Sorry to resurrect such an old thread, but I am experiencing the same aggravation as others. I just started trying a promo that Eastlink has on, as I am trying to determine if I want to leave Shaw Direct or not. However, after creating a favourites list, I was amazed that it doesn't work to MY advantage. I really don't like seeing "not subscribed" all the time, and all of the unnecessary button-pushing just to scroll through my channels is annoying as well. I'm not a guide-scanner...rather, I like to poke around and see what I come across as I scroll up & down. I have been unable to overcome this hurdle and it might be a deal-breaker for Eastlink as far as my becoming a permanent subscriber. I realize that they don't control this, so it must be a thorn in their side.
I received a DCX700M for the trial period. Are there any other receiver models that they have that are not saddled with this limitation?