A simple suggestion to DVR functionality that would make a world of difference.
Hey DVR makers, listen up!
(You too, TIVO. You're usually the golden child, but not today)
When I’m done watching a show I’ve recorded on one of your boxes, I always get two choices:
- Delete recording
- Don’t delete recording.
(Plus, on a TIVO, a chance to watch a Lexus commercial)
How about adding a little extra functionality here? How about:
- Record upcoming episodes of the show you just finished watching
- Watch another episode already recorded
Now this is important, because this is the singular moment in time when I’m going to be most interested in watching upcoming episodes. I live this moment, love a new show, but then to record another episode, I have to go through some complicated menu spelling the name of the show, or remembering the day, time, and channel.
With DVR functionality, that’s exactly what I SHOULDN’T have to do.
Added functionality means added reliance on a DVR, so it’s good for you guys. It means I’m more likely to give a new show more of a chance, so it’s good for the industry. And you have the technology already built into your box.
Do I have to think of everything?