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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.

    75.9%
  2. Prefere the Grid Guide To all Else.

    21.7%
  3. Undecided, I have trouble knowing whats good or not.

    2.4%
  1. Jan 5, 2018 #281 of 365
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I can understand this. Like I have been saying, there are functions that have not been carried over and those I understand (like the name of this thread). But all this carping over a different button is just because people got used to it. If Hydra were the first Tivo interface and they moved onto the older one later, they would ***** just as much.

    I go through this with software I have supported for years. It was always "better" in the old version because it was what the user knew.
     
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  2. Jan 5, 2018 #282 of 365
    sangs

    sangs Active Member

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    Complain about what? I like Hydra and think it was a good change. As for the whole "terrible company now," I don't know, I've read many, many posts from TivoTed here trying to assist and inform people. Doesn't sound like something a "terrible company" does from my experience.
     
  3. Jan 5, 2018 #283 of 365
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Correct. Hydra only supports streaming, not transferring, so only units that support streaming show up.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2018 #284 of 365
    foghorn2

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    It basically broke a lot of the functionality your easy app gave us too. Hopefully there is something in the works to bring it all back again.
     
  5. Jan 5, 2018 #285 of 365
    Johncv

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    If the Genie has four buffers, I never found a way to switch between them.
     
  6. Jan 5, 2018 #286 of 365
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I know I made use of it. Just can’t remember how and it may have changed.
     
  7. Jan 6, 2018 #287 of 365
    TKnight206

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    What would be the minimum amount of information that would be good?
    Show / Movie
    Sea? Ep?? / Year
    Start Time - End Time
    Length (not 100% sure on this one)
    Rating (e.g. TV14 or R)

    I'd probably go with three options: Tile, Text, Hybrid.
     
  8. Jan 6, 2018 #288 of 365
    HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    The Premiere doesn't get Hydra so it's still on the gen3 HD UI and this rollback isn't applicable?

    Scott
     
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  9. Jan 6, 2018 #289 of 365
    TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been playing with a workaround for some use cases of the live guide. A lot say they want to see what movies are coming up on certain channels like premiums. A combination of using favorites and the guide filter seems to work pretty well and gives you a swath of channels or just one, depending on what you want.

    This works best if you use Channel List for your default guide rather than favorites and does not work for all uses.

    First, set your favorites. You can make it one channel or multiples. I did it for all commercial free HD movie channels. Then use the A button and set to favorites and Movie category.

    It gives a timeline list similar to the old live guide. If you have multiple HBOs, for example, you can set it for them.

    Not really flexible but it is useable for specific use cases.
     
  10. Jan 7, 2018 #290 of 365
    gamo62

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    I do like the improvements being made. Although I really would like the opportunity to transfer recordings between units without using the web. Is that in the works? Thx.
     
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  11. schatham

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    Ps Vue guide is the style of live guide (Roku), 2 columns. Gee, I wonder why Vue is not realizing everyone likes the grid guide better, according to some posters and Tivo pretend research.
     
  12. dsf

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    An example would the "The Olymipics" - you know they never name it that, its always "The LXVII winter olympiad" or something.
     
  13. TonyD79

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    You do know they have to pay for the right to use the grid guide or go through a whole bunch of patent lawsuits.

    Guess who’s gonna sue them.
     
  14. Johncv

    Johncv Well-Known Member

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    Not sure about Sony, but Roku sign a license agreement with TiVo.
     
  15. TonyD79

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    Roku doesn’t own the apps. Not sure where they would use a grid guide as Roku.
     
  16. aaronwt

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    Probably on the Roku TVs.

    Sent from my Galaxy S8 using Tapatalk
     
  17. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    Roku tv’s have a guide?
     
  18. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    No idea. I don't have one. But I do know that many of the HDTVs I've owned had a guide.

    With my Sony UHDTV, I've never connected the tuners up to anything so I'm not sure it has a guide. But I would expect that it does.
     
  19. atmuscarella

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    Yes, my sister mentioned that the new TCL Roku TV she purchased just before Christmas (used for OTA) has a grid style guide, I believe it is using the data broadcast with the stations and assembling it, but I haven't had a chance to check it out first hand yet.
     
  20. JoeKustra

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    I have a Roku/Sharp TV that has an option to display a guide. I agree it must be PSIP based. Since I'm on cable nothing happens even when I first select OTA for the input. It is connected to the internet.

    I also have an older Sony TV that supported TVGOS or PSIP for a guide. I mention it because it seems to still get time from its internet connection when TVGOS is selected. It never worked very well when TVGOS was alive.
     

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