TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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  1. Oct 29, 2017 #261 of 1101

    alexb Active Member

    Jan 4, 2003
    Kirkland, WA
    Works on mine.
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  2. Oct 29, 2017 #262 of 1101

    PSU_Sudzi Well-Known Member

    Jun 4, 2015
    Philly suburbs
    Strange I can’t get them to work on mine.
  3. Oct 29, 2017 #263 of 1101

    Nickipedia Nick of Time

    Jul 18, 2015
    It must depend on what software is on the remote. The Zoom button on my Gen1 Mini IR remote doesn't work as a Back button. It simply gives the "bang" sound and doesn't do anything. The workaround is to hit TiVo and start over. Luck of the draw...
  4. Oct 29, 2017 #264 of 1101

    Jimbo687 Member

    Dec 18, 2016
    I have a Bolt plus w/ a 8TB drive. Smooth update this morning w/ two 1st gen minis.
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  5. Oct 29, 2017 #265 of 1101

    AlphaCluster New Member

    Oct 29, 2017
    So someone else kinda asked this but I haven’t seen a solution yet. Anyone find anything like when you pressed the up arrow on gen3? It would show you what res you were using and more useful for me would let you swap. More strange has anyone else has issues where if you select any (and I mean any even passthrough) 4K or 1080p resolution along with the ones below that it will just always render at the highest? This is really annoying as my tv seems to upscale better but I also got some 4K I want to be able to flip to but to it goes down to 720 if I don’t want 720p content upscaled.
  6. Oct 29, 2017 #266 of 1101

    rodney111 New Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    Just a general question....if I go to

    What to Watch > Sports

    Why do the World Series and Sunday Night Football NOT show up as choices at this moment, as they are Prime Time headline events happening right now? Instead it immediately shows me a sporting event happening three days from now, then an NBA game for tomorrow?
  7. Oct 29, 2017 #267 of 1101

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    I see WS when I scroll to left under More sports. Shows all sports LIVE now.
  8. Oct 29, 2017 #268 of 1101

    rodney111 New Member

    Jul 22, 2014
    I now see that. It doesn’t seem intuitive that you would be shown on-screen sports events that are days away by default, and have to click left into a submenu to see sports happening right now.
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  9. Oct 29, 2017 #269 of 1101
    High Technology

    High Technology Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    You need to be a little before the end of the buffer, then hit 30s a few times so it would overshoot the LiveTV point. Then the picture will stutter, the audio will drop, then the picture will resume with no sound.

    If you select MORE SPORTS then select SPORTS ON NOW, you'll get the in progress games. I don't think it offers the stuff that has already started airing (though some TV shows in ON TODAY are offered that have already started).

    I believe that some of these "strips" are intended to learn your viewing patterns, not just what you watch, but when you watch it. So give it a little time (perhaps a week) to figure out your viewing patterns.
  10. Oct 29, 2017 #270 of 1101

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    ohh, I was at the begining of the buffer, and not the end......

    I posted in the bug thread, that I have breaking audio on some of my live shows, and I just figured out (with your help) that it's this bug. Mine doesn't resume with no sound, but it's very choppy unless I go back using 8 second RR, of just leave channel and go back.
  11. Oct 29, 2017 #271 of 1101
    High Technology

    High Technology Member

    Apr 16, 2006
    Pause/Play will also get the audio to reappear.
  12. Oct 29, 2017 #272 of 1101

    thyname Well-Known Member

    Dec 26, 2010
    N. Virginia
    So how do the people with first gen Mini (IR Remote only) get around the fact their remote does not have a Back button?

    Do they have to get a new remote? If they do, will it work with that version of Mini, which does not do RF?
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  13. Oct 29, 2017 #273 of 1101

    TonyD79 Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    I can’t figure out the algorithm. No order that i can discern.
  14. Oct 29, 2017 #274 of 1101

    mntvjunkie Active Member

    May 12, 2009
    Overall, I am liking Hydra more than I thought I would. I have a Roamio Pro and a first gen Mini. Both run just as fast, perhaps slightly faster in some ways, than they did in the old UI.

    Like many, the 17 years of "Left equals Back, Right equals forward" is going to be the hardest change for me to stomach, although I am already starting to get used to the back button (universal remote). I do not yet have Vox remotes, but I will likely pick at least one up in the next few weeks. I have a regular X1 cable box in the bedroom that I really enjoy the voice features on (and just picked up an Apple TV 4K, same can be said for Siri). I started moving away from using Tivo native apps and was using my old Apple TV (3rd Gen) or PS4 for Netflix and Amazon, as it seems like the apps are getting worse and worse over time. Amazon will often cause my Tivo to crash when I exit it, and doesn't always respond to commands. Netflix, as of a few updates ago, has also sadly become laggy and sometimes non-responsive (both work fine on the Mini, and even if they cause the Mini to crash, I care much less about that crashing than the Roamio).

    Hydra is not without it's bugs, but for essentially a "1.0" experience, it's much less buggy than I expected, and does the core functionality (record TV shows) well so far. Depending on how Voice works in comparison to X1, it could definitely mean staying with Tivo longer than I planned originally. I have lifetime on the Pro, but before hydra was planning on moving to X1 when the Pro finally dies. Hydra has given me pause, although a Bolt+ with Lifetime would take a long time to break even vs an X1 box at $10 per month, which is definitely a consideration.
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  15. Oct 29, 2017 #275 of 1101

    hapster85 Well-Known Member

    Sep 7, 2016
    Same result on my Roamio OTA, just get a blue circle of death (as my wife calls it).

    Also, a couple of my channels have gotten jacked up. One, I really don't care about, the other is the CW affiliate, and I record several shows on that one, so am a bit annoyed with that at the moment.

    Hoped running Guide Setup would resolve that issue, but that just results in a blue circle.
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  16. Oct 29, 2017 #276 of 1101

    y2jdmbfan Member

    May 7, 2004
    I prefer the TiVo to output in Native Resolution, but it seems like this is broke in Hydra. Anyone know of any fixes or workarounds?
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  17. Oct 29, 2017 #277 of 1101

    oryan_dunn Member

    Dec 1, 2016
    What about pressing and holding skip to get to the end of the buffer? Does that cause you to lose audio?

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  18. Oct 29, 2017 #278 of 1101
    The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Dec 2, 2007
    Northern VA
    No screenshots from anyone yet?

    - Merg

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  19. Oct 29, 2017 #279 of 1101

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    Interesting. This does not cause the same audio loss.

    However, I notice when I press and hold Skip, it does not bring me to the very front of the buffer. I can still see a sliver of green in the progress bar to the right of the tick mark.

    This could be a viable approach until (if) addressed by TiVo.

  20. Oct 30, 2017 #280 of 1101

    Noelmel Active Member

    Nov 6, 2014
    Cincinnati, OH
    After reading every page so far I took the plunge. I never used live guide so wasn't concerned with that. A few things I found right away I hadn't seen mentioned yet were Doesn't seem like you can turn folders/groups off. Which totally ruins it for me. I always am 3-4 weeks behind on shows. I don't like to binge watch the same shows episodes one after another.... so I would always go to "recordings" and started at the bottom watching oldest things just in the order they recorded. When folders is turned on it bumps the shows to the top of the list each time a new episode airs. For instance if I just wanna watch everything I recorded from 10/5/17 I don't see how to do that now (hopefully its just a setting Im missing).

    EDIT TO ADD: This also makes it harder to see which shows will be deleted soon for space before I could just scan the list of shows and see the yellow / green or blue dots now it seems you have to click on each folder to see if a show is marked keep or save until space is needed.

    Also adding on to the clock trick not working... the one I also always turned on after every reboot was SPS88S which was the 4X FF one so you dont' have to hit play (for channels without skip like E! / MTV / VH1)
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2017

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