What happens when I record a show?
When you record a show, either by clicking Record when the show is on or scheduling it to record in the future, you instruct your assigned antenna housed at the Aereo data center to tune to the channel the show is on and pass the digital broadcast stream to your remote DVR. As with watching a live program, you record three separate unique copies of the show, each in a different bit rate. Unlike watching live, you save these files until you choose to delete them from your DVR. When you play a recorded show, you can manually select which file to view by setting the Video Quality option on your device. If you select "auto" you automatically choose the best bit rate for your current network conditions