robertm wrote:Village Idiot wrote:the problem with that is you have to rate everything and worse roku would have to sort everyone out individually as to how they rated stuff.
My idea was simple - tier layer by category.
you could skip categories of no interest to you.
it would be set the same for everyone so roku wouldnt have to keep track of how you voted
and no rating or work on your part.
Categories are no good because TV can have tons of channels for foreign TV shows that are of no interest. Movies are the same way. Roku, the company, doesn't have to store anything. It can be stored on my local player and sorted locally. It would be 1 extra byte per channel and a small sorting routine. Nothing could be easier. The best news is that once I have tried a channel and decided I don't like it I don't have to worry that in 6 months I might forget and waste time discovering I don't like it all over again. By the same token, if I think a channel has potential but not enough content for it to make the line-up right now or maybe it was buggy, I can rate it accordingly and try it again at some later time to see if it had gotten better.
The problem i see with organizing it yourself is if your system crashes, need to be rest , or whatever you're back at square one.
And thanks whatever you did it now works when i quote
Also while right now its not a hassle image a year or two from now.
Newbies have trouble as it it. Imagine the troubles they have trying to organize everything from the get go.