I was watching Top Chef on Bravo then went to do some homework. Later, I came back to enjoy a bowl of Cinnamon Toast Crunch. The remote was unresponsive.
"Change the channels manually," you cry.
Good thinking, and I appreciate your concern, but I have cable. And the remote does all the channel changing. Changing channels on the TV would give me static.
So my TV is stuck on Bravo while the Work Out marathon marches into the night. No playoffs. No Cartoon Network. 'Tis a dark day.