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TV Guide

Why can't Xfinity put the old TV guide back on line? I had my favorites list and could record from my PC. I swear these young collage kids think they have to try improving something that works well, they even messed up the email site.

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I want the old TV listing!

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It's easy to record using the new guide. First, load a guide with useful features, like TVGuide.com or Zap2It. Find the show you want to record using the New designator in your list of favortie channels. Be sure to remember the channel number, you will need that in a minute. Now bring up the X1 guide. Apply the 10 clicks it takes to move the schedule to the date and time you want. Now just scroll down through 100s of channels to the channel you remembered before. Now just click it open and set it to record. Repeat all this for every show you want to record. By my reckoning, it only takes 4-5 times as long as the old system. But it's really cool looking, isn't it?

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Whei I click on a movie I want I have two choices watch or info, no record.

 

New Poster

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I found a great alternative to the Xfinity TV guide without channel numbers. Go to http://screenertv.com/, configure your subscription type and time zone. It lists all the networks along with the CHANNEL NUMBERS!

 

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djkirk77 wrote:

I found a great alternative to the Xfinity TV guide without channel numbers. Go to http://screenertv.com/, configure your subscription type and time zone. It lists all the networks along with the CHANNEL NUMBERS!

 


I'm always looking for new alternatives for TV listings, always recommend  http://www.zap2it.com  . but did click on screener tv, and what a surprise!!  that's what I get when I click on zap2it..    Love my zap..  Smiley Wink

 

ciao, bj

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BlueJay wrote:

djkirk77 wrote:

I found a great alternative to the Xfinity TV guide without channel numbers. Go to http://screenertv.com/, configure your subscription type and time zone. It lists all the networks along with the CHANNEL NUMBERS!

 


I'm always looking for new alternatives for TV listings, always recommend  http://www.zap2it.com  . but did click on screener tv, and what a surprise!!  that's what I get when I click on zap2it..    Love my zap..  Smiley Wink

 

ciao, bj


The point isn't that there aren't good TV guides out there, it's that the new one Comcast foisted on us is so poor that we are forced to find better ones in spite of how much pay them. You can't program your DVR on the other guides, so you have to look for shows on the better guides and then go to Comcast to program them, which itself is more difficult than their old web site.

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What makes it even more frustrating is using TVGuide or Zap2It to find the shows you want to watch or record, then coming back to the clunky, tedious interface that Xfinity dumped on us. I'm sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of people who would be willing to beta test a new interface and give feeback before release. This should have never been made public.

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Ok, so we have favorites and a 3 hr grid. It's a start. Still won't replace Zap2It. Minimally, need to mark shows as New. Ideally, an indicator of shows set to record. 

 

 

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dbvirago2 wrote:

Ok, so we have favorites and a 3 hr grid. It's a start. Still won't replace Zap2It. Minimally, need to mark shows as New. Ideally, an indicator of shows set to record. 

 

 


Thanks for the feedback. I can confirm that recording indicators are planned for an upcoming release.