Tivo experience should have been named Tivo NIGHTMARE!

Discussion in 'TiVo Suggestion Avenue' started by Jim Frank, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Jim Frank

    Jim Frank New Member

    Jul 23, 2019
    UNFORTUNATELY, I upgraded to Tivo Experience. My wife....major user...is ready to kill me. Other than the boxes on the left side of the screen, The listings are a garbled mess. To top its off, the white letters on grey are not too cool and the font should be bold, not skinny. My wife has to get up out of her chair and walk toward the TV in order to read the text...and she has her glasses on! Not to good for seniors! In the description I read before upgrading, it said it was faster. IT IS SLOWER! When you go to delete a program, she waited and thought it wasn't working, so she clicked again...only to erase a show she wanted as well as the intended one. Also, when y ou are in live TV, the grey box at the bottom of the screen with the station information, is again not easy to read. I would go back to my old software, but she has way too much on the drive (1 Gig) and she's 72% full, so she'd loose it. I should have learned from my computer ex[erience not to rush to upgrade.
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  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 28, 2005
    Don't suffer--transfer the content to your PC, sidegrade the TiVo box back to TE3, and transfer the content back to the TiVo box. It takes time, but the software transferring the shows from and back does the heavy-lifting.

    Recommended for transferring: pyTivo Desktop--it works well and is well-behaved. I transfer whole batches of shows at a time, coming back to the PC periodically to queue up a new batch.

    pyTivo Desktop
    Easier to use pyTivo (pyTivo Desktop discussion thread)
  3. Matty-Matt

    Matty-Matt New Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Des Moines,...
    It seems like the consensus from most or the threads is that users prefer TE3 over TE4, and I agree. I prefer the Live Guide provided by TE3, due to it was easier to read and I had become familiar with the navigation. I also prefer the graphic styling of TE3 over TE4. The TE4 graphics appear to be cluttered with unnecessary images, which don't necessary improve the function or assist with intuitive navigation. I will concede that I have updated to TE4 less than a month ago, so maybe it just takes some getting used to. I really hope the next generation of software is an improvement.
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  4. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

    Dec 7, 2012
    Ashland, PA...
    I have both. There are user preferences available with TE4 that can help the experience, like disabling the background images in some screens. I don't use suggestions and always used the grid guide, so those features are not on my list of problems. Explore TE4. It's not bad.
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  5. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Threads do not prove consensus. In every forum everywhere, complaints are posted more than non-complaints. I never liked the old interface. Much prefer TE4.
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  6. Matty-Matt

    Matty-Matt New Member

    Dec 3, 2019
    Des Moines,...
    Thanks for the suggestion regarding disabling the background images. I'm definitely going to give that I try.

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