New TiVo Hydra Interface In Action

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by kbmb, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. PSU_Sudzi

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    I think it's interesting they have 4K and UHD channels in Spain!
     
  2. brandenwan

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    I know, right!? So sad that we have fallen behind. Did you see how cheap their bundles were? If you haven't, I dare you to look. It will make you angry. $25 for their version of a 'Skinny Bundle' -TV Essentials with 65 Channels & 300mb/s internet! :eek:
     
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  3. Mikeguy

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    Maybe it's what the video is showing, but it makes the new interface look less attractive than the current, to me. The earlier vid (by TiVo) made the interface seem much more attractive. Maybe it's the crowded grid?
     
  4. mrizzo80

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    It's probably a lot of things. The TiVo video was professionally produced, this one was just a dude on YT. The foreign language text, the obsession with scrolling up the Guide, the off angle, a lot of the stuff on the screen was blown out, the primary color looked to be a much lighter shade of blue (reeks of cable company DVR to me) rather than the dark grey US Hydra UI, etc.
     
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  5. Eldragun

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    Does Anyone know what is meant when Hydra will be pu over Android TV? Does that mean our TV device will get Android TV over it, and Hydra would be on that?
     
  6. NashGuy

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    Although TiVo reportedly developed the new Hydra UI so that it could also run as an app on Android (or Android TV), there have been no announcements that I'm aware of that such as app actually will be released.

    As for TiVos currently in use (Bolt, Roamio, etc.), no one is expecting that they will switch to Android TV for their OS when they get updated with the new Hydra UI.
     
  7. BillyClyde

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    Maybe they are switching to Android and that's why they said there's no going back once you decide to do that?
     
  8. BigJimOutlaw

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    There was evidence of an Amazon Fire app in the works using Hydra, as a client for the Mavrik. Pretty sure that's what the Android talk is about.
     
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  9. Eldragun

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    But what about an Android TV app getting the live4 channels (much like HDHomerun does?) actaully using the Turners and replacing the mini?
     
  10. BigJimOutlaw

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    One would think it'd work with the normal DVRs too, but we don't know for sure yet.
     
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  11. NashGuy

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    Yeah, almost certainly the Mavrik will see TiVo client apps for popular streaming devices, likely including Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV, the last of which is a variant of Android. Although I don't know that we've gotten any confirmation that those apps will sport the full Hydra UI that regular TiVo boxes do. (My guess is that the Mavrik client apps will at least look similar to Hydra, if not exactly like it.)

    The article I linked to above that talks about a TiVo/Hydra Android app specifically mentions only Android, not Roku, Apple TV, etc., which may or may not mean anything. The article speculates about the possibility of a future TiVo box that runs Android TV, which would be something different than a simple client app for controlling the Mavrik via currently existing hardware.
     
  12. BillyClyde

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    Yes that is how I read it too, thinking something like a FireTV or Shield or any Android box could launch into the new Hydra app, which would then integrate all your apps on the streaming box into it and then the Mavrik is on your network which integrates in as your ota channel source. This kind of makes it like its own cable company. And if my existing TiVos like my Roamio OTA integrate in too, that would make me happy.
     
  13. BillyClyde

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    I think it will. I posted this in another area BigJimOutlaw.

     
  14. twhiting9275

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    I actually like the look. I can understand why they wouldn't let you go backwards though, honestly. That can be a bit of a pain.
     
  15. Apr 9, 2017 #195 of 384
    Adam1115

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    I'm a bit surprised they are coming out with a new UI when the current one is still not complete. Many menus fall back to the old school TiVo menu system which looks ridiculous on a large TV. I'm a little afraid as the last UI made the boxes almost unusable when it first came out, was very buggy and not complete. Maybe they figured it would be easier to start over.

    Have they announced which boxes will get it and when?
     
  16. Apr 9, 2017 #196 of 384
    Dan203

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    All of the menus, with the exception a few deep settings menus, were converted to the HDUI in the last update. The catch is they only did this for the Bolt.
     
  17. Apr 9, 2017 #197 of 384
    krkaufman

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    And a subset of BOLT users would offer an additional catch that the HD UI update was slapdash, breaking or eliminating some of the BOLT's MoCA functionality in the process. (see here)
     
  18. Apr 9, 2017 #198 of 384
    Adam1115

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    Well considering the HD menus have been out since 2014 on boxes that pre-date the Roamio, it's still absurd that every time I change the network settings it reverts to the SD menu. It's also absurd that the top of the line bolt was only fixed within the last update and you're stating there are still some menus on the old ui? How silly! Why would they design a whole new box and still use those menus?
     
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  19. Apr 9, 2017 #199 of 384
    Dan203

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    Yeah, the structure and functionality of the menus is defintiely not the best. The whole layout to me actually feels poorly designed. Like they created a generic "options" control and then shoehorned all the complex options into that control, even when they don't look or function well.
     
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  20. Apr 9, 2017 #200 of 384
    Dan203

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    The only option I ran into that was still the old UI is the video resolution option. I've looked through the rest of the UI and that's the only one I found.
     

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