Clock on Channels DVR GUI?

Trying to get rest of house off Tivo and on to Channels and minor complaint received which I think is valid is that there is no clock showing on Channels Guide screen? Yes you can tell about what time it is from grid view but most DVR's show the time. Is this something you would consider? If some people find having a clock too intrusive you could always make it an toggle option in settings.

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Yes, this is often requested. (No, there is no clock; yes it would be quite nice to have.)

(And perhaps something showing the progress as well in the guide, such as a vertical line marking the current time. I believe the images seem to indicate this is present on the AppleTV version, but it is missing on the Android version.)

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I use an Apple TV 4K and when I click it to bring up the status bar it shows the current time below the bar. Maybe that would be helpful. Does TIVO actually overlay the video stream you are watching with the current time?

Yes, IIRC most DVR main guide page show a clock. For example, here is Tivo

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Here is a Channels option for a clock in the upper right corner:
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examples of CLOCK on Guide pages:

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Tivo has an elapsed time indicator during playback as well as current time overlayed on the video stream with a transparent background in the upper right hand corner of the display. The Tivo clock is enabled/disabled through a Select-Play-Select code on the remote control. I find that I miss the clock when using Channels now instead of Tivo.

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A clock would be great. I'm not sure why but I'm alway wondering what time it is when watching TV. A clock showing whenever there is Channels UI showing (rather than just on the full guide) would be perfect.

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+1 Agree that we need a clock please

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Yes, a clock, please. One feature that I really miss from other software is a vertical tick-mark on the guide timeline showing where the current time is.

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Apparently this exists on the tvOS version, but no other.

Any idea what it looks like on the tvOS version?

really doo want a clock to show both in the full screen gudie and the mini guide durring playback.ATV.

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Yes, I would love to see a clock on the guide screen. When scrolling through the guide, I often find I have to pull my cell phone out to see what time it is.

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All my recordings were suddenly being cut off. It took me a bit to figure out it was because my Channels DVR server local time was 5 minutes fast. As far I can see, there is no way to tell what Channels DVR thinks the time is without remoting into the local server. It is not even on the admin settings webpage. A simple clock on the webpage or the channel guide would help TREMENDOUSLY.

It’s under support in the web admin.

This is what I see under support:

That just checks whether the system's clock time is in sync. Nowhere in Channels (neither the DVR server's web UI, nor in any client app) is there a clock display denoting the current time.

There is only one exception to this: The tvOS client app has a small tick mark in the time ruler at the top of the guide page to indicate the current time. However, that is the only client with such a UI element.

(Just to show how minimal this "current time" element in tvOS is, here's a screenshot from Channels' site for the tvOS client:


If you look very closely at the top of the guide, just below the time legends, about 1/3 of the way between 8:00 PM and 8:30 PM, you'll see a small tiny dot. That's the only indication of the current time, and it's limited to the tvOS client.)

There are many things which I really like about Channels but the lack of clock on the EPG is IMHO is a weakness. Based on the developer talent this is clearly a conscious decision but its really disservice to those who find it important. If there are genuinely people who don't want a clock why not make display a user selectable option? Even having that little dot enlarged to something identifiable would be better than having no clock.

now that i have discovered remote shortcuts and the ability to use fHDHR to get OTA channel numbers into the DVR, this and PIP in the guide are literally the only two things that are missing from channels being a complete TV replacement.

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