I have the channels locked out and I thought I had the "Hide Locked Channels" option invoked. I thought they still came up in the "All Channels/All sub" guides but maybe I'm wrong. You guys are experts. I'll try again (I'm at work now but will try when I get home). On the recording from the receiver option, you can do it directly from the the receiver outputs into e.g., a DVD recorder. I do it all the time. Thanks for your input.