NO. You can select days of the week you don't want to record. I don't use Saturday or Sundays. I set timers for the 4 shows I want on Sundays and I don't use any on Saturdays due to sports and rerun city. I wish they would add an edit button on the PTAT feature so I could simply go through the shows already recorded that I don't watch and delete all at one time ,instead of one at a time.