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I'm just guessing, myself. I've been a TiVo user since the way beginning. When I got my first standalione TiVo, I was blown away. Felt like I'd received a gadget from the future, and was amazed at how elegant and functional it was. Unlike any other TV-related device I'd ever used... it was amazing.

It's been 10 years since, and there have been a few evolutionary improvements. Really, at the core, it's still the same TiVo code, and as I've come to experience, with some pretty egregious omissions. And since then, other DVR software (and media centers) have come along that have leapfrogged TiVo in many aspects.

Don't get me wrong, I still have and use a TiVo. I recently "sidegraded" from a Series 3 TiVo to a Premiere, based on a great Woot.com deal. I'll stick with it for the time being, simply because it's what I know, I was able to (somewhat easily) transfer the bulk of my recordings, and upgrade it's storage to 2 TB. But based on the unfinished UI, and the same glaring omissions we've been complaining about for over 5 years, I don't have lots of hope that TiVo's best days are ahead of us.
 

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I don't think TiVo would want the added hassles associated with being able to cancel recording requests and/or delete shows online.
That's just one more path for an inexperienced user to screw up and blame TiVo because their shows didn't record/were deleted.
So put it in an "advanced" tab. Fear that an inexperienced user might "screw up and blame TiVo" is not a good reason to skip out on a feature that would be very, very helpful to intelligent users.
 

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I know, I know. That disappointment is what fueled my first response here. TiVo has much bigger fish to fry. I really do wonder WTH is going on with them, and if my Premiere will ever feel "complete." In the meantime, I'm sticking with the SD menus, and it feels a bit... silly.
 
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