Welcome to TCF, deffman. The only problem with your workaround is the potential for missing entire recordings. For example. Let's say you have two shows you want to record on a tuner, one that runs from 8:00 to 9:00 PM, and the other from 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM. If you set up your recording to start early, the 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM show will not record, because it now conflicts with the 8:00 to 9:00 PM show. Unfortunately, an unmodified TiVo isn't smart enough to handle that conflict intelligently. It should resolve the conflict by starting the 9:00 PM to 10:00 PM show as soon as the 8:00 to 9:00 PM show stops recording.