TV Set-top Guides

TV guides are painful. It seems I spend more time going through the menu than watching quality programming. The sheer number of channels is overwhelming. But, what really rubs me wrong is when I finally see something of interest and I get the message, “Channel not purchased.”
I propose a few minor changes that I think will dramatically improve the experience.

  • Expand the favorites option to allow for multiple users in the household
  • Provide the option to filter out those channels that are “not purchased” (tried “Channels I Get” on DirecTV and still had channels come up that I couldn’t watch)
  • Allow picture in picture box to display the channel you are flipping though on the guide
  • Have a recommendation engine (by user)

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