Maybe someone should take a poll (as if it hasn't probably been done 100x already)... To see if anyone really cares about CIG. It hasn't worked for so long as is pretty useless. Just allow recording and searches to be based on a favorite list (Channels I Want).
I sure would like to see a meaningful response to this proposal. It makes perfect sense, and they could dump the channels I get entirely (being it is difficult). At least adopt ©hannels (I) (W)ant as an alternate solution. There is absolutely no case against it.
CIG has too many pitfalls, and in the end, will NOT do what I want. Search my favorites or my own channel listing. Simple, straightforward, and customized to each individual's
taste, and not determined by the programming package (you could choose to display returns on a search that include channels you don't get!), thus perhaps motivating you to get that channel. (this is kind of a reverse logic to "they are forcing these meaningless searches on us, so we will subscribe" train of thought)
Quite frankly, the entire CIG goal seems misguided to me. Is there really ANYONE who is interested in EVERY channel they get? Don't we all have some channels we get that we EXCLUDE from our favorites list? I certainly do.
After reading all this discussion about CIG and its "holes", I've come to the conclusion that we are doing nothing more than rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. CIG is a flawed concept from the get go. There is a BIG difference between CIG and CIW....as the prior poster noted. He's exactly right. ©hannels (I) (W)ant is useful and precise, while CIG is both currently non-functional, and worse, likely to be useless, as far as I can see, but perhaps I'm myopic.