...the HR34 at this year's CES had PIP on the Yellow.
Hmmmm. Would that be a clue that we might be given the ability to toggle the PIP on and off in future releases? That's only a feature that should have shipped in 2006, after all.
I still feel like the HD DVR+ is the best platform out there, and gets better (or sometimes slightly worse) with each update. But there seem to be a lot of "no brainers" that they still have not addressed, and the "one-size-fits-all" approach to the GUI and features seems a bit arrogant (but then no DVR was designed more arrogantly than Tivo, and they say you should always steal from the best).
Here's just the most recent example: I'm up late last night trying to watch recorded shows and every 20 minutes I get a popup saying "Hey, it's time for us to update your hardware!" like I would want that so very much,
that I would drop everything just to get it.
No, thankyouverymuch, I'm actually watching recordings right now. Ask me again after this show is over, or just wait 3 hours and ask me again.
But no, like a hyperactive 5-year old in the back seat yelling "are we there yet?" every 2 minutes, this stupid DVR is not smart enough to understand that I don't want their scary friggin' update until I'm darn good and ready to relinquish the remote, yet I get a new nag screen about it every time I turn around. Just how many times do I have to tell it?
Now I know the system is sophisticated enough to mine information regarding what shows I watch and how many times I rewound that Victorias Secret commercial, so why is it not able to distinguish between when it is actually in use playing back shows for me to watch, and when it has been idle for over 20 minutes? No-brainer, opportunity squandered.
As a wise movie character once said, "Stupid is as stupid does." Technology is growing rapidly, and apparently that barrier that only allows so much oxygen to the brain in humans is starting to get in the way of that.
BTW, it seems also sort of stupid that there would be no warning that after the update the box might be sluggish for a while, that logos and thumbnails might go missing for a day or two, and that "Smart Search" all of a sudden might become anything but, until the update finishes indexing sometime on Thursday. How about a heads-up on that?
I did notice that "Active" was very speedy this morning, tho, hope its not just a fluke.
Edited by TomCat, 11 May 2011 - 07:38 PM.