Originally Posted by unitron
I thought it already did this.
When the signal disappears for a moment because of station or cable company problems, it aborts the recording instead of just keeping on keeping on like a VCR.
It still considers itself 'recording' in that case. No disk space is consumed, but the tuner is allocated, busy, red light is on, and at the priority of the show being 'recorded'. If your #1 wishlist runs amok and starts latching on to shows on a channel it thinks you receive, but don't, it will prevent other recordings at that time.
I'm not entirely sure how much trouble it can get into with suggestions though, since they are the lowest priority. All they could (in theory) block, is other suggestions...