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What irritations have you noticed in the Roamio's UI?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by chrispitude, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. Feb 6, 2014 #41 of 111
    videobruce

    videobruce OTA is still alive

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    What would you expect with a 3rd grade UI? :thumbsdown:
     
  2. Feb 6, 2014 #42 of 111
    rotorglow

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    Actually, you can choose that behavior right in the remote control setup screen. 30-sec scan is the new default, but you can go back to simple advance if you want.

    And the rest of us can enable the old 30-skip with the usual SPS30S key combo.
     
  3. Feb 6, 2014 #43 of 111
    shadoh

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    Yaaaaaaaay.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2014 #44 of 111
    rotorglow

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    I've spent a couple of fairly intense days with a Roamio as an upgrade from a S3 HD.

    I also miss the channel up/down scrolling between shows, and really hope that comes back. There are also a couple of screens where channel up/down won't scroll to the top or bottom of the screen.

    The sound cutout other people have mentioned is irritating.

    And I found myself stuck in Tivo central with a recorded show playing, and couldn't figure out how to get back with out hitting Live TV and then restarting the recorded show. So I'm really glad to know about the zoom button shortcut that someone else mentioned. (What a messy, non-obvious situation that it.)

    I guess the row of stuff at the top of Tivo central is kind of silly, and doesn't really look great, but that's minor.

    So I guess the only annoyance I haven't seen mentioned is the program banner that appears every time you return to live TV. You can only dismiss it with left-arrow or clear, or wait for it to clear on its own. It can't be expanded with right-arrow. And *that* means that you can't quickly switch tuners when you exit Tivo Central. You have to let it time out, or hit an extra key.

    I'll leave the new remote's size button layout for others to debate, but I love The tactile feel of the buttons. It's a huge improvement over my (worn out?) S3 remote, and RF works perfectly.

    Pretty good overall.
     
  5. Feb 6, 2014 #45 of 111
    shadoh

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    One very minor thing about the remote that is having major, major repercussions with how I use it is -- the "5" button doesn't have a bump on it! I memorized my Glo remote forwards and backwards and can use it efficiently by just picking it up out of the corner of my eye, finding the "5," and I'm good. The new Roamio remote doesn't have that! So if I pick it up without looking, yes, I can find the pause/play/etc buttons, but I always have to look now if I want to press any buttons (I very frequently use the TiVo/number combos, i.e. TiVo-1 for Season Passes, TiVo-2 for To Do list, etc).
     
  6. Feb 6, 2014 #46 of 111
    rotorglow

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    Something else I forgot that bugs me: you can't cancel a recording from the tuner selection screen; seems like you should be able to stop a recording from that list without switching to the recording tuner first. I understand why a simple press on Clear can't do that. But maybe a long-press?
     
  7. Feb 6, 2014 #47 of 111
    lgnad

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    Hmmm, my Glo remote doesnt have a bump on the 5! Wierd!

    Yes, Im sitting here staring at a button lol
     
  8. Feb 6, 2014 #48 of 111
    aaronwt

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    Then what are the cable company UIs, Kindergarten?
     
  9. Feb 6, 2014 #49 of 111
    L David Matheny

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    This can be customized somewhat at Settings / Displays / Customize Discovery Bar.
     
  10. Feb 7, 2014 #50 of 111
    slowbiscuit

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    Just ignore him, he doesn't own any Tivos and hates the company because they enforced their patents. Typical troll.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2014 #51 of 111
    shadoh

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    LOL, nice.

    As best I can tell from squinting at Google Images pictures (lol), the Glo Premium doesn't have the bump, either. Does your remote have the ABCD buttons, or the 1/2 switch on it? If it has the 1/2 switch, it is a Glo. If it has the ABCD buttons, it is the Glo Premium. (Mine is a plain Glo, no premium).
     
  12. Feb 7, 2014 #52 of 111
    shadoh

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    I actually like/prefer the AAA batteries. I did hear a lot of complaints about that, and it looks like (along with not liking 30-second skip) I'm in the minority. I have a bunch of AAA rechargeable batteries, and I haven't found it going through them like crazy. A set typically lasts me a few months. Switch out for a freshly charged set, and I'm good for another few months. Hasn't been an issue for me.

    I agree on the feel of the buttons, along with the bump on the 5 missing (see above). It boggles my mind why they'd remove that.
     
  13. Feb 7, 2014 #53 of 111
    laria

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    I guess I never noticed the bump/no-bump on the numbers... I never use the number pad. :)
     
  14. Feb 7, 2014 #54 of 111
    shadoh

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    Brilliant! Thanks. I just disabled everything, but it's still populating things up there from My Shows, etc. I'm guessing it will take some time before it refreshes what it is going to display (likely all ads now since I disabled everything).
     
  15. Feb 8, 2014 #55 of 111
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    Yep, I learned rechargeable batteries actually had a place in a remote control due to that remote. However, the downside to rechargeable batteries is they are 1.2V versus 1.5V. That can cause many electronic devices to claim a low-battery state, stop working reliably faster, and/or make you shorten the life of the rechargeable batteries due to more frequent recharge cycles (they only have so many).

    I too miss the bump (nub) that was on every TiVo remote I had before the Roamio's new form-factor remote. It made it possible to turn off the backlighting on the Glo-Premium remotes for me. Once I felt that bump, I knew exactly where every button was.

    Now the bump is gone, and I have to learn the new layout without one.

    I wonder if people made complaints about the missing bump/nub making it harder for the disabled to use TiVo may yield the best, and quickest, return of the feature (and perhaps free replacement remotes for those claiming they need it)....
     
  16. Feb 8, 2014 #56 of 111
    chrispitude

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    Everyone misses ChanUp/ChanDown to move through programs from the program details page. How can we campaign to get this back?

    I also miss the old recording history page.

    Another annoyance related to responsiveness is that sometimes a menu pauses to load and insert an ad. Menus should be responsive to keypresses immediately when they appear.

    This, and some other observations, posted in this thread:

    What irritations have you noticed in the Roamio's UI?
     
  17. Feb 8, 2014 #57 of 111
    Bierboy

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    No...nursery school...
     
  18. Feb 8, 2014 #58 of 111
    jrtroo

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  19. Feb 8, 2014 #59 of 111
    slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    LOL, OP wants to create an infinite thread loop.
     
  20. Feb 8, 2014 #60 of 111
    wkearney99

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    There's a slight difference in the UI between the Premiere XL4 and the Roamio. I think I prefer the text look of the XL4. But the RoPro is definitely snappier at moving through the UI.

    WHAT THE F*CK IS UP WITH MOVING THE DAMNED GUIDE BUTTON?! Who thought THAT was good idea?

    And, has been pointed out, why doesn't channel +/- scroll through recorded episodes in a group?
     

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