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Genie Upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stevies3, May 20, 2013.

  1. Stevies3

    Stevies3 Legend

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    What are the advantages & disadvantages of keeping an H24 vs getting the new C44 client? Also, in a Genie setup with an HR24, can both the Genie & HR24 see each other's recordings in "Whole Home" setup?
     
  2. Guindalf

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    Yes, the Genie and the HR24 will co-exist and you can see all the recordings from both. I have this setup (only my 'older' receiver is an HR22).

    The main advantage of the client is its small size, otherwise performance should be similar.
     
  3. Stevies3

    Stevies3 Legend

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    Does the the H24 add a tuner to the mix?
     
  4. dpeters11

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    The H24 will use it's own tuner, the C31/41 will use a tuner from the Genie when it is on and not playing back recorded content.

    The Genie client can fully manage a Genie, access the todo list, history etc as well as pause/rewind live tv. The H24 can set something to record on the Genie, but not the other functions.
     
  5. chiefs58

    chiefs58 New Member

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    I had the hr24 for two plus yrs and then just upgraded to the hr34. The advantage is that now I have seven tuners vs just five. If one goes down you always have the other box. If you have the client then if the genie goes down you have nothing.
     
  6. dpeters11

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    There are pluses and minuses to each type of box.
     
  7. peds48

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    a big plus (huge) is that if you only have Genie and clients and the Genie breaks (it will!) you wont have TV until the Genie is replaced. if you have an H24, you can at least watch TV there
     

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