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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: Genie Recommends

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Racer88

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    Yay. Yet another half-arsed, niche feature detracting from actually making improvements to something, or adding something people have been screaming for for years...
     
  2. Davenlr

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    I went through the entire list it created, and there wasnt one show I wanted to see. I was rather surprised, actually, that I couldnt find a single program that even seemed related to what I watch (news, science, sports). Almost all of the suggestions were reality, or sitcom type shows...and of course PPV movies.

    Tivo is recording about 80% of shows I actually would watch if I had more time.
     
  3. Stuart Sweet

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    Davenlr,

    I am under the impression that if you just leave Genie alone for a while the quality of the suggestions improves. This will be doubly true after there are actually some new shows to watch...
     
  4. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Ill try it. Just wish there was a way to keep PPV from showing up.
     
  5. NR4P

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    I think that is the case. At first, it was way off. But I left it alone for many, many days and it recommends the type of shows we watch. Many dramas and comedies.

    But I agree with Davenir's comments on PPV.
     
  6. airedale

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    Looks great! Glad I have an HR34 coming next Sunday :D
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    Great First Look, as always, guys!

    So now the whole unit is called "Genie"? ewwww

    I'll continue to call mine Hal.
     
  8. The Merg

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    I'm afraid you can't do that. :)

    - Merg
     
  9. TBlazer07

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    PPV as a suggestion increases revenue, reduces costs. It's like a sales person always suggesting upgrades. You'll never see it go away. It's like wishing away ads on TV stations. :)

    Any way they can find ways to keep revenues up is better in the long run to keep our prices down. It's simply advertising.
     
  10. Go Beavs

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    Nice work guys! :up:

    I'm sure Genie will get smarter over time and become a good way to discover content.
     
  11. Chris Blount

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  12. jagowar

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    Really does seem like a response to everything dish.... the name to compete with "hopper/joey" and the genie feature to compete with primetime anytime (not exactly the same but do similar things)... although to me primetime anytime is a more useful feature (esp in that it only uses 1 tuner to record 4 things but they don't have 5 total tuners).

    I do wonder how often it will tie up one of your tuners and if it will auto stop if you want to use the tuner.... for example if I am recording 2 shows, have one or two tuners going for a genie show and am watching live tv in 1 room if I go to a second will one of the genie shows automatically stop and let me watch. To me that would be frustrating to run out of tuners because of genie.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    It should never do that, it should be transparent to the user.
     
  14. jford951

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    Another great first look
     
  15. inkahauts

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    Have you been dropping ones that you don't want to see?
     
  16. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Yea, I dropped all of them, except it wont let me drop the PPV.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    This feature is not like PTAT at all, and I don't think anyone should even hint at it being that kind of thing. You'd be better off comparing it to TiVo suggestions, as at least that's in the same conceptual area.
     
  18. inkahauts

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    Should be interesting ot see what it records for you over the next two weeks when most the new series start. Will it record ones that you don't set up for sl?

    The ppv is just the pushed content in another location, is always at the very end of the list, and disappears from genie if you only have one or two shows in there. At least that's what it does for me.
     
  19. Alebob911

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    Nice first look. I've used Genie for the past month or so and so far its worked pretty good for me. I drop the shows that have no interest to me or the family and if I watch a new show and like it, I keep it and set up a SL if I don't I just remove it after I watch it. It seems to get smarter the more you interact with it.
     
  20. Chris Blount

    Chris Blount Creator of DBSTalk Staff Member Administrator DBSTalk Gold Club

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    I would like to thank Scott Kocourek and DBSTalk users Smuuth and NR4P for working up this first look. I knew it was a winner when I saw the first draft go up on Friday.

    Great work guys!
     

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