Tivo New Experience (Hydra) Yay/Nay

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by blobly, Apr 23, 2018.

Do you like the Tivo New Experience (Hyrda)

  1. I love it!

    15.7%
  2. It's good and better than the older interface

    34.3%
  3. It's ok, but I prefer the older interface

    15.2%
  4. I don't like it, I wish I did not upgrade

    11.2%
  5. Completely horrible

    23.6%
  1. Apr 23, 2018 #1 of 244
    blobly

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    I know there are existing threads, but they are long and contain lots of questions and bugs.
    Wanted to start a thread that just answers the simple question as of April 2018 - are you happy with the new experience.
     
  2. Apr 23, 2018 #2 of 244
    longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I said it is better but I have to qualify that statement with saying I did not like the live guide, it made my day when even before Hydra i found out you could turn it off. I also dont use a mini and dont transfer shows to/from a PC. Those 3 things seem to be the biggest issues with Hydra. I had no issue with navigating the new menus but I also dont have 10 years history with TiVo. I just started 2 years ago when I dropped DirecTV
     
  3. Apr 23, 2018 #3 of 244
    JoeKustra

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    You forgot the box for I hate polls and for I don't care. I think you can change it.

    Yes, I have it.
     
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  4. Apr 23, 2018 #4 of 244
    blobly

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    I really wanted to start a simple reference to see how people feel about it without reading through 50 pages of posts - a poll is the easiest way to do that
     
  5. Apr 23, 2018 #5 of 244
    JoeKustra

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    Reading is fun. :D
     
  6. Apr 23, 2018 #6 of 244
    ah30k

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  7. Apr 23, 2018 #7 of 244
    stile99

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    Please add the vote option "This poll is one of many others exactly like it".
     
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  8. Apr 23, 2018 #8 of 244
    kokishin

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    I'm ok with the interface. What I'm NOT ok with is that there are channel tuning issues with my Mini (connected via ethernet to a Roamio Pro). The Mini's channel tuning acts flaky sometimes displaying the wrong channel or switching to an existing 30 minute buffer at the beginning of the buffer instead of the end of the buffer. I can get around the issues easily enough but I never had any channel tuning issues with the prior UI. If I could EASILY go back to the prior UI without losing my recordings, I would.
     
  9. Apr 23, 2018 #9 of 244
    kpeters59

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    It also depends on your current usage habits.

    -KP
     
  10. Apr 24, 2018 #10 of 244
    BigJimOutlaw

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    I was actually thinking of doing a poll to see how the opinion differs from my "Hydra: One Week Later" poll, to see if it was growing on people over time. Doesn't look like it is.
     
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  11. Apr 24, 2018 #11 of 244
    RMSko

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    There are some parts I like and some I don’t, but all in all it’s fine. One thing I don’t like is that you no longer can just hit “play” on a recording in the playlist. You need to first hit select and then select again to play a show - two steps instead of one. In the old interface you could just hit play and it would play. I don’t know why they would make that change.
     
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  12. Apr 24, 2018 #12 of 244
    Diana Collins

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    I guess things changed in the last 6 hours...it is now 50/50.
     
  13. Apr 24, 2018 #13 of 244
    johnfasc

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    Can't say hydra is terrible. But definitely like the old live guide better. Much rather see what's on one station for most of the day than having to page right two or three times...then page left to go back to the channel list and start over.
     
  14. Apr 24, 2018 #14 of 244
    BigJimOutlaw

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    The One Week Later poll eventually landed at 54% among upgraders. Not much movement. Got my popcorn ready for the spring update that's rolling out.
     
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  15. Apr 24, 2018 #15 of 244
    stile99

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    Please pass the butter.
     
  16. Apr 24, 2018 #16 of 244
    jason.bottjen

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    I like the new interface just fine. I used the old UI 3 or 4 years. Hated the mini guide/live guide, so I don't miss that.

    I also see strange things with the channel numbers and tuning with mini vox devices. I hope they fix that at some point.

    Each to their own. It all depends on how you use the interface.

    Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
     
  17. Apr 25, 2018 #17 of 244
    LedPighp

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    Wow, I’ve haven’t seen such a piece of crap in a long time. Totally non intuitive. When viewing suggestions, it only shows the episode name and not the show title. The crossbar .. no idea what’s currently highlighted and what it’s supposed to do. The guide is a PITA to scroll — I want to scroll by half hours, not 2 hours.

    Was a TiVo user since the series 1. Now I’m selling this junk.
     
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  18. Apr 25, 2018 #18 of 244
    johnd01

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    I liked the other guide better, that is not a big deal. Bet 20 guide accesses a year is about all I use. I have wish lists for keywords like "pilot" find new shows. I do not know what time or channel the vast majority of my programming is on. I use wishlists for programs names so they are not keyed to channels. If a program moves to a different channel I do not have to change anything. Our cable co. is adding and dropping channels all the time.
    If I could switch back and forth between the interfaces I think I would be on the old one.

    So as I understand it, there are no new things this does that cannot be done easily or maybe even better in the old system.

    Correct me if I am wrong.
     
  19. Apr 25, 2018 #19 of 244
    zalusky

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    My wife goes through the guide to find her shows. She goes to her the cooking channels and surfs through the data till the data runs out every night. Just looking to see what’s there. This is not a fun proposition with the hydra guide. She has used wish lists but find this approach more pleasurable.
     
  20. Apr 25, 2018 #20 of 244
    ah30k

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    Overly dramatic much?? Please let us know which solution you go with after you sell your TiVo.
     

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