I'm not sure whether this "Feature Request" has already been made, nor whether it will be helpful to mention it, but here goes. (My apologies for seeming to be that ignorant/disorganized. Your forum runs software I don't think I've ever seen before, so it's taking me awhile to learn my way around.)
Can you add an option to set a "default" start/stop time for recordings? We are just getting ready to order Tablo and "cut the cord" with Dish TV. Their DVR allows setting up a system-wide "option" for recordings to start X-minutes before and end X-minutes after schedule program times. Our local stations (Springfield, Missouri) are horrible about cramming local ads in just before the start of a network program or right at the end -- or something like that.
As a result, in order to get the opening scene or final scene of many programs, I keep my Dish DVR set by default so every recording starts 1 minute early and ends 3 minutes late, and I get most of the stuff I'm trying to record.
Thanks. I hope you're able to consider this option.