TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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  1. Apr 11, 2018 #981 of 1101
    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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  2. Apr 11, 2018 #982 of 1101
    JoeKustra

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    No. Maybe not. I doubt it. TiVo says no. :)
     
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  3. Apr 11, 2018 #983 of 1101
    Furmaniac

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    Why would somebody choose HD only? Virtually all of us have HD televisions so why is HD the default choice? If the show is only broadcasting in HD, that's okay. But if it's only broadcasting in SD and you choose HD = YES, then it's not going to record at all! What good is that choice? I don't see anywhere where you can make a default choice that would appear on future wishlists, so every time I have to change the HD choice to NO. Am I missing something here?
     
  4. Apr 11, 2018 #984 of 1101
    MighTiVo

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    I would choose HD only so that a program that repeats multiple times on multiple channels would bypass an earlier SD broadcast in favor of a later HD broadcast.

    This can occur on premium channels as well as local, especially public broadcasting.

    Also some wishlists I might want only HD, for example movies, maybe cooking programs or documentary I might put up with SD.

    An alternative would be to disable the SD channels but some programs are only available on the alternate SD channel so it is better to make this choice per wishlist.


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  5. Apr 17, 2018 #985 of 1101
    Jimbo713

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    I'm with the group that misses the LIVE GUIDE. What a "fix" that would be for the hydra haters. And that group needs it - if TiVo hopes to move forward with the New Experience
     
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  6. Apr 19, 2018 #986 of 1101
    tenthplanet

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    And then they'll hate something else..:confused::eek:
     
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  7. Apr 20, 2018 #987 of 1101
    digitalfirefly

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    I have a retail Roamio Pro and an Arris MG2 from my cable provider in my house. Both are on the old UI. If I upgrade my Roamio to hydra, will I still be able to watch shows from other DVR even if they’re on different UIs?
     
  8. Apr 21, 2018 #988 of 1101
    bostlaw

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    I've looked through various threads and comments....and it is almost a certainty that this has been mentioned previously...but...in case I didn't miss something.... When using Mini on Hydra....in My Shows....deleting a show always results in live TV audio being played while the UI remains in My Shows (no video...and not controllable like a video window)....The live audio remains on regardless of what else you may be doing in My Shows...or anywhere else in the dvr portion of the UI....In order to stop the live audio, you must switch to live TV and then back again to the dvr functions with the TiVo button.... Has anyone found a solution to this....or has it at least been duly noted...????
     
  9. Apr 21, 2018 #989 of 1101
    JoeKustra

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    No solution but I noted it months ago. Not sure what duly noted would mean though. It's one of those bugs we hope are fixed sooner than later. You can tell support:
    https://support.tivo.com/CreateCaseFromSupport

    Also -> Annoying audio under main menu
     
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  10. May 11, 2018 #990 of 1101
    randian

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    I just upgraded to Hydra. Is it my imagination or are thumb ratings gone, so there's no way to guide TiVo on what to record in suggestions? I'm getting hundreds of shows I don't want getting put into my suggestions folder.

    Other bad UI design I'm sure is old hat to everybody here:
    Pressing Play in Now Playing no longer causes a show to play. You must waste time going down another menu level first.

    Now Playing no longer displays the last recorded date so there's no way to tell when a new episode became available (or if it didn't record).

    The TiVo button doesn't bring you to the TiVo menu from standby. Instead you go to live tv. I never, ever watch live tv.

    No way to turn off the distracting poster backgrounds when you click into a show's now playing folder.

    The little arrow button doesn't instantly pop you to the bottom then back to the top of a vertically scrolling menu. Instead it just pages down.
     
  11. May 11, 2018 #991 of 1101
    JoeKustra

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    Suggestions are sick. Disable until they get well.
     
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  12. May 11, 2018 #992 of 1101
    Furmaniac

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    Try the advance button.
     
  13. May 11, 2018 #993 of 1101
    Furmaniac

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    I believe the A button allows of sort by season or date.
     
  14. May 11, 2018 #994 of 1101
    Furmaniac

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    Go to menu settings preferences and you can turn off the episode strip and get a list of episodes instead.
     
  15. May 18, 2018 #995 of 1101
    audiodane

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    Hey all,

    Sorry if this has already been asked; searching didnt show anything....

    I upgraded my roamio (4tuner) and mini to the new ui a few weeks ago, but on both models, there is NO “shortcuts” list on the main screen.. the “try me now” video talked about customizing it and in the settings menu i have, but nothing.... . is this a known issue?

    Thanks,
    ..dane
     
  16. May 18, 2018 #996 of 1101
    krkaufman

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    The latest Hydra update disappeared the text menu from the 'Home' screen, but any configured number shortcuts should still be applicable.
     
  17. May 18, 2018 #997 of 1101
    audiodane

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    Well that's dumb! What good to shortcuts do if you don't know what number they are! We *just* moved into the new Hydra UI and are completely unfamiliar with it.. I was actually really looking forward to the quick-numbers, but neither I (nor my family members) will be able to remember which number is which shortcut without a list... :(

    Is there a link/resource anywhere that talks about features changes in various releases? maybe upcoming plans?

    I actually moved to Hydra because I was/am hopeful that it would reduce the "your Tivo is not connected to the internet" message we would frustratingly get multiple times per week.... We haven't had it long enough to know for sure..

    cheers,
    ..dane
     
  18. May 18, 2018 #998 of 1101
    stile99

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    I understand the benefits of a list. As time continues to pass, I find myself making a list if I'm going to the store just for a couple items, otherwise I'm sure to forget something. And there's some magical spell on my front door that makes me remember it right when I pass through.

    That said, in theory if you set the shortcuts you know that TiVo+4 is settings, and TiVo+5 is ToDo list, etc. If a list truly is required, keep a notepad next to the remote and write them down there. I believe after about a week or so the notepad will no longer be required, and a couple weeks after that you won't even know you're pressing TiVo+5, muscle memory will take care of it for you (which is why the left arrow/back button is such a problem for some...two decades of muscle memory isn't something at which to scoff).
     
  19. May 18, 2018 #999 of 1101
    krkaufman

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    I think that may have just been a bug introduced in a recent Encore (20.*) update, and which I believe has been resolved.

    As for the number shortcuts, the Encore UI (20.*) never displayed the associated numbers, you had to know them (e.g.); and they weren't customizable. The numbers paired with the menu choices was only available from the birth of Hydra until its recent update; but I believe Hydra still lets you add custom shortcuts.
     
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  20. aaronwt

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    I've never heard that with my Mini Vox or mini v1. There is no audio from live TV when I delete something.
     

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