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Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Ziggie, Jan 22, 2014.
Thanks for the suggestion; I'll do it!
It's oddly comforting to know that even with your good eyesight the menu can be small from a distance. I was sitting back before commenting to Tivo because it seemed personally indulgent (how many people with macular degeneration actually have Tivos?!). But the reality is if I didn't have an S3 networked to use for menus, the Roamio would be difficult enough to use that I'd most likely return it.
Live TV is soooo last century.
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It's when you start watching a football game too soon and accidentally get caught up to what is currently being broadcast. Very frustrating.
Live TV: n. What you push when you're watching a TiVo recorded program and you need to shut off the TV because it's time to go to bed (and you want to pick up the recording tomorrow from where you left off).
In other words, it's the DVR "Stop" button that everyone's been asking about.
p.s. Does anyone know if trying to do the same thing using the Pause button is hazardous to the health of the TiVo?
There is no tape in a Tivo, pausing is no issue whatsoever on the Tivo.
This is true until they go out like Replay TV, I hope not.
ReplayTV's are still alive and well. Although they stopped making the hardware due to lawsuits over Commercial Advance and ShowSharing they still provide the daily channel guide updates and there's a free service/clearinghouse to share shows (poopli.com). About 2 years ago they stopped charging monthly fees and upgraded all remaining units to Lifetime at no additional charge. I still have a bunch and they all work well. The only downside is that they're not HD and require a STB or analog adapter. I still prefer the RTV GUI over the Roamio's and, of course, there are no annoying ads.
Either removed or moved to a location I haven't been able to find yet.
It may be in the same space as the Live TV choice was, but I wouldn't call it a replacement. It is a totally useless button that I wish I could disable.
Not true, I don't even know how this happens, but I have been finding myself in what appears to be Live TV but with some grid of TV listings in the foreground and you can press the Live TV button all day long and it only seems to refresh that grid.
The only way I have been able to get rid of that grid is to let it time out and it's never in a hurry to do that.
Little by little I am finding "improvements" to the mix that are anything but. Things like that usually originate with some boss type that needs to justify their paycheck.
I have to agree with Ziggie on this one. "Live TV" button on remote takes me to live TV from any screen I am on. I never used "Live TV" from the interface being it was so convenient on the remote. When moving from the XL4 to the Roamio I didn't even realize the change. Sounds like their decision to replace it with "what to watch now" was a good one.
And prior to getting Roamio, in 16 years of using Tivo, I NEVER pressed the Live TV button except by accident.
Remember that the only time you would EVER use either the button or the interface, you are already in the interface.
Can you tell me what is located under the choice of "What to watch now" that is even remotely (pun intended) useful?
I have always had issues with the layout of buttons on the Tivo remotes. I would say that when most people are holding the remote, their thumbs are nearest the Play/Pause/Left/Right buttons. This means you must shift the grasp on the remote to reach the Live TV button.
Another such issue is the lowest button on the remote, the Clear button which I use very often. Once pressed to delete a recorded show, an item in the To Do list or almost anything else, you are then required to confirm by pressing the Select button near the top of the remote, quite a stretch.
When I am scanning my To Do list to delete items I want to remove, it becomes a two handed operation with one finger on the Clear button and another near the Select and Page Up/Down buttons. (aka Channel Up/Down button)
Not EVERY screen...there are a few when you're deep into several layers of selecting recording options I believe (I'm out of town and can't check on my XL4 right now) where you can't get to anywhere without clicking "OK" first...
You are 100% right. I KNOW I have been in pages where the remote Live TV button did not work. I was trying to replicate that about 1/2 hour ago, but did not find the screen where that happens
If you are several layers into selecting recording options, The TiVo central menu isn't on the screen so you don't have the "Watch Live TV" (replaced with "what to watch now") menu selection available to you so it still looks like "Live TV" button on the remote is the better option.
If I understand you correctly hitting the live tv button in that situation will still not work. You still have to press ok before you can get anywhere.
On my Roamio Pro hitting the "Live TV" button on the remote from any screen I am on takes me to live TV with only one button push. I tried as many screens as I could find, even went to manual record and it seems to work from all of them. I am sure someone might be able to find some obscure screen that it doesn't work from but it works from everyone I will ever use and then some. The point I was trying to make is even if there is such a screen the TiVo central "Live TV" menu selection (now replaced with "What to watch now") isn't available on that screen anyway. So I don't see how that menu selection would be a better choice then the remote button.
You do know that you can press the Clear button a second time instead of Select to confirm - right?
Go to the cable card setup menu, or the channel scan menu and live TV button does not work, but you would be on those menus like once or twice!!
But the "Live TV" menu selection (now replaced with "What to watch now") isn't available on that screen anyway so nothing lost with the elimination of the "Live TV" menu selection. The "Live TV" button on the remote is and always was your best option.
Not true. The remote button works from almost every screen, except maybe some seldom used setup screens. The menu selection is/was only available on the TiVo central screen.