I will be happy to serve as our class secretary and assemble our aggregate suggestions at the end of this thread. At that point, I plan to PM the results to Earl and request that he get some attention for us and pass these ideas back to the right DIRECTV developers to consider:
For starts: my personal input has to do with a feature called the "Enhanced Game Screen". More popularly, it's called the "L" screen, because you give up some "L" shaped geography on your screen and in return get an "L" pattern showing the status and score of ten other games. It is available for both SundayTicket and SuperfaN subscribers. (See the photo attachment.)
- Keep all the early Sunday games on screen #1, and all the late Sunday games on screen #2. Don't make me jump back and forth between screen #1 to screen #2. The games will fit in the current "L"; last season only one week (week 11) had more than ten early games. Most importantly, keep all the late Sunday games on the screen #2 "L".
- Once I have selected the "L" display, keep that "L" display turned on even when I change channels. That is: as long as the channel I'm changing to is selected by clicking one of the "L" icons or is directly selected and is within the SundayTicket or SuperfaN channel range, keep the "L" active. Don't make me have to re-request it with every channel change. Yeah -- If I go off to a local channel to view a game that is blacked out, I'll lose the "L". I understand.
- On the "L" display, update the scores and status of the games much closer to real time. Because of the update delays last year, I would often change to a game where the status just turned red, only to find that that the team had already scored a few minutes earlier.
Our input can help make the final product something that we are all proud of!