assuming it's new and not meant for public consumption until after the weekend, or that too many people from this forum are visiting it at once. :)
 

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I played around with it today a bit seems kinda buggy and slow but shows promise. Looks like MTS site is completely down for the count right now.

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It's definitely not the preferred way to set the PVR, but I can certainly foresee situations where this would be useful. I'm glad to see it.
And for a few brief seconds I thought that maybe, just maybe, I could access my PVR content online. But that would be too much to hope for... this year.
 

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Official Announcement

I noticed MTS finally issued a press release for My PVR. I also got an email announcing the service because I signed up to be notified of new services, but I didn't get it on my regular MTS email account. You can see the announcement here:

http://www.mts.ca/file_source/mts.ca/edm/remote_pvr/

Introducing My PVR Online!

Now, you can enjoy the freedom to manage your TV viewing from any computer with an Internet connection or on select mobile devices.

Sign up now for My PVR
  • Forgot to set your PVR to record the big game? We have you covered.
  • Just heard about a breaking news story that you don't want to miss tonight? No problem.
  • Stuck late at the office? Set up a recording from your desk, and enjoy your show when you get home.
You can add, change, or delete recordings on your MTS PVR from any computer with an Internet connection or on select mobile devices! Or, browse through our interactive program guide to see what's airing later today, tomorrow or up to 12 days from now.

Simply log in to your MTS MyAccount to get started.
(Not a MyAccount user yet? Register now.)

For more information, visit our Whole Home PVR service page.
The direct link to log into your account is www.mts.ca/mypvr/ if you want to bookmark it on your smartphone or browser.

If you click on the Whole Home PVR link in the email, it will give you more info on the My PVR service which will also link to the support page.
 

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Smartphone Access Available

Here's some info from the support pages:

Personal > Support > TV > MTS Ultimate TV Service > Whole Home PVR > My PVR Online > Troubleshooting My PVR
The My PVR application works on select Smartphones, tablets, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

The following devices have been tested and are compatible with My PVR Online:
  • BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
  • BlackBerry Tour 9630
  • BlackBerry Torch 9800
  • BlackBerry Style 9670
  • iPod
  • iPhone
  • iPod touch
  • BlackBerry Bold 9780
In the event your device is not compatible with My PVR, when you try to access the application, you will receive a message informing you that My PVR will not work on your device.
Edit: I think it should say iPad instead of iPod. Does anyone have a iPad to try it?
 

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I have tested it out on my iPod touch and can confirm it does work although I would only use it in a pinch as the screen size is so small. It would be nice to see MTS develop an app for IOS devices similar to Bell's.
 

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BUGS

I've been playing around with this for the last few weeks and it seems to work fairly well now - it was intermittently sluggish before, but seems fine now. It doesn't have all the features for recording that the PVR does.

I noticed a bug in the "Time" sort - when you click on the Time column heading it sorts by time. However, it ignores the AM/PM portion of the time. So you will get Tuesday PM shows intermixed with Wednesday AM shows. This happens in both the Scheduled Recordings and Recorded TV listings.
 

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Android Working

Hi there, just thought I'd share that remote access working on Android, however I'm having trouble scheduling an actual recording.
 

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Hi there, just thought I'd share that remote access working on Android, however I'm having trouble scheduling an actual recording.
I am still experiencing troubles and I have tried using Dolphin Browser HD. I am able to access my PVR, however when viewing channels it does not proceed to the recording page once i select a program. Any other suggestions?

Using a Samsung Galaxy Captivate on Rogers 3G
 

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your phone doesn't seem to be compatible...

cut from MTS's webpage at the following link

http://www.mts.ca/portal/site/mts/menuitem.93f88b399c26454507600990a240f0a0/?vgnextoid=1e0cd3a12a69e210VgnVCM1000002a040f0aRCRD&vgnextchannel=e8aad3a12a69e210VgnVCM1000002a040f0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=newSupport#AccordionItem4


The My PVR application works on select Smartphones, tablets, and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.
The following devices have been tested and are compatible with My PVR Online:
BlackBerry Curve 3G 9300
BlackBerry Tour 9630
BlackBerry Torch 9800
BlackBerry Style 9670
iPod
iPhone
iPod touch
BlackBerry Bold 9780

Looks like the Samsung phones aren't yet compatible. Seems to be a browser compatibility issue.
 

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New Remote PVR app

Just logged into the Remote PVR app this morning to set the game to record tonight, and wow the app is so much better. I was using my iphone and gone is the grid, replaced by a proper mobile browser experience. It took me less than 1/2 the time it would normally to set a recording.

Just tried my ipad as well and that one is new also. you still access it the same way through MY ACCOUNT, but the whole thing is be completely updated.
 
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