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GenieGO Remote Streaming

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Scott Kocourek, Jun 25, 2013.

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    Jeigh

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    Confirmed!
     
  4. marabunta

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    OK, I just got the new MacOS client installed. Now the DVR Playlist is empty? "There are no recorded programs at this time."
    I've verified sharing, visibility, connectivity on all 3 of our DVRs and Nomad settings...even OOH tests out OK.

    And I have recorded programs as well as transcoded programs that are "on this Mac".

    Any ideas?
     
  5. peds48

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    Start with the basics, restart the GenieGo and your Mac
     
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  6. marabunta

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    Still no joy...I restored the factory defaults on the GenieGo and power cycled it...all three lights are blue. All DVRs allow external access and are sharing playlists. It was working before...
     
  7. The Merg

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    Try a 30 second reset on the GenieGo and if that doesn't work, you can try a 2 minutes reset. The 2 minute reset will erase any transcoded programs on the GenieGo though.

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  8. Laxguy

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    Can you not download programs that are already prepared on the GenieGo?
     
  9. woj027

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    I didn't see these questions answered here (used the thread search)

    Is there a monthly fee for GenieGo?

    How long does it take to "download" a movie to my ipad? I know this is based on home wifi speeds, but does anyone have home experience? Any differences between types of shows? 720p vs 1080i vs SD?

    I understand it takes roughly 1 hr to Transcode to the GenieGo for a 1 hr program first. So a 2.5 hr movie takes 2.5 hrs.

    Does the iOS app work on all iphones? or just 5? 4s?
     
  10. Laxguy

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    There's no monthly fee.

    The transfer or download speed from your GenieGo to your device depends on the home network, not any internet connection speed, unless of course one is using the Out of Home feature. I find I can download in about 1/10 the time of the length of the show, so an hour transcode downloads around six minutes.

    The iOS app works on my iPhone 4S and iPad Mini, plus a lot of others too numerous to list.
     
  11. marabunta

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    Thanks...I pulled the power plug on the GenieGo for about an hour, and then plugged back in, along with a RBR on 2 of our 3 DVRs. The RBR did result in an "unable to connect to one or more DVRs" message on the GenieGo client, with the advice to check playlist sharing and external access. (both are "allowed").

    So I've got multiple clients (WinXP, iPhone, MacOS) that all show DVR connectivity to 3 units(and OOH access), but still a blank DVR Playlist.
     
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    Thanks for the info.

    I assumed that it was based on home network speed, but I figured most people here who have GenieGo would have a 802.11ac system or better and have healthy speeds internally.


    After I posted my question I called DirecTV today and apparently I qualify for free Genie and free GenieGo (I assume I can get both free, not one or the other). Might be making a big upgrade here in the next month or so. Just need to find out if the HR-44 is in Portland, OR yet.
     
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    Cool! The two are essentially unrelated, so even if you get "only" one freebie, I'd go for it.

    There is a thread or two on what areas seem to be getting HR44's.
     
  14. The Merg

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    Just be aware that pulling the plug on the GenieGo is not the same as performing a 30-second or 2-minute reset. To perform the reset, you need to press and hold the red reset button on the GenieGo for the full 30 seconds or full 2 minutes. Also, try not to perform RBR's on your DVRs. If you need to reset them, go through the Setup Menu. This allows the DVR to shut down processes that are currently running before it does the reset.

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  15. marabunta

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    Thank you...this WORKED and I am back in business.

    I've had this unit since last November and never noticed the USB cover on the front left that concealed the reset button.
     
  16. The Merg

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    Thank you...this WORKED and I am back in business.

    I've had this unit since last November and never noticed the USB cover on the front left that concealed the reset button.


    Glad it worked for you.


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  17. marabunta

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    Also thanks for the RBR advice. Oddly enough, on the GenieGo, I first used the software reset to restore the factory settings with no luck.
     
  18. tonypitt

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    The GenieGo option was released just before I had a two-week business trip, so I was excited to give it a shot. Result? I think I've turned the TV in my hotel room on once. GenieGo has performed exceptionally.

    My only annoyance--trying to fast forward is painful. There is a "scrubber" that can be used for this, but there are no time codes that show up on the scrubber. As a result, I find that I can't really fast forward at all. If they would introduce a 30 second skip option, this would be the perfect app. (Even if the skip took longer than when viewing directly from the DVR.)
     
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    What is a "scrubber"?
     
  20. Laxguy

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    It's a bar that allows you to move forward or backward in the video. Not visible in many apps till you mouse/scroll over it.
     

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