|This sentence contains so many caveats, I don't think it exists at all.|
Time is On My Side. Yes it Is.
A few minutes after power-up I noticed an addition to the static startup screens telling me this update could take "up to an hour, possibly longer" to complete. Not sure if it was created specifically for this update, but I think it was. I waited...about 15 minutes. I'd been lied to! My update didn’t take an hour; not even close. What, was Scotty in charge of this project? I estimated the time from reboot to the TiVo menu was less than 15 minutes. Not sure if that was due to me having a preview release, or because the TiVo graphics department was grossly overstating the situation. But I was pleased with the speed of the update regardless. So then I was like 'Okay, I thought, lets light this candle!'. Then I thought that 'light this candle' was a pretty lame expression. Then I thought about sandwiches. Anyway, back to this TiVo sandwich, er, update....
More HD in the HD UI. Well, Sort Of....
|Most of the sub-menus still partied like it was 1999.|
The New HD
|"I get it. The Discovery Bar is HD now. Super. But the ladies can't see my beard."|
TiVo Apps and The TiVo Apps...yeah I know, it's weird.
|Pandering to a lucrative youth market? There's an app for that.|
Now, there's another kind of app that's actually made by TiVo. That one is called "The Tivo App". This is a smartphone app and the kind most the young hipsters think of when they hear the word (they also think tongue piercings are 'cool', but that's a whole other issue). The "The TiVo App" was developed by TiVo themselves and is provided for free for the iPad, iPhone, and (just recently announced) Android. Oh, and there's the "TiVo Desktop App"...but let's not get too far off track. Suffice to say TiVo does more than most people think it does.
So that's my initial musings on the first major update for the TiVo Premier. In short: It's Prettier, Snappier, and at least 33% Appier. I know I already said that, but I thought it was clever enough to say again.