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Anyone get a field trial email?

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Vadi, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Oct 7, 2017 #121 of 153
    idksmy

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    If you are selected, your Tivo will get the software just like it gets any software update. You don't 'find' it and install it.
     
  2. Oct 7, 2017 #122 of 153
    krkaufman

    krkaufman TiVo shepherd

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    Per the terms of the testing, no one involved would be able to say -- without violating the terms.
     
  3. Oct 8, 2017 #123 of 153
    samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    Would not have to be asking questions like this if they put out a much better and longer video demo...

    as for violating terms...:rolleyes:
     
  4. Oct 8, 2017 #124 of 153
    idksmy

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    Yeah, it is their fault, not yours! And don’t you hate it when there are people who believe in honoring the terms they agreed to? </sarcasm>
     
  5. Oct 8, 2017 #125 of 153
    bradleys

    bradleys It'll be fine....

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    The field trials email ended up in my wife in box so I missed it. But a budy of mine is enrolled so I get to play with it without installing it.

    I still can’t talk about it or he won’t let me hang out!
     
  6. ajwees41

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    it's supposed to e optional or did that change?
     
  7. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    That was the last info we had, but until it is released we will not know for sure.

    Just a comment on if the current Minis will get the new UI or not, while I have no official information, remember that the hardware in the current Mini is Series 4 (Premiere) grade hardware and the Series 4s will not be getting the new UI. The Minis work somewhat better than the Premiere DVRs simple because they are only playing one stream at a time, not also recording 2 or 4 channels and all the other back ground work these DVRs do.
     
  8. eherberg

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    This is pure speculation on my part - but I think it is very reasonable to assume that Hydra is the go-forward UI. Existing model boxes have been brought to a single UI interface (with minor differences in the Premiere). We know that voice will only work with Hydra - so a new Mini that comes with a voice remote can expected to be the new UI. I can't imagine new boxes (whether built by 3rd Party or TiVo) would have a UI that it appears will be for what may likely be considered 'legacy' boxes. It is reasonable, I believe, to speculate that all new development and releases will be for the new UI only.
     
  9. Mikeguy

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    I would hazard to guess that you are right--TiVo seemingly already has indicated that it would like a "uniform/unified" platform, as much as possible, trying to buy out all those nasty, curmudgeonly consumers (like me) with Series 2, 3 and 4 boxes. And totally understandable to want to have a single system and interface.

    I know that TiVo Margret (hey, Margret!) had said earlier that Hydra would be optional (but that, once opted for, could not be reversed, absent sending the box back to the TiVo mothership). But I wonder if TiVo since has given thought to making it a mandatory upgrade, for those machines able to handle it. (Perhaps no, as it would be such a major change and such a "shock" to current owners, along the lines of going from Windows 7 to 8? But at least Philippines support would make a lot of money, from the resultant calls. ;) )
     
  10. krkaufman

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    Curious screenshot in a TCF post this evening...

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  11. tim_m

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    Don't have that yet on mine.
     
  12. idksmy

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    If you’re running 20.7.4 they should be there, they are on all my TiVos.
     
  13. tim_m

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    That would explain it no 20.7.4 here yet. i'm surprised there's no priority page for it yet.
     
  14. atmuscarella

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    Or anyone directly starting a thread or posting about it here. I wonder if this is a broad based release/update or only going out to people with problems?
     
  15. idksmy

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    My TiVos received 20.7.4 and none of them were having problems.
     
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  16. buildersboy66

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    The line items for Hydra in 20.7.4 release is just that a line item. No app appears for it when checked. So really nothing new except you can remove iHeart and Pandora from apps/screen. No issues to report as it seems stable.
     
  17. tim_m

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    That would make sense since we know it just recently went into beta testing.
     
  18. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    Can you say how and when you got it and what model tivos you have?

    I just opened a case (for kicks) to see what is up with this. I am sure it will get nowhere...:rolleyes::D
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  19. Mikeguy

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    Given recent update experiences, you want to be one of the first rather than one of the last? ;)
     
  20. idksmy

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    I’ll have to doublecheck when I get home, but I know for certain my Roamio Basic has 20.7.4. I did not specifically check my Bolt and Mini TiVos.
     

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