I have a theory as to why recordings start late on the HR20. I think it has to do with what triggers the unit to start recording. I took some photos last night as my HR20-100 (with current NR software) started to record House Hunters at 7:30 - 8:00PM on HGTV channel 229. The previous show on this channel was If Walls Could Talk from 7:00 - 7:30PM. I tuned to 229 a few minutes early to test my theory. (Sorry for the blurring photos - I had to turn my flash off to avoid glare and that required a longer shutter speed.) In the first photo (1349), you'll see the time on the status bar is 7:30 in the lower right corner while the time in the info banner is 7:29 in the upper left corner. The show description in the status bar and the info banner is If Walls Could Talk. The only thing curious to me here is that the two times (status bar and info bar) are different. It seems logical that these would be identical. And it seems for any show scheduled from 7-7:30 would never get to a time of 7:30 in the status bar (to me it seems it would only get to 7:29:59). In the second photo (1350), the status bar has not changed, but now the time in the info banner is 7:30 but the show description in both the status bar and info banner is still If Walls Could Talk even though House Hunters started to air in the background. The HR20 has not yet started to record as evidenced by the record light not being on and the record symbol not being present on the status bar - thus the first few seconds of the show was missed. In the third photo (1351), the status bar has now changed to the time of 7:30-8:00 and the show description in both the status bar and info banner has changed to House Hunters. The HR20 started to record as evidenced by the record light being on and the record symbol appearing in the status bar. Based on this, it appears the HR20 starts to record based on when the show description changes to the name of the show scheduled to record (the show description change appears to happen simultaneously in the status bar and info banner). BUT this show description appears to happen a few seconds after the clock in the info banner (upper left corner) changes. And since this clock seems to be dead on as to when the show starts (in my experience), the first few seconds of the show are missed since the show description change lags behind the clock change. So to fix this problem: 1) the show description change needs to be sped up to occur when the clock changes; OR 2) the record process needs to start based on the clock in the info banner and NOT the show description change. What do others think?