Steve -- Thanks for your replies. I will try the AALL cowboys events HDTV suggestion. And yes, I think you are right that I had some guide problems this weekend. After I missed the first hour of my Cowboys game, I did the search and could not find the Eagles game. That is what made me think that my search was no good. Plus I had already missed the first two hours of my LSU game Saturday night. However, that was a slightly different situation and involved ESPN Gameplan. I checked the Directv Guide online last week and found that channel 788 would carry the LSU game. Then, I went to my DVR guide several times and could not find the game. Saturday morning, I found it on channel 779 (I think) and it was all set to autorecord. Checking 788 there was no mention of the LSU game so I just left the DVR as it was. As you might guess, 779 was blocked out and the game was playing on 788. Not sure if this was Directv or ESPN Gameplan's fault. It is always difficult to figure out what games are on what channel in advance. Not sure why I still subscribe since most of LSU's games are on reg channels.