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Upcoming 2014 summer update speculation?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by eboydog, May 22, 2014.

  1. Aug 1, 2014 #101 of 114

    trip1eX Active Member

    Apr 2, 2005
    The categories are junky looking. I mean really a list to the side of the list?

    But I instinctively made use of them when I wanted to continue a movie I had partially watched the night before. I was like wow I actually made use of categories. ...beats scrolling through the list of shows.

    since I've quickly skipped to the suggestions too. And quickly seeing the movies on your hard drive is something I will probably use.

    Still seems like they could implement this better. AT least a shortcut button to cycle through the categories you want in there. Nevermind a more pleasing graphical look instead of the getting dated Tivo menu lists.
  2. Aug 1, 2014 #102 of 114

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

    Oct 30, 2003
    The Premiere series topped out at 2TB/4 tuners, the Roamio series tops out at 3TB/6 tuners. So yeah, a Roamio user could have more stuff on there to categorize.

    So yes, there is a 1TB/2 tuner difference. That being said, I disabled it on my XL4 and Minis, as I didn't like the truncated titles, and I don't find much use for the categories anyways.
  3. Aug 6, 2014 #103 of 114

    LoneWolf15 Jedi Pirate Ninja

    Mar 20, 2010
    The Mitten...
    You can turn the PIP off in the HD menus.

    Also, I don't know that you can turn the ribbon off completely, but there are (as I saw it) types of shows you can exclude from showing up there.
    My Premiere XL was down for 2-3 weeks due to a failed hard drive, followed by a replacement hard drive being DoA; I just got this update while bringing my system back online last night. So far, the one thing I've done is go back to the grid guide, which will be more intuitive for the SO (and in truth, probably myself). I did notice better responsiveness in the menus, which I'm happy about. More testing is required to get my opinion on the rest.
  4. Aug 7, 2014 #104 of 114

    KDeFlane Member

    Jan 29, 2014
    Silicon Valley
    This black background sometimes happens with my unit, and has done so for the past year but only occasionally. I agree that it looks unattractive, but at least everything functions the same way. With the update, I can tell you that my SD menus do have the blue background, along with the jarring contrast bar (more of a dirty yellow or goldenrod color). I've never figured out why that black background happens, but it always restored to blue after navigating between a few screens.

    My only complaint is that the SD menu update seems to have lost a folder which listed all HD recordings in chronological order, not nested in show folders. It was a convenient tool that we used frequently.

    (returning to amend the above)
    I've had another look, and now I see a difference. The new SD background still has blue in the upper left, but it has a texture fade to black across and down to the lower right. It is not a nice look. For comparison, I found the old blue background on a promotional screen, one of those starred bars that lead you to voting in #TiVoUpfronts for fall shows. Warm and friendly, and a consistent level of contrast between text and background -- that's what an informational screen should strive for, not artistic drama.
  5. Aug 8, 2014 #105 of 114

    b_scott TiVo Fan

    Nov 27, 2006
    chicago, il
    My advice is to join 2014 (or 2007 for that matter) and go HD. ;)
  6. Aug 8, 2014 #106 of 114

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

    Oct 30, 2003
    Yup. Especially since this update makes the Premieres WAY faster on HD menus.
  7. Aug 9, 2014 #107 of 114

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

    Sep 19, 2006
    In the ATL
    Always amusing to see the diehards sticking with SD on Premieres.
  8. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I wish cable systems would just dump all the SD duplicated channels that have an HD counterpart.
  9. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Cox Cable...
    That would be bad news for the 3TB Roamio I currently have 523 recordings of "Supernatural" in SD on. It's a record-all SP, because every time I think I have the whole series, I find golf/basketball recorded, instead.

    I know it's on Netflix. They are just waiting for me to delete it from my TiVo, before they take it down... Never count on "It's on Netflix"...
  10. eboydog

    eboydog Just TiVo'ing.....

    Mar 23, 2006
    True, sometimes as No One points outs, sometimes is nice to have the SD version if you are keeping a collection of tv episoides were resolution doesn't matter such I record a lot of the orginal Twilight Zone and 70's tv series were HD really doesn't do anything other than to consume more drive space.
  11. Bigg

    Bigg On the fence to being a cord-cutter.

    Oct 30, 2003
    Agreed. They would have to keep expanded basic for DTAs, but the rest of the stuff should be converted to MPEG-4 HD.

    Was that stuff shot to video originally? Anything that was pre-video is worth HD, since they've scanned the film at high resolution...
  12. mattack

    mattack Active Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    You do realize your rerun recordings are *chopped up*, right? You're probably missing 5-10 minutes per episode from the original airing, due to time for more commercials.

    The physical media and/or streaming versions are _likely_ the original episodes. (There have been a few goofs where DVD versions were syndicated versions -- but IMHO even that is less bad than syndicated versions where you have to skip commercials and deal with logos/promos.)
  13. nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

    Feb 5, 2011
    Cox Cable...
    Yeah. Before I cancelled my Netflix DVD plan, I acquired rips of Season 1 that way. If it wasn't for sports/news/reality show overruns, I'd be fine with the missing content of shows I want for posterity. I just don't want them badly enough to pay purchase price for. It wasn't even enough for me to deal with Netflix and their changes, plus resurfacing their scratched-up DVDs, so they could be read, without errors, then rip, then send back. Bleh...
  14. lew

    lew Active Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    +1 Sometimes the issue is with the angle you're viewing your set. Sometimes it's an issue with your vision. I'm corrected to 20/40. I think a monospaced font would be easier to read. I always thought tivo should have an "advanced" settings menu. Let us pick a larger font. Let people change the size of the buffer. We can probably think of a dozen items poster ask for, and shouldn't be that hard to add.

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