Re: Is that why TiVo boxes are so slow?
I was going to as the same - why is the TiVo user interface so shit in so many ways?
First it is dog-slow, and I mean a dog that can't be bothered to even lick its own bits, let along anyone else’s.
Secondly so many of the user interface aspects are really badly thought out - like lists not wrapping round so going from A-Z is even more tedious because you can just go backwards from A to find Z in one step.
Thirdly the skip feature is hardly great, in particular why is skipping back 30 sec do broken? Why can it go back to the point you just skipped forward from when you realise in 1s that you overshot?
And to wrap it all up, WTF is it doing while booting? I can boot about 4 other Linux boxes in sequence before my VM-supplied TiVo has got the the point of showing TV.