TiVo confirms the SD portions of HDUI will be converted

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by curiousgeorge, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jun 23, 2011 #1 of 180
    curiousgeorge

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    At last we FINALLY have official confirmation that TiVo will convert the SD parts of the HDUI so it's all HD format. TiVo twittered an answer today that they will do it.

    Now we just need to know when....
     
  2. Jun 24, 2011 #2 of 180
    orangeboy

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    The last TiVo tweet I see is from June 21.
     
  3. Jun 24, 2011 #3 of 180
    Am_I_Evil

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    TheWGP

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    Maybe I'm being cynical, but just to throw it out there... Margret is probably responding with the best of intentions, but we'll have to see what happens. Tivo folks gave similar "unofficial" indications that the Series 3 would work with multi-stream Cablecards, for example - and it turned out not to be possible / happen / etc. for whatever reason. I've gotten the impression folks at Tivo really did wish that had turned out differently - it's nothing malicious, just the way things shake out sometimes doesn't go according to plan.

    Just saying... same way that just because I "plan to win the lottery" doesn't mean it'll happen. Completely aside from the fact that I'd never buy a ticket. ;)
     
  5. Jun 24, 2011 #5 of 180
    curiousgeorge

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    I am pretty cynical about TiVo and the Premiere at this point (and I hate that I have become such), but I think your example and this one are quite different. The one you mentioned had to do with hardware and specs that were out of TiVos control. Finishing the SD->HDUI transition is plain programming - essentially skinning the UI. No outside forces really affect it, and it's not a hardware issue.

    I was just happy there was FINALLY in indication that finishing it is in the works. Prior to this all we had was the survey questions from months ago asking if it was a good idea.
     
  6. Jun 24, 2011 #6 of 180
    Am_I_Evil

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    but really...they had to ask?
     
  7. Jun 24, 2011 #7 of 180
    MikeTerryP

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    If they move from SD to HD menus without addressing the speed issues, that would make it worse, not better.
     
  8. Jun 24, 2011 #8 of 180
    tomhorsley

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    Yea, to me this headline reads: TiVo confirms they are going to fix cosmetic BS while ignoring bugs and performance :-(.
     
  9. Jun 24, 2011 #9 of 180
    aaronwt

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    The conversion from SD to HD menus cannot happen soon enough. That is the one thing I hate about my Premieres. I hate seeing the SD menus.
     
  10. Jun 24, 2011 #10 of 180
    orangeboy

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    Thanks - I ended up finding TiVo Margret's tweet before seeing your post. I suppose if I were told to tune to channel 3 for a special announcement, I'd expect to see that announcement on channel 3, not channel 4.

    On the other hand, since TiVo Margret is an employee of TiVo, her statements do represent TiVo, so it's just a matter of semantics.
     
  11. Jun 24, 2011 #11 of 180
    MikeTerryP

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    Margret? Margret, is that you? Are you hiding in there?
     
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    L David Matheny

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    I'm going to be an optimist and assume that they mean simply that all HDUI menus will use HD resolution, thus avoiding annoying resolution shifts when changing menus, and not that they're going to add unwanted, hardware-hogging, downloaded eye candy (ads) to all HDUI menus.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2011 #13 of 180
    TerpBE

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    The tweet indicates that they plan to finish updating SD to HD. That's a little different than saying they will.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2011 #14 of 180
    smbaker

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    I expect the 'advertisement bar' will make an appearance on the new screens.

    Really, finishing what they've started is so little work. Maybe they hired an intern, or maybe the administration listened to my pleas that the HDUI is a "shovel-ready project" and donated some stimulus money. Maybe they'll re-skin it all in green, and call it a green project.

    I'm a cynic. I don't expect this to get finished anytime soon. Maybe around the time the Premiere's replacement arrives. Finishing the product isn't a priority, or they'd have done it last year.
     
  15. Jun 24, 2011 #15 of 180
    aadam101

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    Tivo will finish it for the next Tivo box and then use it as a selling point. Then they will come up with some lame excuse as to why they can't finish it on the Premiere. Sadly, this will probably be my last Tivo ever.
     
  16. Jun 24, 2011 #16 of 180
    wemetzger

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    I say keep as is, and work on something more useful.
     
  17. Jun 24, 2011 #17 of 180
    innocentfreak

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    They asked people to rate the feature ideas and also put them in rank from highest to lowest.

    While I would like them to finish the HDUI, I would much rather see new features.

    Originally I said TiVo should, as they roll out updates, upgrade one screen at a time. At this point though I think if TiVo doesn't update everything at once this forum and other sites will be flooded with negative posts and feedback.

    Of course as the TiVo Ninja pointed out,
    http://www.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?p=8578831#post8578831
     
  18. Jun 24, 2011 #18 of 180
    atmuscarella

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    I would say just say get rid of it, but then all the people who apparently want to spend their time watching the UI instead of TV would have a fit. So I will say instead, replace it with something that works as well as the text based UI and add enough useless graphics to keep everyone happy.
     
  19. Jun 24, 2011 #19 of 180
    Dan203

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    Working on something more "useful" may be more practical, but in it's current form the half finished UI is an embarrassment to TiVo and the product. Like it or not people's first impression of a product comes from their interaction with the UI, and not the practical features. By finishing the UI they could attract more first time users via live demos and TV commercials.

    Although part of "fixing" the UI needs to also be improving the speed. Having a bunch of flashy graphics in a UI that is a total dog is no better then just sticking with the old SD UI.

    Dan
     
  20. Jun 24, 2011 #20 of 180
    ltxi

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    Just as long as they leave the option of using the SD UI alone, I don't really don't give a damn. Never liked the HDUI, slow and unfinished aside it's annoyingly distracting, and now that I don't have to go into it to get disk utilization data I care even less.
     

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