I love the new look of 9.1 software!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by BlackBetty, Oct 3, 2007.

  1. Oct 3, 2007 #1 of 36

    BlackBetty I

    Nov 5, 2004
    I have two dual tuner S2's. The overhauled graphics of 9.1 look very refreshing. The status bar in black, the icon for when you have new mail, the new look to the guide, etc.

    Nicely done TiVo!
  2. Oct 3, 2007 #2 of 36

    MediaLivingRoom New Member

    Dec 10, 2002
    I would have to strongly agree with a very nice look in 9.1!!
  3. Oct 3, 2007 #3 of 36

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    The new WishList process is pretty cool too. I've already renamed some of my ARWL. And the Manual Recording process is better.

    All around, a good upgrade! :up:
  4. Oct 3, 2007 #4 of 36

    Dajad Active Member

    Oct 7, 1999
    For me the biggest change is the speed of the Wishlist interface.

    I purchased my S2 last June. I quickly added about 30 or 40 differrent wishes (mostly actor wishes) into the Wishlist and ground it to a halt. I had to pair it back quite a bit to get acceptable (but still very sluggish) performance for BOTH performing the initial "View all Wishlists" search and, most especially, the speed it took to "repopulate" the list when I moved in and out of the information screen from each wish.

    It used to be almost unusably slow even with my paired down list of wishes.

    But with this update its going like a bat out of hell. In fact its going SO fast I'm going to add back in all the wishes I removed!

    Thanks TiVo!

  5. Oct 3, 2007 #5 of 36

    ufo4sale Well-Known Member

    Apr 21, 2001
    Somerset NJ...
  6. Oct 3, 2007 #6 of 36

    jkovach TiVoing since 1999!

    Feb 17, 2000
    Gilbert, AZ USA
    While I like most of the graphical changes they've made to the UI, there is one thing I don't care for... on the To Do List, it appears as though they are using a slightly larger font, and it's leaving little space for the names of the shows that are scheduled to record.

    I'd like it better if it didn't list the weekday and date of every recording that is scheduled. Instead, devote a line of text with the weekday and date, and then list all programs scheduled that day under it. When the date changes, add another line to identify the date change. For example:

    Wed 10/5
    3:00 a.m. 5 KPHO One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    9:00 a.m. 204 HBO Thanks for the Memories
    etc. with rest of day's schedule...
    Thu 10/6
    6:00 a.m. 5 KPHO Local News

    This would go a long way toward providing more room for program names.

    Of course, I'd like it even better if the To Do List had an option for folders, where each folder is the date the recordings are scheduled for. And same thing for recording history, which can take ages to navigate through.
  7. Oct 3, 2007 #7 of 36
    George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    Did the Series 3 get this graphic overhaul? It didn't seem all that different to me after the 9.1 update? :confused: Not sure I noticed a difference on my Series 2 either but then again I didn't mess with it much yet after the update.

    Does anyone have a screen shots?
  8. Oct 3, 2007 #8 of 36

    bkdtv New Member

    Jan 9, 2003
    DC Metro Area
    The problem is even worse on the HD boxes.

    Tivo appears to have increased the font size to make the To Do List easier to read. However, Tivo forgot that most HD channel names are at least least 5-6 characters, not 3-4 characters like SD channels. As a result, most HD channel names are cut off.
  9. Oct 3, 2007 #9 of 36

    DancnDude Thrice as nice TCF Club

    Feb 7, 2001
    Madison, WI
    The Series 2 units got the same graphics that the Series 3 units already had. There's nothing different on S3.
  10. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    Hmmm... I guess I never noticed a difference between the interface on my Series 2 and my Series 3. Although now I can't compare them now since they both have 9.1 :)
  11. Dr_Diablo

    Dr_Diablo Dr_Diablo

    Nov 23, 2003

    I concur, don't see any change in the menu's appearance
  12. s2kdave

    s2kdave New Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    I didn't even notice it on my S2 at first because it's the same graphics that have been on my S3 since it was released.
  13. MickeS

    MickeS Active Member

    Dec 26, 2002
    I liked that the Series 2 and the Series 3 had different looks... I have them both on one TV, and it made it easy to see which was currently showing on the TV. :)
  14. riddick21

    riddick21 New Member

    Dec 11, 2006
    Im not a big fan of tivo's implementation of aqua. I think apple had it right but tivo was better with the matte blue.
  15. niketoan

    niketoan New Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    The lovely post!
  16. Stu_Bee

    Stu_Bee New Member

    Jan 14, 2002
    I'm sure one day in the future, Tivo will implement Themes......where we will have many different color/3d/gradient schemes to choose from. (hint, hint)
  17. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

    Dec 30, 2005
    new software? is it already out to everyone? I haven't noticed anything.
  18. SeattleBrad

    SeattleBrad Pusher of Buttons

    Jul 19, 2002
    How funny, I thought they were using a smaller/narrower font because I think I can see more title info when I Browse by Time (Tivo-6).

    It also seems easier to read. I wonder if the new font has a slight shadow on it because the contrast seems better.

    The one area where the new look stumbles, is the page up/down arrows. The down arrow is hard to see because of insufficient contrast with the background.
  19. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci TiVo Bolt 500GB - TE4 UI

    Jan 30, 2003
    You haven't seen all the 9.1 threads on here? :)

    Check the System Information menu option on your Tivo. The new version is 9.1. If you don't have it yet, you can get on the Priority List by putting your Tivo Service Number on this page...


    You should get it within 3 days. I entered my TSN on that page for both my Series 2 and Series 3 in the morning the day it was announced and by the evening when I forced a connection it downloaded the new version.
  20. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

    Dec 30, 2005
    Nope, I haven't been online much. Thanks for the link. I just signed up. So I can force a connection later tonight and it might come through?

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