Agree with MiMeQu's points about the new guide. The choice of classic view vs modern view is maddening - you reach it by drilling through several layers of menus and then it doesn't do anything. Also, hitting the yellow triangle to confirm the changes in a DVR recording, means I can't use my Logitech controller, but have to pick up the Verizon remote.
I usually schedule recordings using my computer. This week, the guide there changed dramatically. The boxes for program names are all black, with no bar to show where one program ends and another begins. The boxes do not show if the program is new or not any more. Nor do they show which programs are already set to record.
I would really like the option to go back to the way it used to be.
I see people talking about change in the TV Guide on the TV -- mine has not changed there, at least not YET.
I agree with all the other posts. I also don't understand when I pull a program to watch on the DVR, I get all these listings at the bottom "More Like This". I DON'T WANT TO SEE THIS STUFF. I have all notifications turned off but this feature is showing whether I want it or not. Again, give m the option to turn this off.
I have to agree with the others who aren't fond of the new color scheme. Some of the new information is nice to have but the extremely dark nature of the guide is problematic.
For one thing, there are many places where the selected item is a very dark gray box on a back blackground, which is quite hard to see. At a minimum, lightening the gray would be recommended. I really had to look hard to figure out exactly what was being "highlighted" (if it can rightfully be called that) in certain screens. In other places, the faint red underscore of the selected item just doesn't have enough "pop" to stand out easily. I've also found that if there is a lot of text on the channel behind the guide, the bleed-through of the underlying text into the guide makes the guide info very hard to read. There should be more opacity to the overlay.
All in all, I envisioned a bunch of really young people deciding that these were all good changes and never gave much (or any) consideration to the many older viewers, viewers who are not served well at all by increasingly small text and increasingly dark menus. My vision is fine and I still think the new color scheme should have gone through much more review before releasing it on the customer base at large.
I know you won't revert back to the old look and feel (which was fine by me) but I think you should give some serious consideration to lessening some of the harshness of the current look. Improve the contrast of the selected/highlighted items. Increase opacity on the guide's background. Don't be so enamoured of black everywhere all the time. Really, the best option seems like it would be to predefine several color schemes and let the users select what works best for them. Something fully customizable might be asking for too much, but some canned schemes would be a welcome feature.
When readying a new release like this, please get employees of ALL ages to give their input as to what works and what doesn't. Not everyone's eyes and brains work the same and coming out with something not entirely geared towards younger people would serve us all better.