TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Mikeguy, Oct 28, 2017.

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    Dean Johnson

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  2. Nov 23, 2017 #642 of 1099
    Dean Johnson

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    As I think about this more your statement that somehow TiVo’s crappy upgrade is my fault because I chose to upgrade is ridiculous. Yup let’s blame the bad experience on the customer instead of acknowledging that Tivo really screwed it up and is committed to recognizing everyone’s concerns and fixing things as quickly as possible. Yup that’s the new way the world works.... nothing is the fault of the producer it’s the complainer’s fault.
     
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    hapster85

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    You said Hydra was being forced on people. It wasn't. That was my point. And I still don't agree that it was a crappy upgrade. I can still watch TV and make recordings. Those two things were why I bought my Roamio OTA, when I cut the cord. Everything else is gravy. I think TiVo did a good job with the new UI, and hope they continue to improve it.
     
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    lpwcomp

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    John's...
    I'm not defending TiVo nor am I "blaming the customer" but my question to you would be - Why did you convert in the first place? So far, I have seen no "killer feature" that would prompt me to do so.
     
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    Can someone tell me: Is Hydra going to eventually be forced on us happily non-Hydra users? Has there been any indication on this?

    Thanks!
     
  6. Nov 23, 2017 #646 of 1099
    idksmy

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    According to Tivo_Ted, it will not be forced on people. This is a common question.
     
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    lpwcomp

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    Do you have a link to a post in which Tivo_Ted actually said that? The only thing I could find was this (emphasis mine):
    Sounds a lot like they do plan to make it mandatory with a future release.
     
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    JoeKustra

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    Perhaps. They didn't even push all of 20.7.4 to Premiere boxes. For now I'll keep it simple. I looked at Hydra and saw nothing that was compelling enough to jump in with my clothes on. Maybe by then I'll have a bigger TV. I will buy a Mini VOX if they have a good deal by Monday. But I will drop it down to the old UI. It's good we have a choice (for now).
     
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    idksmy

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    That’s your interpretation. Message Tivo_Ted for more current status.
     
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    lpwcomp

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    So the answer to my question would be no.
     
  11. Nov 23, 2017 #651 of 1099
    idksmy

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    The answer to your question is, we have different interpretations of the same post by Tivo_Ted. Mine is not paranoid.
     
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    lpwcomp

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    I see. Now who's insulting anyone who doesn't agree with them?
     
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    aaronwt

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    I thought Hydra was very intuitive. I didn't need a manual to figure it out.

    Sent from my Galaxy S8 using Tapatalk
     
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    aaronwt

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    Out of home streaming has been working great from my Bolts on Hydra.

    I just tried it again before I typed this post. I've seen no issues streaming out of home. Is there possibly just an issue with the stand alone Stream box or the Roamios Pro/Plus?

    Sent from my Galaxy S8 using Tapatalk
     
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    hapster85

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    I think you're reading into it. I would read it as things could change, but the are no current plans to do so.
     
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    idksmy

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    You’re right reading into what Tivo_Ted said, including the word ‘release’, is not paranoid and not reading too much into a single word. Mea culpa.
     
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    Diana Collins

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    In every UI change made over the years, there have been complaints. I was a Tivo user back in the series 1 and 2 days, switched to Directv DVRs when they dragged their feet on a HD DirecTivo, and returned to TiVo 2 1/2 years ago, so maybe the change doesn't bother me. But you have to admit that how many clicks it takes to erase a tv recording is the definition of a "first world" problem.

    My suggestion is to take a deep breath, enjoy Thanksgiving and don't think about TiVo. Remember, it is only television.
     
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    Diana Collins

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    Likewise, I just streamed a recording from my home to my inlaws. No problems and all my units are on Hydra. I didn't even reconfigure it...it remembered my settings from Encore,
     
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    Diana Collins

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    I'm not associated with TiVo in anyway, so this just my opinion based on 30 years in the software business.

    Eventually everyone will be moved to Hydra. At some point it will be too onerous to maintain two operating systems. When that happens is unknown, but it likely won't be anytime soon. But I don't see them keeping both supported forever. In the near term Encore will be "stabilized" and no further development will be done on it (just bug fixes) and in a few years it will become unsupported.
     
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    Dean Johnson

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    I verified I cou”d stream to my iPad before we left the house and now it my sons house I get a communication arrow when trying to connect to a Bolt+. Frustrating
     

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