I have been using EyeTV software since April 2006 and I have been very pleased with just about everything it, that is until the Timeline was added, I think with EyeTV 3 if I remember correctly.
Although I have used Preferences/Controls to deselect "Show Timeline When Jumping", I can't stop it appearing when I pause the TV (using the spacebar or Controller). My most frequent use of pause was to read fast changing subtitles, but now pausing bring up the Timeline covering the very part of the screen where the subtitles appear . . .grrr! It is also the part of the screen where other important things are displayed, such as the BBC News channel's rolling headlines.
Also, I sometimes have EyeTV running in a window in the top left-hand corner of my 27" screen while I get of with something else, waiting for something of interest I am expecting on the TV. When whatever I am expecting appears, I want to make the EyeTV the active window, so I click in it. At the point I click the Timeline isn't showing, but if my click happens to be in the part of the screen where it can appear, my click seems to summon it and the Timeline immediately takes the broadcast to the point corresponding to my click, thereby losing the time point at which I wanted to start watching . . .grrrrr again!
Please, Geniatech, allow users to deselect all auto appearances of the Timeline and allow us to summon it when we want it. It could be summoned (or dismissed when already displayed) with a command such as alt-cmd-T.
Have other users been frustrated by an unwanted Timeline interfering with what they wanted to do?