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Where can I find a GenieGO 2 (MDR2)?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by stevenme, May 6, 2014.

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  1. May 6, 2014 #1 of 102
    stevenme

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    I called DTV but of course there's no way they can [SIZE=10.5pt]guarantee [/SIZE]I'll get a V2. I even explained that I need the coax connection based on where I want to locate the GG2, but it seems like they are powerless to handle this.
    I checked Solid Signal, but it looks like they don't have it either. Has anyone found a source to get one? Thanks,
     
  2. May 6, 2014 #2 of 102
    Stuart Sweet

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    As I understand it, DIRECTV and their distributors are committed to selling out of GenieGO 1's before actually putting them out to the market. I know the official release date was 4/28 but aside from some very quick sales at third party vendors, they're impossible to get.
     
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    peds48

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    it does not really matters where the GG is located. bets place would be next to router as to not use and extra splitter port.
     
  4. May 6, 2014 #4 of 102
    dennisj00

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    Today's SolidSignal special was a GG for $89.00. Version 1 but other than transcode speed, it's the same.
     
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    peds48

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    Considering they were $150.00 a pop, that is a steal!
     
  7. May 6, 2014 #7 of 102
    NR4P

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    Maybe, maybe not the best place. It depends.

    If its on a coax connection, then all the preparation is between the DVR and GenieGO2.
    If its on the ethernet connection, then all the preparation goes through the router.

    Wiring may be easier at the router but the possibility of slowing down the router for other traffic might be an issue for some.
     
  8. May 7, 2014 #8 of 102
    stevenme

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    I have 2 HR24's in different locations and the cabinet where I'd like to locate the GG is not near my router but would be near an HR24 (I'm assuming I just need the supplied splitter to connect the GG2 to the coax network). Location aside, I'm also out of LAN ports on my router which would mean adding a hub.

    That said why wouldn't anyone want the newer model for the transcoding speed increase alone? Another thing to consider is if DTV is making firmware enhancements in the future, will they be supporting them on the GG1 or just the GG2? I'd rather buy the latest for a few extra dollars especially with a device that is so functionally marginal to begin with. I just wish DTV wouldn’t play these games with forcing users to buy the old before making the new available.
     
  9. May 7, 2014 #9 of 102
    trh

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    Based on the First look, the increased transcode speed is dependent on the DVR. The HR44 Genie is reportedly the fastest.

    The only way to guarantee a GG2 is buy it from a third party vendor, when they become available.
     
  10. May 7, 2014 #10 of 102
    dpeters11

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    Very few customers know of the existence of the 2. Actually, to be honest, the majority of DirecTV customers probably don't know the existence of the original GenieGo.
     
  11. May 7, 2014 #11 of 102
    peds48

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    These are all excuses, but it they make you feel that this excuses justifies the GG2, then right on! What would you do if you bought a PC and need ed an extra LAN port, you will buy a switch, right? Why would the GG would be any different?


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  12. May 7, 2014 #12 of 102
    stevenme

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    If what you are trying to ask is "am I desperate"? The answer is "No". I would rather wait and get the better hardware with the flexibility to install it where I want to. For those that have to have it yesterday, please buy a GG 1 so I can get at the new inventory!
     
  13. May 7, 2014 #13 of 102
    inkahauts

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    Why? How else do you expect them to get rid of them. That's how pretty much everything works, or at least tries to. The real key is that unless you are on this board or really do your research you wouldn't even know the 2 is coming out. ;)
     
  14. May 7, 2014 #14 of 102
    stevenme

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    This is a problem all companies face and most deal with it by discounting the old model while they sell the new ones. DTV wants to get full price (I'm not counting Solid Signals sale to clear their inventory) to clear out old inventory. Imagine that you really want to buy that new 2015 car but the dealer still has 2014s on the lot that must be sold before anyone can buy the new model. I'd like to see that happen!

    The good news is I don't feel like I'm missing much while I wait, in fact, I'm not even sure I want to take the plunge with a GG2. From what I've read transcoding is slow (better, but still slow on the GG2), video quality is adequate at best, and the firmware suffers from stability issues. I guess it's the techy in me that really just wants to see if I can conquer the device!
     
  15. May 7, 2014 #15 of 102
    inkahauts

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    Yes and no. While generally this is true DIRECTV is in a more unusual situation where they can afford to run out of the old and then pull from the other pile once the old inventory is exhausted.

    The biggest problem is we all know that if DIRECTV did discount the old and offer the new at the same time people would just argue and ask for the new at the olders price and they'd never get rid of them.

    Personally I think the best thing to do would be to run a promotion for all new subs to get an old one for free till they are gone. Just say limited supply. That's solves all issues.
     
  16. May 7, 2014 #16 of 102
    peds48

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    Right on!
     
  17. May 7, 2014 #17 of 102
    peds48

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    The problem is that there aren't that many
     
  18. May 7, 2014 #18 of 102
    inkahauts

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    So it could be a one day sale and make them go in one day? Awesome! Or maybe even just do it for one market. Whatever it takes.
     
  19. May 7, 2014 #19 of 102
    peds48

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    but what is giving them away for free is going to accomplish for DirecTV?
     
  20. May 7, 2014 #20 of 102
    inkahauts

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    Getting rid of the old ones so they can release the new ones to third parties and get money out of those. It also would clear out old inventory which is sitting on the books and making new inventory age for no reason.
     

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