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Posted by mchaney on 05-13-2004 10:56 PM:

Originally posted by Bodie
I love the Tivo Guide. It is much better than the D* guides.

It shows more info at one time (everything that's on now (or in the next 5 minutes) for ~10 channels (I'm not at home and can't check), the next ~10 things that are coming up on the selected channel), and a description of what's on now.

Actually the Tivo list guide shows much less information than the D* guide which is why the Tivo list guide is faster. If you want to quickly scan a block of related channels (like TLC, Discovery, The Science Channel, Animal Planet, etc.) for shows that are on in the next hour or so, the Tivo list guide just sucks, plain and simple.

Also, the fact that the old Tivos were too slow is no excuse in my mind for the ones on a $1000 Tivo to also be slow. Getting it wrong twice isn't better.

There is no way to quickly search a block of channels as above without using the D* guide. Also, to those who think Tivos are omniscient, they are not. To know what shows you want to record, you need to use the guide pretty regularly to scan through things and see what is on. If all you ever want to do is watch the same stuff, you'll never need the guide. If you want to see what new offerings are on that are not covered by season passes and wish lists, the guide is used regularly. I do like to watch new stuff, even stuff that I haven't thought to put on a wish list until I see it on the guide first, so I use the guide. For some, maybe TV is only about watching the same recurring sitcoms over and over, but that's not for me.


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