Originally Posted by Crazywoody
crashdumy thanks for your post.Could you tell us about the recording options on Navigator.Also is manual recording still available.In closeing puting looks aside how wold you rate it to sara and passport since it seems you have both.Again thanks for your info.
I like the way it functions. Functionally it is up there with all of the other boxes I've had from TW (6 now I think). The path to acessing menus and programing is improved. Example: Hitting the A button brings you to the Acess menu. From there are now horizontal options on the bottom of the screen, similar to what you find in the on demand programing. They include Free on Demand, Premium n demand, sports now, news and weather now, HDTV now, and Home which includes: Settings, Movies on Demand, Wisconsin on Demand (where I live), and Find Shows. Find shows is the same as hitting the B button in the guide. Which is now improved. It is now kind of a combo of the other boxes I had. It offers a list of programs (alphabetical) or a keyboard search similar to my other box (passport Echo). There is now several ways to get to the same thing ie. acess menu, settings button. Most of the available settings are the same although it seems I can zoom or stretch any program, not just those that don't match my display.
I do have one beef though. It seems to load all program data each time. If you go to search you have to wait for it to load a whole list of every program before you can do anything (about 10 seconds). It seems to me that the other boxes kept a program list in memory and loaded when you went out 3 days. This one seems to load each time. From the normal program guide, looking at the current time, its not so bad.
Oh yeah. There is a sound leveling option now. Don't think it works perfectly but none of them do.
Unfortunately, they didn't update my DVR box. Just the normail HD converter. So I don't know what recording options there will be. When I talked to them on the phone I got the impression that they are starting with the non-dvr boxes, 1500 at a time, taking feedback and hopefully improving it.
Its hard to describe it well but keep the quesitons coming. I don't mind.