Right arrowHow do I see a list of what tuner is recording what? How do I switch to a particular tuner which is watching something in particular (easy with the info button on previous machines.) I also had once instance of it decided to use the tuner I was looking at, rather than go find a spare one (of which there were several), that does not bode well.
Actually, it's a trend in industrial controls as well. Make everything shades of grey except things that are out of the ordinary or changing. Draws your eye to the important stuff, and the rest fades into the background. The text is white on dark grey, so it's just as legible as the old white/yellow on blue.Most of the rest of my issues have to do with the new interface design. The interface uses the latest and worst practices in interface design. The fashion seems to currently be to make interfaces as unusable and as least visible as possible. Grey is not a good colour for interfaces, and grey on grey is about as bad as it gets, but unfortunately that's the current design aesthetic. Even my wife has noticed things are less visible.
I find the new interface more legible over all, aside from the few cases of disabled items (grey on grey)The old interface was quite usable, and legible. The interface is the reason why I've stuck with TiVo since 1999, it works. Now they've changed that. There has been a lot of grumbling about the interface not changing, and I was always glad of thing. Among other things thinking if there were a radical change people would regret it. When the HD interface came out, i was quite relieved it wasn't a great departure from the old interface, of course there was grumbling about that.
UI functionality appears to be pretty much the same to me. Just need to learn how it works. The arrows do a lot more than they used to, and Left now longer backs out, so you use a different button for that. To me, it's really the ads that ruin it more than the navigation.So is this a case of it's different and I'm just not used to it, or is it really as cr*p as it seems?
You still have a choice on the older boxes. But that could change at any time.Also is there any danger of this being inflicted on older machines, like our, now resurrected Bolt? I'm tempted to go look for a new old stock Bolt so we have a spare in case the Bolt dies. Our previous spare was a Romaio (I think) and it was painfully slow to use now I'm used to the bolt.