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In an earlier post I listed a bunch of problems I have with the new interface, but one feature that is broken has become a much bigger issue now that the Olympics have started: not being able to hit enter to go to back to the last channel. NBC is showing the Olympics on multiple channels, I would like to be able to switch back and forth without entering the channel number each time or hunting through the guide. The enter button even still says "last" on the remote. Fix this, Tivo! It should be an easy thing, there is no reason for this to still be broken this long after the release.
 

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In an earlier post I listed a bunch of problems I have with the new interface, but one feature that is broken has become a much bigger issue now that the Olympics have started: not being able to hit enter to go to back to the last channel. NBC is showing the Olympics on multiple channels, I would like to be able to switch back and forth without entering the channel number each time or hunting through the guide. The enter button even still says "last" on the remote. Fix this, Tivo! It should be an easy thing, there is no reason for this to still be broken this long after the release.
As a workaround, you might use the Live TV button. It would require you to first set the tuners to the channels you want to cycle through. The tuner switching is one-way also. But it's one button and easier that using the guide.
 

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Observation: Those Gold Star promo items that appear from time to time in TiVo Central on the classic UI seem to be missing from Hydra. Could this be something not yet finished? Also, the Gold Star also appears in Apps, so that may be why Hydra doesn't have them. Plus there is no TiVo Central with Hydra.

I've had a Gold Star for Altered Carbon on Netflix for a week on my Gen3 box. I don't have Netflix checked. Not a very smart ad.
I got the same promo last night on BoltBack (Classic UI)... I'd never seen one before as the old Suddenlink box had software from the Mesozoic Era. And no, I've not seen one on the BoltPrime (Hydra UI) yet.
 

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This still works for me on my Roamio Pro & Minis on Hydra. Is this possibly a Bolt issue?
I played with this a little. A channel selected from the guide doesn't count. If you use channel up/down then Last does function. Not a very good workaround.

I think it's just a Mini VOX problem.
 

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I got the same promo last night on BoltBack (Classic UI)... I'd never seen one before as the old Suddenlink box had software from the Mesozoic Era. And no, I've not seen one on the BoltPrime (Hydra UI) yet.
Note that you also have two new Apps. I uncheck them, but I doubt it makes any difference.
 

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... has become a much bigger issue now that the Olympics have started: not being able to hit enter to go to back to the last channel. NBC is showing the Olympics on multiple channels, I would like to be able to switch back and forth without entering the channel number each time or hunting through the guide.
As the OP noted...set up your tuners and then switch from tuner to tuner as desired. One advantage to using this method is that each channel will have a 30 minute buffer in case you want to rewind a bit.

I use tuner switching every day...especially during the 5 pm to 7 pm newscasts. I'll put CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS each on their own tuner...then switch around getting a flavor of what they're covering and how they're portraying the day's news.
 

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As the OP noted...set up your tuners and then switch from tuner to tuner as desired. One advantage to using this method is that each channel will have a 30 minute buffer in case you want to rewind a bit.

I use tuner switching every day...especially during the 5 pm to 7 pm newscasts. I'll put CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS each on their own tuner...then switch around getting a flavor of what they're covering and how they're portraying the day's news.
I would find this way too confusing, esp. in the morning--but more power to you! :)
 

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I agree. The "Last" button should function as the "Last" button, without clumsy work arounds, involving multiple button presses. How hard was it to not break the "Last" button?
The same goes for Native resolution. Two things that worked perfectly before, but somehow they screwed them up.
 
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As the OP noted...set up your tuners and then switch from tuner to tuner as desired. One advantage to using this method is that each channel will have a 30 minute buffer in case you want to rewind a bit.

I use tuner switching every day...especially during the 5 pm to 7 pm newscasts. I'll put CNN, MSNBC, NBC, ABC and CBS each on their own tuner...then switch around getting a flavor of what they're covering and how they're portraying the day's news.
SWEET!!! I knew it should be possible!

Now, if there was only a 60 minute buffer per tuner. :( I miss the hour buffer we used to have with a certain "D" Satellite provider.
 

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But with certain beneficial features of Gen3 still missing, right? Apart from some preferences that people might have (specifically, thinking the TiVo Guide), some major items such as program transferability off and onto the box.
Not a concern for TiVo's MSO customers (for whom Hydra was really designed).
 

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I played with this a little. A channel selected from the guide doesn't count. If you use channel up/down then Last does function. Not a very good workaround.

I think it's just a Mini VOX problem.
I found the best way to get all 4 tuners to buffer was to:

1) decide which four channels I want to buffer and in what order.
2) Input channel from keypad.
3) Press "Live", and then "Live" again to advance to the next tuner.
4) Repeat Steps 2 and 3 for 3rd and/or 4th tuner as desired.
5) Press "Live" repeatedly to verify chosen channels in order desired.

Voila.... in 30 minutes, you'll have all 4 channels fully buffered. Working great to buffer 2 Olympics channels, 1 business news channel, and 1 regular news channel. :)

The KEY is to use the KEY PAD to enter the desired channels for each tuner!
 

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Since Netflix wants more subscribers, I think you are a primary target of the ad.
Go to TiVO --> Apps --> Add & Manage Apps --> SCROLL TO BOTTOM OF LIST --> Uncheck the promos you no longer want to see

Hope this helps! :D

[EDIT: This was actually for JoeKustra, but hopefully you and others will find it useful, too.]

[EDIT #2: Apparently, unchecking the GoldStar Promo for Netflix in Apps doesn't work. It seems otherwise persistent.]
 

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[EDIT: This was actually for JoeKustra, but hopefully you and others will find it useful, too.]
I don't have the gold star promo stuff on my Hydra box. On my classic UI I unchecked the boxes on the day they appeared. The gold star is still there after a week or longer.

BTW, I can set all four tuners on the classic UI in about 1 minute after a restart or signal diagnostic.
 

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I don't have the gold star promo stuff on my Hydra box. On my classic UI I unchecked the boxes on the day they appeared. The gold star is still there after a week or longer.

BTW, I can set all four tuners on the classic UI in about 1 minute after a restart or signal diagnostic.
Yeah, no... No sign of a promo on the Hydra Box. I'll go see if I have any luck making the GoldStar ad/promo go away.... I figured unchecking it from Apps would make it stop displayin just like other apps you uncheck.

Under a minute? You've had some practice! ;)
 
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