I think most "got it".
THANK YOU!!! interesting how this thread is divided into people who totally get it and others who don't. They just say watch it or delete it or buy a new hard drive or let DirecTV do anything they want to you now that they have your money. Unbelievable. At least a few get what's going on here.
What has been the ongoing problem is "what to do about it".
You asked for help, and got some, but don't/haven't wanted to do anything.
DirecTV most likely won't change their software, so it's either adapt to it or not.