(HYDRA) New font and guide need bigger size option

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by hodl, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD


    And I see, I’d want an option before they dropped lines. Maybe if they adjusted to the screen size in settings. I have a 65 inch TV about 10 feet from my optimal viewing position. Fonts are big enough.

    But then, even on my 32 inch in the bedroom they are big enough from the same distance because they are sharper.
  2. JSearfoss

    JSearfoss Member

    Nov 16, 2008
    Wellsboro, PA
    I agree. Make it an option before dropping lines. I think the fonts in the guide are just right. In fact I think in a few of the screens the fonts could be a little smaller. Example, the INFO screen. The menu bar in that screen would take up less height if the fonts were a little smaller. Actually the bar could be made a little shorter and the fonts size kept the same. More like the guide line height.
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  3. timstack8969

    timstack8969 Member

    May 14, 2004
    I haven't Upgraded my Bolt+. I like my Live TV Guide. Will wait a littler longer.
  4. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    Guide comparison
    On my 65" in 4K the new font is plenty easy to read and is a nice improvement.
    But I concede that it may be worthwhile for TiVo to take the time to provide something similar to IOS/Windows/etc. and go through the trouble to support dynamic type for the text size so menus are easy to read on a variety of screen sizes and by a wide range of individuals vision.

    Last edited: Nov 6, 2017
  5. rjrsouthwest

    rjrsouthwest Active Member

    Feb 19, 2016


    I really like the new Hydra UI but have to agree the fonts are harder to read because they are smaller but the less contrast of the font to the background is making it much harder to read than the size. Allowing the user to select the font color and background color would easily solve the problem for most people.
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  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I think the new font and color are much easier to read and more pleasing on the eyes than the old font and color. And i can see it from a much farther distance.

    I tried my Roamio with Hydra at my GFs house this weekend. I connected it to her 32" TV. It was the same as from my larger TVs. I could see the text much more clearly and read from much farther away than from the old UI. EVen on the small 32" set.

    And based on the comparison pics a few posts up, the Grid guide shows more info on each line and more lines. I definitely wouldn't want to go back to the old grid guide. Maybe that is why I can tolerate the new one?
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  7. Rkkeller

    Rkkeller Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2004

    After seeing this, the old UI looks cartoonish and so ecch. I love the new guide and fonts, maybe one of the best things I like about the update.
  8. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    It does indeed, the old looks built for 480p, Hydra seems a full leap to 4K!
  9. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I admit I've only played with it in person/watched demos at the event on Saturday.. but I personally LIKE that the font is a lot smaller and there are more rows.. I have a Tivo, I want to see as much info on the screen as I can.. without having to scroll up/down.. (If I could get rid of the thing that replaces the discovery bar, I would.. I'd probably even pay a one time fee to do it..)

    But the other problems with the new UI will make me almost certainly not switch to it for a long time.. THIS ONE thing, smaller fonts, is one thing I have GREATLY wanted for a long time.

    (I use Monaco 9 and Geneva 12 in various apps I use at work, and have my computer screen at 3200 * 1800 too..)
  10. Shinsen24

    Shinsen24 New Member

    Dec 2, 2017
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  11. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

    Oct 26, 2000
    Nashville, TN
    A bolder font might also help those with difficulty readying it.

    I have 65” OLED and it is plenty clear, even to my 50+ year old eyes that need, but don’t wear glasses.

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  12. petekrueger

    petekrueger New Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    One more vote for an option to change the menu font size, or something similar. I like more info, but my wife doesn’t have as good eyes, so she needs it larger. There should be an option, not one-size-fits-all. If there is an option, can someone from TiVo reply and show us how?

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