Hydra Issues

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

  1. mulscully

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    Ok, some of the bugs? A few of the bugs? ;)

    One of the show stoppers for me right now is the fact that it seems like you can't go back a menu with the left arrow. I use that all the time. It may or may not be a bug that the functionality was left out, but I would definitely have to get use to it not being there.
     
  2. TonyD79

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    Sigh. I really don't understand why this is a show stopper for so many. That "functionality" was inconsistent and was a Tivo only thing. I have been on Hydra since Day 1 and don't miss the illogical left arrow one bit.

    The only showstoppers that make sense are if you really, really, really like the Live Guide and the PC transfers. The rest is just muscle memory, not bugs or features.

    I use my Tivo a ton every day and have had almost zero non-guide related issues. It is pretty damned stable.
     
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  3. wtherrell

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    I find that Hydra itself is illogical.
     
  4. PSU_Sudzi

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

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    I don’t think it matters that it was inconsistent or TiVo only, users including myself got used to that functionality and become frustrated when forced to change behavior. Not sure what’s illogical about that button press left going back as it’s kind of intuitive to me since the right button goes forward in menus (and I’m not sure if it’s all of them or only some but it works enough).
     
  5. Megamind

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    We get that. ;)
     
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  6. HerronScott

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    No not a bug but a design change. :)

    Scott
     
  7. alarson83

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    Also, for many of us on a different remote (like a harmony, which i would guess a large number of tivo users are), there isnt a separate button for going back on a lot of the menu options.

    So i have to long press to go back a menu.
     
  8. mulscully

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    I also have 2 minis that I use with my Roamio and two i use with my Premiere. I have also been seeing posts about issues with the minis. Incorrect channel number for one. I am concerned that if I move to Hydra, I will want to roll back. and it won't just be rolling back 1 roamio, it will be 1 roamio and 2 minis.
     
  9. JoeKustra

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    To rollback or upgrade a Mini takes under 30 minutes. It may take longer to pair a VOX remote.
     
  10. RoamioJeff

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    You'll also lose all your recorded content in a roll back.

    TiVo has made it impossible for people to try out the new UI and decide if it's right for them without losing all content if they decide not to keep it.
     
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  11. Sportsnut

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    Are you able to access your recordings on this inactive Roamio without any problems? I may get a used Roamio and activate for a month or so but want to make sure I will be able to access what's on it when it's deactivated. I know I wouldn't be able to transfer to another device without service. I'm contemplating downgrading from Hydra so I would copy some things to the Roamio first.
     
  12. JoeKustra

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    I could connect a TV and watch its content. It is in a box right now, so I'm only 99% sure. It would be a good method to save stuff before changing. The transfer rate on a basic/OTA Roamio is about 93Mbps on my network.
     
  13. Sportsnut

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    Ok, thanks. Someone in another thread said they weren't able to access the recordings on their inactive device but I can't remember what thread that was.
     
  14. JoeKustra

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    Perhaps they were stating that network access on a device without service is not possible. That is true.
     
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    I've had some issues with streaming-only OnePasses not showing up in My Shows without manual intervention. I've been watching Rise week-to-week the past two weeks and the third episode never popped into My Shows last week. I opened the 1P, didn't make any changes, hit Save, and it popped into the top position in My Shows. Similar issue with Roseanne, but last week was the premiere episodes from a 1P I had made the previous week. It didn't show up in My Shows until I did the same thing.

    (I did this last Saturday, which would've given TiVo plenty of time to get the relevant episodes synced into their OTT content database via Hulu.)
     
  16. Furmaniac

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    Now, Vox mic searches for ALL shows & movies, even if they are not in the current guide and not currently streaming. Now you can make a one pass or a bookmark for those shows. The type-in search still only looks for current programs, so this is a big plus for the Vox remote.
     
  17. Furmaniac

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    My main issue is with my shows the most important part of TiVo. Does anyone dislike the My Shows as much as I do:
    • Text too small
    • No folder icon in front of the show name
    • The red dot for shows now recording is after the show name instead of before it. Before, they would line up neatly and now are scattered and ugly.
    • The number of episides seem to clearer when it was in parentheses.
    • The skip indication used to be green to match the button, now it's gray.
    • It allows you to sort by date but there are no dates shown.
     
  18. RoamioJeff

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    Really. Who is programming this stuff? It seems continuity is losing out to design attention deficit disorder.

    The TiVo programming operation should stick to a standard style guide that defines the appearance of UI elements and colors and not randomly change things on a whim for no reason.

    Better yet, let the customer choose among several choices of appearance via the settings. That way a user could select the "classic" look (with yellow text), the newer white, or whatever the latest new new shiny happens to be from the imagination of some Gen-Z programmer hopped up on Red Bull.
     
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  19. Furmaniac

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    But by rolling back, you are not getting the Vox remote use. It's not just the convenience, it's the way they've programmed, at least as of April 2018.
    The Vox remote search finds every TV show and movie virtually ever made. It'll show obscure TV shows from the early 50s and obscure movies as well and it allows you to make a bookmark or a one pass so that they will be looking for showings in the streamed apps in the future.
    The typing search only looks for shows currently playing or streaming.
    I called TiVo about this. I don't know if they plan to change the typing search to be global as well, but as long as the Vox searches global, it's worth having it!
     
  20. Furmaniac

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    The HD question in wishlists has not been addressed as of April 2018. I noticed that for onepasses, you can set a default for all future one passes, but there is no such thing for wishlists. The default is yes which seems like a bad default if you want to get the show, no matter what resolution it's in.
     
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