I'm in SoCal and just got it yesterday. Like you I'm big on DVD recorders, 5 DVRs and 5 DVD recorders attached to them. Looks like if we want to record something we have to hold down the exit button to switch to 480p so that we can see the "List". Then after recording hold down exit again to go back. Clumsy yes, but doable. Maybe someone will come up with a better workaround. The converters won't solve it for some of us because the TV inputs are already being used for other devises.