Originally Posted by RCbridge
Why don't you use the channel guide to surf, you can at least page up or down!
Thanks, guys, for your comments. Maybe it's an inconvenience you just get used to after awhile. But after years of using my TVs' internal tuners, which are much
faster and only go to the channels that have been programmed in, I'm spoiled by the ease of quickly scanning through just the channels I get. I really prefer this over reading a schedule/channel guide, which itself cannot be set to just your own channel package. On my Comcast system, for example, the 400s are all sports package channels and a bunch of music video channels I don't like. So on my old TVs, from 268 went directly to 503, where the movie channels start. This damn cable box stops at every one of those 400 channels and gives me a box on how to order.
There are several long stretches of channels like that, including adult PPVs that I'd just as soon my kids not have to read while looking for DisneyHD!
If most people don't care, then you're certainly right, Tulpa, the cable company won't do anything about it. I have helped my folks with their DirectTV a couple times, and I know that system lets you customize your channels. But it has its own inconveniences, such as being even slower than the cable box. (Tedious channel changes were another reason I wanted to bypass the box.) The best option my be TiVo, which I do already have. I just never like it much as the main tuner because it's slow, but it's certianly more user friendly than the box.