I don't understand why you need a Tivo to help tell you what to record. I set up the DVR just yesterday for new stuff starting mostly next week. Brought up the guide, went to the local networks (4, 5, 8, 11 all show up) at 7pm CST, record button 2x for the series link, scroll over 2 /3 clicks to see 9pm shows, green button 2x to advance 24 hours, repeat, etc. Took about 10-15 minutes. Move all cable channel shows down in priority since they repeat. Done.