How is Hydra now?

Discussion in 'TiVo Bolt DVR/Streamer' started by CIR-Engineering, Oct 23, 2018.

  1. Mudflapper

    Mudflapper New Member

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    I am loving 21.8.3.RC4 on my original 500GB bolt hacked with a 3TB drive. I tried Hydra the week it was released and wasn't impressed. I downgraded and copied all my content back to it which took quite some time. But after this last update, NOW we're talkin'. I really like the new UI, although it could still use some tweaking of course, but at least it doesn't look like a Playskool toy anymore.

    And the best thing is it still works perfectly with cTivo.

    Edit: I just ordered a white Vox remote to match my Bolt. Can't wait!
     
  2. lujan

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    ^^^
    Does this get installed by default or do we need to force install? I'm asking because I just sent back my Bolt Vox due to inconsistent network issues and I had downgraded to the older UI with that one. I suspect my new Bolt Vox will have the new UI when it comes in and I may keep this UI if it has become better since first released.
     
  3. smark

    smark Well-Known Member

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    Should come with Hydra but you may need to force a couple connections for the latest.
     
  4. slyone

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    OMG I did the same....downgraded OS & having network problems, not to mention cant use netflix either?? wtf? I tried going back to hydra but didnt work?
     
  5. lujan

    lujan Member

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    So you downgraded the replacement as well?
     
  6. slyone

    slyone Member

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    I havent done a replacement. I'm in the process of upgrading to hydra to get the bugs out....hopefully!
     
  7. zubinh

    zubinh Active Member

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    Is there any place to see a video or screenshots of the latest Hydra version? Everything thats out there is from the time when it was first released
     
  8. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

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    Here's something from 2 months ago (Dec 2018). Hydra discussion starts at 4:45 mark if you want to skip straight to that.
     
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  9. Davelnlr_

    Davelnlr_ N5GGG

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    Giving Hydra a try. Doesn't appear as kludgey as when it first came out. No complaints from the family. Had to add a "back" button to my Harmony, as my Tivo remote doesn't have one, nor does it have the 4 color buttons. So far, I am getting the hang of it. Not used to the grid guide yet vs the old tivo guide, but will enjoy it eventually.
     
  10. paully65

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    I love Hydra. It's called change people! You just adapt. I am used to everything about it and actually like it better than the old GUI. Ooooops. I should not be posting because I like something. HAHAHAHAAH! I'm here all week.
     
  11. wtherrell

    wtherrell Active Member

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    Hydra still crappy....... Repeat : Hydra still....
     
  12. Rowan

    Rowan Member

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    I will jump on the Hydra ship the day they add support to allow me to upload my own shows. That is the only showstopper for me.
     
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  13. elorimer

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    I will jump back on if and when the screw up with the larger drives is fixed. Then, and only then, will I observe that my wife prefers the apps on the Bolt to the Roku 3. But she insists on TE3.
     
  14. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    My wishlist to be able to jump:
    Fixed suggestions
    Sort by name in Guide
    Download availability

    I'd take 2 out of 3, but I'm not holding my breath.
     
  15. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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