· TDL shepherd
As for the guide, I still hate the grid guide. Even as grid guides go it's pretty ugly and it doesn't always operate as expected. I select what appears to be the current show on another channel and it asks me if I want to record? What? Change the stupid channel.
Right, because TiVo chose, as a default, to shift the starting point for the guide to the next half hour if you're within a few minutes of the half-hour (I haven't tested what the actual threshold is), requiring the user to navigate left to get back to present time.When this happens to me, it's usually because the show I've selected is not yet playing. For example, it's 9:14pm but the show doesn't start until 9:15 but the guide already has that as the show currently playing on the channel.
The other time I see this behavior (failure to immediately tune to a channel) is when navigating up or down in present time, and I press select on a channel ... but the selected show has already ended. I see this as a bug. Unless the user has shifted right or left within the guide, the selected show should always be whatever is currently airing, not whatever is listed at the half-hour start point or what was current when the guide was opened. (This is one aspect I miss from the ReplayTV, where shows that have ended had a grey background, distinguishing them from live, and a shortcoming relative to other guides that more clearly communicate the current time.)