I did not miss the point at all. An extra option for SPs like you suggest is, to me, a MUCH lees elegant solution. SPs, are designed to be on ch only and WLs are designed to allow mult chs and trying to make SP be more WL like only adds needless complexities to the SP manager's function and would require reworking that logic. While that might be a good thing it is not something that I would want to see TiVo do at this time as it would require a reworking of a fairly stable part of the code and recent history shows that TiVo's debugging ability has faired badly in the last several releases and even the fixes have had to be fixed several times. If it ain't broke; Don't fix it.