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    So I got the Sky update today which changed the view I have known for years and now faced with half a screen of daily pics which I don't need. Is there anyone out there who likes it or is it just me. Why can't they just ask people if they want the new view or not. I hate it.

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    I hate the new look!! keep pressing the wrong bloody arrow to get to the guide as well!
    Bring back the old old old EPG with the groovy background music!!

    Agreed - I want the guide and planner to be larger, not the tosh I'm not interested in.

    It should be enlarged, there is lot of wasted screen.

    You all sound very old and disgruntled

    Original Poster

    That's because we are. I returned to sky only a few months back and it was great to get the old menus back. I don't mind them changing things but I don't want more than half my screen taken up with stuff I am not interested in. I know what I want to watch and if I don't then I am quite happy scrolling through the tv guide. Loads of complaints about it on sky forums.
    Edited by: "Smartguy1" 2nd Sep 2016

    Original Poster

    A good reason to go back to kodi.

    I don't like the new menu at all

    I think the new menu looks decent on a big screen. If you've got a small screen then I can understand the frustration.

    There's no way to access other areas through the guide anymore. Before, you could go to the top and switch between tabs (interactive, services etc...) but now you can only reach them by pressing the appropriate button on the remote. They've also removed the "radio" tab and that again, can only be reached by accessing services.

    I was thinking the same it's awful especially when you forget and press guide to see huge pics of something you don't want. it should be the other way round. it's bad enough the channels are all over the place.

    Banned

    I am fine with the menu but the "catch up" tv bit you have to scroll back through forthcoming programmes to try & find something from last night!!

    I like it. I think the menu is cleaner, although I can understand the images annoying people. I really like the planner changes, including the progress bars and the options to download next episodes etc.

    moneybag

    I hate the new look!! keep pressing the wrong bloody arrow to get to the … I hate the new look!! keep pressing the wrong bloody arrow to get to the guide as well!Bring back the old old old EPG with the groovy background music!!

    You just need to press the tv guide button twice

    Not a fan either. They claim that an improvement is the customisation of the home screen but I cannot find this option on the Services area (unless they meant font/contrast?!).

    Is it me or is the epg itself a brighter shade of blue too?

    Smartguy1

    That's because we are. I returned to sky only a few months back and it … That's because we are. I returned to sky only a few months back and it was great to get the old menus back. I don't mind them changing things but I don't want more than half my screen taken up with stuff I am not interested in. I know what I want to watch and if I don't then I am quite happy scrolling through the tv guide. Loads of complaints about it on sky forums.



    Agreed.

    I think the new additions are fab. Especially when watching a series it automatically records the next one

    HATE IT!!!!!

    Fugly

    Smartguy1

    A good reason to go back to kodi.



    ​Kodi is fine for many things but uninterrupted, buffer free viewing is not one of them let's be honest

    I find i can't choose the new icons so they are wasted screen space.

    Original Poster

    Gollywood

    ​Kodi is fine for many things but uninterrupted, buffer free viewing is n … ​Kodi is fine for many things but uninterrupted, buffer free viewing is not one of them let's be honest



    Yes I know and that's one of the reasons my amazon tv box has been sat under the tv unplugged since I got Sky back. I don't mind them changing stuff but one I do mind is the massive amount of advertising, i.e. daily pics taking over half my screen without any warning of how it was going to be, no option of declining the update and no option of reverting back. Funnily enough our sky+ box in the bedroom remains unchanged but I guess the update has come via the internet and not via satellite. I don't think our bedroom box is connected to wifi.

    Original Poster

    landros1

    Agreed.



    There are younger people who don't like change either.

    I'm not a fan of the new change either. Too much space taken up by 'Top picks' etc. I want Sky to change it back to the way it was

    Wadda

    I don't like the new menu at all



    If Sky had done market research on the new look they would have saved themselves a lot of bad press.

    For god's sake, it's a tv guide. Grow up. I bet you all hated the last major update, spat all your dummies out and forgot it had even changed after a day or so.

    craigstephens

    For god's sake, it's a tv guide. Grow up. I bet you all hated the last … For god's sake, it's a tv guide. Grow up. I bet you all hated the last major update, spat all your dummies out and forgot it had even changed after a day or so.



    We are all paying Sky a lot of money to provide a service.
    We have every right to expect Sky to make their service as good as it can be for as many of its customers that it can.

    moneybag

    I hate the new look!! keep pressing the wrong bloody arrow to get to the … I hate the new look!! keep pressing the wrong bloody arrow to get to the guide as well!Bring back the old old old EPG with the groovy background music!!



    Used to love the music. At Christmas it had special seasonal songs.

    Smartguy1

    There are younger people who don't like change either.



    Correct, I'm not keen myself.
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