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. JACKASTOR

    JACKASTOR Active Member

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    Fair point and well said.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2018 #322 of 527
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    I don't mind the grid guide. I just can't believe they removed the sort by channel name option. Such a stupid move.
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    A useful feature for some. Depends on how organized your lineup is. Fios is pretty easy so I didn’t use it much. If I had Comcast, I would love it.

    What I miss more, though is the refinement of the guide down to sport type. You can do C to list categories but you used to be able to drill down into subcategories.
     
  4. mdscott

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    I find I rarely use any form of the Guide on the TV - almost always on the iOS iPad App.
     
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  5. eherberg

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    Ditto for me (minus the Ipad part). When I started exploring options outside of the TiVo ecosystem, I started transitioning to alternative guide usage. I found that online listings along with some experimentation I was doing with TVDB favorites exports was a much more functional and useful (to me) workflow than any version of the TiVo guide (or other set-top guide). Between PC and phone I had greater customization and easier program search and sort available. The spotty performance of OnePass with online sources (that has been an issue for about 2 years now) initially pushed me to looking at alternatives, but having done so it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. I'm not sure I would go back to a set-top guide no matter what. Perhaps with Voice-activation and recording built-in to a linked command -- but otherwise I can't think of any other compelling feature.
     
  6. jrtroo

    jrtroo Chill- its just TV

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    Yep, I refine my channels all the time with this for Comcast. I was just about to move over to hydra, this is the reason I won't.
     
  7. IronHammer

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    I keep reading about this "Live Guide". What is it exactly? I haven't upgraded to Hydra yet.
     
  8. JoeKustra

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    Post with a picture -> Hydra... Bring back Live Guide!!!!
    If you have not starting using Hydra, then hit Guide, then "A", then select Live Guide. I thought it was the default.
     
  9. IronHammer

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    FASCINATING! That must have come out after I turned off the Tivo 8 months ago. Probably missed it by a few days. That was definitely not a feature I remember seeing. It appears to show the guide data for that show's parent channel in a sidebar. Is that right?
     
  10. JoeKustra

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    It's been on my TiVo units for five years. Yes, right.
     
  11. JackieGaGa

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    I'm new to TIVO using it a little over a week. What is Live Guide?
     
  12. JoeKustra

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  13. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    The latest hydra has a live guide of sorts. Up arrow gives you 4 to 8 programs on a channel at a time in tile mode. The number depends on the tile width. Tv series are twice the size of movies. I don’t know why.
     
  14. aforkosh

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    Over in Season Pass Alerts, I show where having the Live Guide (and its incorporation in the Record (Manually) by Channel) is useful in the old interface. See GirlFriends Guide to Divorce--S5E1 Only available manually

    I don't believe there is a good way to easily confirm and program around such a guide error in Hydra.

    Note that because NBC Sports messes up their Tour de France coverage (essentially listing 2 variants of a show as the same show), I find the need to use these techniques on a regular basis
     
  15. Furmaniac

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    It's actually more than that. The new live g
    guide with the up arrow scrolls all the way to two weeks of programming ... and backwards too. What I don't like is that the channel list is descending instead of ascending and that there is no skip ahead key that would skip ahead a page or a day. The right arrow key will move one program at a time.
     
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  16. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    That’s disappointing you can’t skip ahead by days with it, I was thinking at some point of upgrading again but it seems I would still be irritated without the live guide.
     
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  17. Furmaniac

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    Well. It is the live guide
     
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  18. TonyD79

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    FF moves ahead by a page. I don’t see a way to go day by day.
     
  19. Furmaniac

    Furmaniac Active Member

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    That's funny. I know I tried fast forward and it doesn't do anything. I'll have to try it again
     
  20. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    I was doing it when I wrote the post.
     

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