I need the most user-UNFRIENDLY Freeview box

Discussion in 'Freeview & YouView' started by StuGib, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. StuGib

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    Not a typical request I'm sure, but I'd like your opinions on which of the Freeview boxes you find to be the most difficult to use?

    I'm about to start a user interface design course and I need to evaluate a UI and redesign it, and digital TV is a relevant topic in my job, but I only have experience of Sky.

    So, have all Freeview boxes got a standard UI yet, like Sky, or are they all different? If so, which of them do you find the most difficult to use? This could include the physical interface, remote control, and on-screen display.

    PLEASE I don't want to know why it's difficult to use, otherwise that would defeat the purpose of me doing the course! ;) I'm really just looking for a vote of which box I should get to test.

    Thanks,

    Stuart
     
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    My Philips On Digital box I've had since that disaster first began, is especially dreadful. Couldn't recommend it enough to you. I can't imagine they standardised this UI and the remote only works if you beat your head with it for 5 mins.

    Cheers
    Rich
     
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    well i think the thompson/grundig is pretty crap! Does it have to be an STB though?
     
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    I had the NOKIA OnDigital box and it was the worst piece of technology I have ever used, both in terms of hardware reliability and software design. :thumbsdow
     
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    I should say that any of the old ex-OnDig (or ITV-D) boxes have the same UI - which is fairly poor.
     
  6. StuGib

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    Only for convenience in that I'll have to test the original and my re-design with actual users, so easier to transport a box that an IDTV.
     
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    Grundig GDT1500 lacks menus to pay about with..too easy to use. Are Pace any better?
     
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    Another vote for the Philips ex "OnDigital". Physically big and clunky too.
     

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