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Genie question...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by rpe33, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Apr 5, 2013 #1 of 23
    rpe33

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    Hi guys, I currently have 2 HR22's and an H25. I would like to replace the H25 for an HR24, but I was thinking of maybe getting a Genie and 2 C31's. Aside from the space saving aspect of the smaller receivers, are there any other advantages of going with the Genie setup over 3 DVR's? Would it be cheaper for me to get the Genie in regards to the monthly fees? Thanks for you help.
     
  2. Apr 5, 2013 #2 of 23
    Bill Broderick

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    The primary advantage of clients over the existing DVR's is the ability to set a recording on the Genie through the client. With a DVR, you can only set a recording on the DVR that you are watching.

    There is no monthly cost savings if you replace the DVR's with clients.

    If you keep the DVR's, you will need to have your dish and/or your multiswitch upgraded. You will need a non-SWM dish and a SWM-16 multiswitch since you will have 9 tuners.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2013 #3 of 23
    rpe33

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    Ok, so I guess I'll just go with the HR24 to replace the H25 then. Thanks!
     
  4. Apr 5, 2013 #4 of 23
    Bill Broderick

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    I wasn't suggesting that. I'd replace the H25 with a Genie and keep the two HR22's.

    DirecTV will take care of changing your dish/multiswitch setup.
     
  5. Apr 5, 2013 #5 of 23
    peds48

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    IMHO, I would never replace an HDDVR with a client. I see no benefit
     
  6. Apr 5, 2013 #6 of 23
    Volatility

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    why would anyone want to do such a thing? blasphemy!!! lol.
     
  7. Apr 6, 2013 #7 of 23
    ts7

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    You can also set recordings, choosing which DVR, online.
     
  8. Apr 6, 2013 #8 of 23
    peds48

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    that was the OP question. I am just giving my opinion!!!!
     
  9. Apr 6, 2013 #9 of 23
    The Merg

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    I would say the other main advantage of using Clients is that you can maintain your Series List and ToDo List on the Genie via the Clients.

    - Merg
     
  10. peds48

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    I rather have the "inconvenience" of an HDDVR
     
  11. Rich

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    Agreed, I'd much rather have a DVR than a client.

    Rich
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    If you happen to move around between rooms/TVs, a client can do things a DVR won't.
     
  13. Rich

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    Everything except record content. I joined D* and found DVRs, had no idea they existed before that. We do move from room to room and nobody complains. Any exercise is good... :lol:

    Rich
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    I actually wasn't referring to recorded content. Live TV and moving rooms was more to the point, as not everything I watch needs to be recorded.
    Turn off one and move to another and can even start from the beginning in some cases.
     
  15. n3vino

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    So then you can't set a recording from an HR24 to a Genie and vice versa? But can you watch a recording from a Genie on an HR24 and vice versa? If you have an HR24 and a Genie, can you set and watch recordings from an H25 to both the Genie and HR24?
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    Correct
     
  17. peds48

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    This is what commercials were made for. Watching the ball game on my HR24 in the DEN, commercial break, move to the HR34 in the master Bedroom. :lol:
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    With your setup, you need to have them recording, or you'll miss part of the game if you take a "pit stop" on the way.

    Genie and client means it can be an "extended pit stop", and it doesn't need to be recorded.
     
  19. Volatility

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    I was actually agreeing with you in that I also see no benefit in doing so.
     
  20. peds48

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    It takes me 2.5 seconds to move and another 30 seconds to turn on the gear. commercial breaks are usually 3 minutes long. Plenty of time
     

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