Hydra... Bring back Live Guide!!!!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by JACKASTOR, Oct 31, 2017.

Bring Back Live Guide Option in Hydra!!

  1. Bring it back, and make it an Optional Choice please.

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  2. Prefere the Grid Guide To all Else.

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  3. Undecided, I have trouble knowing whats good or not.

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  1. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Satellite signals travel through the public air waves and are regulated by the Government just like everything else using air waves. The satellite companies were covered under the legislation that create cable cards, they just got the FCC to give them a waver and were not required to comply with the law.
     
  2. schatham

    schatham Well-Known Member

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    Tivo focusing on Hydra and leaving gen 3 alone is a good thing for gen 3. I like the idea of no more updates. It works now and most updates just caused problems anyway.

    I'll keep my gen 3 until they pry it from me. The rest of you can have your "X1 boxes", I mean Tivo Hydra.
     
  3. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I've used the X1 box. Hydra is easily better. At least the non voice part.
     
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  4. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR Active Member

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    Let’s just focus on live guide.
     
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  5. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    And yet they buy cell phones that now cost as much or even more. :(

    Scott
     
  6. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    Ya I have never believed people not buying TiVos was just a price thing. Many people spend allot of money renting DVRs and/or STBs. Many people just want something that someone else installs and maintains.
     
  7. Diana Collins

    Diana Collins Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Buying a STB requires effort...you have to know it is an option, you have to find what devices are available, order it, install it and then deal with your service provider to get it activated (often easier said than done).

    Renting from your provider requires no effort..they supply whatever box is needed, they often install it, and it comes preactivated. It is the option of least resistance. since buying our Roamios and Minis, and after breaking even on the hardware expense, we have saved over $1,800 in equipment rental fees. TiVo is the low cost option.
     
  8. Charles R

    Charles R Well-Known Member

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    To "youngsters" their world evolves around their cell phone. TV not so much as viewing continues to dive dramatically. Even an "old fart" like me has seen my viewing switch from 100% TV to roughly 50% with half of it being replaced with YouTube and other non DVR content.

    As far as TiVo being "dead" without MSOs I think that's far from absolute. Heck there are several OTA (only) DVR companies which have been around for years and they have nowhere near the market share. It's all how you structure the company going forward in this case...

    To be on topic don't bother bringing the Live Guide back... I tried it over a decade ago for two minutes and that was that... :)
     
  9. mrsean

    mrsean Active Member

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    We really need a "dislike" button on this forum.
     
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  10. Jed1

    Jed1 Well-Known Member

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    Well up until recently the cell phone providers made the phones easy to buy as they included the price of the phone in a low monthly payment and also made it easy to keep upgrading to newer phones by offering low monthly payments. Also there is numerous places to buy cell phones as they are practically everywhere.
    Buying a TiVo is not so easy as they are only available in a handful of places. Also the process to getting one and then activating it, getting a CableCard and having it paired properly, the need to have internet service just to begin to use it is just too complicated for most Americans. The same for WMC, Moxi, etc.
    Now if you can buy one at Walmart for under a $100, bring it home, attach your cable feed, plug it in, and then use it then I suspect there would be TiVos everywhere. With cable/sat STBs, they bring it to your home, install it, and get it up and running with no effort on behalf of the user. Also if they don't want it anymore or can not afford the service then they just hand it back and at no cost to them. If it breaks the cable/sat company will bring a new one to your home and remove the broken one at no cost to you. Also it all comes with a tidy low monthly fee. No fuss no muss.
     
  11. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I had to check the thread I got into. This is the Live Guide thread.
     
  12. atmuscarella

    atmuscarella Well-Known Member

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    There really isn't much to actually say about the live guide issue. People who like it would like it added to Hydra, others don't care. The pole at the beginning really covers all that needs to be said, all the bantering about which is better or what ever is pretty much worthless, like discussing if red is a better color than blue.
     
  13. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Blue is better:p;):D
     
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  14. chicagobrownblue

    chicagobrownblue Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to TCF, I did pay $100 for my Roamio but at Best Buy, bring it home, ... It was up and running quickly, including the Live Guide. I still kick myself for not buying a second one for a backup.
     
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  15. tivobw

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    I want it back!
     
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  16. Dec 4, 2017 #216 of 527
    SVO

    SVO New Member

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    WANT IT BACK
     
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  17. Dec 4, 2017 #217 of 527
    JoelH1965

    JoelH1965 New Member

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    I want it back please.
     
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  18. Dec 4, 2017 #218 of 527
    razter

    razter New Member

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    Yes, I believe it would be great to have it back and much prefer it over grid.
     
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  19. Dec 4, 2017 #219 of 527
    Jackamus

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    Bring back the Live Guide!
     
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  20. Dec 4, 2017 #220 of 527
    aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    Surprisingly I have not missed the live guide. After using it for over fifteen years I adjusted quickly to using my TiVos without it.

    Sent from my Galaxy S8 using Tapatalk
     

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