i can't speak for OP, but while this is good to know the issue is (to me anyway) the little picture tiles and how you interact with them, at least in the android tv app.
first, if i want a full list of recordings and not just the 9 that fit in the first view, i have to press 7 buttons in order to see a full list (once on recent recordings, 4 clicks right, 1 click down, click on more). a full list with one button from the menu would be incredibly helpful and much more user friendly.
second, once i finally get to the full list, i can't consistently scroll through the list due to it being in the picture tile format. the first four are in the first row, then the next four, then next four, etc. so, if i'm browsing and want to check out the first four shows in the list, then want to go to the fifth and check that one out (if i still haven't found something i want to watch), i now have to press 6 more buttons to get from the fourth show in the list to the fifth (back once to get back to the list, left 3 times, down once, click once). it's way more involved than it needs to be to accomplish one of the main tasks of a DVR, IMO.
would it be difficult to give us at least the option of having a list format just like the guide is? something like the way the DVR schedule or passes list in the web UI would be perfect.
or, at the very least, a single click to get to a full recording list rather than having to go into recent and click 7 times to get to a full list?