DVR allows you to pause a standard-definition program for approximately 45 minutes, or an HDTV program for approximately 15 minutes.  The amount of time you can pause live TV varies based on the type of program you are watching.  In fact, some digital programs can be paused for up to 90 minutes.
Yes, if you have a dual-tuner DVR.  Rainier Connect only offers dual-tuner DVRs.  Having two tuners allows you to watch one show while you record another, to record two shows and watch a third pre-recorded show, and to swap between two live shows with the ability to pause, fast-forward and rewind...
The DVR records programs in the same quality they are broadcast in. Broadcast quality may vary.
All recordings that were saved prior to the power loss are preserved, as well as future recordings scheduled. You miss only the recordings that were scheduled to record while the power was out.
The DVR box cannot provide you with an exact amount of hours available since hours available depends on the type of programs you record.   Your DVR will tell you how much of your hard drive is filled, from that you can make your own assumptions on remaining hours based on the programming your plan...
This depends on the model of DVR that you have.  Some built-in DVRs include the entire portion of the program that is stored in the buffer in your recording, while others will start the recording from the moment you press record.
Yes! As long as the program is being broadcast in Digital Audio, the DVR will record the digital audio portion
There is no limit to the number of recordings you can schedule as long as you have available recording space and there isn’t a scheduling conflict – only two programs can record at the same time.
No. The DVR records only the video and audio of the program you have selected.  It will not record other items such as the menu if you access the program guide.
You can keep them as long as you want.  Just remember, the recording space is limited, so you may need to delete some recorded programs from time to time in order to make room for new ones.