The problem is that there's nothing on-screen that points you to the settings for changing recording defaults, and in fact, it's not even a screen to change these defaults ... it's a bunch of settings buried in menus.
Consider the following three screens below:
Figure 1 (above) - Your To Do List. There are options to get to the Priortizer and to set a Manual recording, but you don't see any options for changing your Recording Defaults. If you press MENU, there is nothing in the pop-up menu that affects Recording Defaults.
Figure 2 (above) - Program Info Screen. This screen shows things you can do with a particular episode or series. With "Rec. Once" you can set it a program to record one-time or change options for a single recording. With "Rec. Series", you can change options for the entire series. Still, though, there is nothing on-screen about Recording Defaults, and again, pressing MENU here also does not give you any options that affect Recording Defaults.
Figure 3 - The "Rec. Once" Program Recording Options Screen. This screen allows you to set individual options for a single episode. All available options are visible, and you can change as many as needed for this single episode.
From the "Rec. Once" screen, here are the MENUS that affect recording defaults:
Figure 4 - The RECORD DEFAULTS menu.
Now that you got here, there should be an easy way to review the current settings. Unfortunately, there's no single screen that shows all current default recording settings. Instead, you have to continuously bounce back and forth through the menu (RIGHT, LEFT, DOWN & repeat) to see all of the current settings.
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Figure 5 - The Recording Default Option Menus.
Now let's say you want to CHANGE these settings. Press SELECT on any one of the options from the menus in Figure 5. You change the setting AND get thrown back to the screen in Figure 3, so you have to REPEAT your steps to go back to the Menu and re-select Record Defaults.
Recommendation 1: Add an option for "Recording Defaults" to all three screens depicted in Figures 1 to 3. Users should have a clear, easy path to get to the recording defaults.
Recommendation 2: Create a new Recording Defaults screen, like the one depicted in Figure 3, showing all five options (Episode Type, Keep at Most, Keep Until, Start, and Stop) along with the current values for each setting. This will permit users to simply and quickly review the current settings AND change them, without being bounced back to another screen.
I know this is a screen users will not user a lot, but as it is now, the option is difficult to get to and difficult to use. Please consider the above comments and improve this feature.