Ending channel surfing

Discussion in 'TiVo Search Feedback - Beta Release (Archive)' started by nrc, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. nrc

    nrc Cracker Soul

    Nov 17, 1999
    Living in a...
    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.
  2. ciper

    ciper Active Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    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!
  3. bkdtv

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    Nice idea! But I wonder how they would make it clear on the banner that those programs are showing soon?

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