We just got FiOS after 5 years of Comcast. And our first (and so far) continuing impression of the guide is that's it's way too busy and complex to use, and it needs a drastic simplification, or at least options to make it simpler and easier on the eyes. These comments are based on v1.9 of the UI on the new Cisco boxes.
I haven't really seen a "complete" list of fixes, but I've seen a lot of complaints. So I'll try to make some more specific fixes as to make the UI a bit cleaner and easier to use. Hey, I'm a SW Engineer, I'm used to bugs 😉
Hopefully the guide is based on some sort of HTML scheme with CSS so changing specific elements requires minimal tweaks. If not, I hope the GUI Toolkit in use allows for customization and what not.
Which does lead to another thought. If the browser is HTML based, maybe allow for User created schemes? Create a "safe" repository that allows adept users to submit their own schemes for review, and publish those out via the box if approved by Verizon. Like Mozilla's themes.
Any other specific fixes to the UI?
You sound like a web designer. I doubt CSS is involved but I do not know. I would expect it to be some proprietary code and from what I have seen as a tester, to do HD, it must be limited visually. But yes I agree with you that there should be more options since what you like may nit be what I like so to speak. So more options would allow more power users like us to customize the guide to how we like it.
Please, please change the guide. It is impossible to read except from very close. Used to have RCN and never had a problem reading it. It was simple and clear. Specially hard to read when creating or erasing recordings everything is in miniature.
Thanks. I hope this is the right spot to post a comment.