Registered: Jun 2002
Originally posted by maineman
Having said that, if they fix the following features I'll be happy as a clam with my HDTivo (What's the use of HDTV if you can't record it?): slow guide, no indication of what's set to record in the guide, folders, easier access to season pass manager, faster ff, one button standby mode.
First, you make some pretty bold claims about UTV. Also remember that what you are hearing here is a miniscule commentary by previous UTV owners.. instead travel back in time on this board about 2-3 years ago and read some of the threads. Hundreds of people on this board over the years have switched from UTV and really disliked UTV compared to Tivo.
The original posters complaints have almost all been addressed in some form or another. It isn't a question of the Tivo missing a feature, it is about getting to it in a slightly different way.. and I am sorry if I disagree that having to press one or two more buttons is an invconvenience. Hainvg to press 5 or 6 more buttons and still not getting it perfect, having a substandard replacement, etc. That is an inconvenience. IF pressing one or two more buttons is an inconvenience to you, then you have never truly been inconvenienced before.
that being said, in response to your quote above:
slow guide, no recording indicator. if you are complaining about a slow guide I can only assume you mean the DirecTV grid guide, which is in fact slow. However, the DirecTV grid guide DOES have recording indicators on it for future recordings. If you are complaining about lack of recording indicator, then you have to be using the Tivo list guide which I don't think anyone has ever called slow...
folders will possibly be implemented in HMO later this year.. I am starting to believe thismore and more simply because of how many people are starting to request this stuff, combined with cable rolling out HD DVRs nationwide later this year. DirecTV will have to release something like this sooner rather than later.
easier access to season pass manager. Tivo+1. Enter it from pretty much anywhere and you are in season pass manager.
faster ff. while some may prefer a faster ff, between the current triple ff speed combined with pressing the advance button while ffwing to advance to ticks, I can't see as not being able to quickly advance through a program as fast as 300x allows you to..
one button standby. Tivo+Page Down+Select. Again, it ain't one button, but it is only three buttons.
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