Originally Posted by tristan2
This is my first DVR and so I am very new to it and still learning how to do things efficiently. But I have to say that I find that searching for shows is easier for me from the web rather than using the TiVo. Yesterday I was on the TiVo looking at Sienfeld episoldes of which there are many. I wanted to get a snapshot of what the episode was about before choosing to record.
I seemed to have to go through several screens to get a description and then to the point I could record. And the screen changes seemed relatively slow. Then when I went back a screen to the episode list; it took me to the beginning of the list. So I had to scroll down the episode list several screens to get to the place I left off (it didn't return me to my previous location in the list). That took forever.
In Upcoming, you lose your spot in menu navigation when clicking through to episodes. You shouldn't lose your spot when browsing the Episode Guide.
The current version of the Episode Guide appears to be "bugged" in that it lists the TV icon next to each episode even when it is unavailable. It should only show the TV icon next to episodes that are actually available in the next two weeks. When fixed, that should improve its usefulness.
Originally Posted by lmz00
I'm not a fan of the discovery bar. I already know what I want to watch, and don't need any suggestions from TiVo, but I don't really feel like going back to the classic interface.
I do like that it now does 1080p with Amazon. Saw The Blind Side yesterday, and it looked pretty good.
I don't care for the discovery bar either with its current options. I have no need for suggestions.
Once TiVo made the decision to incorporate the video window (can be turned off), it had to find a way to use that space. Outside of an EPG, most DVR screens don't mix well with a video window. The discovery bar was their answer.
I think the discovery bar could be made useful for non-suggestions. TiVo could enhance that bar to show the next 5-10 programs upcoming on the user's To Do List. Or they might add non-show "widget" uses, such as squares for the current weather, stocks, facebook updates, a twitter shortcut or twitter comments, etc. TiVo did say last month that future updates would add further customization options for the discovery bar.