|Originally posted by IlyaV
Your first request is actually implemented. The FAV button brings the PG showing your favorite channels, and after that you can use red and yellow buttons to change the search criteria.
Nice, I'll use that now....It's a shame the big ass VOOM button wont get used (by me anyway) what a waste of "prime real estate"
|The WATCH button behavior has been improved in the latest version. It does work as an exit button in virtually all situations, except that the Surf Bar stays on in some cases for an extra 3 seconds.
I only had the boxes a few hours before I got the update, so I can't really comment on the improvement. What I'm referring to is the 3 second Surf Bar requiring a second push on the button.
I guess they don't want to just copy D*'s format, but D* has the benefit of 10 years of competition between a number of companies trying to come up with the most user friendly interface. It is very intuitive. The surf bar is meaningless to me. I rarely use it on my D* boxes and I didn't use it when I had E* briefly. Now that they have P-I-G, a surf bar has become less important.
It seems V* is trying to bring up the surf bar as if it is the channel info like D* has on the top of the screen. Only problem is, it doesn't have the info you like to see briefly. You get all info, except description, at a glance at D*'s top bar - more info than you get on both presses of the V* Info button.