A receiver and receiver control method facilitate user access to recorded content, including access for viewing, editing, and deletion, by providing means for improved file recognition so that recording items can be accurately and efficiently confirmed via a main screen without playing back any of the recording items in full. The method uses a recording list including at least one window, at least one progress bar, and additional information such as a program title and enables the recording list to be constructed from a received stream. The method includes steps of receiving at least one video program; and constructing a recording list from the received at least one video program, the recording list including at least one window, at least one progress bar, and additional information indicative of at least one feature identifying a corresponding video program of the recording list, each window corresponding to one video program of the recording list and each progress bar corresponding to one video program of the recording list, wherein at least part of a specified video program is displayed in a corresponding window of the constructed recording list in response to a user command for controlling a corresponding progress bar of the constructed recording list. A specific recording item (video program) may be selected in correspondence to a thumbnail image displayed as part of the recording list. The selected video program or a video sample thereof is displayed, after scaling, to occupy a screen area coinciding with a screen area previously occupied by the corresponding thumbnail image.