The Biggest Fail of all Time TiVo+

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by JACKASTOR, Nov 26, 2019.

Dump it or keep it?

  1. Dump it, it’s really crap!

    60.5%
  2. Keep it it’s the best!

    2.3%
  3. Neutral

    4.7%
  4. It makes me want to roll over and die!

    1.2%
  5. It makes me feel all warm and good inside when I watch it.

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Currently I do not have to suffer TiVo+

    31.4%
  1. JKR123

    JKR123 Member

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    I clicked on one of the new TiVo+ entries in my guide this evening to check it out - BIG MISTAKE. I only did this because someone in my family had already clicked on “accept” the other day. (I still don’t know what we have now accepted.) My screen then went blank and nothing ever played. After a long wait I tried to get out of the screen by pressing options like Back, Live TV, TIVO, etc. but nothing I pressed on the remote would get me out of that screen. I then went to the machine to do a forced reboot and before I could pull the plug it rebooted itself. I will never purposely select one of these entries again.
     
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  2. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    Meh, I don’t use a single one of those features and don’t care about any of them. I do, however, use and appreciate CEC, as well as hands-free auto commercial skip, multiple times daily though.

    And I appreciate Hydra’s modern look and feel over the sad, outdated chunkiness that is TE3 too. In 2019 and beyond, that old UI is sorta embarrassing, especially on a 75”+ 4K TV.
     
  3. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    I have 3 V1 Minis and they all work fine as long as you ONLY use them for Tivo functions. No apps and no slowness, it's just like sitting in front of the DVR. These are all on MoCA btw.

    I agree with the rest of your points btw, but Minis are not an issue if you don't run apps on them. Get sticks or use TV apps instead.
     
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  4. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

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    It just amazes me that TiVo continues to push TiVo+ to the level they do. If you go on social media, you’d be extremely hard pressed to find anyone who finds it useful but will find lots of complaining.

    Just get the damned thing out of my guide and get rid of TiVo-3 as a short cut to what is already all over the damned place.

    Meanwhile, they messed up What to Watch as it has less control over categories and filters and doesn’t allow for live tv visiting while using it.

    Really bad decisions on TiVo’s part.
     
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  5. Saturn

    Saturn Lord of the Rings

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    Yea, the Minis work fine to play recordings from other TiVos, but the menus are still noticeably slower than the Bolt they are streaming from, which isn't exactly speedy to begin with... But they also lock up and need to be rebooted every few weeks, even if they aren't used.
     
  6. slowbiscuit

    slowbiscuit FUBAR

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    I use TE3 and never see lockups or menu slowness on Minis, even if unused for weeks. Sounds like TE4 is your problem.
     
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  7. Fofer

    Fofer Bo55man69

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    I use TE4 and never see lockups or menus on my Minis either, even if unused for weeks. I only use my Minis for DVR functionality, no apps. TE4 isn’t his problem.
     
  8. gbshuler@yahoo.c

    gbshuler@yahoo.c Clave Man

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    Ahh... the New Guide in Hydra.
    All those exciting new TiVo+ Ribbon rows between my channels..

    Wonderful Glitch!
    So I am way down in the 800's. Locals are at 702, 704, 712.
    So I use my TiVo remote to go up to 700 one page at time.

    So it scrolls backwards up the list as expected 10 or so channels at a time.

    790
    780
    770
    760
    750
    740
    730
    720
    710
    800 (!)

    No joke.... When I get to 700 it displays 700-712 for 1/2 second and then goes to 800-812. Suck!!! Repeatable
     
  9. jcliff

    jcliff Member

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    I'm getting this as well.

    The apps in general seem to crash more, post TiVo+. But has anyone else noticed that the TiVo hard crashes if you try and exit TiVo+ while it's still loading?

    For me it's:

    1) Accidentally click one of the TiVo+ ribbons in the guide (for example, if you know the channel you want is one bar up, and you don't expect the ribbon to be there.)
    2) TiVo+ begins to load. Mash "Back" and/or the TiVo button to try and cancel it.
    3) Everything goes black and freezes. Eventually it hard resets.
     
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