Just purchased third TiVo - Not Happy with new software

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by donbwms, Sep 1, 2020.

  1. donbwms

    donbwms New Member

    Apr 5, 2016


    When you compare our new TiVo to our previous TiVo, the old TiVo wins hands down. Basically we can no longer read the TiVo screens (menus, lists, etc.) from our bed anymore. If your are older, or visually challenged, you may not be able to read the TiVo menus, lists, etc. anymore. The menu fonts are smaller. The menus have much less contrast. We have to get out of bed and walk over to the TV in order to read the menus, lists of recorded shows, etc. Unless there is someway to enlarge the fonts, increase the contrast, and otherwise improve the TiVo User Interface, this will be the last TiVo we buy.
  2. SullyND

    SullyND W: 32-29 TCF Club

    Dec 30, 2004
    Chicago Burbs
    What model TiVo is your new one? You may be able to upgrade to the old interface.
  3. ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

    Apr 6, 2000
    SF Bay Area
    With Roamio, you can re-vert back to TE3 (v20) from TE4 (v21), but it would mean losing all the recordings already there. You can download the shows to a computer with KMTTG, PyTivo beforehand (minus the copy-protected shows.) With KMTTG, you can back up the passes, and other things.
  4. snerd

    snerd Well-Known Member

    Jun 6, 2008
    Original Bolt (4 tuner, cable or OTA) and Bolt for cable can also revert to TE3. Edge cannot.
  5. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

    Jun 22, 2008


    You could try the screen reader functionality.

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