Should I upgrade to the new interface?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by rmstone, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    You are mis-remembering what the UI in those boxes looked like. They looked nothing like the Hydra interface. The Hydra Interface looks similar to many other streaming apps. Which is 21st century looking and modern. Which looks nothing like the 20th century User Interfaces looked like.
     
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  2. joeslick

    joeslick New Member

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    I upgraded and I hate the new interface. Some problems include:

    Lockups 3 or 4 times a week
    Not able to record a show tomorrow because an already existing onepass scheduled in two weeks would need to be deleted. I am at 82% of 1TB drive. This should be enough to record on show tomorrow.
    Clunky interface...shortcuts no longer work at all. Tivo 1 for manage onepass or Tivo 2 for scheduled recordings hcw been eliminated.
    Navigation is horrible... to mange button presses to navigate the various menu's
     
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  3. docsarvis66

    docsarvis66 New Member

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    It sucks.
     
  4. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    It's great here and working fine(except for some bugs) in a mini v1, mini Vox, two Bolts, and. Roamio Basic. They all have no lockups and no issue with navigation and watching my recordings.
     
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  5. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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  6. pldoolittle

    pldoolittle Tivo'ing since 2001

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    This is true. It is not necessarily positive. I very much dislike the Netflix interface. It favors look over usability.

    Machines are built to serve people. If the operator has to be re-programmed for the UI, you're doing it wrong.
     
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  7. shwru980r

    shwru980r Well-Known Member

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    I rolled back my Roamio OTA after upgrading to an 8TB hard drive and the Roamio could not reboot. Had to zero out the drive and let the Roamio format it then remove and use MFSR again to get back to Encore.
     
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  8. shippingintl

    shippingintl New Member

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    A little after I upgraded my system the Minis stopped being able to watch recordings on the Roamio.
    First, it went away after I rebooted them. Now they will not play any recordings, only asks
    if I want to delete the recording. So it is connected enough to delete but not enough to play
    Already assigned static IPs to each Tivo and other suggestions I have found.
     
  9. jkudlacz

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    There are a lot of things I like about new UI in general I enjoy using it, it brings Tivo into 21st century so to speak if you ask me. We have a Roamio Plus, Tivo Mini 1st Gen and Tivo Mini 2nd Gen. Key issues for us have been clunkiness/slowness/freezes ever since we upgraded, and if you look at the comments above this seems to be an issue across the board BUT we just received a new Tivo update and suddenly I am enjoying Hydra more than ever. I liked it before but I was not necessarily enjoying the whole experience because of the issues I mentioned above. With the latest build 21.8.1.RC6 things are better than ever. If you asked me few weeks ago I would say do not upgrade, but now I feel you should. Just be ready to unlearn using of back arrow, that feature is no longer used instead BACK button is utilized.
     
  10. shippingintl

    shippingintl New Member

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    Well wait until all your Minis stop working and then say how you like it.
     
  11. jkudlacz

    jkudlacz Member

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    I had to pull the plug on my Mini this morning actually, but this was Netflix Related, or maybe Tivo Mini + Netflix since this happened to me few times with previous version of software.
     
  12. shippingintl

    shippingintl New Member

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    If I could fix with a reboot I would not have even posted. I have restarted both the MINIs and the DVR, assigned static IPs to them all and even reran the setup on the mini. I asked TIVO directly but they do not respond. I assume they are overwhelmed with problems.
     
  13. eguiney

    eguiney New Member

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    I agree. Do not upgrade although your box may do it for you. Mine upgraded the other night and I hate the new UI. Way to slow and too much real estate wasted on pictures that I do not want. I would downgrade but too much of a hassle loosing all my season passes and recorded shows especially if the box may upgrade again on its own.
     
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  14. eguiney

    eguiney New Member

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    Loosing the back arrow is one of the most frustration things about the new UI (among many). Why would TIVE take that away? Why not have both it and the back button work?
     
  15. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    There are too may areas in the new system where the left arrow is used (along with the right arrow) to move between choices. While in theory you could use the left arrow as back where that is not the case that would be inconsistent and inconsistency is not good in a system like this. So Back it is
     
  16. JoeKustra

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    With TE3, Back and Left don't demonstrate much consistency either. While there is navigation (like in the guide) and there is navigation (like between menus), Left and Back can cause different actions. Until TE4, I probably never used the Back button. Now I find it inconsistent on my TE3 TiVo boxes. But anyhow, this is just an exercise. I will be surprised if anything changes.
     
  17. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    What specific software version number is running on your boxes?
     
  18. writemom

    writemom New Member

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    It's horrible! I click on things and NOTHING happens. I know it said the upgrade was irreversible, but does anyone know of any way to get back to the old interface? I'm seriously ready to get rid of TiVo altogether it's so bad. Nothing works the way it is supposed to. I spent 2.5 hours clicking around to finally get a 45 minute program to play - all the while I can't shut off what IS playing in the annoying window.
     
  19. HerronScott

    HerronScott Well-Known Member

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    You can downgrade back to the gen3 UI but you will lose all your shows (unless you can transfer them to a PC or another TiVo. I'd also recommend using kmttg to save your 1P's.).

    How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

    Doesn't the slow button toggle the video window (except in the Guide)?

    Scott
     
  20. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

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    The Hydra upgrade is quite easily reversible, just at the cost of all recordings and settings. (Some of which can be backed-up and restored using third party utilities, somewhat complicating the process if deemed necessary.)

    See: How to Rollback Hydra from Roamio and Mini's v1

    The Video Window can be toggled using the ‘Slow’ button, just beneath the yellow ‘Pause’ button.
     

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