I actually think this is a great conversation because it makes one thing clear... that no matter how you implement dual live buffers, someone will be unhappy. dreadlk says himself that his way is not the TiVo way, and for him his way would be better. I think we'd all like to live in a world where everything is exactly tailored for us. Personally I am constantly reminded that my world is one where compromise leads to the best outcome. For example, I don't terribly mind two extra button pushes to start DoublePlay, because I get two 90-minute buffers out of the deal. The great thing about this forum is we all get the chance to talk about our ideal situation, and DIRECTV uses this information (as well as other information) to improve the product.