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TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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

  1. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

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    This seems to be fixed for me in RC11, was a folder issue, the filter view was ok
     
  2. MighTiVo

    MighTiVo TiVotarian

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    Agree, that is a bit annoying
     
  3. mfiman

    mfiman New Member

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    As of today....I can no longer get any recordings to play or even get a folder of recordings to open. When I click to select, I get the spinning wheel and then nothing happens.

    Using Hydra RC11 on a TiVo Roamio Pro.

    Anyone know what to do?
     
  4. Mike Waddell

    Mike Waddell New Member

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    I got rc11 update today on Roamio ota and now having this problem. Keep trying to play recording and finally get it to go. Agrivating slow response!

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  5. Elvite

    Elvite New Member

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    I want to add myself to this list of having the exact same problem that you guys are having. I have contributed some detailed observations in another thread called “Hydra Issues” in this forum. If you want to read about it, here is a link to my comments on page 32, Hydra Issues.
     
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  6. sandycityscott

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    Curious if the lack of a “bloop” sound effect when you hit play after fast forwarding or rewinding is a feature or a bug.
     
  7. Chuck_IV

    Chuck_IV Member

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    So I noticed a very good thing with my minis(v2) running Hydra. If you hit record on a show you have been watching, it now saves the entire buffer/show instead of just from the point you hit record.

    I always hated having to remember to drop out of live TV and goto the guide and hit record from there to get the full buffer into the recording.


    On my other issue with the iOS app, no amount of doing anything(I even tried re-enabling out of home stream) fixed the issue of when not on my home network, I wouldn't see my shows list or my todo list.

    I ended up having to delete and reinstall the entire app. That seems to have cleared it up.
     
  8. hapster85

    hapster85 Active Member

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    Weird. We watched 3 recordings last night on our Roamio OTA with no issues. Received RC11 a couple of days ago.
     
  9. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I've been using TiVos for sixteen years now. And even back in 2001, you would never get those sounds when watching a show that was in DD. Although back then there were only a handful of channels using DD when I was on DirecTV. SInce all the stations converted to digital in my area, all the OTA channels use DD here. And on FiOS, all the video channels are using DD too. So I would never hear those sounds after fast forwarding or rewinding.

    The only way you would be hearing those sounds from a show with DD is if you have the TiVo set for pcm output. Which only outputs in stereo.
     
  10. Mike Waddell

    Mike Waddell New Member

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    Working today.

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  11. wtkflhn

    wtkflhn Member

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    I have 2 problems that I don't like. The first is I can't figure how to delete a show I have watched. I have Hydra on my Romio OTA, and I usually have to go to my Romio Pro with the old interface and remotely delete. The other thing is that I have 4 series 3 type TIVO's that I cant see in Hydra. However they can see Hydra. Does anyone know if this is an issue that will be fixed in a later release? If it's not, to me at least, that's a show stopper. I also don't like the fact that you can only stream between Romios and not transfer programs. That's annoying me too. Help anyone?
     
  12. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

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    I delete the same way I did with the HDUI. I highlight the recording and hit the clear button.
     
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  13. elahome.com

    elahome.com New Member

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    Kinda unrelated, but is there any IP commands to go directly to Netflix, Amazon, etc... I use IP commands for the whole control of the TiVo, have updated to Hydra. For the most part looks cool, wife hates it(because it's a change). Will play more with it. But would rather place icons on the URC Total Control remote that take the TiVo directly to that app. Possible now with new platform?
     
  14. sandycityscott

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    I’m set to PCM and have always been set up that way, and since Hydra the sounds aren’t playing.
     
  15. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Active Member

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    The Bolt and Romio can't see older Tivo's but older Tivo's can see Bolt and Romios predates Hydra, it's been a problem for awhile. Are you not getting the keep or delete dialog box at the end of the program, I'm getting it on a Bolt. I'm wondering if Hydra wasn't properly loaded on you unit.
     
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  16. wtkflhn

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    Tenthplanet. There was a problem with older TIVO's not being seen by Romios sometime back. But that was fixed. My S3 TIVO's can see my Romio w/ HYDRA. But not the other way around. I just want to know of TIVORTED plans on getting this fixed. I guess I'll PM him and ask.
     
  17. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    It sounds like this Hydra UI is a hot mess. Is it in beta or even alpha testing phase and y'all are the guinea pigs who have volunteered to have your TiVo's screwed up or is there any good to this thing??


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  18. JolDC

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    Everybody is expressing personal opinions. I have been using and like Hydra. Any major release of software will have its bugs but none for Hydra are a problem (for me, other people’s usage patterns might make the same bugs annoying or worse). The “missing” features were design choices by TiVo based upon their research and I luckily don’t miss them.
     
  19. TiVotion

    TiVotion Early Adoptersaurus

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    I’ve refrained from offering an opinion so far because there are already plenty to go around. But how anyone can embrace this Hydra mess is beyond me.

    I’ve been using TiVo since the early 2000’s. I want to say maybe 2002. I forget. I’ve always been an early adopter. I’ve owned many boxes. Never less than two active at a time. I even bought that ill-fated DVD burner combo.

    That said, the moment I saw Hydra I was gutted. It sucks every bit of everything that was the TiVo experience, the very heart and soul of the entire product, right out of it. What’s left is a dark, dismal, and sterile user interface. Why in the world would TiVo completely neuter one of the things that set the product apart from everything else? I get that the minimalist approach is apparently “a thing”, but this is nothing short of product sabotage. The navigation isn’t better. Not being able to hit the left button to go back (especially handy in the dark) to navigate through the sterile menus in itself is enough to turn me off.

    I was able to revert to the old UI on my boxes, but if this is the future, I’m out after 15 years.

    To each his own, so if you like this re-facing, good for you. But for me, it’s now a different product.
     
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  20. Joe01880

    Joe01880 I love my TiVo

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    I don't think "TiVo" would have abandon the things that made TiVo, TiVo. Rovi on the other hand having bought TiVo and rebranding itself TiVo obviously will and has or so it would seem.
    I don't care for the Bolt UI, I like its speed but much prefer the look of the older interface.
    I have held off on Hydra, sounds like i made a good choice for me in reading the things folks are saying here.
    Besides, I can't get past Hydra being a bad guy in the world of Marvel having grown up with the comic's and now movies...

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