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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! ;)
Sort of. One TiVo that I use almost always has (records only) CBS, NBC, Comedy Central and MSNBC. So, since you can use Right/Down to select a tuner, it's pretty quick. My other TiVo records everything else. As long as I remember the channel my Mini starts with, and return to that channel, everything stays happy. If not, fixing is easy. I'm really a creature of habit.
 

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I upgraded to Hydra about two weeks ago and thought I'd play with it for some time before post my 2c. I have installed it on a regular Roamio box (upgraded to 3TB)

It feels a lot like going from Windows 7 to Windows 8 (ex-MS software dev employee here who hated Windows 8 UI), it's a bit sluggish (lags), but overall I don't mind it other than remapping of the back key, which I wonder if it's related to a change based on newer devices ? Why couldn't they just do a device check and remap the key based on that ?

The other thing I am not used to is to have the shows twice in Home and My Show screens and browsing through the shows seems a little bit archaic to find the latest recorded ones.
 

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Out of the loop on Hydra, but now that it's Feb 2018. Has there been improvements? I have one Roamio Plus, and 3 minis. Any reason why I shouldn't upgrade to Hydra? I'm not concerned with aesthetics, I'll generally prefer things trying to be more modern. My only concern is performance. Will things be slower, glitchy-er, etc. Thanks!
Don't do it... You will regret it.
 

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Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology, but I see a Gold Star Promo for Altered Carbon on Hydra. It shows up in that bottom bar on the TiVo Home screen, as well as the bottom bar that is invoked when watching a show and hitting directional down on the remote. In both scenarios, it shows up on screen, immediately to the left of my first/top recommended show. Highlighting it reveals the Gold Star. I have Altered Carbon in My Shows, and when I first saw it I thought TiVo figured out how to integrate OTT content into that bar. :)

And re: "Last", everything seems to work OK for me without jumping through any hoops.
 

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Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology, but I see a Gold Star Promo for Altered Carbon on Hydra. It shows up in that bottom bar on the TiVo Home screen, as well as the bottom bar that is invoked when watching a show and hitting directional down on the remote. In both scenarios, it shows up on screen, immediately to the left of my first/top recommended show. Highlighting it reveals the Gold Star. I have Altered Carbon in My Shows, and when I first saw it I thought TiVo figured out how to integrate OTT content into that bar. :)
And re: "Last", everything seems to work OK for me without jumping through any hoops.
Question. When you click on it and go to set a 1P, does it tell you it's not available? That happens to me since I don't have Netflix checked. My Hydra box is usually powered off, so I may have missed the "update" that gave you the gold star. But I have a Premiere that is also off at the same time as the Roamio and it has the gold star. Bad/Good luck I guess.
 

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Question. When you click on it and go to set a 1P, does it tell you it's not available? That happens to me since I don't have Netflix checked. My Hydra box is usually powered off, so I may have missed the "update" that gave you the gold star. But I have a Premiere that is also off at the same time as the Roamio and it has the gold star. Bad/Good luck I guess.
I just deleted my 1P and re-created it successfully via that method. And the metadata is jacked up for that show, of course. :)

I've been wanting to ping Ted to see if he's willing to do a TiVo Community AMA. That would be my only question - why is there such a delay in having OTT content show up and why is the metadata messed up so often.
 

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What’s kind of funny is TiVo is running an ad for Netflix and this show but they don’t even have it properly indexed! Under season 1 only the first episode is listed and all other episodes have no season or number associated with them. If they can’t get it right for an ad it makes me less hopeful they will fix it for other shows and this issue of bad data will persist.
 

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New gold star today (for 2/14) has "Your favorite love songs". Entry in Apps. If you select it, you should be taken to iHeartRadio and listen to love songs. Nope, that doesn't work. I don't have iHeartRadio checked either.
 

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New gold star today (for 2/14) has "Your favorite love songs". Entry in Apps. If you select it, you should be taken to iHeartRadio and listen to love songs. Nope, that doesn't work. I don't have iHeartRadio checked either.
You don't get a screen giving you a code to enter?
 

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OK. My question is what did you mean by:
Perhaps I'm asking too much. If I select that gold star I want to hear "love songs". I don't want to run over to my computer to enter a code. TiVo told me I could watch Altered Carbon if I select that gold star. If I cared, I could start a thread on false advertising or at least failure to meet expectations. But I really don't expect much from TiVo anymore.
 

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Blame iHeartRadio for this. They are the ones requiring you to register the device. Would you expect to be able to "Watch Altered Carbon on Netflix" w/o a Netflix account?

Dunno whose problem it is that it just takes you to IHeartRadio rather than "Love Songs Radio on iHeartRadio".
 

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Blame iHeartRadio for this. They are the ones requiring you to register the device. Would you expect to be able to "Watch Altered Carbon on Netflix" w/o a Netflix account?
I would expect TiVo to see that I don't have Netflix (or iHeartRadio) checked and not put that gold star on my TiVo Central list. But that would be expecting way too much.
 

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I would expect TiVo to see that I don't have Netflix (or iHeartRadio) checked and not put that gold star on my TiVo Central list. But that would be expecting way too much.
I think part of the advertising idea for Altered Carbon or any other streaming service show on TiVo that gets gold starred is to get you to subscribe.
 
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