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Vodafone TV box menu background

by DonnaMaylard New Poster
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Hi there,

I just got a Vodafone TV plan set up for my Mum.  She hasn't got very good eyesight and she's having major issues trying to read anything on the channel menu as it leaves the currently playing tv show in the background and the menu is just an overlay.  Is there any way to turn off the active background and have the channel menu appear against a solid background?

When the Vodafone sales guy in the shop showed us the menu it appeared to be very clear and easy to see but we're finding this is not the case at all.

 

Similar issue with the remote, black remote with very tiny writing on the buttons, she can't see any of it.  Anyone know if it's possible to get a different style of remote?  Or can you make a universal remote work with it?

 

Thanks

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by Regular Contributor JamRam Regular Contributor
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Hi Donna,

As far as I know you can’t stop the picture playing in the background but I’ll check just in case.

Vodafone TV does work with Harmony universal remotes which are backlit and can be programmed (for example) to skip multiple times to move through ads move quickly.
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by Gw1 Starter Poster
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Does anyone know what 'product/model' to use on the Harmony remote to set it up for the Vodafone TV box (new generation) ?

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by johnr Retired Staff
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@Gw1  All covered in this thread on Geekzone

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=40&topicid=254293&page_no=1

 

This thread is about the menu back ground as per title!

Ex VodafoneNZ staff member 17+ years and if you want real help from real people check out www.geekzone.co.nz
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by Gw1 Starter Poster
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Thanks johnr - much appreciated....only asked as someone mentioned harmony in the thread

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by johnr Retired Staff
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Harmony remotes are supported
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by BrettMuir New Poster
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Is there a solution to removing the active ghost image of the last watched TV channel from behind the main menu, so that the main menu background is a solid colour? It is a distraction, and only just started.  It wasn't there earlier.

I can't find anything in the settings.

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by EC2020 Starter Poster
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Hi, I wonder if this issue has been solved? My elderly mum also has a lot of difficulty seeing the grey text of the menu with the image behind. Also when the full guide comes up, it would be a lot better if all the text was white not just the programme selected. Are there any options for visually impaired people to improve this? As an aside, I have normal sight and also find the grey a bit difficult.
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by MikeLeyland New Poster
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I have exactly the same issue. My mother is good with tech for someone in their 8-'s but her eyesight is failing. I need to find her a remote with bigger buttons and an easier way to view the TZ schedule and record what she wants.  Everything in the current set up is tiny and cluttered.

 

Anyone had any luck?

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