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New TiVo Hydra Interface In Action

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by kbmb, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    20 Questions with Ira Bahr - TiVo's Chief Marketing Officer
     
  2. mlippitt

    mlippitt New Member

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    Per Margaret's video the main menu will be customizable by the user. This simple idea moves the UI from the 20th century to the 21st century. Just like I can choose which app icons I want on the home screen of my Android mobile, the customizable menu will significantly lower my click counts for my most used functions. So without seeing this yet I could imagine per my current usage pattern:

    1. My Shows
    2. Pandora
    3. Netflix
    4. Amazon Video
    5. Find TV:Search

    Then once I hit the Tivo button I'm only one number button away from the five things I do most.
     
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  3. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Active Member

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    You can use numbers right now if your in TiVo Central, try it out. For example, pressing 3 opens up WishList Searches.
     
  4. mlippitt

    mlippitt New Member

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    That's very interesting. Are there numbers for Pandora, Amazon Video, and Netflix? Is there a table somewhere or some method for determining these numbers?
     
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  5. windracer

    windracer joined the 10k club

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    This is what they used to be (not all of them still work):

    TiVo+TiVo = Now Playing List
    TiVo+0 = Plays the boot up animation
    TiVo+1 = OnePass Manager (1 Pass)
    TiVo+2 = To Do List (2 Do List)
    TiVo+3 = WishList Search (3 Wishes)
    TiVo+4 = Search by Title (Search 4 Titles)
    TiVo+5 = Browse by Channel
    TiVo+6 = Browse by Time
    TiVo+7 = Record Time/Channel
    TiVo+8 = TiVo Suggestions
    TiVo+9 = Showcases
    TiVo+Slow = Messages & Settings

    Guest Post: The TiVo® Remote – It does more than you knew it could - TiVo Blog

    There aren't any shortcuts for the apps like Netflix or Plex ... I guess that's what they're going to introduce in Hydra.
     
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  6. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    The numbers ony work for the menu you are in. It appears, at least to some extent, the new UI let's you customize the top menu in some way.
     
  7. George Cifranci

    George Cifranci Viva La Tivo!

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    From messing around with my new Bolt over the past day or so it here are the shortcuts that seem to work with it...

    TiVo+TiVo = Now Playing List
    TiVo+1 = OnePass Manager (1 Pass)
    TiVo+2 = To Do List (2 Do List)
    TiVo+3 = WishList Search (3 Wishes)
    TiVo+4 = Search by Title (Search 4 Titles)
    TiVo+5 = Browse TV & Movies (used to be Browse by Channel)
    TiVo+6 = History (used to be Browse by Time)
    Slow = Toggle Video Window on or off.

    TiVo+0 doesn't do anything as the Bolt doesn't have a boot up animation.
    TiVo+7 thru 9 no longer seem to work.
     
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  8. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    They removed the animation from all TiVos, Premiere and newer, when they changed their logo last year.
     
  9. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to miss that when my Series 2 is no longer (coincidentally, just saw it today, after a Restart), as well as the Series 2's gently-oscillating background--classics. Will need to download the video. ;)
     
  10. Johncv

    Johncv Active Member

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    Hay, my TiVo also rebooted last night, anyone else?
     
  11. NashGuy

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    Wonder what the pending update to the traditional TiVo UI means for the rollout of Hydra? Dave Zatz is reporting that TiVo is *finally* updating the last few settings menu screens that were still SD up to HD and that Roamio and Mini will get the slightly redesigned UI currently on the Bolt (i.e. the traditional TiVo UI with a flatter, more modern look).

    Does this mean that the Hydra update is getting pushed back?
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    No but I looked at the diagnostics screen of one of my 4TB Bolts last night and it was at just over three million seconds of uptime since it was last booted.

    Sent from my Galaxy S6 using Tapatalk
     
  13. krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo Shepherd

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    34+ days. That'd be nice.
     
  14. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    my basic roamio just did in the middle of a daily connection
     
  15. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    In the comment section of Dave's post, Bradley suggests that finishing the HDUI may be a necessary prerequisite for Hydra, to remove the last of the old hooks and backend code so that Hydra can just layer on top of the HDUI. That's probably a wise assessment, and ironically means Hydra likely isn't too far off.

    Assuming Hydra is even coming to any of the older platforms, of course.
     
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  16. bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    I am betting the Premiers will be baselined and the Roamios and Bolts will be eligible for the upgrade
     
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  17. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    I would not bet against you.
     
  18. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I saw that. If that's true, I wonder how they'll handle the rollout? Offer both updates simultaneously and let the user pick which UI he wants as the final look for that box? Or first force the final update to the traditional TiVo UI and soon thereafter (days/weeks/months later) offer an update to Hydra?

    I assume there will have to be some kind of on-screen alert about Hydra when it's offered, maybe with an embedded video showing how it looks and works, with a dialog that asks the user whether to install it "now" or "not now, maybe later".
     
  19. ajwees41

    ajwees41 Active Member

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    if they are doing that why update the Premiers to handle the new guide data why not end them like the S2?
     
  20. NashGuy

    NashGuy Well-Known Member

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    In the comments section of the story over at Zatz's blog, he confirms that the updated fully HD UI will for sure roll out to Premieres. He figures this may be because cable operator RCN (which apparently has a number of Premieres deployed, along with Roamios/Series 5s) pushed for it, as they would want a consistent UI across all their customers' boxes.
     
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