SDV channel timeou
When the following message appears it messes my mom up. "...the channel you are watching has timed out due to inactivity...".
Instead of entering the channel number she presses the up / down channel button, which is a very reasonable thing. When she does that it sends her to on-demand or some channel in the 1900s. Really?
This is far more polite than deserved: whoever designed the function so you have to punch in the exact number to return to normal is a poor engineer.
Why? Because apparently he didn't consider people will be using the remote. Why am I incensed? Because the vast majority of engineers realize that people (surprise) will work with what we build, and we think about them.
Did he consider that often this happens when people sleep with or fall asleep of in front of the tv; they wake up groggy, instinctively hit the up or down button, and they are thrown into on-demand land or some other unfamiliar place (complicated by the fact they still aren't fully awake).
Did he consider that many people, due to age, arthritis, physical disabilities, or diminished capacity can't manipulate the small number buttons? They live by the channel up / down buttons, which are about three times as big as the number keys, but you resist that solution. Speaking of solutions, what about the simplest - you can hit any button to return the tv to normal. Are you going to tell us in this day and age one of those solutions is technically impossible?
Please do something about this or stop turning off the channel.