Tivo Premiere - suddenly menus looks different :((

Discussion in 'TiVo Premiere DVRs' started by rambler, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    My Premiere just got the new update, so now I can see for myself what the OP was talking about and I agree with him. I don't like the banner at the bottom, nor do I like the SDUI in blue. To me the SDUI looked better in orange and made the screen feel warmer. I will say however that the HDUI works smoother than it did before, so I might use that instead now.

    Maybe it's just a matter of getting used to the change (because I hate change), but I wish we had an option to position the banner where we want.
  2. ltxi

    ltxi New Member

    Feb 14, 2010
    What's an HDUI? Why would I want one? Does it cost extra?
  3. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    With the Tivo Premiere you can use either the Hi Def User Interface (HDUI) or the Standard Def User Interface (SDUI). Obviously the HDUI is crisper/cleaner than the SDUI. But the SDUI is similar to previous Tivo interfaces and many who are used to that prefer to continue using it.
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

    Jan 6, 2003
    For someone like me, who *only* watches TV, and could care less about interfaces, the SDUI is perfect. I don't Hulu, Amazon, YouTube or anything else. I do watch a *ton* of TV, and all I want is a fast, clean way to handle my TV--recordings, to-do, wishlists, etc.
  5. Thunderclap

    Thunderclap Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Chicago area
    That's why the Internet was invented: to allow people to ***** anonymously. :)
  6. steverm2

    steverm2 New Member

    May 9, 2005
    cape cod,ma
    The loss of the e.t. counter & clock in lower right corner s**ks.those of us who dont like some of the changes dont ***** about those who do.
  7. andyf

    andyf Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2000
    Margret at TiVo has tweeted that they will be fixing the clock position.
  8. steverm2

    steverm2 New Member

    May 9, 2005
    cape cod,ma
    thanx for passing that on.just got the update yesterday and am still checking it all out.mixed review so far.
  9. mrsean

    mrsean Active Member

    May 15, 2006
    New Jersey
    Excellent news. Thanks! Who knew something so little could mean so much? I would also like for TiVo fix all of the other items that were broken/disable under & 20.2 as well.
  10. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

    Feb 4, 2008
    I'm quite happy with the change, and would love for this to have been this way from the start.

    With a banner, it is either faces or asses. I prefer to see the faces. :)
  11. Langree

    Langree The Gimp

    Apr 29, 2004
    I like the new guide layout with the ability to see the listings of the highlighted channel. Makes it a snap to see if I want to record anything.
  12. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

    Aug 2, 2003
    Actually there's a lot of brokenness in 20.2, not just that. Still, I'd rate it as a big improvement overall. I'm just personally hard-hit by some of the bugs. :(
  13. WizarDru

    WizarDru New Member

    Jan 18, 2005
    Malvern, PA
    It's a real mixed bag. My wife and daughter are not thrilled with the changes to the guide, for example. I like the performance improvements in the UI, but there's a lot to be played with.

    I wish TiVo had sent a notification or a video letting people KNOW this was coming/had arrived. Getting a call from my wife asking "WTF happened to the TiVO? All the menus are messed up!" is not the way I should learn about it.
  14. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    I played around with the new interface a little bit more late last night and okay, it's growing on me. I would still rather prefer a warmer background color than blue though.
  15. rambler

    rambler Member

    Dec 3, 2005
    Tivo should explain why the 1xFF/captions feature had to go, or bring it back. So far the company line is to blame a "technical limitation". I don't buy it. I don't expect trade secrets, but I see nothing the update does that would suggest why this feature can no longer work.
  16. phone man

    phone man Member

    Nov 4, 2011
    The laggy behavior of the previous hdui made me want nothing to do with it. It now performs well enough I don't mind playing with it and I have to admit it's growing on me too. Since I knew very little of the previous version I have no complaints about them screwing something up.
  17. L David Matheny

    L David Matheny Active Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    SE Ohio
    I also would be interested in a detailed technical explanation of exactly why it can't work now but could work before. I can believe that there could be a technical reason, but I'm curious.

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