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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 21, 2014 #81 of 111
    wtherrell

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    Ok, since this is a Bitc**ing thread, here is the most annoying thing I have found so far. In selecting shows in "Upcoming episodes" list, if I select a show for recording, when I go back to the Upcoming list to select more shows it always dumps back to the beginning of the list. On my Premiere SD menu and all other Tivos I have had it would go back into the Upcoming list at the exact place you were in the list. It kept its place but the HDUI and the Roamio UI loses its place. Here's an example: Golf Central on the Golf Channel. I can't use a Season Pass because the Tivo can't distinguish whether the episodes are new or repeats so it records them all. (many, many times a day in some cases even if pass is set to New Only). So what I do (or did) is bring up the Upcoming Episodes list and use the Go-to-end-of-List (skip) button, select the last one to record, etc. then when I went back to the Upcoming Episodes list to select the next episode the SDUI would bring me back at exactly the place I left off. Very convenient. Now the HDUI always goes back to the top of the list instead.
    Maddening. Bring on the strait-jacket folks, I'm about to lose it!(Where's the tongue in cheek emoticon?) Anyone know a fix?
     
  2. Feb 21, 2014 #82 of 111
    tatergator1

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    Assuming the new episode is on at the same time each day, you could go old school and setup a recurring manual recording for the time and channel.

    I'm with you on losing your place in the upcoming list. The TiVo iPhone App behaves the same way and drives me crazy.
     
  3. Feb 21, 2014 #83 of 111
    wtherrell

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    Thought of that, thanks. But not on at same time each day.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Feb 22, 2014 #84 of 111
    dvdvids

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    When going to 'Live TV' from My Shows or Guide, there is loss of sound for a second or 2 !!:confused:
     
  5. Feb 24, 2014 #85 of 111
    mrizzo80

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    The star ads embedded in folders and on the end-of-show popup are getting more irritating in my opinion. They are popping in slower and messing with navigating folder entries. I don't remember them affecting navigation to this extent, say, a few months ago.
     
  6. Feb 24, 2014 #86 of 111
    RichieR

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    Thank you so much for that! I could not figure out how to get back to the recorded show I was watching, if I hit Tivo Central, other than drilling into my shows, then the folder, then the show and hitting play.
     
  7. Feb 26, 2014 #87 of 111
    slowbiscuit

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    I agree with this, have seen it on my Elite too - they are slowing down the UI because they don't appear quick enough. Likely due to Tivo's abysmal server infrastructure, again, and awful UI design choices that rely on server-based stuff for basic functionality.
     
  8. Apr 20, 2014 #88 of 111
    GTBill

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    I installed our (or rather my) new Tivo Roamio Pro. As a result, I just put with a night of yelling and screaming by my wife how "new isn't always better." I think she complained (loudly) about nearly every irritant mentioned on this thread. She is right, though and if I had known about all of these changes and omissions I would have bought a new Tivo. It is ridiculous that nearly everything on the UI is does NOT have user customization. It is a shame that in this computer age so many things are not customizable.
     
  9. Apr 21, 2014 #89 of 111
    JWhites

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    The one thing I hate about the Premiere after their 20.3x rollout last Spring was the truncated program information from 5 lines down to 3 with an ellipses in the info bar while watching a recording. I've heard that the Roamio's don't have that problem. To be honest I'd replace all of my Premieres with Roamios for no other reason but that. I don't know how no one at TiVo has enough brain cells to fix that.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2014 #90 of 111
    jrtroo

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    The thing is, Tivo is an appliance. It is intentionally narrowly focused to make the masses able to use its functions. Power users, like many of us, may find that somewhat limiting.

    Sounds like you would have benefited from setting this up in parallel with your old set up. What was your old model, something with the SD UI? Once you adapt, you'll find most things are very similar (i have one personal beef, but its minor).
     
  11. Apr 21, 2014 #91 of 111
    HazelW

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    If you watch a show from my shows that is currently recording and then exit the recording, the next time you try to watch it you may or may not get a resume playing option. Sometimes it wants to start from the beginning again. I have tried this numerous times and it is totally random.
     
  12. Apr 21, 2014 #92 of 111
    bobfrank

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    I don't like wishlists defaulting to record all matching programs when setting up a new wishlist. I may be looking for some movies which have a certain actor in them, but I don't necessarily want every movie, TV series, talk show, etc that the actor appeared in to be recorded. I have to remember to change that option every time I set up a new wishlist.

    The default should not be to record all the shows.
     
  13. Apr 21, 2014 #93 of 111
    astrohip

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    It's funny how some people get this, and others don't. Clearly it happens, since more than one person has commented on it, but just as many say it never happens to them.

    I think most heavy (or sophisticated) TiVo users would agree. But for newbies, who probably barely understand the difference, it's a better option.

    This can be overwhelming when you set up an "informational" wishlist (for lack of a better word). IOW, you just want to be able to see "Upcoming" but have no intention of setting an auto-record. If you happen to pick a broad category, it will start setting the record function for dozens/hundreds of shows. I once made the mistake of creating a WL for Movies; before I could change it, there were hundreds of recordings set. And for the next few days, the history was full of "user cancelled" recordings.

    The solution, when you know this will happen, is to first set the WL for something nonsensical. Like an obscure actor. Once it's created, change to non Auto-Record. Then modify the WL to what you wanted in the first case.

    A terribly ugly kludge, but the only way to skip around the auto-record setting.
     
  14. Apr 21, 2014 #94 of 111
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I don't find it "funny", the way there's often a large number of people who will always post how great their TiVo is working, or "I've never once had that happen", when somebody is trying to find out what is going on, or try to solve their issue.

    It tends to happen the most if the person who posts expresses things in a way that blames TiVo (or implies the blame should be on TiVo, and TiVo should do something about it).

    That aside, it's ironic how understanding you can be on this matter, which you must have experienced yourself (since, I don't see any other reason for the bias, on a recent subject matter, also not limited to just one person).

    I haven't noticed this specific issue. That could just mean it's never bothered me enough to post about it (yet).

    EDIT/ADD: I have noticed it. If the program is still recording, and I am watching it from the Live TV buffer, then pause and begin watching from the "My Shows" list, it starts at the beginning. That has always been the behavior, that I can recall, with any TiVo I have ever owned, not just the Roamio.
     
  15. Apr 21, 2014 #95 of 111
    astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    WTF are you talking about? I don't even understand your post. I was commenting on how some issues plague some units, but not others. I used the word funny more in the "how odd" sense, not the humorous sense.

    So are you agreeing with me, disagreeing, or just being your usual argumentative self?

    PS: Nope, never had this particular issue affect any of my TiVos.
     
  16. Apr 22, 2014 #96 of 111
    nooneuknow

    nooneuknow TiVo User Since 2007

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    I'll say I'm agreeing with you.

    I just don't understand the differential/bias when my comments about the state of my TiVos during a C133 TiVo server issue, which TiVo admitted to, sent you completely off the rails.

    I don't know how you never could have the "issue", from this discussion, since it's reproducible. I almost dismissed myself as never having experienced it.

    It's an ages-old annoyance, from before the Roamio:

    1. Start watching something that is recording from the live view mode.

    2. Pause it.

    3. Select it from the My Shows list, rather than resuming from the live view mode.

    4. The place you paused at is lost, because they are two different viewing modes.

    Any alleged "randomness" is a result of whether the show is still recording, has finished recording, and how the viewing of it is "resumed".

    Some just don't understand this has been this way for a long time, especially if that somebody's first TiVo happens to be a Roamio. They might post it here as a "Roamio UI irritation", while it's not limited to the Roamio.
     
  17. Apr 22, 2014 #97 of 111
    HazelW

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    If you reread my post you will see that I was not watching from the live buffer, but from the my shows menu. And you can exit by hitting pause or not hitting pause, and if you come back later it will randomly lose the resume point.
     
  18. Apr 22, 2014 #98 of 111
    aaronwt

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    i just did this last night with Warehouse 13. I caught up with Live Tv at around 50 minutes into the show, so I went and started watching something else instead of watching any commercials. When I came back to Warehouse 13, it continued where I left off before. Just like every other show does when I view it from the My SHows list.
     
  19. Apr 22, 2014 #99 of 111
    HazelW

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    Like I said, it appears to be random. Try it a few times.
     
  20. aaronwt

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    I have used it several times since getting the Spring update. So far it has always remembered my place.

    I use this feature several times a week. It's usually for the same reason. I catch up with live Tv and start watching something else. I come back to the show and I'm in the same spot.
     

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