New Tivo Interface: Tivo UX

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by rick123, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Except most people buying new TiVos are not more likely to be young or new to TiVo.

    When TiVo rolled out the last UI update back in 2010 on the Premiere line they allowed people to pick between the new UI and Old UI. Which makes allot of sense as many people have more than one TiVo in their homes and having to use completely different UIs is a pain for lots of people.

    In the end all that matters to me is how well a new UI works for me. I don't mind having to spend some time learning it as long as the ends results are I have a UI that works as good or better than the old one.

    No matter what TiVo does on the UI front (including doing nothing) some people will not like it and pretty much everyone already has or will have a list of changes they would like.
     
  2. chiguy50

    chiguy50 U.S. Army (ret.)

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    Thanks for that trip down memory lane. FWIW, I'm still using WordPerfect for my legacy documents (and OpenOffice for everything else) and have never bothered much with Word. Different strokes and all . . .

    I also much preferred MSDOS over Windows. Having mastered most of the commands, I felt I had more control over operations than users who were limited to those drop-down menus or silly icons :p.

    Man, am I old. :rolleyes:
     
  3. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    Both my mom and my wife complained about the change for YEARS! If I were to bring the topic up again I am sure I could get either of them going again! :)
     
  4. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    eh, gotta save that for when the distraction would be more advantageous.
     
  5. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I don't want to turn off the Discovery Bar. I have discovered a bunch of programs because of the Discovery Bar. Without it I probably would have never looked at those shows. The Discovery Bar has come in very handy for me since it was introduced. The last thing I want to do is remove it.
     
  6. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'm no better than "the vast majority of Joe Blows, Joe Sixpack's, and Suzi Q's" since I have no idea how to turn off the discovery bar. Pray enlighten me as to the methodology for accomplishing this.
     
  7. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    There is no way to turn off the discovery bar in the current UI. You can customize what's shown in it, to an extent, but you can't turn it off completely.
     
  8. TonyD79

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    I get sarcasm. However, you do realize that Microsoft went back to menus mixed in with icons and things with Win 10 because Win 8 was such a disaster?
     
  9. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    You just regained some credibility.

    :D
     
  10. tomhorsley

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    There is exactly one icon that was easy to recognize: The little envelope that represented mail. Designers said, "Hey!, Everyone can find mail easier with the icon, obviously everything else should be icons too!". That was when it went to hell, because no icon ever designed since then means anything to anyone except the designer.

    Worse yet, they keep "updating" the style and icons and layouts, so if you did finally learn what the obscure funny looking blob probably meant simply because you used the interface so much, the "new and improved" interface will leave you with no idea what is going on once again :).
     
  11. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, part of the problem is that too many people are obsessed with the G and forget about the U.
     
  12. pig_man

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    I agree, reading text is hard, let's go shopping instead!
     
  13. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    And they make them smaller and smaller and make subtle differences between them.

    Apple just enlarged emojis (there must be 56 different ways of winking) in text messages so you can tell which damned one you just picked.
     
  14. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Amen! I want the U and I want the other I (information). I always change my view in Windows Explorer to "details" because I can tell so much more than a snap shot of a word document that I can't read anyway.
     
  15. HarperVision

    HarperVision TiVo's Italian Cuz!

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    I thought the "I" was for "Interface"?

    GUI:
    Graphical
    User
    Interface

    No?
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Yes...the "other I" he wants would be Information."
     
  17. moonscape

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    I like text over pictures! I grew up, learned to read, and never looked back ...
     
  18. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    This is exactly the attitude to which I object. If a new interface doesn't improve usability, why do it just because millennials think it looks better? "Way too text heavy"? What, are they supposed to design for the functionally illiterate?
     
  19. senorgregster

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    What's a U?;)

    I'm hope I'm wrong but I'm getting ready for lots of scrolling and selecting so I can look at glorious tiles.
     
  20. Jed1

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