Posted my previous post before I saw this. Good to know, although there should be a third "Zoom" option, "Zoom". IOW, you should be able to cycle from "Panel" to "Zoom" to "Full" and back to "Panel". The cut off problem really has nothng to do with SD vs. HD. The only solution is padding I'm afraid. Now you know one of the reasons some of us need multiple TiVos even when there are no direct conflicts, although the 6-tuner models drastically reduce the requirement. Unfortunately, I have to make do with 3 2-tuner models (a THD and 2 Premieres).