How do I switch between TiVo with SD and TiVo with HD menus?
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Premiere series boxes offer two menu choices:
TiVo with HD Menus
TiVo with HD menus includes features such as a Discovery Bar to help you find shows easily and intuitively and a Video Window so you can watch TV or a recording as you browse or search for new shows to record. Click here for a complete description of HD menu features.
To switch from the SD menus to the HD menus, press the TiVo button to go to TiVo Central and then select Messages & Settings > Settings > Displays > Choose TiVo Menus > TiVo with HD Menus (Widescreen).
IMPORTANT: To display the HD menus, your TiVo box must have a broadband connection to the TiVo service and must be connected to an HDTV that supports 720p or better resolution and has a 16:9 (widescreen) aspect ratio. If you have this setup in place during Guided Setup, your TiVo box will automatically display HD menus after Guided Setup completes.
TiVo with SD Menus
TiVo with SD menus offers a classic interface that is similar to the one displayed by Series3 and Series2 TiVo boxes. If your Premiere series box is connected to a standard screen TV (4:3 aspect ratio) or the box is connecting to the TiVo service using a phone line rather than broadband, or you do not have 720p or greater resolution checked in the Video Output Format screen, you will be able to view only TiVo with SD menus.
To switch from the HD menus to the SD menus, press the TiVo button to go to TiVo Central and then select Messages & Settings > Settings > Displays > Choose TiVo Menus > TiVo with SD Menus (Standard Screen).