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GenieGo pic quality

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by gio12, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. Jul 1, 2013 #1 of 25
    gio12

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    Really disappointed on the overall quality. I am hardwired to my Mac and the quality is ok, nothing what I thought and netflix amazon blow it away. Am I expecting too much?
     
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    I've used the IOS, Mac and PC clients and the PQ is as good or better than Netflix or Hulu, HBOGo, Showtime Anywhere, Directv streaming or any other videos that I've downloaded or stream.

    Edit: I just tried last night's Ray Donovan from my DVR on the iPad4 and Showtimes' stream on iPad3 and my wife couldn't identify which was which.

    The continuing nice thing about genieGo is bandwidth doesn't matter when you download it.

    I've seen some unwatchable streaming on HboGo and EspnWatch -not singling those out but Espn will switch to audio only . . .a great feature!! (end sarcasm).
     
  3. Jul 1, 2013 #3 of 25
    Laxguy

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    Possibly! Picture quality is fine on an iPad or iPhone, all right onna Mac with default screen size. Expanding to full screen, not so much.

    What size monitor?
     
  4. Jul 1, 2013 #4 of 25
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    Maybe I am asking too much?
     

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    21" full screen. iPad looks great!
     
  6. Jul 1, 2013 #6 of 25
    Laxguy

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    Well, there ya go! Or is there more than that question?
     
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    Again, Netflix looks better
     
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    I'm not arguing that one! Dennis is an astute member here, and I don't dispute him.
     
  9. Jul 1, 2013 #9 of 25
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    Thanks, Lax, I'm not sure I deserve that!

    To Gio, remember to compare Netflix when you're on a plane, in a car, or at a crappy wifi location.

    I'm not sure geniego or nomad was ever designed for a 21 inch screen, but I've used it in a hotel . . . 32" hdmi and it still looks better than the tv service in the room.
     
  10. gio12

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    Thanks dennis. But figured I was hardwired on my Mac it would look better. But hey, not bad and better than nothing right now.
     
  11. dennisj00

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    Hardwired or wireless has nothing to do with PQ from geniego - if either is working properly. I don't remember the numbers but the transcode is about a standard DVD presentation.
     
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    ahhh, ok,
     
  13. peds48

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    On a regular MAC it looks OK, on a retina MAC is looks awefull
     
  14. Laxguy

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    It's Mac, not machine access code!

    I don't care for the look on a screen larger than the iPad.
     
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    Don't know this for a fact, but I think it's 720x480, transcoded at about 1.2 Mbps, a little worse than a standard DVD. I think video looks excellent on an iPhone, very good on an iPad Mini, good on an iPad2 and just fair on an iPad 3 or 4. The lower res displays of the Mini and iPad2 are actually more forgiving at normal viewing distance, IMO.
     
  16. Laxguy

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    That'd be my guess as well, both from viewing, and looking at half hour shows ranging between 515 and 580 Megs on my Mac.
    The iPad Mini is what I have now, and I really like the graphics on it, and how GenieGo displays.
     
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    Since APPLE is superior, it gets all CAPITALS.
     
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    I'd prefer a nice font, and nothing that approaches SHOUTING!

    :hurah:
     
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    I'd prefer a nice font, and nothing that approaches SHOUTING!

    :hurah:
    Sorry iPad app does not give options for fonts. and it was not shouting, more like "emphasizing"
     
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    Sorry iPad app does not give options for fonts. and it was not shouting, more like "emphasizing"


    Off topic but you code them like faux HTML. Use a b with square brackets around it for bold then the /b to unbold. HTML uses angle brackets.
     

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