Anyone else's user interface change?

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  1. dianebrat

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    It's the same interface the Bolt has had since inception, and it looks perfectly fine on my OLED just like the Bolt does.
    I'm also in the camp that the "OMG MY RETINAS ARE BURNING" team has their TV set to vivid torch mode.
     
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  2. dianebrat

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    The "flat" look has been all the rage for several years in UX design, so yes, it's "modern" just compare Win7 to Win10 and you can see this new design trend, same for iOS so it's not brand specific.
     
  3. wbrightfl

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    The flat look may be liked by some, but obviously it's not the rage for many others. it is not an improvement in my view and now happy I didn't get a Bolt. The monochrome flat UI which lacks personality does not hurt my eyes like some, but the bright whites is annoying. I lowered my blacklight, brightness and contrast setting down and now its not blinding, but now my TV viewing experience is darker than I prefer. Looks like one has to choose which is more important, a good looking picture or good looking UI. I'm in the camp which hopes they give us the option of choosing the color scheme in a future update, so they aren't alienating a good portion of customers which aren't happy. The menu changes I am fine with as I don't go into most of the menus anyway. Mostly the programming guide and recordings menu and thats about it.
     
  4. dianebrat

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    You may or may not like the look, but it's considered the current "modern look" by most UX designs out there, it's clearly a YMMV viewpoint, but they're not going to change it, and they're not going to give an option, and the more folks keep being stuck in the past never wanting change it might was well be everyone saying "I want my SDUI BACK!" that also is not going to happen.

    [personal rant]The amount of complaining from folks on this what "I" consider trivial change says a lot and makes me concerned that old school Tivo users will be so vocal that Tivo holds back from making some of the evolutionary changes they will need to make for the future.[/personal rant]
     
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    That's what I mean; bright white is more likely to cause burn-in of text than the yellow.

    If the TVs were set too bright, program material would also be too bright; it isn't.

    Worse, the text just looks horrid at times.
     
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  6. eherberg

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    Your 'choice' is going to be updating to Hydra when that is released. That is a long-overdue rethinking of the current dated UI.
     
  7. wbrightfl

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    I haven't seen what hydra looks like yet. If it's better than the new plain UI then great.
     
  8. dianebrat

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    Do you like B&W and poster size images? if so Hydra is your OS! Upcoming TiVo Hydra Interface
    It's a WIP for sure, but certainly different.
     
  9. wbrightfl

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    Thank you, this is quite interesting. Very mixed reviews on that site, but once it gets closer to final release perhaps they will create some vids showing us its operation. Some functions may be useful, others maybe not. User profiles would be a nice addition if it is added. As long as I have the option to still browse an easy to read programming guide if I want it might be a good move. Time will tell.
     
  10. Jonathan_S

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    From the released screenshots doubling down on the discovery bar and making a tile interface like that the main method of accessing the TiVo settings and content. It looks, to me, like it's giving up substance (it has fewer, larger, items on screen) to make the static screenshots look 'sexier' than the current basically text menus.

    Since, at least initially, it'll be an optional (though irrevocable) opt in I plan to avoid it as long as possible. Though I guess if user reports show that, despite initial appearances, it really does offer improved use (not just flashier visuals) I'd rethink that.
     
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  11. BrettStah

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    So this update has finally eliminated all of the remaining SD menus, right? If so, I welcome it! Count me in the group that preferred the yellow vs. white highlight color, but it's not a huge deal to me.
     
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    Not all. Some, including the cable card, are SD.
     
  13. jjeff

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    Not just you, I find it very hard to see the progress bar now, especially when first starting out. IMO the new scheme sucks, but whatever, very few others seem to notice or care :(
     
  14. aaronwt

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    My UI has looked this way since October 2015 when the Bolts were launched. This update finally got the older TiVos to have the same UI. I think it's much better to have the same UI experience across multiple TiVos.
     
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  15. aaronwt

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    A properly calibrated TV will have no problem with the TiVo UI. It will not be blinding with a properly calibrated TV. And a properly calibrated TV will also yeild an excellent picture when watching content.
     
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  16. BrettStah

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    I just have an OTA Roamio, but it still has some CableCARD references in the menus, and all of them are new HD menus. Maybe there are other menus my OTA Roamio doesn't have.
     
  17. JoeKustra

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    I'm guessing no cable card status menu? I like the new System Information except for all the blanks. Same for Diagnostics. A lot of items without information. There's an entry for "Cable Card Paired". It always says "No".
     
  18. mattack

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    The "dated" UI still seems far better than the other alternatives. (I mean other company cable boxes/DVRs)

    Some of the settings are still SD, at least on my Roamio Pro.
     
  19. BrettStah

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    Here are the screens I see:
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  20. HerronScott

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    CableCARD information is but that's coming direct from the CableCARD. What other menus have you found in SD?

    Scott
     

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