Channels is a great product, for me it's almost as usable as a Tivo with a few caveats. I think the below is what would make Channels the perfect product for old Tivo users.
Any chance Channels could integrate picture-in-picture in the guide so that you don't have to stop watching the TV to see Guide information? This would be a real benefit because I already love the guide.
Also, the 'Up next' and 'Recent' areas don't convey much information and bleed into each other. Could they look more like the 'Schedule' menu and be totally separate? You can't easily tell when things were recorded or when they are coming on, only that they were recorded and will be coming on. Also, Up Next shouldn't tell you what's in the past, it makes no sense. You could just take the Schedule menu and put it into What's Next.
Why not just call Recents 'Recordings'? I know it says that when you go into the menu but 'Recents' doesn't seem to clarify much.
The settings menu should be something you have to click to get options. As a frequent user of a remote you don't want the ability to slide directly into your settings. Once your settings are set you shouldn't see them again until you go looking.
Beyond these things I am loving the product, I just have to convince the wife it's worth it to get rid of Tivo. If the 4 above things can be accomplished my guess is that nobody will buy a Tivo again lol
Thanks for your time.
-New Channels Dude