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Greenbone
Greenbone
12/5/2012 | 3:40:36 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
...and just for the record - the Comcast cable box (motorola, I believe) is the very worst offender.

The menus are counterintuitive.

Each time you push a button on the remote - it is as if a Cable Operator's Union Meeting is held to decide if they will - in fact - allow you to change the channel, or fast forward, etc. etc.

This leads to frustration and repeated attempts at clicking the button - only to find the requests are (sometimes) buffered, and once the Motorola box decides to process your savage queue of button-pushes, it does this all at once. You can often find that in a button pushing rage you've deleted cherished programs on your DVR.

Using a Comcast remote feels as fast as writing a letter with quill and parchment.

When will THAT madness end?
Greenbone
Greenbone
12/5/2012 | 3:40:36 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
...the housewives may roll their eyes, but I can't tell you how many times I've rolled mine (on the phone, out of sight) when my wife called me to be rescued from being lost in the cable box menu, or even bamboozled by the universal remote.
thebulk
thebulk
12/5/2012 | 3:40:35 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
I should try and convince my wife that I need to be a stay at home dad so I can stay home and use simple consumer electronic devices all dayGǪGǪI guess itGs good to dream.
DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 3:40:33 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
It's true. The one thing folks here at NCTA own up to immediately is that they're years behind on UIs. Newer cable boxes have better looking software, but it's too little too late for most consumers.

ph
DCITDave
DCITDave
12/5/2012 | 3:40:32 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
I dunno. Stay at home dad is a really tough job. But the dress code is definitely a perk.
thebulk
thebulk
12/5/2012 | 3:40:29 PM
re: Desperate for Housewives?
Yes, the dress code is a perk but lets not forget the perk of naptime that comes with the job ;)


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