By: Matthew Tremblay at 06:27 pm
Have you noticed a big change to the on-screen Guide on your Time Warner Cable digital cable box? If not, you soon will.
Time Warner Cable is in the process of launching a new, upgraded Guide on our customers’ digital cable boxes over the next few months.
This new version of Navigator drastically enhances the look and functionality of the on-screen Guide. It’s got improved search and more intuitive navigation features for finding channels and programs by genre, actor and category. One of the coolest new enhancements is the ability to filter the channels that appear in your Guide to just your favorites – no more scrolling through a hundred shopping channels to get to the good stuff!
Here are a few screenshots, first of the favorites-filter, then some others:
As you can see from these images, the Guide features a fresh, clean look with a new color scheme.
You’ll see only your favorite channels in the Guide from then on.
In addition, some of the user interfaces have been renamed to simplify their functionality, such as the “Access Menu” changing to “Find Channels”, “Find Shows” changing to “Search” and more.
There are also improvements to the TV remote functionality – the “A” button looks up channels by category and the “B” button lets you search by show or movie title. Pressing “SELECT” can be used when watching a channel to see if enhanced features such as Start Over, Look Back or On Demand are available.
If you’ve haven’t received the new Guide yet, newspaper advertisements will be placed just prior it being launched in your area. Customers with an email address listed on their TWC account will also receive an email notifying them when the Guide is coming. Whether your digital cables boxes have the Guide yet or not, you can visit twc.com/Guide to learn more about its changes and increased functionality.