Wow, glad I looked at this one! I also wasn't able to figure out the way to do manual recordings
The issue with live events is that they do often go long - so if they assume that to be the case it's very very shocking to me that they never figured that every show AFTER the live event until the end of the broadcast day (or other adjustments) will also be LONG or end LATE. Isn't that sort of weird? You know the live thing will go long, so you figure to cover for that, but why not assume that all other shows after will be late, too? Football season does that to all Sunday shows on CBS for weeks and at times the other shows that followed were off by an hour.
So any football broadcast is going to cause all shows after to be screwed up. So no offense but how can one account for that but forget, ah, won't ALL shows AFTER that also run late?
It's like assuming you'll have a flat tire, so carry a spare, but don't include a jack.
Think about it logically.
I, too, am a Scorpion fan (for many reasons) and not only missed the last minutes of the show, the Tablo kept resetting while recording it. I hit record a couple of hours before the time, and while it was recording three times I watched it as the blue LED started flashing fast, then slower, then go solid again. A few minutes later, it did it again! Three times, then it settled down and never did it again. Guess I'll have to watch for that episode to air again.....