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Genie Series Link Limit - Is 100 enough?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Steve, Jan 19, 2013.

How many Genie SLs are in your Series Manager? Check all that apply.

  1. 0-50

    14 vote(s)
    8.0%
  2. 50-75

    43 vote(s)
    24.6%
  3. 75-100

    34 vote(s)
    19.4%
  4. I wish I could add more than 100

    59 vote(s)
    33.7%
  5. I would never need more than 100

    41 vote(s)
    23.4%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    Wondering if folks with Genies are OK with the SL limit at 100. TIA for your votes and comments!

    EDITED TO ADD: Based on feedback, I updated the poll to be a multiple choice, in case you'd like to change your vote.
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    It's better than 50, but could certainly be more.

    I'm constantly at the 100 mark and have to delete things to add new shows.
     
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    So far I haven't come to the limit, though would be easier with this far in advance feature they referenced at CES.
     
  4. detroit_fan

    detroit_fan Legend

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    that was one reason i don't use clients. i have the hr34 with 2 other hd-dvs, so between the 3 i can have 200 series links. 100 is not near enough for us
     
  5. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'm just over 50 on my HR34 but I also have some HR2X's. If the Genie were my only DVR I'd be over 100 easily.
     
  6. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    I'm under 50 on mine, but that will probably change soon. I can definitely see me climbing to around 70 or so.

    - Merg
     
  7. JACKIEGAGA

    JACKIEGAGA N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

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    I'm at 62
     
  8. jagrim

    jagrim Hall Of Fame

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    I'm running about 70 on average. I'm sure that I may go higher with FIA.
     
  9. rsblaski

    rsblaski Icon

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    I really don't keep track of how many I have. I have an HR34 and 4 other HR2x around the house, so this, along with disk space, really isn't a big concern. The only two things I hope we get in the future is remote programming from/to any of our networked dvrs, and marry external drives to an account, not a specific dvr. ( See my thread " Would you trade?")
     
  10. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    I'm 0-50, but only because I have two additional DVR's. I would like > 100, but I don't have enough confidence that this wouldn't impact the software in a negative manner.
     
  11. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Sorry but I have like 10 between my HR34 and Hr23.

    Where and how can you find time to even watch 100 different series is my question.

    And I would love to see someones list of 100, cause I can't think of more then a hand full or two worth recording in a year.
     
  12. Jacob Braun

    Jacob Braun King of Awesome

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    With the Far Ahead Search I would love to see 100+ series links...right now I never keep more than 40 and clear them out when a season ends.
     
  13. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    If i want to see something bad enough it gets recorded.

    If Directv maybe gets the duplicate recording issue totally fixed you wouldn't need more then 100.
     
  14. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I rarely have more than ten.
     
  15. Go Beavs

    Go Beavs Hall Of Fame

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    I've got mine spread between 3 DVRs. I don't even come close to 50 at the moment.
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I clean out deadwood and most series links for programs that I like but are finished for the year. Under 50 between two DVRs.
     
  17. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    50-75. I kinda think that 100 SLs is good for most people.

    Mike
     
  18. dennisj00

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    100 is certainly enough for me - I'm currently no where near that on the 34, but I've got 5 other HR2xes that I need to consolidate and move some to the 34.
     
  19. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    < 100 works for the wife and me, even recording some shows and movies for the grandkids. I can see how a family of four TV watchers might need more, tho, if you only had one 5-tuner DVR.
     
  20. turls

    turls Legend

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    Well, if 50 was an arbitrary limit for what was basically a one user DVR, why is 100 enough for what should be able to be a whole family DVR?

    And its still a "genie" back in the bottle limitation anyway, since Tivo always allowed unlimited, and that's what many of us started with but were forced to move to DirecTV (not that that is all bad, just sayin').
     

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