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I'm a longtime TIVO addict who just recently converted to DTV HD DVR.

Once every few weeks with TIVO I would sit down (and starting with the letter "A") essentially go through the entire TIVO menu looking for shows to record. It usually took about 30 to 40 minutes but, I would load up on a bunch of "one time" or unique shows that I might otherwise not have caught.

Now, with DTV DVR I try to do the same thing but, I've noticed that it lists EVERY single program from evey single channel ncluding the proramming I've not incorporated into my "custom 1" channel listings.

So, when I'm paging through all the programs, I not only get everything from what I've included in my "custom 1" but also programming that's available on channels I've "left off" my custome 1 listing (ie spanish channels, porn, religious, etc).

In order to reduce paging through pograms I don't want to record / have to sift through....is there a way to block these channels elsewhere?

Hopefully someone will understand what I'm talking about.

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This is an ongoing problem that started with the HR20 and continues into the HR21 series at least. I've posted several times about this issue, and nobody seems to care to follow up. Either I'm just fussy, or others don't have the problem, or they just don't care.
Here's another example of the same guileless programmng. The guide filters are functionally useless. For example, if you go to the trouble to create a Custom1 list that includes only the channels that you subscribe to, and then go to the guide and select "movies" as a search filter, the receiver will return a list of about 10,000 movies, including movies that aren't subscribed to or on the custom1 list.
And, as if that weren't bad enough, if you decide to examine the list for movies that you want to record the list resets back to the beginning every few minutes.
The movies are also listed by the channel number, rather than the program name, so unless you have basically memorized the movie channel numbers, it's difficult to pick shows from the list that you are subscribed to.
I don't know why DTV had ignored this problem, since it seems to be a basic user function that doesn't work.
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