It baffles me why Rogers thinks their IPG is acceptable
You think Rogers gives a rats a$$ about whether people hate the IPG. As long as you are subscribing to their services and they are raking in the $$ then they could care less about something as menial as this.
Don't get me wrong, I agree totally with you, their guide is horrendous, it sucks bad but since they don't care, people have to live with it somehow. I don't see the rationale behind not making any changes (even Star Choice changed their guide recently and it was crap too)?
My complaints in order of preference:
- The ability to create your own favourite list
, so I don't have to scroll through hundreds of channels I don't subscribe to (This CAN BE IMPLEMENTED but Rogers refuses to do so). I know people will say that they do it so you know what is available and perhaps you might subscribe but realistically how many people scroll through the guide and say 'hey there is a new channel, let me subscribe'?! I would bet that most people don't do this, they scroll through the channels they are familiar with and find something to watch. Most probably don't even know half the channels that Rogers carries. If I want to know what services they have I will check their website or call them not scroll through 1000 damn channels in the guide just to see what is there?! I think this practise is stupid and they should implement this feature for their PAYING customers!
- Useless duplication of channels
, they have inserted the HD versions of various channels in with the SD versions. Put all the damn HD channels in the HD section, why the need to duplicate them?!?
The only good thing about the IPG is the fact that you get 1 weeks worth of listings. Aside from that the negatives far outway the positives IMO.
I hope down the road its possible to have set-top box portability so you can use any box you choose and are not stuck with Rogers boxes with the butchered IPG. Another idea would be to have IPG's built-in to newer TV's, I believe that RCA had this feature on some of their sets a while back, not sure if it still exists?!