Major Design Speculation

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

  1. Jan 9, 2012 #421 of 471
    Saberj

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    I've been trying to figure that exact same thing out. The clock on Tivo Central shows down to minutes. The Clock on the progress bar only shows down to the minute, and the clock on the banners only show down to the minute. What am I missing that shows down to the second?
     
  2. Jan 9, 2012 #422 of 471
    xander777

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    When you do the Select-Play-Select-9-Select trick that brings up a clock on live tv. Used to be in the lower right corner and is now dead center on the screen. Shows current time down to the seconds.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2012 #423 of 471
    JosephB

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    Well if you were ok with having a clock on the screen all the time I don't see the huge difference. I played around with the SPS-9-S clock to see if I could make it work, but having that on screen all the time would drive me nuts
     
  4. Jan 9, 2012 #424 of 471
    brentil

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    I got my TSN in yesterday but it's not showing up yet so I'm betting we made another backlog of updates. :)
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 #425 of 471
    brentil

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    I got my update and rebooted, it took 23 minutes to do the update with my base Premiere that has an attached 1TB WD Expander that was nearly full.

    I'm all over this update like white on rice, this is wonderful!
     
  6. aasun

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    I'm hoping to get lucky. sent mine in Friday morning (missed the cut off) but caught the next one and sent in Sunday afternoon. been connecting a few times each day. maybe I'll wake up tomorrow morning with a gift!

    everything sounds great about this!
     
  7. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

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    I got the update. The one thing that is disappointing me is that I got the impression from others' comments that the transition between SD and HD menus was smoother. It's not smoother at all. I still see the screen go black for a few seconds and hear an annoying click before the screen finally comes back. Nothing has changed in this area at all as far as I can tell.

    I'm looking forward to the version that has all HD menus so there is no such transition to deal with.
     
  8. bbrown9

    bbrown9 Active Member TCF Club

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    I do like all the other improvments though!
     
  9. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

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    That's your tv handling the resolution change. There's nothing TiVo can do about that, unless you use a "fixed" resolution by unchecking all video formats other than the highest one your tv supports.
     
  10. compnurd

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    Yup
     
  11. LoREvanescence

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    Same here, if that even. I have the 1TB WD Expander, base Premiere and 96% full.

    I was surprised it didn't take an hour.
     
  12. TVCricket

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    Got the new update this morning, but two things I absolutely hate are how the show info is at the bottom and that pressing Guide makes your video go small and in the upper right hand corner while it opens a full screen guide. What was wrong with a guide overlay? Why did they move the Info bar to the bottom? It ends up covering almost half of the screen.
     
  13. jwcooper

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    At first I didn't like the info bar at the bottom either, but it makes more sense there. It covers up less of the best screen space (the top/middle) of the screen.

    The one thing that would be nice is opacity to the overlay background around the edges, etc.

    Also, in my opinion, the guide overlay wasn't as useful as it is now. You can see the video unobstructed while using the guide now. Admittedly, the small video in the upper right probably isn't so not great for small TV's.

    Clearly personal preference here though.
     
  14. LoREvanescence

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    For me it takes less then a second to enter the guide. It's like as fast as a cameras flash that it flashes black. And that's perfectly acceptable to me.

    Yeah, it was strange seeing the info on the bottom, but I too think it is better there.
     
  15. Saberj

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    Yeah, I would much rather see a small unobstructed video than a large 90% obstructed video. But I guess those borders around the grid could have shown something halfway useful. In theory. :cool:
     
  16. compnurd

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    The Guide screen compared to the overlay is much better.

    it was sometimes hard to see the text with such a light overlay.

    I also thought i would hate the bottom info bars but i am actually coming to like it alot
     
  17. TVCricket

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    Eh. I've got a 55" tv and the video window is still too small. As for the Info banner, I wish I had a camera to show how much space it actually takes up. It's literally half of my screen.
     
  18. gonzotek

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    Won't it take the same amount of space whether it's at the top or the bottom?
     
  19. atmuscarella

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    Well the large Info banner only shows up when you actually use the Info button (the banner when changing channels is smaller and can be made to go away fairly fast) so one would assuming that if you pushed the Info button you actually want to see/read the information, so I guess I don't see the problem

    While I understand that having a video window in the guide allows people to multi task - my question is why? If you want to watch TV watch it - if you want to search through the guide for something do it.

    The whole purpose of a TiVo is to free you from live TV so why do you need or want to watch TV while in the guide? Even if you are watching something "live" you have a pause button so watching TV in the Guide makes no sense to me.
     
  20. xander777

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    Thought I saw that you can turn off the live tv window in the settings. Is that not true for when you are using the giude?
     

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