[opendtv] Re: IP-Based TV Will Revolutionize Entertainment

  • From: "Kon Wilms" <kon@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx, opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 14:44:42 -0400

> >>Surely you jest.  I have Time Warner cable now - they are overpriced
> >>and the usability of the STB is marginal at best.  A competing system
> >>would get my business in a minute.  They don't have any exclusive
> >>content that the telcos can't get.   Their DVR software is inept at
> >>best and the general UI sucks.
> >>

Time Warner's STB UIs have quite obviously been designed by a
well-skilled team of blind, unemployed organ-grinder monkeys. Their
choice of colors (reds on yellows with ample color-bleeding is a
favorite), fonts (100pt non-antialiased for those too blind to read the
EPG) and graphic design (didn't we leave color clipping overlays in the
80's?) is top notch.

I dropped their box like a stone when the first SA Tivos rolled out
(Tivo's menu has its own issues, but its still light years ahead of what
they have - even years later with little change).


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