There are 2 sources of help on Zap2it. The ? at the top beside "print" will run through a tutorial and the "Contact Us" has answers to specific questions.
A single station view is in the works.
Unfortunately, it said that all year, so if it's in the works, they aren't working very hard. It can't be that hard to implement.
I'm going to look around for a guide that has that feature when I have some time.
Episode titles and episode descriptions can be found by clicking on the show title. An expanded grid cell will appear with more information about the episode airing.
You can also find episode titles and episode descriptions on the Episode Guide found on the show card.
An example for this Sunday shows the episode description.
Bad moon on the Rise
SEASON 13, EPISODE 12
8:00 PM ON CKYDT 210 • 14+ • STEREO • CC • DVS
The BAU is called to New York when several casualties of a brutal nature are reported in Central Park.
You can click on the show title to see the show card which includes the original air date for reruns. You can right-click in most Windows browsers to open the link in a new tab just like the old Zap2it. Obviously, you can't open a channel in a new tab since there isn't a single channel view. (yet)
I find the speed fast on my 5 year old average Windows PC running Chrome. It's slow on my Android tablet with "all channels," but it's fast when I change it to "starred."
As a tip, to compensate for not being able to rearrange the order of the channels, I've only included the channels I really care about in my starred view. If I want to check a channel that I don't watch often, I just click on all channels. I doubt they will reintroduce that feature into the new system.
Keep in mind that the real business of Nielsen/ Gracenote/Tribune is to compile and sell TV Guide data to TV providers like DIRECTV. The Zap2it site just allows us free access to that same data. I wouldn't be surprised if they did a major redesign of their entire system which was probably based on some very old and creaky code. Zap2it is just a tiny portion of that. Obviously, when they rewrote the Zap2it front-end they wanted to use modern user interface design and make it more touch-friendly.
Like I said before, I prefer the old text-based interface - I prefer efficiency over flash and sizzle. At the same time, I can understand that they can't continue to run that old kludgy duplicate system forever.