User Profile

Gearborn

Gearborn

United States

Joined:
Thu 20th December, 2012

Recent Comments

Gearborn

#1

Gearborn commented on First Ever 'Reggie Asks' Delves Into TVii:

@Jaco Even using the gamepad as just a channel guide is terrible. It always starts at channel 2, which for me is hundreds of channels away from where I want to be since all HD channels for me start at channel 1000. That means I have to swipe scroll hundreds of channels. And the swiping to scroll/page is terrible since about one out of every four swipes triggers a click/press instead and goes to whatever I had accidentally pressed rather than continuing to scroll. So for me, Nintendo screwed up even providing a basic channel guide. They desparately need to provide the ability to click buttons on the gamepad to control more of the navigation such as using the triggers for paging and the analog sticks for scrolling.

Gearborn

#2

Gearborn commented on First Ever 'Reggie Asks' Delves Into TVii:

Yeah, their idea is great, but their execution is unbelievably poor. The gamepad can't control my receiver and Nintendo TVii doesn't work with Netflix or Tivo right now. I don't use Hulu, but I do use Amazon Prime... so how does their all in one solution work with the one service I can use with it right now? It's terrible. Nintendo TVii doesn't know if something is available to Prime users for free, which means it's worthless for Prime subscribers since you can't actually search for the free videos. Even if they eventually do pull that information, it'd still be painful to use since Nintendo TVii kicks you out and opens the Amazon app instead of being all integrated. Combine that with the slow menus and it's nearly unusable. Also throw in the fact that when I tried it, when it kicked me to the Amazon app, it still had my previous Amazon search on the game pad rather than what I had clicked on in Nintendo TVii... so the integration itself doesn't even work properly.

They should have sat on it another few months before releasing a service that leaves this bad a taste in my mouth.

Gearborn

#3

Gearborn commented on Nintendo Is Not Working On Fix For Wii U's Slo...:

I haven't cared much about the slow menus until now. But now that Nintendo TVii is out, once I start using that application, the slow load times may be a big enough barrier to use the service at all since waiting 10-20 seconds to pull up Nintendo TVii isn't going to be worth it even with all it's extra features.