Suggestions for improving the new TIVO interface

Discussion in 'VirginMedia TV with TiVo - UK' started by John McE, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. Feb 22, 2011 #81 of 131
    mikerr

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    Not only films - it refers to "films and programmes" throughout

    Ofcom rules:

    section 1.4:
    http://www.ofcom.org.uk/static/arch...es_guidance/programme_code/section_1.asp.html

     
  2. Feb 22, 2011 #82 of 131
    Tony Hoyle

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    Even that has the caveat "Where a British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) Classification exists" - which pretty much limits it to films with a few exceptions. (btw. I can't find that paragraph in the 2010 copy of the code, which is very explicit about pin referring to premium film and adult channels)

    It does *not* say that every single programme broadcast after 8pm requires a pin, which is what Tivo does now.

    All I (and anyone else) want Tivo to do is what V+ and Sky do. I didn't even know what my pin *was* on V+ because I never triggered the mechanism. OTOH on Tivo I had to enter my pin about a dozen times over the weekend and it got old *really* fast.
     
  3. Feb 22, 2011 #83 of 131
    Andy C

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    Different icons for unwatched and viewed/partly viewed shows, just like the green and yellow we had on S1
     
  4. Feb 22, 2011 #84 of 131
    Ianl

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    option for multiple user housholds to tag if they have each watched a program so the second or 3rd person who watches it knows they can delete it
    both my s1 are full of things that i've watched that i don't know if the other half has. once every two weeks or so we meet up in front of the tv to delete stuff, this new feature would let me avoid that
     
  5. Feb 22, 2011 #85 of 131
    cwaring

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    There weren't any such icons for un- or partly-watched shows.

    The green was for "Keep Until I Delete" and the yellow was "this programme may be deleted at any time".
     
  6. Feb 22, 2011 #86 of 131
    Brangdon

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    Allow users to create and name their own folders and move recordings into them arbitrarily. I'd like to have a Horror folder that contained horror films from various sources. Households with families could have a folder for each family member.

    (If items got deleted only when deleted from every folder they'd been added to, that would help solve Ianl's problem in #84.)
     
  7. Feb 22, 2011 #87 of 131
    cwaring

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    I hope people remembering to add these to the sticky thread too :)
     
  8. Feb 23, 2011 #88 of 131
    ColinYounger

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    I was thinking of folders too - do we know if multiple episodes of a series get put automatically into a folder (like HD does)?
     
  9. Feb 23, 2011 #89 of 131
    Andy C

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    Yes they do. Suggestions currently get filed in the same folder with new episodes whereas I thing suggestions should just stay in the suggestions folder. I've reported it anyway.


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  10. Feb 23, 2011 #90 of 131
    Andy C

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    I stand corrected, I've not really used the S1 since getting the silver TVDrive 4-5 years ago. I was sure after you watched a show it went yellow. I've asked about new icons for partial/viewed shows though.

    The VM box is going to be better than any other TiVo out there at this rate :)


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  11. Feb 23, 2011 #91 of 131
    cwaring

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    Second person in two days to "stand corrected". Don't know about you, but I usually sit down when at my PC :p
     
  12. Feb 23, 2011 #92 of 131
    Andy C

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    I'm in a wheelchair with a spinal injury so it's quite impressive, haha :p
     
  13. Feb 23, 2011 #93 of 131
    sammyh25

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    Love this idea, it would be useful.
     
  14. Feb 23, 2011 #94 of 131
    Tony Hoyle

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    I'm sure I've heard that some Tivos do that.. but maybe I imagined it.
     
  15. Feb 25, 2011 #95 of 131
    cwaring

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    Not posting this one to the sticky until I've got some responses, 'cos it might just be me that has a problem with it, but I don't like the current 'delete' implementation.

    Those of you that had a S1 will remember it went:

    1. press delete
    2. confirmation box
    3 programme deleted

    Now I know that with the new 'undelete' function that second step is redundant but I still don't like how it does it; ie by dopping to the next title down and then - about a second later - the deletion actually occuring. Looks very messy to me.

    Should that not happen the other way round? ie 'deleted' programme disappears and then other shows move up!

    Or am I just being picky? :)
     
  16. Feb 25, 2011 #96 of 131
    richw

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    It's even messier than that. When you delete something, the YouTube folder disappears briefly, then reappears once the deleted show is removed from the list.
     
  17. Feb 25, 2011 #97 of 131
    dwarfofpoison

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    Quality ideas are sometimes so simple.
     
  18. Feb 25, 2011 #98 of 131
    Brangdon

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    So you are happy with one-press delete and the functionality, but don't like the cosmetics?

    The way I see it, when you hit the delete button, the item is marked for deletion, but not actually deleted until some moments later. You can sometimes momentarily see the icon drawn with a cross over it. So I figure the actual delete is being done by a different background process and might be arbitrarily delayed. This makes the system a bit more responsive. It annoys me mre when it does the opposite: when the UI insists on waiting for slow actions to complete.

    After over a week of use, the UI still feels appallingly slow and clunky to me. I dearly hope that this is not its final state. I hope that we have a special version that is instrumented to help locate the numerous crashes, or that the programmers hadn't got around to optimising it yet, and that it will massively improve before the public launch. Its current state is not appropriate for a flagship product.

    (I could be wrong. One of the clunkier aspects is the SD menus, and in particular the way it flashes the screen when switching from an HD menu to an SD menu or back, sometimes throwing up a few moments of live TV video in the middle. But I gather American TiVos have been like that for years and TiVo don't care.)

    Anyway, if it does get faster, the mis-ordering that bothers you would be less apparent.
     
  19. Feb 25, 2011 #99 of 131
    cwaring

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    Yes.
     
  20. cwaring

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    Is it me or are the Suggestions in the sticky becoming a little absurd?

    No offence intended to either poster, but... seriously? :eek:

    Also...
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8402013#post8402013
    Well I'm possibly (probably) older than you so.... both :p Anyway, eight years of doing it on a S1 has to count for something :D
     

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