Hydra Issues

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

  1. JoeKustra

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    Curious. I would have thought a VOX remote would still work in rf mode. I need to test this.

    update: seems the Mini VOX will still work in RF mode. The remote will not. That sucks.
     
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  2. Sportsnut

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    Curious how you put your spare Roamio on monthly and then cancelled it without a fee. I was looking to get a used Roamio and put it on monthly for a while but after chatting with Tivo they said it requires a 1 year commitment with a $75 early cancellation fee. Maybe if I called they'd offer monthly without the cancellation fee. I'm thinking about downgrading my Bolt from Hydra too, at least until they fix some of the bugs.
     
  3. JoeKustra

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    Maybe don't call? I activated on-line. I called to cancel.

    If you use TiVo.com, I think the new sale has caused some bugs.

    I just tried to activate that Roamio. I had 14.99 no commitment, 1 year and All-In options.
     
  4. Mikeguy

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    Yeah, the rep. was wrong (isn't it a shame that info. as basic as this can't be conveyed correctly? or, is TiVo doing it intentionally, to try to get year commitments?)--subscriptions are available monthly, yearly, and Lifetime.
     
  5. Sportsnut

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    Sorry, when I say chatted I meant I did a chat session with them online, didn't actually speak to a person on the phone. What they did was send me a link to the policy that said there was a one year commitment and a $75 early cancellation fee. I guess if you sign up online it doesn't come into play? Did you buy your Roamio used from Ebay or Craigslist? I know if you're buying one with lifetime both seller and buyer are supposed to contact Tivo and get it transferred to your account. If no lifetime do you still need the previous owner to contact Tivo? I would want to get one to copy some things from the Bolt to the Roamio. Wondering if I buy a used one from someone who wasn't the original owner if there could be a problem getting it activated on my account, in case it was at some point stolen/ "fell off a truck" as people have mentioned.
     
  6. Sportsnut

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    Right, that's what I was wondering. Though it was from a chat session and not human contact. It would make more sense to get money from someone for a couple months than not get any at all if you don't want to commit to a whole year.
     
  7. JoeKustra

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    The currently inactive Roamio I was using I bought on eBay months ago. Since it was activated once by me, it's now on my inactive tab. Get the TSN and check by: calling TiVo or try to activate online.
     
  8. reneg

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    I would wait on the next major Hydra update, whenever that happens, before revisiting Hydra again. I think at this point, it's like poking yourself in the eye with a stick until something materially changes with a Hydra update.
     
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  9. chicagoenergy

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    I have the g1 Mini in three rooms. I thought the Bluetooth would work without Hydra but nope.

    It does work on the Roamio OTA.

    All units WITHOUT HYDRA.
     
  10. MVPinFLA

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    I read several pages of this thread months ago; but have not tried to read all 800. I just saw the link on my Tivo that included the option to watch a video and update to Hydra. The video looked appealing with a few of the features; but the My Shows with the screens for each show, seemed like a terrible way to show what has been recorded. Since they didn't go into the details of what is behind the screens, is there a way to see the traditional list of the shows recorded and how many there are?
     
  11. ulinepro

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    I see some of you posting about reverting back to the Encore interface. How is that accomplished?
     
  12. JoeKustra

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    How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

    Works on Bolt also. You may need to put your remote into IR mode with TiVo +"C".
     
  13. mulscully

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    I am actually looking forward to upgrading, at some point in the future, but will sit on the sidelines here until more of these issues are worked out.
     
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  14. sliderbob

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    Any word on getting this Hyrda working with "PC-->TiVo transfers (pyTivo/TiVo Desktop) not possible"? I just downloaded it and it isn't THAT bad, but I am mad that I can no longer transfer my shows back to the Tivo.
     
  15. stile99

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    Nope. By which I mean, that is the best word we have...nope. PC to TiVo isn't in the plan for the future. The "One Box" concept is dead. It has not been absolutely definitively said that it is never coming back, but that really shouldn't give you hope.
     
  16. mulscully

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    This does not bother me so much as I could use plex to watch my stored shows and home movies. I am more waiting for all the bugs to be fixed..
     
  17. aaronwt

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    All the bugs!!:eek:

    I would say that would be never.
     
  18. RoamioJeff

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    That is the one reason I could not upgrade. I had my finger on the button when I read in these forums, by mere chance, that they broke the transfer function. I'd a been pretty darned pissed had I upgraded and then learned after the fact that 1) Not only are transfers broken, but, 2) You get the extra penalty of losing all your content when you downgrade to get the function back.

    If I didn't know better, I would have been likely to believe that losing your content in a downgrade is a malevolent act to deter people from doing so. And if they choose to do it anyway, inflict pain for their failure to get with the program. But we know that's not true, right? After all, you don't get wiped clean when you upgrade. Let's chalk it up to Hanlon's Razor and call it a day

    Not only that, but the new UI is a Fisher-Price eye candy hot mess.
     
  19. RoamioJeff

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    Source?
     
  20. stile99

    stile99 Well-Known Member

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    You're on the source. Ted has said right here in this forum that he's been focusing on other things. That's the most recent 'official' word we have, and it's from October 2017. Couple that with it also being said that right now they are focusing on bugs, not restoring functionality, and that ONE bug was fixed between RC14 and RC19 (and no, it isn't the mini channel issue).

    BTW, I find it funny that you refer to the UI as Fisher-Price...that's something I've told TiVo as well. It's a great Fisher-Price My First TiVo, but I'm an adult and no longer require baby food.
     
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