TiVo HD opening animation

Discussion in 'TiVo Series 1 - UK' started by b166er, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. b166er

    b166er New Member

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    Video at YouTube

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    Sorry if it's already been posted.
     
  2. terryeden

    terryeden TiVo, Tivum, Tiva,

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    Time to recode it into TY and replace the UK start animation!

    Also - YAY! Teletubbies. I wonder if they paid BBC Worldwide or if the BBC paid them
     
  3. mesaka

    mesaka travelling member

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    Too depressing for words - I want one!
     
  4. ColinYounger

    ColinYounger It wasn't me.

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    Terry - you'd want to sit through all *that* on a restart? <horror>
     
  5. aerialplug

    aerialplug Serious TiVo User

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    "Hey, let's see what's on TiVo!"


    Excellent animation - but I'm pretty sure you'd be able to skip it (like we can now) once it gets tiresome.

    Anyway, what's a restart? I used to do something like that to refresh channel logos, but haven't done so for a while now ;)
     
  6. healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    Perhaps it just becomes a demo sequence that moves to "Now Playing" after the first boot which you can choose to delete like the first UK Tivo's.

    Like ArielPlug says, whats a restart, once of the benefits to Tivo is you don't have to constantly restart (its linux, not windoz).
     
  7. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    You still reboot Windows. :eek:

    Out of the 10 Vista machines we have, reveals 33 application faults (6 off Internet Explorer, 8 Acrobat faults (pre version 8.1) and rest our circuit design software) and only 1 windows fault where "Windows stopped working" this due to the ATI graphics driver which was auto-fixed and updated on 23/4/07.

    There have been no user instigated reboots or shutdows since first deployement on 17/2/07. :up:
     
  8. healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    Well if it is indeed that reliable, its only about 15 years late in the making.

    In my experience, I have never been able to have a PC running 24x7 opening and closing different apps and not had to do what I would call a refresh boot of the system to get all memory and resources back after a month or so (with the exception of the Server Editions). Maybe they've done a sterling job with Vista, I'd finally lost interest by the time that came out.

    Please tell me in Vista they have finally cracked the old 100% processor utilisation that could be max'ed by simply finding a webpage in Internet Explorer (that is scrollable) and wheeling the mouse up and down??? (P.S. you need task manager minimized in the task bar so you can monitor the processor bar's activity).
     
  9. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    Just tried it, the % bar moved as I wheeled up and down. With task manager on top I get 10%-30% CPU (both as dual core) using a reasonably wizzo ATI graphics card (Aero capable PI of 4.2) @ 1600x1200 @ 75Hz with Vista Ultimate.

    Just tried it on XP with old ATI graphics card (2.8MHz P4) and I get 30-60% CPU utilisation. 1280x1024 @ 75Hz

    Tried it on a 2.4GHz Celeron P4 with shared graphics memory (845G) and I get 100% utilisation in scrolling. 1024x768 @ 60Hz.

    So certainly graphics card and CPU speed related.

    Never noticed it before as usually when wizzing sceen up and down what else is happening is not relevant.
     
  10. healeydave

    healeydave from tivoland.com

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    thanks Ian, very interesting
     
  11. Ian_m

    Ian_m Active Member

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    Just tried it on an XP PC with an Nvidia GeForce4 ??? @ 1280 x 1024 @ 85Hz and CPU usage is 10-20%.

    So looks like graphics card performance is the limiting factor.

    Seem quite possible that the faster/better the graphics card, the less CPU needed.
     
  12. DeadKenny

    DeadKenny New Member

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  13. Pete77

    Pete77 New Member

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    I personally think our version is shorter sweeter and more to the point. All the other stuff they fill up the minute and a bit with has very little to do with saying this is your Tivo and your Tivo Guy.

    I would like to be able to replace the Powering Up screen with some of those nice colourful graphics they use on the later US Tivos though.
     
  14. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    Firefox on OS X has had a similar bug for ages too:
    http://digg.com/tech_news/Firefox_Bug_Causes_100_CPU_Usage_on_Mac_OS_X

    I'd prefer a snappy GUI response and 100% usage for a short time
    than a sluggish response and 50% usage though.
     
  15. ndunlavey

    ndunlavey Just a user, really

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    What's the giant red button about?
     
  16. chubbybrown

    chubbybrown New Member

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    I liked the 25 hours in HD compared to 300 hours normal.

    EEK!

    I still want them to come here though :up: :D
     
  17. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Are you being sarcastic? Think about the sound it makes when he presses it...
     
  18. mikerr

    mikerr TiVoCentral.co.uk

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    We've always called it Tie-Vo, not Tee-vo round here..

    I suppose that's another tom-ay-to, tom-ar-to thing?
     
  19. ciper

    ciper Active Member

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    Really? I always thought the name was a play on "tee vee"
     
  20. cwaring

    cwaring VM Tivo User

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    Yep. Even in the US they call it a "Tee-Vo" :)
     

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