1. The Create a Season Pass always defaults to the channel that has the first upcoming episode iirc.Elite with latest software. Two things I noticed:
1) I have Criminal Minds set as a manual recording for this evening (CBS, 702 on Cablevision). I decided to change it to a season pass. I click on the name of the show in the guide (which shows with one check mark since it's set to record) and choose "season pass & other options". Then I click on "Get a Season Pass". When I try to set it up, it wants to record on A& E (746). It so happens that an old episode of Criminal Minds is currently airing on 746. I am not tuned to 746 when I try to set the season pass.
2) With the HDUI, the "Deleted Items" in "My Shows" no longer has a count of how many items that folder contains. I always used the SDUI in the past so I'm not sure if this is new with this software release or if it's always been this way, but it does have a count in SD.
2. This isn't new in the HDUI. It has never counted.