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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by rick123, Sep 9, 2016.
That's about the only change I'm probably gonna like.
I would love to see the channel grid in this UI
So it looks like the Home menu will have:
1 My Shows
2 What to Watch
5 - 9 user assignable shortcuts to different apps, etc.
That's actually a pretty good improvement over what we have now. I assume you can use the number keys on the remote rather than scroll through the choices and hit OK. And by assigning apps to slots 5 - 9, you can access them more quickly than is the case now. (And who regularly uses more than five different apps on their TiVo anyhow?)
So, fewer clicks to get to what you want.
I always turn off the live window. I wonder if that will be an option still? I don't like it because it can spoil shows by showing you something on live TV that's further in to the show then you've watched yet.
I do like the ability to have the streaming apps at the top of the menu hierarchy.
Tweaking the UI in this way, moving things around and distracting us visually while telling us we're getting more personalization, makes me think we're the marks in a 3-card Monte game being dealt by TiVo, and the elusive Queen of Hearts is actual personalization in the form of user profiles.
Well, there are improvements to be made to the TiVo UI (such as making it quicker to get to streaming apps) that don't involve user profiles. But I would agree that the sort of intelligent personalization that will supposedly be built into the new UI (e.g. predicting what shows you will want to watch based on time of day) would make a lot more sense if TiVo offered user profiles. (And also allowed those user profiles to be tied to different user profiles or logins for streaming apps.)
Agreed w/ your agreement (see 2nd to last bullet), and that there *are* plenty of improvements to be made outside the "users" space... but it's jamming salt in the wound when they market these changes as "personalization." Like with the "watched progress" bars, these features become problematic and are of greatly diminished value in multi-user households without user profiles.
The latest villain is Publix supermarkets. They just changed the font they use to print labels in the deli. Now they have 99% white space on the label and tiny little fonts saying what the thing you are thinking about buying is. It wouldn't be so bad if they needed the space, but the labels are as big as they used to be.
Yes. That is a plus. But that means less data when you pick one of the other menu items or the live window changes size (ugh). They did the size change on directv and it was hated.
Huh? It only shows what you are watching when you hit the buttons so how is that possible? It doesn't show you things you weren't already watching.
You turn on the TV to watch Survivor that's being recorded just in time for the big live TV window to show you who just got voted off before you were able to start it up from the beginning. Or the score of the football game in the 3rd quarter when I was wanting to start from the top.
I always press "TiVo" to go to the menu before I turn on the TV and have the live preview off so I don't run into these cases.
If you watch sports it is almost impossible to use the Live TV window unless you want the game to be spoiled. There is no guarantee that the active tuner won't be the one with the active recording.
my wife likes to channel surf...... seems like Tivo is trying to turn itself into an apple TV with a coax input.
I can ignore the live TV window pretty easily and Pause works in that screen just as well as when the live TV is zoomed.
It is simple user preference having the live preview on or not, but I do not think "spoilage" is really that big of a problem.
I personally like it, but understand why you may prefer to turn it off.
(Like if you are watching a Disney movie and your wife walks in)
I thought these shortcuts always existed (even to the SD interface), but were just not visible on screen? I like the reminder, though I can see it being nice to turn off once its a learned response.
Well, I know that there are some number button commands you can use for certain menu selections now but they're different than in the new UI. Currently, after hitting the TiVo button and bringing up the main TiVo Central screen, you can press the following single keys to select these menu commands:
1 = Season Pass Manager (#1 Priority)
2 = To Do List (2 Do List)
3 = WishList Search (3 Wishes)
4 = Search by Title (Search 4 Titles)
5 = Browse by Channel
6 = Browse by Time
7 = Record Time/Channel
8 = TiVo Suggestions
9 = Showcases
Slow = Messages & Settings
As far as I know, the above shortcuts are not customizable.
If there's a way that we can currently launch a specific app by pressing a single button from the main TiVo Central screen, someone please let us know.
7-9 only work in the SDUI. In the HDUI, Slow is the Preview Window toggle.
Ah, thanks. After 1 and 2, those shortcuts are useless for me and I've never even tried them.
Me too except that I also occasionally use Slow.