TiVo is dead with new Hydra

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by Mattsaab, Sep 10, 2018.

  1. Mattsaab

    Mattsaab New Member

    Sep 10, 2018


    I have loved TiVo since the beginning. I’ve had 5 models and have loved the intuitive, clean and fast UI that has become TiVo’s brand. But the new Hydra UI is anything but TiVo. It is a diasaster! It is convoluted and overdeaigned. Remember who you are and why people embraced you, TiVo - simplicity, straightforward design and organization. You’ve lost your way, and like “new coke” or “the Oscar for popular film” - you need to correct it fast. We will forgive you.
  2. krkaufman

    krkaufman TDL shepherd

    Nov 25, 2003
  3. JonMcL

    JonMcL New Member

    Aug 6, 2004
    I might be in the minority, but I actually prefer the new Hydra UI. Once I got used to how the show lists now work.

    I find it a more modern design. The old UI started to feel very outdated to me.

    My only complaint is that suggestions seems to be seriously bugged. My Roamio was only recording MSNBC and NBC news items. A search on here seems to indicate that I am not the only one. If they fix the suggestions, I will be happy.
  4. BigJimOutlaw

    BigJimOutlaw Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    I had originally suggested people on the fence wait a year before switching to Hydra. I thought I was being generous but from what I'm hearing (and shouldn't be surprised about) it may have to be 2 years. Tivo development is just too chronically slow.
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  5. tenthplanet

    tenthplanet Well-Known Member

    Mar 5, 2004


    Another Hydra hate thread ? Put it with the other ones.. Moving on..
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  6. Joe3

    Joe3 Active Member

    Dec 12, 2006
    Boston MA
    If someone wants to move, they would, and not waste their time posting that they've moved on, no?
  7. mdavej

    mdavej Well-Known Member

    Aug 13, 2015
    Yes, but title is misleading. Sounds like Hydra update made box stop working, hence a possibly plea for technical help getting it running again. So I was click-baited into this thread and agree 100% with tenthplanet - put it with the other ones.
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  8. Rey

    Rey Active Member

    Oct 6, 2015
    I prefer it as well but to me it does indeed need some more work.
  9. johnfasc

    johnfasc Active Member

    Dec 24, 2014
    Wow first post not forgiving....I also have loved TiVo for years. Was I thrilled with Hydra?? I certainly got used to it. And not a deal breaker. I have been using it since my update months ago and have zero complaints since I do not use the suggestions. Your watching TV, which is brainless to begin with. Don't take it personally. Lol....and still the best DVR out there.
  10. mahermusic

    mahermusic Deadlines Amuse Me

    Mar 11, 2003
    ...So your TiVo isn't actually "dead?"
  11. samccfl99

    samccfl99 I Am Sometimes Vocal

    Sep 7, 2013
    Again, it's amazing how Tivo, Inc Totally Whipped many of you Hydra Lovers into Submission without even an update regarding things in over 3 months or so. I have seen many complaints. Many are probably stuck with it because they only have one host or care about losing their recordings if they rollback.

    This whole forum is dead really, nothing new to talk about. Oh well.
  12. ManeJon

    ManeJon Active Member

    Apr 14, 2018
    If you folks went on other "TV" supplier forums you'd find similar threads. It seems as if everyone's new release is disliked by many,many users. Same thing with just normal web sites - whomever has come up with new design models just isn't doing what people want.
  13. rjrsouthwest

    rjrsouthwest Active Member

    Feb 19, 2016
    A lot of people just do not deal well with change, I can remember when the transition from rotary dial phones started the switch to push button, many people just couldn't understand why that was needed.

    I have been running Hydra on my Bolt since the first day it was available to upgrade and after a couple of days adjusting to the new UI i wouldn't even consider going back to the old UI.
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