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Old 01-15-2009, 02:05 AM   #1
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Ending channel surfing

TiVo has said a couple of times that this new search would put an end to channel surfing. No, not really. TiVo has certainly changed channel surfing from a frequent event to a rarity, but this search doesn't do anything new to stamp it out.

People who still surf do it either because they don't have anything recorded or nothing that they want to watch right now. That may be because they've run out, they don't have the time to watch an entire program, or just nothing appeals to them right then.

So they need to know what's on right now or in the immediate future. If TiVo really wanted to stamp out channel surfing they'd create a feature that prioritized currently airing or soon to air programs according to your preferences, history, popularity, etc.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:23 AM   #2
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Hmm,,, so it would be "instant suggestions" where it would find the best couple matches out of all shows starting in the next 30 minutes.

I like that idea!
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:38 AM   #3
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Nice idea! But I wonder how they would make it clear on the banner that those programs are showing soon?

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