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New GenieGo Version 2 On The Way

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by HoTat2, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. HoTat2

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    Hey, saw in a recent DIRECTV Tech. training video a new GenieGo version 2 is coming soon. Specs. are said to be the same as the first generation GG, but in addition to it's lone ethernet connection GG2 will be MoCA enabled for a coax network hookup option as well.

    In fact on all SWiM installs, coax with be the preferred hookup by the Techs for it.

    It also will have only one operation and status indicator with more colors than the three of the original GG has with only blue, amber, and off for no color.

    And the GG2 It will use the EPS10 power adapter as on the H25 receiver instead of the current 12v used by the GG1.

    Here are some screen shots;

    GenieGo2 Comparison.png

    GenieGo2 rear photo.png

    GenieGo2 Single Indicator Meanings.png

    GenieGo2 Hookup diagrams.png

    Pretty cool, for more flexibility in hookup I guess ... :)
     
  2. samrs

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    So...can I sell you some of that Life Shield they were pimping?
     
  3. Steve

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    Interesting it's larger than the previous generation box. Trend is to get smaller. I guess it's the add'l MoCA circuitry.
     
  4. tpm1999

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    Hmmm...a new version just to make installers jobs easier. Sure why not? But really how hard is it just to plug it in a router?
     
  5. samrs

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    Directv has always tried to keep traffic off a customers router. It makes troubleshooting easier.

    Sent from my HTC6435LVW using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  6. Sixto

    Sixto DIRECTV A-Team

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    Same engine?
     
  7. TheRatPatrol

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    I'm surprised they didn't put a coax pass thru on it.

    I think eventually it'll be built into the Genie receivers.
     
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  8. HoTat2

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    That's what the video said;

    Same specifications and activation procedure as GG1, just MoCA enabled and with new single indicator light and colors to signify operational status.
     
  9. sigma1914

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    I wish it'd be wireless.
     
  10. lugnutathome

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    Likely needed for the additional heat created by the DECA adapter.

    Don "all things being equal for me the plain Ethernet connection version would be just fine. no need to wait apparently" Bolton
     
  11. HoTat2

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    Oh yea, forgot to add;

    The GG2 It will use the EPS10 power adapter as on the H25 receiver instead of the current 12v used by the GG1.
     
  12. dennisj00

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    If it indeed has the same performance specs, it will be just a disappointing re-design.
     
  13. samrs

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    Why wouldn't it be wireless, if it's connected to the DECA Cloud and that's connected wireless. Hmm?

    ;)
     
  14. NR4P

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    It will be interesting to see if anyone with a current model, has any reason to upgrade.

    When the HR34 came out, the 5 tuners made it worthwhile to get it, even though it was much larger than the HR24.
    Is the larger GenieGo box worth it? Time will tell.
     
  15. nuspieds

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    I'd upgrade if:
    1. All I had to do was re-attach my external USB drive that I currently have attached to my GenieGO to the new model, thus preserving all the content I already had recorded (i.e., plug-and-play with no loss of data and settings);
    2. Multi-threading capabilities were added such that the device can prepare and download to the client app without any degradation in performance. Presently, when I am both preparing and downloading to my client, the download performance drops significantly.
     
  16. peds48

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    Would you pay for this device? if so how much?
     
  17. dualsub2006

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    I'd pay $100 again if the upgrade also came with higher picture quality and better streaming bitrates for OOH.

    It's not like these are mind-numbing, expensive upgrades. We're talking about things that D* could likely do to the current model with software upgrades.

    I'm not sure if the current processor could handle higher quality streams and transcodes, but that's not the expensive upgrade that it used to be.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    I'd up for a new one if it did OoH downloads and higher res. transcodes.
     
  19. nuspieds

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    Yes, for sure I'd pay.

    I don't have a set amount in mind, but as long as I could afford it, I'd get it. The features I want are that important to me.
     
  20. Steve

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    OOH downloads should be do-able with the original GG as well. Same with transcoding OTA, one of my wishes. Hopefully we'll see both in a future firmware upgrade.
     
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