New Tivo Interface: Tivo UX

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

  1. rainwater

    rainwater Active Member

    Sep 21, 2004


    Not really. They went back to the more familiar UI because they tried to force a touch based UI on non-touch devices. And it failed miserably. However, on touch devices, the UI worked quite well.
  2. jonw747

    jonw747 Active Member

    Aug 2, 2015
    The problem is our TiVo's aren't running the latest Core i7 with 8GB of RAM. If they try to shove too much down a Roamio's throat when we're already depending on it to record 6 channels at the same time, they can turn the device in to a dog.
  3. Sixto

    Sixto Member TCF Club

    Sep 16, 2005
    The .5 UI on the Bolt+ is slightly different. More HD screens. Settings very different looking.
  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD

    And why does a tile based system work for touch and not for remote? You are making my case for me. A tv remote is even less flexible than a computer mouse. Menus work better in both cases.

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  5. adessmith

    adessmith Active Member

    Oct 4, 2007


    The one situation I can see where large tiles are actually very helpful is when you have a small TV (for instance, a tivo mini in a bedroom). For a while I was using a cheap 24" in my master bedroom. Depending on what service we were using, sometimes it was really difficult to read text from a distance... things like netflix worked well in there.
    We now have a 42" in there and its no longer a problem, but the small TV is in my daughters room.
  6. tlc

    tlc Active Member

    May 29, 2002
    A small TV would be a problem with tiles too, because it will be the same number of tiles that is (almost) readable on a large TV.

    Also, tile images (often from BR covers that are meant to be read at arms length) often have their text mixed with the images.
  7. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Well-Known Member

    May 7, 2006
  8. TKnight206

    TKnight206 Active Member

    Oct 20, 2016
    I contacted a TiVo supervisor back in September. He eventually got a hold of someone higher up some days later. I got a hold of him (the original supervisor) and he told me that this has to do with Virgin Media in the U.K.
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2016
  9. thyname

    thyname Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    N. Virginia
  10. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    From what we've seen it loks like perhaps the Mavrik is going to be the first TiVo device to use this new UI. Since it appears to be headless I assume this new UI will be used for the streaming device apps neded to access it.

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