How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

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  1. Rey

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    Now that I am sick of looking at the trash forced in the Tivo guide I am sure I'm rolling back until I figure out whether I am replacing tivo with something like channels dvr app. Currently testing it with TVE where I get most channels having Xfinity. I am also waiting to receive a HD Homerun quatro. While there would be some things I'd miss from Tivo, so far I really like the experience with channels dvr.

    My hesitation right now to roll back is all the recordings I have. Guess I better start watching them or screw it.
     
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  2. SugarBowl

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    i gave hydra another try. After 2 months i'm rolling back. Too many 'lost connection' errors from my mini while watching a show. I use MOCA which is very stable on the old tivo interface.
     
  3. Rey

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    Well after a year I rolled back and said screw it to my recordings. Really a much better experience and no more junk in my guide. Only thing I don't understand is why some of my 1080i locals are now 720p. Settings are correct but when pressing info it now says 720p. Reason why I looked at this is because I noticed these channels were as soft as the rest. Doesn't make any sense that rolling back would have anything to do with this.
     
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  4. kb7oeb

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    Just a guess but on my older tivos it shows the resolution of the prior channel, if you close and reopen info it would update.
     
  5. Rey

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    It seems to me that it's just a coincidence and that xfinity just started messing with my locals. All the local stations that were 1080i are now 720p and look really compressed. I think this year I may experiment with other options. Between data caps and this it's frustrating. Monthly costs will obviously play a roll in this decision.
     
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    OneCrazyDJ

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    Trying to downgrade from Hydra on my Tivo Roamio Pro and the button sequence 2 thumbs down, click rewind twice, then click the select button isn't working. am I doing something wrong here? Please help.
     
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    kpeters59

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    There's been reports around here that some TiVo's just wouldn't sidegrade.

    Most of them were replaced by TiVo on request.

    -KP
     
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    OneCrazyDJ

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    Was on the phone with TiVo customer support for over an hour troubleshooting and resetting everything but to no avail. Agent told me that they would replace it for free.
     
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    kpeters59

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    You know you can back-up most of your settings with KMTTG?

    -KP
     
  10. cherry ghost

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    I connected a new-in-box Bolt today that I’ve had for about two years. I was prepared to downgrade but it’s running TE3. Any chance it’ll auto upgrade to TE4 in the coming days?
     
  11. JoeKustra

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    If it has the app to "Get New Experience" I don't think it will unless you tell it to. And even if you ask, there are two more "are you sure" prompts.
     
  12. Chuck_IV

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    How long does it take for the channel logos to come back on TE3? On TE4 it was pretty quick but it’s been about 8 or 9 hrs now and still not logos.
     
  13. foghorn2

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    mine took about 12 hrs
     
  14. Chuck_IV

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    Took overnight but they finally showed up.

    It’s actually kinda nice being back on TE3. It’s so snappy on the Bolt.

    Plus it gets rid of one of the most annoying bugs for those of us who bounce between tuners...

    When recording a show or just after recording a show, when you leave to go to another tuner, the original one is paused. So when you go back you aren’t on live tv. A reboot is needed to fix it.

    Some might consider it a good feature but when you hit a show that has been paused for 30 minutes and wonder why it is so off time wise, it gets to you quickly.

    Anyway, I am about ready to do roll back one of my two Roamios tonight or tomorrow. Just waiting on the recordings to transfer.


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  15. Jim1348

    Jim1348 Active Member

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    I have been thinking of switching back, too.
     
  16. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Just picked up a 4 tuner Premiere. I find myself going to it rather than te4 Roamio plus. I guess that's an endorsement for te3. I may use the Roamio for long term storage and the Premiere for day to day use.
     
  17. schatham

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    Do a few forced connections after down grade. This will get them within the hour.
     
  18. wblynch

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    Last week I got one of the refurb Roamio OTAs from Weaknees. I was happy to see that it was on TE3 and did the setup. But I noticed it was on an older release so I didn’t put it into service until it could catch up on patches.

    The next morning I checked and it had been “upgraded” to Hydra over night. Needless to say, I initiated the rollback immediately. It took maybe and hour or less but I had to re-do the entire setup, including clearing all the unwanted stations in my channel list. But I still prefer the old interface and will stick with it as long as possible.

    I have a Tivo HD and a Premiere that no longer get updates. I’m sure Roamio’s will fall off the update cycle soon.
     
  19. kpeters59

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    You can back up your Channels List with KMTTG.

    -KP
     
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  20. wblynch

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    yes but that’s even more work. To get out the old computer, sit through two hours of windows updates and virus scans, then go find the software, download/install/configure and then finally back up the channel list.
     

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