Hydra "Wish List"

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

  1. Nov 6, 2017 #101 of 258
    MighTiVo

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    Or...

    When you hit play on a folder, pup up - Play Newest, Play Oldest, Play All, instead of silently ignoring Play
     
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  2. Nov 6, 2017 #102 of 258
    DBLClick

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    Another Misstep is when you play show within a folder and deleted afterword. The new interface returns to the group and you have to re-enter the group to play the next video. Also exits out of a device after watching and deleting a video.
     
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  3. Nov 6, 2017 #103 of 258
    TostitoBandito

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    I don't think there's a way to do this now, so I'll add it to the list:

    There should be an option I can enable so when I find a show that's available via multiple streaming services and it's free on one of them, just show me that one and don't list the other non-free options. I'm not going to pay money to watch an episode that I can watch free somewhere else. Alternatively, instead of an option the UI could just display the cost below or next to the Netflix/Hulu/Xfinity/Amazon icons when you're looking at a show so you don't need to drill all the way into the streaming service to see what it costs.

    It's a pain right now when you find a show you want to watch to then have to spend a few minutes loading up each streaming service to see if it's free on any of them, or to check the cost. Tivo should give you this info up front or make the choice for you where it's a free vs. pay option.
     
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  4. Nov 6, 2017 #104 of 258
    Dan203

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    I could be smeeking here but my biggest complaints...

    1) When you land on the initial TiVo screen the stupid suggestions bar along the bottom is is highlighted instead of the menus
    2) The continue watching thing at the top of My Shows is completely unnecessary.
    3) The show screen for a give show is terribly laid out with too many thumbnail carousels and the options all the way at the bottom.
    4) There are inconsistencies in how the strip menus work. Most have left/right select a main category and then up/down to select an option. However on a few screens there is a random strip with the options on it which you have to select using left/right. It seems like poor UX design to me.
    5) The inability to use left/right for select/back is annoying to a long time TiVo user.
    6) If you pull up any of the extra UI bits while watching a show using left/right/up/down the back button cycles through them until finally exiting the shows. So depending on how many times you brought those things up it could take a bunch of pushes of back to exit the show.
    7) The inability to transfer between TiVos without using online.tivo.com
    8) The inability to transfer from PC to TiVo using pyTivo
     
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  5. Nov 6, 2017 #105 of 258
    TonyD79

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    It does that now. I’m not sure how good the data (it didn’t seem to have Amazon Prime) is but go to streaming options on the show when you search. Also, if you do start over, it also does it.

    It looks like the hook is there but the data is not complete.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2017 #106 of 258
    southerndoc

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    The suggestions bar being highlighted is a PITA. Also, I hate it when I use the voice button to bring up a television series, it shows me the strip of episodes. I prefer to have a list of recordings. Hopefully in the future this will be added as a feature.
     
  7. Nov 6, 2017 #107 of 258
    aaronwt

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    It already is. Just turn off the episode strip in the settings. Then the shows will be presented in a list.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  8. Nov 6, 2017 #108 of 258
    southerndoc

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    It's turned off. It doesn't show unless you use the voice button. Perhaps a bug @TiVo_Ted?
     
  9. Nov 7, 2017 #109 of 258
    guykuo

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    1. Display of Show Names rather than just Season/episode N and episode name in the Tivo Suggestions recording list. The new, show nameless listing ends like...

    S1 E2 An Episode name
    S3 E10 Episode name of possibly some other show
    S1 E7 Wow another episode name
    S1 E12 Another episode name without indication of show.

    ....but which episodes belong to which show?

    2. Ability to transfer channel list from one TiVo to another. It is a huge pain going through the channel list on each TiVo and manually redoing selection / deselection of active channels.
     
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  10. Nov 7, 2017 #110 of 258
    tivoknucklehead

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    can someone tell me ANYTHING that Hydra solves that was a problem?
     
  11. Nov 7, 2017 #111 of 258
    idksmy

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    While some problems might have been fixed by Hydra, that was not its primary purpose.
     
  12. Nov 7, 2017 #112 of 258
    JoeKustra

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    Low participation on TCF? :cool:
     
  13. Nov 7, 2017 #113 of 258
    MighTiVo

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    I don't think Hydra is a something is broken, needs to be fixed, situation.
    Like introducing a new body style for cars, you aren't fixing the car, you are making it more visually appealing...
     
  14. Nov 7, 2017 #114 of 258
    tivoknucklehead

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    taking away popular features like live guide and transfers is not my idea of a good solution to anything
     
  15. Nov 7, 2017 #115 of 258
    idksmy

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    To continue the ‘new car’ analogy...Then don’t buy the car.

    I am sure Tivo management knows how many people have upgraded to Hydra as well as upgraded then went back to HDUI, across their entire user base, not just people on this website. This Hydra adoption rate will, most likely, dictate future Hydra changes, once the problems are fixed.
     
  16. Nov 7, 2017 #116 of 258
    tivoknucklehead

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    my choice is too live with it or lose 20 recordings after a rollback. not much of a choice IMHO
     
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  17. Nov 7, 2017 #117 of 258
    idksmy

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    Your first choice was whether to install Hydra, knowing that to revert, you’d lose recordings.
     
  18. Nov 7, 2017 #118 of 258
    tivoknucklehead

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    I plead guilty to not reading hundreds of posts outlining all the issues with Hydra before installing. I assumed that it was simply a new interface. I can live with this interface, what I don't like is the unnecessary removal of long time features
     
  19. Nov 7, 2017 #119 of 258
    idksmy

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    The 2nd post in Tivo_Teds thread about the Hydra early access program contained a link to the site where you entered your TSN(s) to be upgraded. On that site was a checkbox that stated the following;

    I understand and agree that I will not be able to downgrade my interface once the update is complete without losing all my current settings and recordings.
     
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  20. Nov 7, 2017 #120 of 258
    TonyD79

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    A new interface always brings new things, both good and bad. Your problem was not the lack of reading but assuming that a complete revamp of the interface was going to be trivial. It never is.
     

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