Originally Posted by Dude111
Indeed...... SARA IS 100000% BETTER and if there was ANYWAY I COULD GET IT BACK ON MY SA BOX,I WOULD!!!!!!
NAVIGATOR IS CRAP........... SLOW,UGLY,ETC..............
SARA was ugly as hell, but VERY reliable as it was the original OS for the old Pioneer/SA boxes. Some systems still use it on the newer boxes.
Navigator HAS gotten better, IF you are in a good TWC division and have a box that "plays nice" with the software. The Advanced Gateway boxes now support a new guide for Navigator that includes:
- A true HD interface. (With the option to go back to the SD grid if desired)
- Expanded Search Options- (All New Interface with the "B" button.)
- Video On Demand Boxed Movie Cover Art
- New DVR Management Screen
However, some customers find the new search screens overwhelming, where it now takes three or four button presses to do what used to be done in one or two steps. The biggest anger seems to be the loss of being able to Press the B search button and have the search begin on the show being watched or shown on the time grid. Under the new search, you have to "re-key" your selections each and every time. The "B" button needs to take users right to other instances of the viewed show in a future software update.
The DVR's new management screen confuses other customers with it's tree tier folder navigation. You have to go through multiple steps to play a show or series or delete a show.
I still have the older SA-8300HDC with the Classic Search. All these years, I still miss the Passport Software functionality of Keyword Search and still wish that Navigator would bring that option back. I have said to TWC Feedback, if memory on the older boxes is a problem, just have the keyboards search for keywords and nothing else. Title Search would also be a part of the keyword system, so whatever you keyed into the system, Title, Keyword, or Person, if the information is in the system, it should be able to be found in search results.
The new DVR screens and VOD cover art I think are eye candy, but are resource hogs and not needed. The best thing about the new box updates is the HD interface.