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Old 12-12-2012, 08:08 AM   #331
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Bad, bad call on removing KidZone. It was an excellent differentiator for Tivo versus generic cable-company DVRs, and it was extremely well implemented.

I think this is the first time I've been genuinely disappointed with Tivo as a company.
Now though it hardly differs from say Direct TV Parental controls and is more that most cable controls... I have never used it. Kids are instructed on what they can watch and if they are caught with anything beyond that they get my foot
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:51 PM   #332
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Hello Scott. For me, it's because the TiVo is normally just a "utility" to let me watch live TV (including pausing it, when needed), recording shows, and watching them later. SDUI works fine for that, and even works if I "get bored" and look for a YouTube video or something.

When I first got my Premiere (with 2 tuners), I explored HDUI, but it crashed frequently and required working Internet for many of its functions. (In fact, at that time, it refused to let me watch "My Shows", UNLESS Internet was working. Unfortunately, I suffer from "flakey broadband" at times).

Now that I'm told a lot of HDUI bugs have been fixed, I'll revisit it, next time I'm "bored".

Thank you and best regards,

Ken Parker, Seattle, WA
Ken,

Thanks for the reply, but I wasn't talking about people still using the SDUI. I was talking about the fact that some menus are STILL not in HD. I can't believe it's gone this long without making it all HD.
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:52 PM   #333
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Thanks. I'll do that.

What a non-obvious way to disable YouTube, IMO.
it's always been this way. For Netflix and other apps too.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:56 PM   #334
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Ken,

Thanks for the reply, but I wasn't talking about people still using the SDUI. I was talking about the fact that some menus are STILL not in HD. I can't believe it's gone this long without making it all HD.
Sorry for the misunderstanding. (I was afraid, for a moment, that TiVo might be getting ready to force everybody to only use their product on an [often overpriced] HD Television!)

The types of menus that I might "expect" a company to keep only one copy of would be some "mainly setup only" menus, that people don't visit often.

What menus are you discussing that you wish were in HD?

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Old 12-13-2012, 02:59 AM   #335
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How is an HDTV overpriced? You can buy a 32 inch LCD for like $199. I paid over $500 for a 27 inch Sony CRT back in the 90's.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:51 AM   #336
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How is an HDTV overpriced? You can buy a 32 inch LCD for like $199. I paid over $500 for a 27 inch Sony CRT back in the 90's.
I said "often overpriced". Though I haven't been keeping track of the decreasing prices for the last few years, and so am surprised about the 32 inch price you quoted.

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Old 12-13-2012, 07:32 AM   #337
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How is an HDTV overpriced? You can buy a 32 inch LCD for like $199. I paid over $500 for a 27 inch Sony CRT back in the 90's.
I bought a 36" CRT back around '97 and paid about $750. Man, that was a heavy TV!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:07 PM   #338
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Now though it hardly differs from say Direct TV Parental controls and is more that most cable controls... I have never used it. Kids are instructed on what they can watch and if they are caught with anything beyond that they get my foot
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Bad, bad call on removing KidZone. It was an excellent differentiator for Tivo versus generic cable-company DVRs, and it was extremely well implemented.

I think this is the first time I've been genuinely disappointed with Tivo as a company.

I agree with smeehrrr.

KidZone is a *huge* loss - there was nothing like it. I really relied on it when my kids were younger -- now they are all teenagers and above.

With KidZone you could be confident that:
- your kids - (or other adults during parties or babysitting) - could not mess with your recording or season pass settings

- the TV would be reduced to watching the shows you wanted your kids to have recorded or watched - that's it. No accessing YouTube, cable channels you didn't want them to see, or anything else

- the interface would be clean, simple, and effective.

With the current parental controls, kids can change recording settings, delete shows you haven't seen yet, and watch shows on channels you don't want them to see just because they happen to be rated below a certain level.
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:58 PM   #339
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Did they have KidZone wen you were a kid? Did you die? no? Did your parents pay attention to you or dump you in a room? Did you watch pornos when nobody was watching? Did Darth Vader chop off Luke's hand and it scarred you for life? no? I can;t believe the nanny state we live in now.

No and i didn't die, but whats wrong with wanting to use technology to make my life and my kids life better and safer?

(also to be clear there wasn't 200 cable channels- there were like 7 broadcast channels and when i was a kid and turned on the tv at 7am or 2pm there was no chance of me getting a menu with the shows my mom or dad recorded from 10pm the night before either)


a nanny state would be someone censoring what my kids watch. there's nothing wrong with ME deciding what i want my kids to watch.

some people are so absolute and judgmental it's more annoying than a nanny state.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:43 PM   #340
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Did they have KidZone wen you were a kid? Did you die? no? Did your parents pay attention to you or dump you in a room? Did you watch pornos when nobody was watching? Did Darth Vader chop off Luke's hand and it scarred you for life? no? I can;t believe the nanny state we live in now.
Well, the things we DID have a kid werent taken away by random software updates for unrelated technology. So that was a win for watching Laverne and Shirley in black and white in mom's bedroom.
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