Skin your Television

Tim's TV

One of the things that Comcast’s Cable service does poorly is their TV guide. It’s takes up too much screen space, displays too little information, and is slow.

There are hundreds of winamp skins. Most of them are awful, but a few are really good. What I want, is a way to write a “skin” for my Television.

The most important part of the skin would deal with Program Info, but imagine a skin for actual program content. Al Jazera could be made to look like Fox, or NBC to look to like CSPAN. Of course the networks are likely to object because want to preserve a “brand” identity, but I maintain that the networks should only get to choose the “default” and the viewer should have the final say.

(I hear Direct TV offers skins but I don’t have any details.)