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Hydra Issues

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

  1. Lyons00

    Lyons00 Member

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    Thank you I will try that.
     
  2. Lyons00

    Lyons00 Member

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    Joe, thanks again for the reply! I got it to work, but have another question for you. It seems, I have to keep using the channel up and down button all the time for this to work correctly, is this correct? If I don't, it doesn't work. Thanks, Jerry
     
  3. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    It's a bug. I just received RC12 this morning and it does seem fixed, at least on the host.

    Fixed on the Mini VOX as well.
     
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  4. Lyons00

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    I'll check at lunch...thank you for your help!
    Jerry
     
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  5. Lyons00

    Lyons00 Member

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    I still haven't received the update yet, I'll let you know.
    Thanks, Jerry
     
  6. stini777

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    I received RC12 overnight and it would appear upon very limited testing that the P103/Parental Controls issue has been corrected.
     
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  7. JoeKustra

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    Hydra Roamio did a restart on its own last night about 8pm. Nothing recording, box in Standby.
     
  8. Lyons00

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    It rebooted and I got the update. It does work better, but need to still do the channel up an down a few times. Then the last button works as it's supposed too.
    Thanks again Joe for helping me out
    Jerry
     
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  9. mrizzo80

    mrizzo80 Well-Known Member

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    I didn't see the latest LA -> Vegas episode in My Shows. I figured it just hadn't hit TiVo's OTT database yet, but I manually searched for it and it shows up under the Watchlist within the overall series page. How can it not be in My Shows then? I think when I watched last week's episode and deleted it the empty folder "stuck" in My Shows, so I think I hit the "clear everything from this folder" (or similar) but I did not cancel the 1P. Maybe that caused this. I had to bookmark all of S1 to get it back into My Shows.
     
  10. BeerPimp

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    I have searched the net and could not find an answer to this question. Under my recordings I know the shows with the blue circle are shows recorded under one pass. The red circles are single recordings. Then there are recordings with a grey circle and blue tivo logo. Are these the suggested recordings?
     
  11. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    From the Bolt manual on TiVo's website and yes, those should be Suggestions.

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    Scott
     
  12. lpwcomp

    lpwcomp Well-Known Member

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    As nited in the glossary, red circles are recordings in progress. The glossary is missing green circles which mark KUID recordings.
     
  13. JoeKustra

    JoeKustra in the other Alabama TCF Club

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    I think that diagram is Pre-Hydra. While I can get the green dot if I set KUID, I don't see any other dots at all. But I did learn what the Keep option is used for and how to find it.
     
  14. JohnRM

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    I have also seen this behavior. I opened a case with tivo TS. I encourage others to do so.
     
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    Hi Joe,
    Are you still having the last channell problems? Mine is worse, hardly ever works, even the way you described to get it to work. Do you know if there're working on fix?
    Thanks, Jerry
     
  16. JCMAN

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    I'm revisiting this thread after ~3 months to express my remorse for upgrading to Hydra. Saying that the current releases are bug-ridden and frustrating would be putting the kindest possible words on my experience. (For reference, I own one Roamio Pro, and four minis gen 2s, not VOX 4K, but with the RF remote).

    I'm really dismayed with the current experience. It's pretty bad since the update to Hydra.

    1) I have a fairly big manufacturer TV that worked with all my TVs for years. After the Hydra update, HDMI handshaking died with this TV. Hey, I swap the box out for a Mini (relocating the Roamio) and things are okay...momentarily. I could say that it's one device, but I have an Xbox One that previously worked fine with the mini and now it doesn't, and even occasionally hooked up directly to the TV (bearing in mind it's a separate TV from all those prior in the paragraph) it still has issues. And we're talking four TVs across three manufacturers.

    2) The Hydra interface performs like dogshit on all of the minis. Worse in the menus vs. live TV/guide. It's honestly embarrassing. I've disabled the TV show background pics and all the rest to help performance and it's still bad. I proactively dust my hardware and locate it away from any heat producing hardware in the cabinet (which would explain performance issues with the minis if applicable) and there's no resolution, plus the performance was 100% great before the "upgrade" to Hydra.

    3) Reliability of the minis has tanked. It's not an issue of hardware, because it would be intermittent, and it's not an issue of signal, because that would be intermittent too. If I reboot the boxes once a day I have a lot more luck. It is absolutely, 100%, embarrassing that part of the daily routine is to unplug the Tivo Mini before starting the coffeepot is part of the daily routine (because than the Tivo will be ready to view once the coffee is ready after boot time). This is not just due to UI glitches, but because the Tivo in the kitchen will no longer respond to commands (IR or RF) after a day, and a simple reboot fixes it...but it literally has to happen each and every single day.

    4) The software bugs are ridiculous. The bug where the live TV takes us to the most frequent morning channel, and then any channel updates fail until we do a simple channel up/channel down is bad. The bug where it flags broadcast TV channels as not being allowed to be recorded (and then fine/no complaint after a reboot) is absolutely absurd.

    Hydra is so toxic that it has gone from the point of convincing people I know that they should buy more Tivo hardware to looking to get out of the Tivo ecosystem entirely or avoid entering it.

    Not trying to be difficult or toxic. First had a Tivo Series2 in the early 2000s, reacquired hardware in the 2015s and loved Tivo, but the switch to Hydra has (for now) soured the relationship. For anyone who has not "upgraded" to Hydra: stay far, far away would be my recommendation.
     
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  17. lpwcomp

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    I was never tempted to "upgrade" to Hydra, so I have to ask those who did and regret it - Why did you?
     
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  18. solutionsetc

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    I chose to as I pretty much felt the old platform would get no further love, and the guide issue on Mini's really bugged me.

    That's fixed in Hydra, and the only issues I am experiencing are on the Mini... abysmal interface lag, and it constantly grabbing a live tuner channel when I am watching only recorded content.

    It's TiVo, and it is simply a matter of choosing which bugs you want to live with.
     
  19. JoeKustra

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    I think temptation is the operative word. Color me curious. Plus I won't complain about something I have never seen. So...
    I have a spare basic Roamio. I put monthly service on it and signed up for the new experience. I looked at it for almost a month and decided it was worth playing with. I cancelled the service and took the box back to the classic UI.
    Next I bought a Roamio OTA on BF. It came with 20.6.3 and went to 21.7.2.RC12 during the second pass of GS. I looked at it, saw some strange things that, at the time, I thought were maybe my box. So I downgraded it to classic UI. Then I upgraded it to Hydra (just to be sure). Now it's running Hydra RC14. Bugs are still there. On CM I bought a Mini VOX, also to play with.

    At this time I'm waiting for the next Hydra release. I don't know when or what it will do. I hope I get voice, since that has never worked for me. I don't care either. Since I don't depend on Hydra I don't regret having it. I still have two very happy Roamio boxes and two Mini boxes. Right now the TE4 stuff is unplugged. When I read a post that something new is shipping I will plug them in. Or if I need a movie, since the Hydra box holds 350GB of stuff I haven't watched. 'Till tomorrow.
     
  20. DeltaOne

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    I upgraded my Roamio and three Minis to Hydra. Figured it was the future, and with my computers and iOS devices I always prefer to have the latest and greatest operating systems.

    I'm almost ready to downgrade. The experience on the Mini's just keeps getting worse and worse. And the experience on the Roamio isn't as good as pre-Hydra.

    This week is hectic, as we prepare for a vacation next week. When we return, if there's been no Hydra update that improves the experience...I'm going to ditch Hydra.
     
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