The method that you are using to set your recordings should only result in recording the exact episode from the exact channel at the exact time that you selected. The only exception that I can think of is is a weather event prevents the recording from succeeding, the DVR might attempt to record a later showing of the same episode on the same channel. I think that the "next available episode" scenario that grover517 presented is the most likely scenario. I would suggest that, for the sake of "debugging" the current issue, it would be a good idea for your wife to hit the info button on the recorded episodes that she is about to watch in order to see what channel they have recorded from. If all of the recordings are from the satellite channels, and she subsequently has the fast forward issue, that would indicate that she's watching a "next available episode" rather than one that you have recorded for her.