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downgrading the bolt

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by vascott1, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. lujan

    lujan Member

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    I downgraded for this reason as well. They should make it easier to use and not harder.
     
  2. Ipecactus

    Ipecactus New Member

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    I find this in a lot of software these days. They lose experienced people, new programmers get in and don't understand or use the product and have their own ideas about how things should work and then they charge forward, eventually learning the lessons that were learned by prior programmers a decade before. But until they learn these lessons, we all suffer.

    I really get the feeling that no usability studies were done. I used to be able to put anyone in front of the Tivo and hand them the remote and they would be able to use it with no issues. I simply won't do that with a Bolt. That would be torturous.
     
  3. etchu tasinga

    etchu tasinga New Member

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    i just had my tivo bolt 500gb replaced because the harddrive failed, i am trying to downgrade from hydra because i cant stand it and i am following the instructions and it is not working, did they change it?
     
  4. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    No instructions should be the same. Have you tried placing your remote in IR mode (I've seen that mentioned)?

    Scott
     
  5. etchu tasinga

    etchu tasinga New Member

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    I tried putting my remote in IR mode by holding the Tivo button and the c button at the same time, still nothing
     
  6. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    When you received your replacement Bolt, did you get a new remote? Maybe the remote is not paired to the Bolt? (shouldn't matter, because you would then be in IR mode, but worth a try)
     
  7. etchu tasinga

    etchu tasinga New Member

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    Yea it came with a new remote i tried that as well, I have tried the remotes from my roamios and even old tv remotes i have laying around, its all the same, i go to the repeated guided step page, press thumbs down twice, rewind twice and then select and nothing happens. I am currently running a guided setup after clearing everything again and I will give TIVO a call, I can't figure out why it will not downgrade, honestly with hydra the unit is a brick, that interface is terrible haha
     
  8. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    Try a global reset of the Remote, then pair, then IR mode (see instructions in the article I posted to you in the other thread).

    I've only been a Tivo user for about a year, so I just went to Hydra, and can't compare, so I won't comment other than to say that I spend about 99% watching recored shows and 1% in the interface.

    The problem with downgrading is that recored shows are lost, but since you have no recored shows on the Bolt replacement, you should at least consider giving Hydra another try at this time.
     
  9. etchu tasinga

    etchu tasinga New Member

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    i tried for some time on one of my roamios but it was too confusing and my wife complained so much about it, I've been using the tivos for about 15 years so i am stuck on the old interface, I am currently on the phone with TIVO customer services, hopefully they can help, thank you i appreciate the tips you provided me
     
  10. Tony_T

    Tony_T Well-Known Member

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    I edited my post, so in case you didn't see this: Try a global reset of the Remote, then pair, then IR mode (see instructions in the article I posted to you in the other thread).
     
  11. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    Just want to confirm that you successfully put the remote into IR mode. The above statement indicates the attempt was made but the result is ambiguous. After toggling to IR mode did the LED only flash red, and you were able to control the BOLT?
     

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