TiVo Hydra/Gen4 User Interface reviews and comments thread

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  1. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

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    Just like my Facebook page??? It's pretty angry, but not about Tivo! LOL
     
  2. samccfl99

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    Like I have said many times, there are several features in Hydra that I would love to have. It is not very encouraging that they do not update it often enough for me to take the plunge.

    Who's Angry??? :eek::rolleyes::p:rolleyes::D:D:D

    And again, I wonder where Ted went off to...probably on vacation, which he surely deserves!
     
  3. JoeKustra

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    FB? Sorry, I don't want Russians messing with my data. I'll stick with Twitter.
     
  4. RoamioJeff

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    BINGO!
     
  5. leiff

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    You know whats terrible is on the my shows list unlike the old tivo it doesn't show the recorded date beside recordings. You have to press select 3 times on the title to get that information what was shown right from the main list automatically before to the right of the program.
    Is the is there a way to make it stop asking me for confirmation every time I want to delete a program when I pressed clear button on the main my shows page?
     
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  6. RoamioJeff

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    More feature depreciation / obfuscation. Very unfortunate.
     
  7. samccfl99

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    To 1st comment: Really? Probably because everything is a folder (WHY? DUMB)

    To 2nd comment: Really? You can't delete with the Clear button? I don't think I have seen that before in here. If everything is a Folder (DUMB), then that is how TE3 works and it does ask for a confirmation. I am assuming and sure I have seen that the Clear button does not ask for a confirmation on a single recording delete. Correct?

    Who designed this? People who wanted to change everything about how a tivo works? It does not make any sense to be to add more key presses, etc, etc, etc...

    Could you just imagine IF I "upgraded" to this, what I would really be posting all these months? But I am too smart to trust Tivo, Inc!!!
     
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    Oh that Clear button not deleting a program instantly drives me crazy. If I wanted to go through menus to find delete, I could do that. The clear button was always a quick instant way to delete a show... now it's a three button process unfortunately. Then again, almost all features of Hydra take more steps to accomplish.
     
  9. leiff

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    One pleasant discovery on Hydra for me:
    Under personalize settings record options I found a way to turn off recording options banner, so now I can hit record on the guide and it works with just one press of the button like before
     
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  10. RoamioJeff

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    Another "feature" of this childish UI.
     
  11. ah30k

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    Enlighten me please... What are the characteristics that define "childish" so that I don't inadvertently build something that is childish?
     
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  12. RoamioJeff

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    An excessive attention to flashy graphics and arbitrary menu rearrangement over functionality.
     
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  13. JoeKustra

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    I was browsing TiVo's support/spam forums and saw a new bug. When I bring up the guide, which has logos enabled, I see an HD or SD after the channel number. The banner also says HD. But if I look up the program description it says SD. Same for the More Info data. Cute.
     
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  14. ah30k

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    Does the indicator seem to apply to the channel or the show?
     
  15. JoeKustra

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    The show. I found the pattern. If the description - (stuff in parenthesis) doesn't say HD, it defaults to SD in some places. Example is "Steve" on NBC 2pm EDT. That has SD in the description with TE4, but with TE3 there are no items in parenthesis.

    I fixed my first post. Thanks.
     
  16. wtherrell

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    It uses useless pictures instead of language.
     
  17. ah30k

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    Ah, got it. You don't like the new Graphical UI so therefore it is childish. Better tell the rest of the OTT vendors! And for some reason a menu rearrangement got thrown in there as childish too.
     
  18. tenthplanet

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    If anything the old interface was flashy, it looked like a old video game. Hydra actually is laid back, the colors muted and makes use of the whole screen. It's a dvr, click select, leave.
     
  19. bengalfreak

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    I would have been happy to give Hydra a fair shake until I realized they got rid of the Tivo Live guide. I can't imagine anyone preferring that grid based guide over the traditional TiVo guide. Its one of the things that really separates Tivo from all of the others. At least give us the option which is what the DirecTV Tivos did. Until then, I'm going kicking and screaming.
     
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