TiVo Community Forum Archive 1

TiVo Community Forum Archive 1 (http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/index.php)
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-- Slow channel guide display (http://archive.tivocommunity.com/tivo-vb/showthread.php?threadid=174902)

Posted by bbodin on 05-13-2004 09:00 PM:

Well for one thing I don't what to sit down and pre-plan everything I may or may not want to watch. I'm not picking on you but all you TiVo'ers think this is Gods gift to TV. I am happy for you but I view the TiVo a bit differently. Sure I like it can record stuff and I like that I can play it back at a time of my chosing, and I like that I can FF thru the commercials. But I also like to maybe watch something right now that I'm in the mood for right now. Using the guide shouldn't be a slow or as painful as TiVo has made it.

well you're just not a normal tivo user (I happen to watch more live tv like you do as well). The intent of tivo is built on the tivo list guide. You scroll through (maybe once a day) each channel using the list guide, finding shows you wish to watch and record them (so I look on Starz and see a show at 3pm I like and schedule it, one at 10 pm I like and schedule it, ....then look at NBC and do the same thing). I then come home from work and watch those recordings (and no commercials). Sure you watch live tv, just rarely though because you generally have shows to watch that are recorded.

If you're not doing the above, you're really using the Tivo as a glorified VCR..which is fine, but $1000 is a bit much to pay for a vcr. And given that the machine is not meant for that, that is why there has been little prioritization for a fast non-list guide from DirectTV.

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