Originally Posted by DoubleDAZ
... There is only one recording and it doesn't cause a conflict.
That's correct, it can just look like a conflict, because if you check the guide it can appear that three channels are going to be recorded at the same time: 8, 94, and 705, for example, but the box "knows" that 8 and 94 are the same, so what shows up in the guide on three recordings at the same time only requires two tuners.
When I checked it out this morning, 705 was being recorded because it had been selected in advance in the guide, and I tuned to channel 8 and used the Record button to start recording that channel. The guide then showed the current programs on all three channels in red, as we now expect, and it was happy to let me do PIP any way I wanted: 705 in the main screen, and either 8 or 94 in the inset, for example.
But there was one small difference. When I had channel 94 in full screen and pressed the Record button to try to stop the recording, there was no "Stop the recording" option in the menu: just the usual options to record the program, or record the series, that you would expect to see if you were not currently recording the channel. I had to go over to channel 8 to get that "Stop" option. So it looks like some of the Passport Echo software modules are clued into the fact that 8 and 94 are identical, but at least one of them isn't.
Bottom line: as Dave said, no real recording conflict results from this instance of Cox's double-mapping. For most users, the only effect will be the annoying inability to skip the channel numbers they want to skip.