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  • Hi @Sarah. The forum currently uses the word 'Discussion' to mean two different things (so when we use the word in a comment it's a little ambiguous which we're talking about) - see screengrab.
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Ah right - thanks @Roy - it's just that there isn't a notification preference for "Notify me when people are discussing unexpected functionality, a bug, workaround or feature request, but don't bother if they're just having a go at each other" ... so I won't know when there's a new topic that I might be interested in…
  • Would it be possible to have a separate topic just for bug reports and workarounds? What's bugging me most in this release is this: when you time-slip a live programme and then pause for a while (e.g. for a comfort break!) you then find you can't rewind or fast-forward at all - the only options that work now are play and…
  • Apologies if these questions about the new forum aren't new... 1) Is it possible to search within just one particular discussion (instead of the entire community)? 2) Is it possible to opt out of email notifications pertaining to posted comments made by specific individuals?
  • I was trying to show my mum how to make and watch a recording on her Virgin box for the first time this week... I have no idea which version she has but, OMG, how frustratingly complex the menus are when compared with YouView! Now I see why my mum will never understand Virgin, and doesn't want to either. NextGen, all is…
  • The behaviour that most irritated me about 27.47.0 was fixed in 27.50.0 The behaviour that most irritated me about 27.50.0 was fixed in 28.26.0 So, all in all, I'm finally settling down with NextGen now... glad I stuck with it! Hopefully there'll be more goodies in the pipeline soon :o) Actually, the behaviour that's…
  • Quick comment in defence of "Recorded series layout, oldest first" in 27.50.0 - this is one of the changes since 27.47.0 which had "newest first". Of course, we'd all be happy if you could jump (or loop around, as we used to be able to do!) but, as we can't, I complained about "newest first" and was relieved that it got…
  • My biggest bugbears at the moment: * New recordings start several seconds late, missing off the very beginning of the programme * When using Search (the left-most menu option), light blue text on a dark blue background is difficult to see * When displaying programme info for a recording (using the i button) the…
  • I was extremely critical in the 27.47.0 discussion, and my own personal solution was to delete stacks of unwatched recordings, watch less TV and go and do something less boring instead! But I must admit I'm pleasantly surprised and mildly optimistic with the tweaks in 27.50.0. There's still a way to go, but it's a step in…
  • I'm losing the plot on this discussion now, possibly because I don't really understand how the forum works... For instance, how do you start saying something new instead of just replying to someone else? Is there a help page? Also, I'd be grateful to know which of you have a current or former professional connection with…
  • I'm losing the plot on this discussion now, possibly because I don't really understand how the forum works... For instance, how do you start saying something new instead of just replying to someone else? Is there a help page? Also, I'd be grateful to know which of you have a current or former professional connection with…
  • NextGen is like Windows 8 because, in the name of keeping up with the Joneses (to attract NEW customers), its genius, cutting-edge innovators regarded their CURRENT customers who had paid good money to buy their previous product because they liked it just the way it was (but, crucially, weren't about to spend any more…
  • Good grief, yes, that explains quite a lot... it's as if the Next Generation system was designed for touch-screen rather than using a remote control from an armchair! Is it meant to be some kind of "universal" operating system that works on multiple platforms? (Microsoft at least gave us the option NOT to "upgrade" to…
  • I meant under the key, between the horizontal line and CHANNEL/DATE/TIME, we'd see the same text that's displayed in the Guide, for instance: Series 1, Persistence of Vision Series 2, Basics, Part 1 Series 3, Worst Case Scenario
  •  A) In the Guide, when you press "i", a Voyager episode from Syfy is shown with its series number and name, but under recordings (see screengrab) this information is missing. (So the only way to distinguish between episodes is to read the spoiler.) B) The words 'Watch recording', 'Delete' and 'Lock' are shown in what…
  • Define "impossible". Has anyone tried a factory reset and disconnecting from the internet? (I'm not usually up at this time on a weekend... I'm losing sleep over TV!)
  • Thanks Martin :o) ...but, re the new look, truncating the titles of recordings because there isn't room in the tile is a backward step for my old-school mentality... When searching for a particular recording, the first thing that comes to my mind is "how long ago did I record this?" (lists are helpful, but grids of tiles…
  • D'oh! The forum is playing up too. On submitting my comment, above, Chrome popped up a box that wouldn't go away, and on refreshing the page my comment was resubmitted, so now it appears twice. There is a link to remove the duplicate comment, but it doesn't work for me in either Chrome or IE; editing the comment also…
  • The forum is playing up too... On submitting my comment, above, Chrome popped up a box that wouldn't go away, and on refreshing the page my comment was resubmitted; there is a link to remove the duplicate comment, but it doesn't work for me in either Chrome or IE; editing the comment doesn't work in IE; Firefox doesn't let…
  • "Frustrated" really doesn't cover it for me. Despite Microsoft's deep enthusiasm for reinventing the wheel, Windows 8 was a major update that I was at least given the CHOICE to reject ! For YouView to force this revolutionary "Next Generation" interface change upon me, with no option to hold back the "upgrade", feels like…
  • "Frustrated" really doesn't cover it for me. Despite Microsoft's deep enthusiasm for reinventing the wheel, Windows 8 was a major update that I was at least given the CHOICE to reject ! For YouView to force this revolutionary "Next Generation" interface change upon me, with no option to hold back the "upgrade", feels like…