Hydra Issues

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Steve, Oct 29, 2017.

  1. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

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  2. Gordon Gekko

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    Oh no, the same problem, covers the scoreboard, is Tivo still tweaking Hydra? I'm hoping they ditch the fade completely, still hoping Directv will too as their last update got rid of the fade in the guide. What is wrong with the software people, what purpose does the dark fade serve...

    Anyway, thank you very much for providing that screenshot.
     
  3. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    What is your specific issue with the bar? It is very light on Hydra. You can see through it.

    I’ve never seen a Dvr that doesn’t have such a bar.
     
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  4. Gordon Gekko

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    I can't monitor score changes when fast forwarding, from a certain distance I can't fully read scores, stock quotes, news headlines. Until Hydra and Directv's latest GUI update, I've never seen a progress bar with a fade and I've always been able to read scoreboards.

    Youtube TV is how it should look (if the tv ad is a true reflection) and how Tivo/Directv used to look. And I'm not referring to the single line graph bar running in the middle showing your place in the program.
     
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  5. TonyD79

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    I have Hydra and it is easy to read. YMMV.
     
  6. Gordon Gekko

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    Well then the screenshot above must not be accurate, post your screenshot that shows easy to read scores.
     
  7. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    That all depends on where the scores are located on the screen


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  8. Tony_T

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    Hydra closed captions has options for opacity, it would be a nice (and easy) enhancement for TiVo to do the same for this.
     
  9. TonyD79

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    I’m not sure screenshots show reality.
     
  10. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    The screenshot in post 702 goes right over the score. Hard to see unless you enlarge the pic. I wish we had still had the backdoor to quick clear it, like the old GUI. That said, it's on-screen less than the old progress bar, but still not as brief as a "quick cleared" bar, using the old GUI.
     
  11. TonyD79

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    I think he was more concerned with the gray area. The progress bar itself is quite thin. I haven’t seen it make anything unreadable. The info bar is something else.
     
  12. Gordon Gekko

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    I like your reality, if true then Tivo is back in play if Directv does not fix their GUI/Progress Bar/Fade mess.
     
  13. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    Ya. I was lumping the gray area in with the progress bar. It's way too opaque, IMHO, and makes text below it unreadable. I'd like the option to clear it in a half-second.
     
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  14. MighTiVo

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    Or maybe options, move to "overscan"/ barely visible, move to top, turn off entirely.
     
  15. xander777

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    Can't you just press Clear right after you start FFing? That should make it go away instantly.
     
  16. Gordon Gekko

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    No, ff during games often does not leave you time to hit the exit button.
     
  17. mdavej

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    You have two thumbs. You should be able to hit clear within a few milliseconds. Or get a universal and make a macro that does both with one button press. Many ways to skin this cat without waiting around for a feature change that will never happen.
     
  18. Steve

    Steve TiVowner since 1999

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    It’s early days. I’m hoping the Hydra code already includes the equivalent of the old “quick clear” back-door and they just don’t want to release it yet.
     
  19. Gordon Gekko

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    Do you FF during NBA games, you sometimes FF for one or two seconds, you take the milliseconds as you describe them and you have already lost the play you want to resume on, it simply does not work for me, if it does for you, great.

    Directv already removed the fade from the guide with their latest update, perhaps they will remove the fade from the progress bar.

    But the Universal and exit button for that matter remove the progress bar which you sometimes need during FF on non sports programs. Also the Harmony does not offer one button access to all of your devices so I'll pass.

    Just maybe Directv and Tivo will realize that a dark fade/shade serves no purpose at all.

    Also if you read my original post I was simply inquiring to find out if the fade still existed on the Hydra progress bar, if nobody changes I will stick with Directv, there are many helpful people on these forums but invariably you come across others who have to...

    Never mind.
     
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  20. sam1070

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    my TiVo bolt + has not updated from updated from the .8 software release
     

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