How about a way to interactively view channels and add/delete them while watching with a minimum of button pushes (like most TVs can do)?
It takes a minimum of 10 button pushes just to get to the channel list part of settings, and that assumes that you don't have to scroll up and down to get to channels. Then you have to scroll up and down the channels to work on the ones you want. There is no tuning in this process, so you can't see what is on the channel you are working on. Then it takes three more button pushes to get out (move to done, select, and Live TV).
Oceanic Time Warner in Honolulu has 347 QAM channels that come up on a channel scan (including 10 channel 0s). Of those 347, only 5 are HDTV. Only 10 have any content at all. Some just say No information available or some such, and others give you an option to record. Tuning a QAM channel takes 2 seconds or more, so you have to wait 3 seconds to be sure there is no content. That's 17 minutes of just waiting for tuning to go through that many channels. Actually, the whole process takes over an hour, counting the scan about half an hour of turning all the channels on, stepping through channels, making decisions, writing down the channel data, and then going back and turning off the unused ones.
One should be able to do a channel scan, turn all channels on with one button push, then step through that list with the tuner tuning each channel as you do so and showing it behind the translucent screen. Then one could turn that channel off if there was no content. Then I would not mind the 3 button pushes to get out. Also, when watching a channel in the regular manner, it should take about 2 button pushes to delete it or add it.
How about a Favorites button on the remote that will directly tune through the Favorite channels like most TVs have (and that does not affect the program Guide)?
Finally the favorites selection is pretty useless. There should be a favorites channel selection button that would step through only the favorites. Most TVs have that, but not TiVo. Favorites only seems to act as a filter on the guide, and then it seems to only act that way if you set up the system to work that way. If you do, you lose other functions of the guide.
How about just having the Favorites listed first in the program guide while still having all the other channels listed?