How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

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  1. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

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    Assuming you re-added the onepasses, it can take a couple hours for them to re-schedule. The box needs to re-index everything from scratch.
     
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  2. JoeKustra

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    If you check System Information it will show when the next service connection is scheduled. That will usually be within 30 minutes from the restart. After that, give it five minutes to get the 1P fed to the TDL.
     
  3. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    That person was confused as to the remote button names. When they got it to work they said that they had used the left arrow ... but had actually pressed the Rewind button. Earlier, they had been pressing the Replay button (8-sec back) rather than the Rewind button.

    Every version of the TiVo Viewer’s Guide includes a remote graphic detailing the button names.
     
  4. schatham

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    You got the "ads" part right.
     
  5. mattyro7878

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    Here is my 24 ht review. Hydra is not the horrible experience done say it is. TE3 is not the answer to all questions. The progress bar is better in Hydra. 8 button pushes to the TO DO list in TE3. 5 . By the way...I only have guide data for 48 hours for most channels. A few are out to Oct 2nd or 3rd. Will it take a few connections?
     
  6. ggieseke

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    <TiVo><2> takes you to the To Do List in TE3. There are a bunch of other shortcuts that still work on TE3 in this thread, although some don't work anymore like <TiVo><1> to play the startup video.
    New Almost Complete TiVo Codes List
     
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  7. hopefulboydy

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    Hi, sorry if the answer to this is somewhere in this very long thread but I couldnt easily find it. I have a Roamio OTA that is running the Hydra interface. I want to roll back to the classic HD interface. I tried the thumbs down x 2, rewind x 2 followed by Select but without success. I did this with the original IR remote. The problem I get is that after you press the rewind button, it goes back to the previous menu screen before you even get a chance to press select. Anyone have this issue and were able to still get rolled back?
     
  8. schatham

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    Make sure your pressing RW not left arrow.
     
  9. hopefulboydy

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    Yes, RW, the button to the left of PAUSE
     
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    HerronScott

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    Check your email as Amazon will send you a mail.

    Scott
     
  11. tpm

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    With the 21.9.6 v5 it resolves most, almost all issues. A little lag and pausing a live show, switching tuners and than going back the pause isn’t there any longer. It goes to real time. So if you pause a show 5 minutes into it, switch tuners and go back it will be at real time. You lose your place
     
  12. tpm

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    If I decide down the road to downgrade would I need to disconnect the external hard drive on my Roamio?
     
  13. holysin

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    Honestly, you need to keep the hard drive connected as if you roll back without the hard drive connected you will be unable to read anything stored on the hard drive and have to reformat it in TiVo anyways...

    I quite liked the upgraded software even on my old Romeo OTA but now that TiVo is pushing advertisements for the streaming side of things in the guide (and apparently prerolled ads are coming next) I will be rolling to the classic TiVo format after I pull my recordings off the roamio.
     
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  14. tpm

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    Thanks!
    I had already found the answer that all recordings would be wiped out, along with season passes. I was told once the advertising starts you could call to opt out. Hopefully that is true. I paid for lifetime purchase so they shouldn’t be allowed to change the rules
     
  15. mattyro7878

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    Is there a reason we can't plug a thumb drive into a Bolt and xfer recordings to it? Are they afraid we are going to start pirating stuff? Selling DVDs on the street in the Bronx?
     
  16. JoeKustra

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    Needs software support. Good luck.
     
  17. Mikeguy

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    My original TiVo box, a Toshiba Series 2 TiVo box, indeed has a DVD recorder/player built into it, and I can burn a TiVo show onto a DVD (I'm OTA and have no copy-protection issues) which will play universally. Thumb-drive capability would be nice--my guess is, TiVo didn't see a great consumer need (plus the cost) for that as thumb drives became more prevalent, perhaps influenced by its majority cableco base. And then, at no further hardware cost, TiVo boxes had the capability to transfer non-copy-protected shows to a PC.
     
  18. holysin

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    You would think that you could opt out, but their fall back can be that lifetime service covers the tivo guide service which is still available if a bit changed, it just now(soon) will come with pre-rolled ads before your videos. For me even that was fine (as you can skip them) but seeing the advertisement taking up space IN THE GUIDE was my final straw. I'm now back on a pre-hydra box and am happy (I can even thumbs up or down shows!) But once 4k OTA is properly in place in a few years I'll find another non tivo DVR option (presumably something that plays with Plex since I now love plex after tivo forced me there to play my shared videos when I early adopted Hydra, funny how that worked out.) After nearly 20 years of tivo-ing (Phillips 30hr HDR was my first tivo back in 99/00), advertisements (try fubo!) within the guide was enough to completely lose me as a fan :(
     
  19. Narkul

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    Wish there was a way to roll back Rovi to Tivo.
     
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  20. No1hedberg

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    I don’t know why programmers, nearly all of them millennials, can’t understand that new isn’t always better. Probably stems from the fact that they’ve never lived in a world that doesn’t revolve around them.

    TiVo has always been a premium product/ service for a premium price. If I wanted ads, and trash streaming in my program guide I could simply use the free junk box my cable company pushes on customers. I pay up for better equipment and service so I don’t have to look at that sh!t. I have kids in my house, and I don’t need streaming garbage in my program guide that I don’t want them seeing, that I can’t block or remove. Whether TiVo or the government thinks it’s inappropriate is irrelevant. I make the decisions in this house.

    Selling out and offshoring customer service while still charging premium prices, and crowbaring ads, even TiVo+ ads is not ok. Companies continue treating customers with actuarial tables, determining how much garbage they will tolerate before they cancel. They could fix a lot of this by separating hydra from this ad garbage, but they won’t because they know there won’t be enough of us cancel to offset the ad revenue they are generating. Like it or not consumers have been knuckling under to this garbage for years now and that isn’t going to change any time soon. The TiVo we have patronized for years is gone. We probably need to just move on, because it’s not coming back. The mentality these days is to hell with your customers, sell your soul to Wall Street investors.

    TiVo CEO Raghu Rau: “because the interest of the Board and the management is to ensure that we get the best outcome for the shareholders”. No mention of customers whatsoever.
     
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