I have switched to Fios and previously used Tivo. That allowed me to create a wish list,. You need that. It also did not limit me to only two weeks of schedule, which meant that if a program was going to be aired four, five or even six weeks from now, I could schedule it. For anyone who travels and might not have access to the internet or a smartphone - or frankly doesn't want to remember to have to do this while away and otherwise busy - that was a great thing. It can't be difficult and I think you need to do this.
By the way, you might want this to use one of your already existing categories, but nothing fits.