1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to the new DBSTalk community platform. We have recently migrated to a community platform called Xenfono and hope you will find this change to your liking. There are some differences, but for the most part, if you just post and read, that will all be the same. If you have questions, please post them in the Forum Support area. Thanks!

Genie requires no additional boxes for other rooms now?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by KoRn, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. KoRn

    KoRn Legend

    281
    1
    Oct 21, 2008
    Something new? I seen a commercial today with Directv advertising the Genie. It mentioned no other boxes are needed for other rooms. I actually have a Genie myself and a HR24 in another room. This is news to me?
     
  2. gov

    gov Legend

    1,101
    50
    Jan 11, 2013
    Did not see the add, but perhaps reference is to RVU ?
     
  3. tgater

    tgater Godfather

    266
    1
    Jul 24, 2007
    That's what I was thinking too. I meant to record to review the fine print which I find myself doing a lot of lately. Waiting for others to start posting the deceptive ad posts.
     
  4. scott0702

    scott0702 DIRECTV A-Team

    245
    1
    Nov 25, 2006
    Los Angeles, CA
    The Directv website says no additional cable boxes needed so the commercial may have said no additional boxes needed. However you still need a Genie mini client which is a small box and allows you to have the same functionality as the main Genie receiver. I have the Genie at home and use my other HDDVR's rather than a client.
     
  5. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

    262
    7
    Jan 4, 2013
    Southern...
    It's in reference to if you have a Samsung tv with RVU built in you don't need the mini client box. A marketing tactic that only applies to 1% of tvs out there if that... Otherwise you still need client or other type of receiver.
     
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

    14,573
    369
    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    As usual, the fine print counters the ads deception.
     
  7. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,184
    483
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    It's the thing I hate about commercials, the slick marketing isn't reality. Of course the one time I saw a commercial that I thought went over the top in being "fake", ends up was real (Pickup truck towing Space Shuttle.)

    Sequences shortened, professional driver on closed course, results not typical, receiver may vary, aliens will not actually fight in your living room etc etc.
     
  8. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    2,146
    157
    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    I hate that commercial. It's deceptive and the fine print is actually inaccurate.

    The fine print says that a Genie (HR34) and a Genie Client (C31) are required. If a Genie Client was necessary (which it's not), I don't know how they could possibly claim that no box or wire is required.

    The fine print also says that the Genie can only be used as a server to one client at a time, which is also not true. It can serve 3 clients at a time.

    Where I think that the commercial is deceptive is where it claims that no cables are required. In today's wireless society, that commercial is implying that you can stick a TV on any wall in your house and get DirecTV service wirelessly. Even with a RVU client TV, you still need to run a coax (which, the last time that I checked, is a wire) to the location where the TV is mounted.
     
  9. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    4,224
    181
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    I thought the newest client was able to connect wirelessly. Or did I misunderstand some 'first look' or post here??
     
  10. Hoosier205

    Hoosier205 New Member

    6,659
    14
    Sep 3, 2007
    Lets all just calm down. It's a commercial. Are you all new to this concept?
     
  11. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

    16,397
    117
    Aug 5, 2002
    Dripping...
    There isn't a wireless client available. What some folks have tried is to use a DECA-W to set up a wireless connection to a C31/C41 but that's it and not a supported setup.
     
  12. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame

    4,224
    181
    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    Aha! Thanks.
     
  13. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    1,213
    6
    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    I asked this same question about the HR34 in another thread recently and was told you still have to have something attached to the TV unless it's one of the newest Samsung sets. The commercial to which I think he is referring is very misleading.
     
  14. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    3,726
    7
    Nov 2, 2006
    Phoenix,...
    Is it possible for the other "smart tv" (oxymoron? :lol:) manufacturers to upgrade their software and add an RVU app?
     
  15. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

    262
    7
    Jan 4, 2013
    Southern...
    Supposedly RVU is becoming part of the DNLA standard which will make it much more common. I haven't seen a time frame on this but Sony products are said to start being RVU compliant as well. I don't believe it's as simple as software upgrade to make past models compatible but it could be.
     
  16. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    7,058
    60
    Jul 19, 2005
    Jackson
    People who actually believe what they see in commercials deserve to get fleeced.....
     
  17. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

    16,397
    117
    Aug 5, 2002
    Dripping...
    Why not, if they join the RVU alliance, write the code and get their product certified I don't see why they couldn't.
     
  18. machavez00

    machavez00 Hall Of Fame

    3,726
    7
    Nov 2, 2006
    Phoenix,...
    My LG Infinia saw my HR20 ad sees the HR34 Genie as a Directv2PC server and can look at the files, but can't play them. It reports them as unsupported files.
     
  19. Jon J

    Jon J Grouch Extrordinaire

    1,213
    6
    Apr 22, 2002
    Music City, USA
    That's a pretty cynical remark.
     
  20. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    7,058
    60
    Jul 19, 2005
    Jackson
    My PS3 has seen my DVR's and the playlists for years now....just cant play them because there is nothing in place on the ps3 to let the dvr know its ok to play the recordings.
     

Share This Page