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Roamio Interface Color Scheme - YUCK!

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by HeatherA, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. Sep 8, 2013 #1 of 26
    HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I haven't seen anyone else mention the change in the color scheme of the TiVo screens on the Roamios. The Yellow highlight bar is atrocious and way too glaringly bright. It's driving me crazy. I'm Ok with the other changes, but that yellow bar has got to go.

    Am I the only one that prefers the old color scheme? It seemed cleaner and much classier.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2013 #2 of 26
    HenryFarpolo

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    Put me on the opposite pole. I like the new scheme. I think it is bright crisp and classy.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2013 #3 of 26
    geekmedic

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    I like it to. Like the new font.
     
  4. Sep 8, 2013 #4 of 26
    aaronwt

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    +1

    I like it much better than the Premieres and Mini interface.

    Now I'm hoping they hurry up and upgrade the Mini interface to match the Roamio interface.
     
  5. Sep 8, 2013 #5 of 26
    consumedsoul

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    Completely agree (except the legacy SD menus of course).
     
  6. Sep 8, 2013 #6 of 26
    Goober96

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    Lots of devices let you choose a theme. Maybe TiVo should implement something like that.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2013 #7 of 26
    HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    I'm in the minority. Don't hate the entire color scheme, but the yellow is too much for me. Maybe it all boils Down to the fact that I bleed scarlet and grey :) and the blue/yellow hatred is hard wired into me ;)
     
  8. Sep 8, 2013 #8 of 26
    aaronwt

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    Where is the yellow? I guess I need to look closer at it. I mostly just notice the darker blue.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2013 #9 of 26
    yokito

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    I think I ran into one of those screens yesterday. There was a screen with a yellow bar in the bottom half and the font color in that bar was white.
    My TV has a high contrast calibration (a preset) - that's why I believe my eyes were hurting when I saw that.
     
  10. dianebrat

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    The highlight bars over text are yellow.

    FWIW I like the new scheme
     
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I like the old color scheme better. It was lighter and still had some throwback to the old TiVo UI. But I'll trade a less pleasant color scheme for the speed any day.
     
  12. markp99

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    I'm in this camp. I like the Yellow bar; one of the first things I noticed in the few screenshots I have seen.
     
  13. HeatherA

    HeatherA Old AVS Forum Member

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    This. I prefer the old light blue highlight bars.
     
  14. bostlaw

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    Has anyone noticed that when setting up a manual recording by time, the active boxes for day and time are yellow...with white text? Virtually impossible to read... Is it just me??? Otherwise, I prefer the new interface...
     
  15. elwaylite

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    I like it.
     
  16. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

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    I just looked. I see white on yellow, but it's readable on my TV.
     
  17. mdartic

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    The yellow isn't so bad, but honestly, comes off a little like "cable DVR" which is unfortunate.

    While nothing to do with the color scheme, I wish it were possible to have the live video in the menu screen muted or at least volume reduced through the tivo itself. I know you can turn it off and on, but I do like having it. Just seems like it's a jarring transition depending on what is on.
     
  18. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    +1
     
  19. bostlaw

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    Thanks...perhaps my eyes...or my TV...
     
  20. k2ue

    k2ue Retired RF Engineer

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    This brings up a good question for TiVoMargret -- have you checked the Tivo menu colors against the 3 types of color blindness? There are websites that allow you to view color combinations as they would be seen with all three conditions. I found in doing a custom application for our church that it was not hard to choose colors that maintained good contrast for colorblind users.
     

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