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Ouch, sounds like lots of folks have had a lot more problems than we have! I still find the box irritating but it mostly works.
Here's a feature that I'd like a lot more than suggestions: let me put in a "want" for something -- movie, show, etc. -- and if it shows up in the future programs list, it would pop up (or let me say "Just record it" when I set up the "want").
That would mean I could say "Hey, if such-and-such a movie ever comes on, please record it" or "There's a new series starting soon called X and I'd like to set it up NOW". Currently I wind up putting an item on my calendar for a week or so before the premiere of a new show. Yes, there would be false hits/misses -- I misspell the series name, or (since I'd hope it would be keyword-based, not an exact match) I tell it I want a show with "hamster" in the title and it records the Animal Planet Hamster Bowl instead of the Hamsterdance movie, but that's a user problem. And argues for a popup "Your DVR found this match, is this what you want to record?" (Being able to mark a "Want" as being for a series, event, or movie would help a bit here, I expect).
And I suspect someone's going to tell me TIVO or MythTV or some other service has this; that'd be good, it'd be another reason why Contour should add it, to be competitive...