Thanks, bfdtv. That's precisely what I would do if I am programming the 8000 to record a future program.
But what if the program's already started, and in the case of my example: say, the Game is in the 3rd inning or something. If I press "Rec" then, it would be recorded from that point on (or if I began tuning in FOX at 8:00, then it goes back to record at 8:00), but it will stop recording at the scheduled 11:00 pm, not 12:27 am or whatever.
If you check the Guide, there is another FOX affiliate program coming at 11:00 pm, followed by another one at 11:30 pm, and another one at 12:00 midnight..... (all of those will be pre-empted if the game runs long)
Do I have to press "record" at 11:00, 11:30, and 12:00, until the game ends -- when I press "stop" ?
And if I already programmed the thing to record for 3 hours, but somehow during those 3 hours I changed my mind and want to record 5 hours? Can I still change it?