Tivo Premiere - suddenly menus looks different :((

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

  1. Resist

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    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

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

    Resist Well-Known Member

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    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

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    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

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    That's why the Internet was invented: to allow people to ***** anonymously. :)
     
  6. steverm2

    steverm2 New Member

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    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

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

    steverm2 New Member

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    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

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    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 14.9.2.2 & 20.2 as well.
     
  10. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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