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HR34 (HMC) = Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by smitbret, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    The same that I saw.
     
  2. Carl Spock

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    I think DirecTV should use a computer generated Barbara Eden from I Dream of Jeannie to be the spokesperson for the new products. The real Ms. Eden could add her voice.

    Then people would be really confused. Is it Genie or Jeannie?

    Actually, I like the family relationship in Hopper and Joey. Genie does nothing for me.

    We have three things: the main unit (HR34), a sub unit (C31) and a program (Genie Recommends). I'd like something that connects the three.

    Pay whatever George Lucas wants to make them Yoda, Luke and The Force.
     
  3. RunnerFL

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    You really need to just let it go and move on... :)
     
  4. smitbret

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    This sums it up.
     
  5. raott

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    Same here. When I think of "Genie" I think of the granting of wishes. What in the world does that have to do with a server - client relationship?

    The fact that this was known by a completely different name 5 or 6 weeks ago speaks volumes.
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    Maybe this will clear it up for you, DirecTV saying what we've already been saying. One exception, they refer to the C31 as the "Genie Mini Client".

    http://support.directv.com/app/answ...sion/L3RpbWUvMTM1MDAxMjIwOC9zaWQvMmQ3ZGV2OGw=
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    sounds too pretentious... and pompous
     
  8. codespy

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    With all the talk of Barbara Eden in the younger days, I can't find any episodes of "I Dream of Jeannie" on my "Genie" or "Genie Recommends". Bummer. :(
     
  9. P Smith

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    Poor dumb "Genie" ... :D
    I's like to ask your dog to find and bring here an iPhone, white only, model 4GS. :)
     
  10. harsh

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    You think that's bad, you should read the official Genie press release. A lot of misleading information going on in that one.

    For starters, there's the implication that the Genie system can drive eight TVs (four watching the same program).

    The whopper is the claim that a "receiver" isn't required for each TV. Given the paucity of RVU client TVs in customer's hands, I'd have to say that this is, at best, an infinitely high tensile stretch of the truth. They're getting a lot ahead of themselves by talking about RVU enabled gaming consoles and Blu-ray players. I get a kick out of the "without seeing a box" claim. The C31 didn't invent the concept of concealing or remoting the receiver.

    "Most advanced and intuitive" has certainly not been decided at this point.

    I'm not sure how well the "one receiver serves the entire home" claim works with so many expressing desire for a second (and sometimes even subsequent) HR34.

    I suspect that the "Start Over" feature doesn't work much at all like the press release suggests; implying that if you miss the beginning of any show, you simply rewind. Geeze guys, if the beginning of the show was something you could rewind to, you could have selected to watch it from the beginning.

    The HR34+clients will likely be a great system but the marketroids fabricating the press releases need to back way off on the misleading implications and attributions.
     
  11. Lord Vader

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    Considering that my 3-room, multi-DVR, whole home DVR setup is connected with ethernet cable and not DECA (I won't get into the lengthy explanation as to why, but I'm quite satisfied), if I were to get an HR34, is it mandatory that I get a DECA setup or can I stick with what is working for me now?
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    You would need coax networking to run the C31s, yes.
     
  13. Lord Vader

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    So getting an HR34 with my current all-ethernet Whole Home setup wouldn't work unless I got a DECA kit or something similar?
     
  14. DBSNewbie

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    As Stuart mentioned, the coax run from the HR34 to the C31(s) would be network coax only. Although it is not mandatory, you can theoretically run a hybrid system in which the only "legs" running on DECA would be any feed going to a C31. If you were to integrate just the HR34 into your current system, again theoretically, you would not need to get a DECA setup. (But it does have to be SWiM connected). The other receivers can still be connected to the network via ethernet. You would just need a BSF or CCK to isolate the DECA (coming from the HR34 as it does not shut off with an ethernet connection) from the rest of the receivers.
     
  15. Sixto

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    Neither the C31 nor H25 have an Ethernet port.
     
  16. DBSNewbie

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    It would be unsupported, but it you can still add an HR34 to your system and still be able to use whole home via ethernet only. A BSF or CCK would be needed to isolate the DECA signal coming from the HR34 to the rest of the receivers.
     
  17. DBSNewbie

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    Right, the feed from the HR34 to the C31 (or an H25) would be DECA, but could work with a hybrid system in which the other ethernet-attached receivers would be isolated from the DECA using a BSF or CCK.
     
  18. Lord Vader

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    OK, what's a "BSF" and "CCK" again? For some reason I keep thinking of something rather pornographic. :eek2:
     
  19. Justin23

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    BSF = Band Stop Filter
    CCK = Cinema Connection Kit
     
  20. harsh

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    The problem here is that your only practical option for "ethernet-attached receivers" is one of a handful of last year's model Samsung televisions. The readily available alternative (C31) pretty effectively forces a DECA transition at some level.
     

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