For a year now I have been using Emby and with a couple of Roku Ultra
as my only means to watch and record TV. In that time the experience
has improved greatly, but there are a couple areas that it is lacking-
1. Searching for Upcoming episodes. It works, but does not offer adding
that program as a recording (or series), limiting the value of the result.
2. Access to Season and Episode numbers. I have a couple of series with
silly-long names. The result is that the Season and Episode numbers do not
fit on the 'Up Next' thumbnail. They are also absent from the program synopsis.
This hurts when trying to wait for a marathon or repeats to fill in missing episodes
before watching subsequent ones.
3. Guide navigation. This might exist, but I have not found it. The use of fast-forward
and rewind to page down/up in the guide is very helpful, but there needs to be a
way to jump forward/back 12(or configurable) hours in the guide to allow rapidly date/time
to setup a recording.
At the moment all three can be worked around by using either theater or the web-app,
but is feels clumsy to depend on those apps for just these features ( I don't use them
to actually watch any media)