TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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  1. Oct 30, 2017 #341 of 1099
    PSU_Sudzi

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    Never saw this error before on the old UI. Was able to record by starting the recording from the Guide, not sure why it wouldn’t let me from the info window.
     

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  2. Oct 30, 2017 #342 of 1099
    Noelmel

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    ^^ Mines the same way everything is shifted to the right about an inch too far. The "M" in PM is cut off and almost everything else in info
     
  3. Oct 31, 2017 #343 of 1099
    NJChris

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    HDMI. I'm going to have to take a look at it again. I did this on my lunch hour. The TV is only 720p so it's a bit older I think. The options for the screen were "wide" or "stretch". There were options for screen size but it didn't let me shrink the horizontal. Maybe it's time for a new 1080p LED for her for Christmas. (She still picks the SD channels when watching TV... I can't seem to break her of that habit!)
     
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  4. Oct 31, 2017 #344 of 1099
    TonyD79

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    You could block them with parental controls.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2017 #345 of 1099
    ken_man

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    I upgraded to Hydra on Sunday. Overall, I'm really happy with it. It took a little bit to start the using the back button instead of the left arrow but I think I'm past the muscle memory hurdle.

    I do like that the new grid guide has a couple of more rows than the previous version.

    One thing I'm still trying to get my head around. For shows with multiple recordings. After I watch one and delete upon finishing. It still shows as a recording in my list of shows. If I select it, it gives me the option to undelete it. It just doesn't seem very intuitive because hard to figure out which is the next unwatched episode.

    Overall I'm happy and look forward to some polishing of the new interface. I might even spring for the new Vox remote to go along with the Bolt once the white ones are released. The spouse will love the Netflix button on it :)
     
  6. Oct 31, 2017 #346 of 1099
    krkaufman

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    ... putting a new twist on "parental" controls.

    Though couldn't the SD channels be removed from the channels list, where an HD channel is available?
     
  7. Oct 31, 2017 #347 of 1099
    Rob Helmerichs

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    One thing that's annoying me a little is the new Now Playing list, where everything is now in folders. That means extra steps to actually play a show. I very much prefer the old way of having a show where there's only one episode directly being in the list instead of hidden away in a folder.

    I see we also lost the functionality of hitting "play" on a folder and having it play all the shows within sequentially.

    I'm having trouble adjusting to the loss of the Back button to go from a recording to the Now Playing list, but that's probably just me having trouble adjusting. ;)

    Losing the skip to end functionality in some lists. Losing the Live Guide and Search By Channel. I think that's about it for complaints. Otherwise, I like it! (Don't want to sound like I hate it; it's just that the problems are what draw my attention.)
     
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  8. Oct 31, 2017 #348 of 1099
    JSearfoss

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    I noticed last night if there is only one episode of a show you can press the play button and the show starts playing. When the show was done I selected the delete option and was returned back to the Now Playing List. I did not try it on a show that had more than one episode
     
  9. Oct 31, 2017 #349 of 1099
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Huh, I'll have to try that again. It didn't work the first few times I tried...
     
  10. Oct 31, 2017 #350 of 1099
    TonyD79

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    She could still tune to them by direct entry. And probably does.
     
  11. Oct 31, 2017 #351 of 1099
    kbmb

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    Couple of quick questions for those with Hydra already....trying to decide before taking the plunge:

    1) When viewing a show and fast forwarding - you see the progress bar at the bottom. On the current software, you can press Clear to well.....clear the bar. Can you do this in Hydra? Is there any button that will clear the bar? If not, I'm guessing it goes away on it's own?

    2) Is it possible to transfer to/from Roamio current UI to/from Roamio Hydra? I'm looking for info on both transfers and just viewing from the other box.

    Thanks!
     
  12. Oct 31, 2017 #352 of 1099
    TonyD79

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    Which selection was that on? It works on the big icon because that is continue watching.

    It also seems to work if you have episode strip on but that is really picking the episode.
     
  13. Oct 31, 2017 #353 of 1099
    aaronwt

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    I love the episode strip! It's one of my favorite features of Hydra!

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  14. Oct 31, 2017 #354 of 1099
    tngiloy

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    I don't know if this has been reported yet, but the 'last/enter' for previous channel isn't working on my Mini. It works fine on my Roamio OTA.
    If I'm watching a live TV channel on the Roamio and go to "Guide" and select a different channel I can toggle between these two channels by pushing the 'last' button. This doesn't work with the Mini.
     
  15. Oct 31, 2017 #355 of 1099
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Clear works as it did before.
    Transfers FROM Hydra work. Transfers TO Hydra need Tivo Online. PC-to-Tivo doesn't work (currently?).
     
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  16. Oct 31, 2017 #356 of 1099
    kbmb

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    Thanks! If you have two Hydra boxes, do you need to do everything from Tivo Online?

    And what about just watching (streaming) a show from another box. Hydra streaming from old, old streaming from Hydra, Hydra streaming from Hydra?
     
  17. Oct 31, 2017 #357 of 1099
    BigJimOutlaw

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    Streaming (both ways) seems to work normally.

    If you have 2 Hydras, yeah you probably need to manage all transfers online.
     
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  18. Oct 31, 2017 #358 of 1099
    kbmb

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    Thanks very much!
     
  19. Oct 31, 2017 #359 of 1099
    southerndoc

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    @TiVo_Ted Is there not a way for TiVo to program a downgrade option that will allow the TiVo to not reset shows? I would love to test Hydra, and I think I might like it. However, I can't take the leap of faith because if I don't like it and downgrade, all of my recordings disappear.
     
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  20. Oct 31, 2017 #360 of 1099
    mattyro7878

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    This is unexpected. I need to go to my computer to transfer shows between two boxes running same software on same network. This is a huge step backwards. Maybe it s temporary.
     

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