TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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  1. Feb 14, 2018 #961 of 1099
    JoeKustra

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    Don't get me wrong. I like those gold stars. I lets me know somebody is still alive in TiVo's marketing department and has figured out how to make gold star ads. Next will be pause pop-ups. These have been missing for a while. I guess I'm a real hard sell for stuff I don't need. Example: I get email for my YouTube subscription. But just for those programs, not for stuff I never watch. Every week I get a Real Time email. Now I expect a Last Week email next week.
     
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  2. Feb 14, 2018 #962 of 1099
    lpwcomp

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    You want individualized gold star ads.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2018 #963 of 1099
    JoeKustra

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    I already get those on other web sites. If I lookup the price of something, I see an ad for similar stuff in those ever present adchoice boxes. TCF allows me to block those. I would like to not get ads for items that don't interest me. Sorry for the double negative. TiVo isn't collecting enough data from my box to accurately target my needs. They don't come close.

    I do want to point out that the gold star ads are not part of the daily download. I still don't have them on my Hydra box since it has been powered off most of the time. I'm waiting for the next release to see what bugs are fixed.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2018 #964 of 1099
    slowbiscuit

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    Non-configurable live buffers have always been a pet peeve with Tivo, even moreso in the days of multi-TB drives. Another option that's deemed to be not The Tivo Way (tm).
     
  5. Feb 27, 2018 #965 of 1099
    mrizzo80

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    Do Mini's and their hosts synchronize positions? Let's say I'm on the Mini and I have a multi season show (seasons 1 thru 10) and I'm on the tile for S3E1 in the episode strip. When I go back to the host and view the episode strip, should it be on S3E1? It seems like sometimes this works, and other times it doesn't.
     
  6. Feb 28, 2018 #966 of 1099
    JoeKustra

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    I thought a program contained its "position". I have transferred programs and deleted/restore programs and the position within the program seemed to always be present. I guess there may be exceptions.
     
  7. Feb 28, 2018 #967 of 1099
    rdrrepair

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    Proper marketing would be the first episode free, or a really long preview/trailer, to entice you to subscribe. Anything else seems like a broken or missing link.
     
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  8. Feb 28, 2018 #968 of 1099
    mrizzo80

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    I may not have explained the situation well. I think you are referring to playback timestamps within a specific episode (like you leave off at the 3 minute mark on the host and expect to pick back up at the 3 minute mark on the Mini).

    I'm talking more about "browse" position within a WatchList (aka the Episode Strip) of a given program.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2018 #969 of 1099
    cilj

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    Getting used to Hydra UI but miss ability to transfer shows. Don't always have stable wifi connection so streaming can be frustrating. Is thus something TIVO can eventually fix?
     
  10. Apr 3, 2018 #970 of 1099
    stile99

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    Can? Yes.

    Will? Most likely not.
     
  11. Apr 3, 2018 #971 of 1099
    ajwees41

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    you can still transfer shows, but it takes extra steps now with hydra
     
  12. Apr 3, 2018 #972 of 1099
    lpwcomp

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    The only way to transfer a recording to a Hydrated TiVo is via the website, which limits the source to a Series 4 (Premiere) or later.
     
  13. Apr 3, 2018 #973 of 1099
    ajwees41

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    the post I referred to didn't mention what they wanted to transfer while your correct the the webpage is the only way to transfer to tivo's using hydra all the apps still work to transfer shows to pc
     
  14. Apr 3, 2018 #974 of 1099
    lpwcomp

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    This was the post you quoted;
     
  15. Apr 3, 2018 #975 of 1099
    Puppy76

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    Which is why I haven't updated my Bolt. I've got TBs backed up to my PC, to eventually copy back to watch.
     
  16. Apr 5, 2018 #976 of 1099
    Johncv

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    If you are trying to stream to another TiVo and don't have a stable wifi, can you set up an ethernet connections? This is what I have.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2018 #977 of 1099
    SnakeEyes

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    I can’t use Hydra. The Live Guide is a must have.
     
  18. Apr 11, 2018 #978 of 1099
    dgsg

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    Will this "improvement" eventually be forced on us?
     
  19. Apr 11, 2018 #979 of 1099
    stile99

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    I don't think the answer has changed: not at this time. But since that is very open-ended, I can understand why it keeps getting asked. Despite claims to the contrary, development on Gen3 does indeed still continue.
     
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  20. Apr 11, 2018 #980 of 1099
    JoeKustra

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    No. Maybe not. I doubt it. TiVo says no. :)
     
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