OK I'm not super old like Joe C but I'm old enough to remember black & white TV, rabbit ears, roof top antennas, and the introduction of cable. In the past each new thing brought a huge improvement to the quality level of viewing programs. Today though, we've made a leap to digital signals which brings a high level of video and sound quality but it comes with a price to pay......we can't click around anymore!!!!
Yeah it's either read a program guide for 15 min (scrolling through hundreds of choices) OR click on each station (one by one) and wait for 3-5 sec (starring at a blank screen) & wait for the sound to come on and then another 1-2 sec for the video to appear. What the hell is that crap?
Youngsters say, "use the program guide - it's quicker" - yeah my ass it is! I could surf through 600 channels in the time it takes to read 50 choices in the stupid program guide. Hell, I'm not interested in paying to watch menus, I'm paying to watch TV!
Am I just getting old and crotchety or does this bother anyone else?
Note - We just "upgraded" to DishNetwork but had similar luck with both the local yocal cable company's offerings as well as DirectTV.