Why did you buy an S3?
Those recording times would be just as difficult to read. A simple push of the Play button gives you all that info in an easy to read format.opus472 said:Wonder why Tivo wastes this valuable space - could at least show elapsed time or remaining time when playing back recordings, as VCRs managed to do 25 years ago. And the clock is almost impossible to read from across the room...
Never had a problem reading the front panel of VCRs, and didn't have to block the TV picture to see the info. The Tivo clock is difficult to read because the numbers are simply too small. What's the purpose of the clock if you can't read it?jrm01 said:Those recording times would be just as difficult to read. A simple push of the Play button gives you all that info in an easy to read format.
Good question!Kablemodem said:Why did you buy an S3?
No problem, but I'm not sure it applies to this particular thread.legendarybc said:Come on Opus, RTFM. We all realize you are a n00b, and that is all well and fine because we are all n00b's at one point. But does every question that pops into your head have to be a new thread?
Sounds like someone who works for SA or Moto or Dish, convincing themselves that's the only reason people buy a S3.opus472 said:Good question!
Haven't decided yet whether or not to keep it. As I mentioned, the big advantage so far is the hard drive capacity...
To each his own, I guess. I'd much rather be able to simply glance at the front panel to check the elapsed time than have to pop up a banner that blocks part of the TV picture.nrc said:Most TiVos don't even have a front panel display. There's really very little information you need that isn't better displayed on the TV itself. The front panel information is for when you're not watching the TV.
Huh? Why wouldn't I be looking at the TV?Arcady said:Why does it matter if the thing blocks the TV display if you ARE NOT LOOKING AT THE TV?
Oh. I'd be glancing at the display, as many of us did with VCRs for 20+ years...Arcady said:Because you are looking at the display on the box.
I suspect you could glance at the front panel in less time than it would take for the banner to appear onscreen, let alone toggle it on and off. And depending on the location of the box, you could see both the front panel and the screen at the same time.jbernardis said:If you're looking AWAY from the TV to see the time remaining anyway, what does it matter if you display a banner that blocks part of the screen. 6 of one half a dozen of the other.