Major Design Speculation

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by sbiller, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2012 #281 of 471
    SafariKC

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    My premiere took the update this afternoon - pending restart when I got home.. About 30 minutes to install there. Definitely prettier boot screens too - all one theme - very nice.

    My elite isn't yet pulling it down off the network... But looking forward to it doing so hopefully sometime tonight if margret's magic is what got it up on my premiere.

    Im so excited for all of the openness we've been seeing - margret has always been willing to stick her neck out into some pretty uncomfortable TiVo things.. Glad to see her have some happy moments like this :)

    Here is to many ... Many ... Many ... More :)

    KC
     
  2. Jan 6, 2012 #282 of 471
    TerpBE

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    Some additional changes I noticed:

    - In the guide, if you try going past where the guide data ends, it won't let you and will give you a "bong". Previously you could go as far as you wanted, but everything would just show "To be announced"

    - I think when watching Live TV, the info banner pops up briefly when a new show begins. I couldn't recreate it when I rewound the buffer, so it's possible that one of the remote buttons happened to be bumped by me or a cat.
     
  3. Jan 6, 2012 #283 of 471
    compnurd

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    UGG Current Cut off was 5AM. I sent it at 5:17!!
     
  4. Jan 6, 2012 #284 of 471
    davezatz

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    After some more playing, some more thoughts...

    I have no use for the mini guide. The full-on grid guide is sufficient. I don't need the mini guide but it's good to keep the live guide around as I know many appreciate it. Also, launching the mini guide with the Select button is not intuitive.

    Right arrow no longer cycles through three different display banners. It brings the rather large one up and to clear it you click left. Alternately, you can launch/dismiss it with the Info button. There's a smaller channel banner that Margret has labeled the "Medium" size one that only appears when you change channels (including "changing" to the same channel via a double tap of the Select button to launch the mini guide and choose the current station). I wish I as the user could toggle between Medium and Large. Sometimes, I just want the simple Medium banner to see what's on and where I am (since we watch a lot of live TV) without covering up the screen. Related, I wouldn't mind if the channel banner were lower. Also, I miss having it anchored - in the SDUI, it's anchored on the left. I'd take left, right, or bottom though... just floating there feels wrong in some way.

    Speed in populating menus/lists is still too slow for my liking. Certainly sufficient and I've lived with the HDUI since day one. But as I wrote elsewhere, even though certain areas are sluggish, TiVo is still the often faster DVR because things are organized more efficiently - in terms of things like fewer clicks to accomplish various tasks. I'm also appreciating some of the new graphical transitions and visual cues. But it's jarring to still occasionally wind up in the SDUI and the Discovery Bar visuals seem like a step back. However, my priorities would be an updated Netflix and Amazon app.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2012 #285 of 471
    michael1248

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    Curious....

    On the new HD Guides, are channels like "ESPN3HD" labeled in totality, or are they still "ESPN..."
     
  6. Jan 6, 2012 #286 of 471
    TerpBE

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    It can handle channel names at least 8 digits long (possibily more; that's just the longest one I see)
     
  7. Jan 6, 2012 #287 of 471
    SafariKC

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    The full name is there now ... "ESPN3HD" in your case :)
     
  8. Jan 6, 2012 #288 of 471
    JosephB

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    Only crummy part so far is the mini-banner only comes up when you change the channel. If you manually bring it up (such as with the right arrow) you get the big banner with full program info. I know the tiny banner with channel number only is gone (had no use for that anyway) but I'd like to be able to toggle between both big and small banner
     
  9. Jan 6, 2012 #289 of 471
    Joe Siegler

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    One display issue I noticed with the last update from a few weeks ago (14.92) is still here in this update.

    When you go into KidZone from standard My Playing, the "Please Wait" box is displayed, but it's displayed at a coordinate off the screen. Only a small fraction of it is visible in the upper left hand corner. Surprised this is still here.

    ATTN SBILLER: I think a thread title change might be in order. Now that the software is out to some, calling it "speculation" doesn't seem accurate. :)
     
  10. Jan 6, 2012 #290 of 471
    mrschimpf

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    Phew, I'm glad that's OK...though when I tried S-P-S-9-S to get the clock on the screen all the time, it's now right in the middle of the screen rather than the bottom right like it always is. I'm experimenting with it so far and love it, but that little thing might need a tweak.
     
  11. Jan 6, 2012 #291 of 471
    phetish

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    I ran into the bugged clock too - I HOPE they fix that. I really like having the clock on the screen.
     
  12. Jan 6, 2012 #292 of 471
    xander777

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    I wouldn't mind the clock if it didn't have the seconds on it. Too distracting to have it always changing.
     
  13. Jan 6, 2012 #293 of 471
    phetish

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    One thing I would like to see is a "Time Skew" option. Almost every time, the last 10-15 secs of TV shows is clipped. If I could adjust the clock through a menu by just a few seconds that would be nice!
     
  14. Jan 6, 2012 #294 of 471
    eddieb187

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    The Program Guide is a really nice improvement.
    Blue Check Mark shows scheduled recordings in the TiVo Guide now.
    The little TiVo Guy is no longer animated :(
     
  15. Jan 6, 2012 #295 of 471
    tre74

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    Was griping about new features in another thread but am happy to see that I am picking up channels that did not tune in before the update. OTA HD rules! Would be nice if the Guide went back a bit to see shows you just missed as the iPhone app is now able to do. The still unfinished HD menus are killing me.
     
  16. Jan 6, 2012 #296 of 471
    yunlin12

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    While there are still SD menus, it seems that the most frequently used menus in day-to-day TV viewing are in HD, mainly the guide. So it seems that Tivo is working on the correct priorities, but maybe at a lower pace than people had hoped. Along the line of what some others have said, I hope the next step is to bring the IPTV menus (like Amazon, Netflix) up to the HD standard. If they end up leaving the settings menu in SD, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it, I'd rather watch TV than messing with settings.
     
  17. Jan 6, 2012 #297 of 471
    yunlin12

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    Use "Select" to bring up the small banner, hit it again to switch to the mini grid guide. I just learned that today as others have posted.
     
  18. Jan 6, 2012 #298 of 471
    mattack

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    Sounds like the way the DirecTivos used to work (and probably still do).. I mean the original "series 2-ish" (???) DirecTivos.
     
  19. Jan 6, 2012 #299 of 471
    yunlin12

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    Remember when someone ported the SA Tivo's 4.0 SW to the original DirecTivo's just for the heck of it, and found that it worked and can enable HMO features? Streaming music and photo to your Tivo was a big thing back then.
     
  20. Jan 6, 2012 #300 of 471
    mrschimpf

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    The other thing I'm finding in the miniguide is I wish there was a point where I could set a default start place, like where my HD tier at 600 begins to go off from rather than channel 2. I only have a few stations there (locals where I can't get HD equivalents), while I'm always in the HD and 3-digit digital tiers.
     

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