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Genie/Client question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by franklin_planner, Sep 5, 2013.

  1. Sep 5, 2013 #1 of 12
    franklin_planner

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    I know each client takes up a tuner on the Genie.

    If that client is not currently active (not watching TV) can the Genie use it's allotted tuner for recording?

    I have 4 TV's and not sure i want to give up 3 tuners for clients. Maybe I should get 1 or 2 H24's.
     
  2. Sep 5, 2013 #2 of 12
    The Merg

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    Yes. If the client is turned off, the Genie has full access to that tuner. The clients only grab a tuner when they are turned on.

    If you are concerned about tuner conflict, you might want to consider a DVR instead of a receiver. You pay the same amount and you will have additional recording space and tuners available.

    - Merg
     
  3. Sep 5, 2013 #3 of 12
    dpeters11

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    The client only uses a tuner when it's on live tv or in the buffer. Otherwise, the Genie does have access to that tuner. The client doesn't use a tuner if it's playing back something recorded.

    My client is in a less used room. Main thing you use with an Hxx is no pause/rewind, and you cannot access the Genie except for the playlist and setting something to record.
     
  4. Sep 5, 2013 #4 of 12
    dpeters11

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    Is that the case? I didn't think it would use a tuner if it was playing back recorded content. It's always using a tuner when turned on?
     
  5. Sep 5, 2013 #5 of 12
    The Merg

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    Hmmm... That's a good question... I never really thought of it that way. So, it's turned on and grabs a tuner, but as soon as you start playback of a recorded item it releases the tuner? I don't think that would be the case as when you exited your recording you wouldn't be able to have a buffer on the channel to which the client was tuned.

    - Merg
     
  6. Sep 5, 2013 #6 of 12
    inkahauts

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    No,if its playing back recorded content its not using a tuner. If you record everything you watch, any concern about clients taking tuners is completely mute and not worth any consideration. That's why to me the idea of clients taking tuners is not an issue at all, I record EVERYTHING that gets watched on my system 99% of the time, and live is so rare that it never results in conflicts anyway.
     
  7. Sep 5, 2013 #7 of 12
    Laxguy

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    A simple test, if there's such a thing, would be to record five things on the Genie to which the client is linked, then see what happens when you fire up the client.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2013 #8 of 12
    peds48

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    it goes to any one of those 5 channels. you can then watch any of the 5 or watch the playlist
     
  9. Sep 8, 2013 #9 of 12
    Laxguy

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    Well, yes, you know that; I know that, but for folks who want to see the results.....
     
  10. JosephB

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    And I've never hit 5 things recording at once yet, but I'm 99.9999% sure that if you had all the tuners but one recording, and a client was using a tuner for live tv, you'd get a conflict resolution prompt just as if it were an HR24 or similar. I suspect there are a lot of setups with extra DVRs in them that are overkill.
     
  11. Laxguy

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    That's exactly what happens. Just did it to be sure. It also ID's the client that's using a tuner, but not the program/channel.
     
  12. peds48

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    Ooopps, SPOILER ALERT..... !rolling
     
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