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Looking Down: how the volume/channel rockers moved up | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Looking Down: how the volume/channel rockers moved up

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After years about hearing about TiVo in Canada where the cable monopoly kept the recording device out, it’s nice to finally have the capability to start recording shows now that I’m living in NYC. I don’t have a TiVo but a HD package from Time Warner. I could go on and on about the poor user interface that has (and probably will at a future date), but today the review is all about remotes and how TiVo recently updated theirs. Over at the PVR Blog, there’s a review of what an adjustment to the location of volume/channel rockers. This person knows TiVo’s, they’ve even interviewed the head of user experience at TiVo. The biggest issue it seems with the new design is that the hand is having a hard time finding the buttons without looking down. You can read the full reviews and comments that both praise and negate the new design at http://www.pvrblog.com

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  • http://www.subtraction.com Khoi Vinh

    I’ve never owned a TiVo, but I’ve been using Time Warner’s DVR (or PVR, whatever) for three-plus years, and I really don’t have any complainst about the user interface. Maybe I’m just being obtuse, but it works great for me. What am I missing?

  • http://www.michaelsurtees.com Michael Surtees

    Hye Khoi, come back early next week. I’ll have a post all about the interface from Time Warner.