So, I just recently installed two FI IB3 18s this weekend, and even though I said I was going to wait for the full BD, I went ahead and downloaded the bass disc because I wanted to check out that content.
First off. Great Job to all of those involved. The Menus looks great.
Archaea, excellent selections. I know that when I made those selections I didn't have a great sub system at the time, so it made it difficult to personally test for. The Pulse and Underworld selections were monstrous on my IB. I had already earmarked the Underworld scene for if and when I did a new disc, but I doubt I would have ever discovered the Pulse scene. Kudos
Leo, the only thing I could say that might make it better is the primary navigation. Unless I'm just intuitively using it wrong. I've only played the disc once, but from what I can remember you have to cursor over to the arrows on the sides and click enter to move from clip to clip (page to page) and then cursor back to clip art to launch the clip. I think this creates a little navigation complexity.
I would have done the following:
- Get rid of the arrow buttons. Make an invisible button that auto executes a new page command. This way simply hitting left or right on the remote would cycle through the clip pages.
- The Menu and Play-All buttons which are on the extreme sides could have been moved to the bottom (or top) of the clip art and be accessed by hitting either up or down on the remote.
- The Pop-up menu needs a semi-transparent background. Or may just not feature the theater image, clip still image, ect. All of that content floating over a playing scene was a little busy in my opinion
All and all I think the menus are wonderful and well designed. In fact, I'm a little jealous that they are so much better than mine. I hope my criticism isn't taken negatively to heart. I'm sorry I didn't offer this insight earlier when you were probing for feedback, I don't think I could have noticed it without actually using the disc in real-time.