Suggestion for new functionality ?
Is TIVO Australia still interested in suggestions ? or do we need to suggest it to Tivo USA ?
Basically, its a new function within TIVo - regarding the KIDS-ZONE.
In the current system, you cannot easily see at one glance & ADJUST things in the same screen, which programmes are watchable by kids.
You need to go to the adult area, switch to kids-zone, switch back to adults (& password), & adjust another, & go back to kids-zone etc...
You can only see at a glance if you go out of "adult" mode & into the kids area & then ONLY view the kids shows that have already been recorded / stored. you can't see at a glance, any future-recordings that will be available in kids zone.
What I am thinking of (in the full list of recorded shows, & also the season pass screen)
:- a new button - Ie, press "9" to switch to the regular view, & "7" to switch to the kids-zone view. (on both the above screens).
REGULAR/NORMAL VIEW :-
From TIVO CETRAL, click :- "Now playing list".
you will see a list of all the movies / TV shows etc you have recorded. you can press "2" to group them, or ungroup them into season passes.
on this screen, is the same as the existing one - you see the Yellow circles, yellow with exclamation marks, Green circle for the ones you want to keep etc.
KIDS VIEW (wishlist)
Now, press "9" to switch to kids-view.
You will STILL see *ALL* your "adult" shows, & nothing will change - EXCEPT, the yellow / green circles will disappear.
In the place of the green/yellow circles, it will be blank, or show the kids-zone icon/circle if that particular show is viewable in the kids-zone.
You can now press another key (just "4" as an example), & switch a show between adult/kids zone in one click.
using this method, you can easily scroll up/down your shows and quickly add/remove shows fro9m the kids-zone.
(also same system for the season pass / wishlist search screens.)
Would the above system seem better / faster than the current method ?
(from my perspective, I need to go into a programme - with 2-3 sub-menus, to enquire / switch a specific show to/from kids zone.
I doubt we will need to buy / upgrade our TOVO's - If the Australian company wants, they can do this centrally & add new functionality, & we'll all get it the next time we connect - right ??
As far as I'm aware, we still can't upgrade our actual TIVO sets - right ? But Tivo Australia can upgrade the programming / software / functionality ?