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Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Steve, Oct 29, 2017.
I would have if I had an extra box. Didn’t want to risk it.
Not really. I see many improvements in terms of consistency and data access. There are several nice touches like better integration with streaming and better deeper information.
I don’t care that much about looks. In fact, a lot about Hydra is opposite what I like yet I like the interface overall.
That’s kind of awesome.
Wow. That was quick.
On the To-Do List, the Channel Up/Down moves a page at a time. Skip Forward moves one day forward and Skip Back moves one day back. If it previously did something different in the To-Do list, it was apparently a conscious change and I personally like this new functionality better since I would generally like to look at the To-Do list
Wow! That’s pretty decisive from you Dan. It must mean something coming from you.
Could you elaborate a bit please?
My guess is you are a much more advanced user than I am.
I am OTA only, only recorded from 6 channels and only record new 1 hr dramas or daily news, never watch sports, never use TiVo search, only use the apps on TiVo occasionally (I have a Roku premier + and HTPC attached to my TV - which I am typing on now).
I use the live guide to check for new shows and setup one passes during the times of year when the networks put out their new stuff. The rest of the time I hit tivo tivo and play a show. I also sometimes need to move stuff off my main TiVos (a Bolt & Roamio) to be stored on one of my older 3 TiVos or a computer. Does Hydra do any of that better? I am guessing not.
Judging from all this activity here, we now are ALL being asked to participate in the Beta.
I'm with you Dan. Maybe if the core features like transfers, Live guide, pytivo, Sort channels by name, remote scheduling, (insert other missing features here), are added to it I'll upgrade. Installed on a spare box, may keep it on there only in case I get a 4k Mini, otherwise...
It would REALY be nice if you could watch a show on a remote DVR and not be kicked back to the local My Shows screen after the show ends. Especially since it takes you back to My Shows, but you're really in Devices. You just don't know it until you try to navigate around.
My Roamio Pro and one Gen 1 Mini updated and are working fine. One Gen 1 Mini won’t update. Keeps saying there’s no internet connection halfway through the update process.
I can understand you desires but most of what you listed as core features aren’t.
Comcast made tens of thousands of paying customers debug their X1 for over 6 months...and that was after it was in beta in thousands of homes for many months...but they just rolled on. I would never have one!!!
I got over 1200 recordings and growing on my RP and XL4. Some of the new UI looks nice, but it sounds like a nightmare. I thought the Bolt UI sucked when they integrated it in 20.7.2 when it comes to the number of presses to get to some things (of course I got used to it). The X1 still has absurd remote clicks and now so does Gen4. Sad. Also sad that they could not even take the time to test the Xfinity app. Very bad indeed.
Don't most of you old time users know their rep in the software dept? What would you expect to happen? I am sorry for this rant. This is coming from a developers prospective and always have been hard on Tivo, Inc dev...BUT I am very glad that they made this OPTIONAL! They still have to keep Gen3. Lots of Premiers out there...
I REALLY DON'T LIKE CHANGE...
Too many users downloading?
After loading Hydra today the first thing I noticed was that my TV looked awful! Not fuzzy or compressed as you mention, but the color, saturation, detail, brightness, contrast...everything...was awful!
My TV is new, about two weeks old. So I've been adjusting the picture to my satisfaction. I'm pretty sure my settings were the same...but I had to re-check and adjust EVERYTHING to get the picture back to my satisfaction.
I tested out Xfinity On Demand and it played ok but when exiting back to the TiVo UI it hung up and rebooted the box.
I had this issue before the upgrade.
I assume they did. I had no connectivity issues today between TiVos. My three Bolts, ROamio, and Gen 1 Mini, all on Hydra, could all stream shows between each other today without any issues.
What are your resolution output options set for? I did notice that if you have 2160P24/25/30 or 1080P24/25 selected that the Bolt will output at 30P from 1080i broadcasts instead of 60P like it used to.
I only have info for if there is a 24P framerate with my ROamio setup. so I have no way of knowing if it is also outputting at 30P or actually at 60P like it should be. But none of my boxes had any difference in color, saturation, brightness, etc after they upgraded to hydra. If there was a sharpness difference it wasn't obvious to me.
As noted right above this, the video output settings got wonky on this release -- AUTO mode isn't working as a passthrough any longer and some 4K TVs are not being seen as 4K with the automatic setting. Different signal inputs will equate to different picture setting modes on many newer TVs as they have different presets for each incoming signal resolution.
If you have a 4K set and a Bolt you might have been using 4K before, so try first by checking only the 4K box in the TiVo settings menu on the box. If you have been using a different resolution (either have a Roamio or don't have a 4K TV), check whichever you might have been using (1080i or 1080p -- yes, those two may be seen differently from an image settings perspective).
For the time being don't check more than one box at a time -- the multi-resolution mode (which presumably is intended to be the new passthrough mode) doesn't work on Hydra yet. When/if that gets enabled, then you can decide whether to let the TiVo continue to process to match your TV resolution or whether you want to have multiple modes output natively and let the TV process it.
Just because YOU don't consider them core features doesn't mean they're not. If they removed the guide altogether would you say that the guide is not a core TiVo feature?