Wow. I have no words for how stupid that is. I can't believe DirecTV thinks that is okay. I believe both Showtime and HBO air new episodes of their original series on their secondary channels throughout the week and their flagged as New. Under this scenario I'd have many unwanted recording since I record a ton of stuff from Showtime and a few things on HBO. Or what about the West coast feeds? If I set up a new recording for something on HBO, will it then record the same program 3 hours later on HBO West?