Should I upgrade to the new interface?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rmstone, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. bobfrank

    bobfrank Active Member

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    That's not even among the main reasons I'm glad I never downgraded to TE4. I did give it a try and happily upgraded right back to TE3.
     
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  2. MikeekiM

    MikeekiM Palindromer

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    I have been a TiVo customer for a while now... Probably since my first Sony SAT-T60 TiVo for DirecTV in 2002...

    I don't recall what the UI looked like before TE3... Does anyone have any links to YouTube videos, or screen shots of what TiVo looked like back in the day? All I remember was the cool cartoon at boot up of the TiVo guy sliding down the chutes... That was a cool cartoon video...I always looked forward to that when I rebooted the receiver... :)
     
  3. NorthAlabama

    NorthAlabama tabasco rules

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    i could probably, eventually, swallow skippable pre-roll ads after adequate time for adjustment, but line item ads in the grid guide? i despised them with dtv, and my opinion has only intensified about them since...
     
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  4. jonw747

    jonw747 Member

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    UI re-designs are rarely appreciated by the existing user base unless they perform better or bring important new features, because who wants to learn a new way to do things that you're already doing? Not to mention dealing with early adopter bugs, crashes, and lockups.

    But lose features get ads and in exchange I don't have to press the skip button sometimes? Meh.
     
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  5. KENL

    KENL New Member

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    Waste of time changing to new interface, tried TE4 and same day went back to old interface. Lost too many options, mainly transfer of programs between PC and TIVO.
     
  6. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    Not to mention they're now forcing all their ad stuff on TE4, almost makes it a no-brainer to stay on TE3.
     
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  7. pfiagra

    pfiagra Active Member

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    The only thing that *might* get me to switch to TE4 would be if the rumored FireTV, Roku, and AppleTV apps only worked with TE4 (which I suspect would be the case).
     

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