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Your thoughts on Genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jcmwwe, May 31, 2013.

  1. jcmwwe

    jcmwwe Mentor

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    Because i would be keeping a hr22. And that works fine with the genie? Also how did u get to keep it? Just tell them u want to keep it and set it up with the genie instead of replacing it with a mini? Please let me know. Thanks
     
  2. dpeters11

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    Just say you want a Genie. All H and HR boxes work with the Genie except for the H20, which you don't have. No need for a client at all, unless you want to manage the Genie from another room, or you want to be able to rewind/pause live TV in a room where you don't want a DVR.

    If someone at DirecTV said a Genie client was required, they are wrong. The Whole Home DVR fee is required, but has nothing to do with clients.
     
  3. Crow159

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    I have a question about the Genie Recommends feature. The shows that it records and recommends, can those shows be played by other HDDVRs or only the Genie and it's clients?
     
  4. Sixto

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    Yes, that's the only way for me, which let's the Genie always have access to 5 tuners, and everything is independent. Works great.
     
  5. yosoyellobo

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    I have had the Genie for about three months now. Love that I don't have to worry about recording conflict. If I had to do it again, I would just get two receiver with clients as I don't really need more than five tunners.
     
  6. dennisj00

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    I probably shouldn't type this because I've never had a failure of an HR box. Knock on WOOD!!!

    But the only drawback I can see with the genie is losing 1TB of programs. I've got 2 HR20-700s from 2007/08 and 2 HR22-100s from 2009 and a 24 from 2010 or 11 that continue to work nicely with the Genie. Everybody can see / play from everybody.
     
  7. ep1974

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    I'm getting a Genie HR34 next week. How do I get the HR 44 like you have or is it just luck of the draw? I believe the HR 44 has built in wi-fi and is quite a bit smaller. Is this correct?
     
  8. Sixto

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    Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...

    The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.
     
  9. Bill Broderick

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    Say "I'd like to get a Genie to replace one of my HD DVR's. I don't need any clients because I would like to keep my other HD DVR."
     
  10. ep1974

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    Thank you. Did you just ask for the HR 44 or is it just luck if you get one? Thanks.
     
  11. Sixto

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    There are several threads here at DBSTalk on the subject of HR44 availability. The only sure way of getting an HR44 is through a reseller such as Solid Signal, but there are many here who have also either been in the initial trial markets, or the new national rollout markets, who have been fortunate to get an HR44. One Genie per household for now.
     
  12. ep1974

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    Thank you.
     
  13. jforkner

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    Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system. In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs? As opposed to having multiple receivers?

    Jack
     
  14. peds48

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    Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system. In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs? As opposed to having multiple receivers?

    Jack


    Right on! This is why I would never recommend having a system of only a genie and clients


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  15. acostapimps

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    I love the Genie (HR44) for its five tuners so no more recording conflicts, but also to compliment the HR24 with 7 tuners with 2tb EHD, and Whole Home playback nicely now that I have the HR44 since it always lags on remote recordings from the HR22 it replaced
    And I also have a H24 HD receiver to schedule recordings on both the HR44 and HR24, But the best part was that I got it free with no install fee with the upgrade which I never expected, Otherwise I would have bought from a retailer like Solidsignal.


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  16. AMike

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    I've had my HR34 for about a year and love it. I have an HR 24 and several H25's part of my setup here. The whole-home solution works flawlessly.
     
  17. Ed Campbell

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  18. damondlt

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    Guess no one wants to answer this one. :sure:


    OK I will

    In short NO it doesn't have the Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRs.
    Its still the list of 8 under the " MY Directv " of whats currently on.

    But HD DVRs are still fully functional in the VOD section so there is nothing the Genie gets that the HRs don't as far as programming.

    Just a side note, I will never upgrade to a C31 unless Directv wants to drop of the HR44 along with it.
    My next Upgrade I'm dropping one H25 and upgrading to the HR24.
     
  19. glick1

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    Was having constant audio drops with the hr24. Directv upgraded me to the hr44 and no more drops.
    To say i am a fan of the hr44 is an understatement!
    It is faster than the hr24. It's smaller and seems to hold a wireless signal better than the cinema modem.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    That is good news indeed. I suspect now, as earlier, that something was rotten in the state of that particular box.
     

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