List view in the guide. The operation is not consistent with the way the normal view works. It should at least be consistent. After the detail appears I should be able to dismiss the detail and return to the list by clicking anywhere on the detail, just the same way the normal view works. It has never worked correctly/consistently since day 1. And yes it does prevent things from showing up on the screen. Once you have opened the detail it limits the number of items able to be shown on the screen. Again, good UI design should at least be consistent for the user.
I understand what your saying, but I don't think there is a issue with consistency on this. The other times, you have a pop up with other things being hidden underneath it. Here you do not have anything being hidden underneath it. Its not the same situation. And you are right, you loose one, maybe two lines for the channels, but when you are using this guide, you have so many channels there in the first place, and that's also not the focus, the focus is the right column, where you have all that's on that channel. I have a feeling that's why it is the way it is.
I see your point, I just don't see it changing, because I think its different than all the other screens where tapping the info again makes it disappear. I think that if they did that, then the right column would have to disappear too, and then you are just loading and unloading twice as much as needed.