Overlay or Ticket App

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by tomm1079, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. tomm1079

    tomm1079 Member

    May 10, 2005


    What i would love to see from tivo is some kind of ticker app. Just like ESPN or CNN does at the bottom of the screen.
    Set it up like framechannel where you can add in Sports Scores, Sport News, RSS feeds, Stock feeds, Maybe even last 5 facebook/twitter posts. Then have it run as a ticker at the bottom of the screen.

    I have always wanted something like this. would be kinda nice to have as a replacement for framechannel.
  2. Slope

    Slope New Member

    Apr 29, 2011
    This would be awesome!!! Especially during football season.
  3. davezatz

    davezatz Funkadelic

    Apr 18, 2002
    Fairfax, VA
  4. tomm1079

    tomm1079 Member

    May 10, 2005
    that is exactly what i am talking about. would love for tivo to have that.
  5. unitron

    unitron Well-Known Member

    Apr 28, 2006
    semi-coastal NC


    When you say "bottom of the screen", do you mean overlaying it over the bottom part of the picture, where everybody already puts everything, or moving the bottom edge of the picture up and putting in that now empty space?
  6. tomm1079

    tomm1079 Member

    May 10, 2005
    personally i would like it at the bottom off the screen. I would rather see my ticker then the one on the TV (which the option to turn mine off).

    but your idea works to just moving the picture.
  7. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

    Jan 2, 2004
    In the HME startup days, this feature was requested by many 3rd party developers. It would have been awesome and sparked a lot of good apps.

    TiVo reply was that there were issues overlaying the playing video with other graphics. so they would have to bump the picture up some and someone would have to think of a clever remote code combo to turn the HME scrolling on and off but i also agree this would be well worth it to give us a customizable scroll. Fantasy sport stats alone would likely sell some more TiVo DVRs.

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