Tivo Roamio (4 tuners / cable) super slow post Tivo+ update

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  1. Apr 2, 2020 #1 of 11
    houman

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    I have a Basic Roamio that has been working OK for the past few years and I adjusted my patience to the slowness of Hydra UI because of the auto-skip mode but since this week using the Tivo has become a nightmare post Tivo+ update.

    - Playing every recorded show, I get a 3-5 seconds black/grey screen with arrow background before the show plays for the first time, subsequent plays from the middle doesn't show it.

    - Remote lag is what drives me crazy, like navigating menus, fast forwarding, stopping, playing, there is a huge input lag.

    Is there a way to uninstall Tivo+ ?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Apr 2, 2020 #2 of 11
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Yes, remove Hydra.
     
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  3. Apr 2, 2020 #3 of 11
    houman

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    I did a full Reset and it's slightly better but still lags.

    I'll look online to remove Hydra.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2020 #4 of 11
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    There is a sequence. The caveat is that you lose everything on it already.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2020 #5 of 11
    houman

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    I've already lost everything since I did a full reset... at this point my sanity > recorded shows :)

    I found the sequence... thanks!
     
  6. Apr 2, 2020 #6 of 11
    houman

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    I just downgraded and It's night and day... I can't believe I put up with that slow UI for this much time.
     
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  7. Apr 2, 2020 #7 of 11
    ThAbtO

    ThAbtO TiVoholic by the bay TCF Club

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    Hydra took from us the ability to transfer from PC to Tivo and Tivo to Tivo is only through online.tivo.com.

    Downgrading restores this function.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2020 #8 of 11
    Mikeguy

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    Note that even with Hydra on the box, you can telephone TiVo customer support and ask it to remove the pre-roll ads (and TiVo will do so). However, the TiVo+ ad line in the TiVo Guide cannot be removed under Hydra.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2020 #9 of 11
    houman

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    How do you transfer from PC <-> Tivo ? using old Tivo Desktop software ? I've used the online tivo site mostly to watch recorded shows via Tivo Stream.

    TBH I am fine w/o Hydra... I really missed the old UI, it's so snappy. I am sure Hydra is probably fine with the new Tivo hardware, but for the basic Roamio and older it makes sense not to upgrade.
     
  10. Mikeguy

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    pyTivo Desktop installs easily and works well; it also will decrypt the .tivo files coming from your TiVo box, should you want it to.

    pyTivo Desktop

    discussion thread here: Easier to use pyTivo
     
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  11. RickNY

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    I also get the grey graphic and delay when starting any show.
     

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