This has been my biggest complaint since the HR34 was released. We have a number of digital sub-channels within the Atlanta area which have "Regular Programming" as their description.
At least with my system, I have not been able to do a manual record on these channels either. I can tun to the channels without a problem but forget recording anything where "Regular Programming" is listed as the program description 24/7
Just made a test manual recording on one of my HR34's scanned OTA sub-channels.
Appears to have recorded it normally.
Oh well ... chalk it up to another of the HR34's bugs manifesting itself in these different crazy ways if at all.
For instance mines just inexplicably canceled a SL recording with the explanation in the History listed for it as;
"This episode was canceled because it did not match your show type settings or the program has already been recorded."
(13/6/Adam-12 episode type: 2 cid: 1 1 71 3F)
None of those reasons are true of course.