Use a favorite channel list for optimal March Madness TV surfing

Use a favorite channel list for optimal March Madness TV surfing

It's that time of year again, where we all have to remember if our cable or satellite provider carries TruTV and its channel number so we can watch some of the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

You're confused for good reason; no one watches TruTV for non-March Madness reasons. (Keeping it as Court TV would have made more sense, at least from a pun perspective.) But you don't need to scan your channel guide like an amnesia patient every time you need to flip over to a TruTV game. Instead, set a March Madness favorite channel list and surf comfortably between CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV for the next month.

How you do this varies between cable systems, but they're all more or less the same. Here's how I did it with a Verizon FiOS cable box.

1. On my remote control, I hit the Favorites button.

2. I then picked Settings to set up my favorite channels.

3. I then selected Favorites 1 with my remote and pressed Add or Remove Channels.

4. I manually picked all four channels -- CBS, TNT, TBS and TruTV -- and added them to my list.

5. I pressed Exit.

Now when I want to go back and forth from game to game, I press the Favorites button twice to show the channel guide with just those four stations.

Happy watching!

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