A big "der" to me.
After more than 4 years, I accidentally found a solution to this, not that I was looking very hard for all that time. HA.
It dawned on me that the letters on the remote must be for editing titles, and I was right.
While in "navigate", I pressed "options" on the remote for a recorded program; one of the options is "edit", which I selected.
Well, well, well, along with "enter title name", another one of the handful of edit options is "partial delete". I thought, "what the hell? Don't tell me I can cut off the time before and after a show I've watched!"
So, I tried it, and yes, when I delete the extra time at the start of a program, the 'new' start time is obviously zero on counter.
I'm such an idiot. For the last 5 years or so I've often been hitting record when I leave the house to record a show that might be on a few hours later, so I'm stuck with a 'title' that's several hours longer than needed, and it doesn't have the correct name.
For example, I might go out at 6pm, press record to tape a one-hour show that's on at 9pm, get home at midnight, then stop it. So, not only do I have a 6-hour recording for a 60min show, it has the title of the show that was on at 6pm, but no more.
As I said in the first post, using the timer is no good, because shows in Australia often start late and go way over time.
Big issues. Ha
This has changed my life
As they say, it pays to read the manual for more than 2 mins when you buy something.