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Anybody been able to do a Genie self install?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by SledgeHammer, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Hope you enjoy it!
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Until very recently, it was waived in that situation.


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  3. SledgeHammer

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    Weird... DISH is offering free HD for life and is offering the hopper with 6 tuners for $12 / mo. So thats $12 / mo vs. $20 for my ghetto 2 tuner DVR or $23 for a 5 tuner DVR. Might be time to finally jump ship over to DISH in 6 months when my credits roll off. The packages are cheaper over there too.
     
  4. dpeters11

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    That's for one Hopper? It actually has three tuners. Yes, it can record 6 things at one time, but 3 of those is only the networks during Primetime. The Genie can record 5 things at any time on any channel. Outside of network primetime, the Hopper can only record 3 things at once and can't be used with a box other than the Hopper/Joey system.

    Packages may be cheaper, but they seem to drop channels more often. We had people move to Dish when DirecTV didn't have AMC in HD. Then we got it in HD, and Dish dropped all their channels for over a month.
     
  5. Bradman

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    Yep, that was the case.
     
  6. SledgeHammer

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    Oh, haha... yeah, I didn't see the "*" on Dish's web site. Upon further investigation, they charge $7/mo for the HR20 equivalent DVR and $12/mo for the Hopper. So they have a $5/mrv fee vs. $3 for DTV.

    True on your other point too... the 250 package includes some movie channels that I wouldn't care about, but the 200 package drops a bunch of channels I do care about.
     

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