Are there ANY remotes out there that work with number keypads to make changing stations on digital TV easier, than to just SLOWLY go up and down the channels? There's gotta be a better way! If there aren't any, why can't Roku design the technology to have such a remote? It is SUCH a pain to manually go up and down all the channels. I have to slowly go from 2.1 to 2.2 to 5.1 to 5.2 to 5.3 to 7.1 to 7.2 to 7.3 to 9.1 etc. And if you go too fast, it scrolls through a bunch of stuff on the same channel. Is there a solution?
To add: Roku devices were originally designed for just streaming. No numbers since it was mainly for just scrolling through lists or boxes. When Roku licensed their code for use by TV manufacturers, it seems as if the remote code set is part of it. The thinking was that most people don't use a TV as a tuner anymore and mostly use a 3rd party tuner like a cable or satellite box. It's only been recently that cord-cutting has pushed people back to antenna's. And the rise of both cable system apps and services like Sling have made having numbers a bit more useful again.
That said, most think the idea of channel numbers will slowly disappear as 'linear' programming is replaced with OnDemand-style programming.