Using the microphone icon to access the portion of the app that duplicates the handheld remote is very poor interface. A microphone represents voice interaction and nothing else. This makes the interface lack any intuitive interaction. The portions of the interface that duplicate the DVR interface with the guide, on demand, and DVR manager are incredibly useless, since the DVR inteface is already on the TV. Burying the handheld interface makes the the app difficult to use. The app should open with the interface that duplicates the handheld interaction. This is very poor interface design, and it's clear that no one took the app home and tried to use it before the release, and it's clear that the app didn't go in front of a focus group or beta testers before release, otherwise they would have told you how bad the interface was.
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