A bit off topic, but when sorting alphabetically why don't they ignore "The" in "The ABC Show"? Is there a way to ignore first words such as "The", "A", etc? This is pretty basic so it might be a setting that I missed.
They also do this when you use the iPhone app to view a channel and sort by show... some channels, the "T" listings are longer than all the rest of the letters combined. You would really thing that ignoring "the" is a problem that has been solved by a million programmers on a million platforms. This is one where you can really stand on the shoulders of giants, DirecTV.
I can see it now: Advanced Sorting Fee $5.99, with a 2.00 credit for 3 months for new customers.
I swear to God I would pay it. I would pay more than that in fact. I love to go on HBO/Cinemax/Showtime/Starz recording binges and hoard movies on the DVR, but then it becomes really hard to find something to watch littered among the movies.
I think a "first world problems" meme would be appropriate here... I'm really feeling sorry for myself