Yes, in Dish VIP612/922/722/722k boxes you go to the "My Recordings" screen, go to "sort", and you get this screen:
It sets the sort both for the current recordings on the internal hard drive and the recordings on the external hard drive.
Thanks a lot, phrelin.
I have seen the sort. I knew it did it for the internal hard drive but I didn't know it did it for the EHD also.
I prefer the programs on the internal in order by date. But it will be great to be able to change them both to alphabetical when I want to check the EHDs, one for concerts and one for movies, to see if I have one already before I record it or transfer it if already recorded on the internal hard drive.