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Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by DaveWhittle, Jun 15, 2010.
Has anyone tried FrameChannel out on the Premiere yet?
Is this a feature already built into the Premieres or does it require something to be running on a PC on the network?
Here's an excerpt from the sign-up email:
FrameChannel is a free service that enables you to gather and display your photos on your connected device. You can consolidate your photos from multiple locations and display them in automatically updates slideshow. Along with your photos and photos sent by your friends, you can subscribe to free custom content from over 1000 channels like news, weather, horoscopes, traffic, and a library of breathtaking photos.
You simply select the channels in which you are interested, set the rules for each channel and FrameChannel will create a unique feed of images that is updated automatically.
Use FrameChannel To:
View your photos from your computer and multiple photo-sharing sites
Share and receive photos from friends and family via email and camera phone
Subscribe to free content you can customize (news, weather, traffic, sports scores, horoscopes and much more)
Manage and automatically update the content displayed on your device from one spot - http://www.framechannel.com.
FrameChannel has been available on the TiVo for a while using apps.tv.
I'll have to try this out tonight. And it looks like it's at a great price too. FREE!
will the interface be in HD?
I like this. I just set it up on the TiVo I can watch remotely through my Hava box. For it being free it has alot of information you can access.
I'll have to check it out further when I get home tonight and can directly access the TiVo without he delay you get for button presses while accessing it remotely with HAVA.
If you go to the website to register and it gives you a drop-down of supported device manufacturers, Tivo isn't in there!
But when you go to the main page there is the TiVo dude there at the top, right next to the words FrameChannel.
And on the main Frame Channel page they show a TV with a Series 4 and a Series 3 box next to it.
Framechannel is also on my Series3 TiVo.
Seems to work pretty well.
Signed up and tried a few channels, seems meh. It's Ok to have a bunch of stock price, sports score, news headlines and photos in a slide show kind of display. But it doesn't really have any interactivity. The PlayAll link is nice that rotates through all your subscriptions, but kinda slow, and there is still one channel that I didn't sub to that got thrown in there for no reason (except to push vacation ideas on me?)
Not convinced that this is something I would use, to only get a fraction of the information and interactivity that I can already get using my PC, using an awkward and slowish interface on the Tivo? Yeah it's free, but so is the web browser on my PC, and I can get a lot more out of that.
Call me stupid, but how do you scroll down inside an app? I can't get anything beyond the first screen of either the New York Times or Twitter.
I don't think you scroll, it's only one screens on all the apps for me, and things go by like a slide show, on its own pace, there is no interactivity.
Wow, how totally useless then. You know, I always wanted to be able to stare at the last 3 tweets out of the hundreds I have pending.
Yep, basically my impression exactly
It's designed for those "digital picture frame" devices, AFAICT. So it doesn't take full advantage of HME, no -- everything is just a slide show of still images. But I like it... it didn't work for me when I tried it on apps.tv, but the new version works fine. And I get it now -- I see the use of it. I didn't at first.
It would perhaps be better as a screensaver, though. That's basically what it is (especially if you use the main "My FrameChannel" app that cycles through your chosen screens). It would be nice to be able to turn off the other icons, too (or, preferably, to have full control over all the icons in the MP&S menu).
The fast forward and rewind keys will step you through the different apps, but it takes a couple of seconds to register, so it's difficult to tell that it's actually doing anything.
I tried framechannel... it's nothing special.
I too was turned off in just a few minutes, as soon as I discovered I could not 'zoom' in on any frame. What seemed nice (like seeing my US Rep listed and Engadget news, etc) seemed silly pretty quick. Maybe things will improve.
Is anybody's FrameChannel still working?
Mine tells me to to do the set up and registration again. I had created an account and spent some time selecting content and adding feeds. So far I've decided it's not worth the waste of time do it again. Why did they lose my account info?