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#26 OFFLINE   TBlazer07

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

In the real world Genie's don't "recommend" they grant wishes. The Genie union will not like this. I see a Genie strike coming soon unless they renegotiate his contract and higher rates for Genies means a DirecTV price increase. :sure:

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#27 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:06 PM

Although I see no reason why this should be limited to the HR34, I don't really care either because it sounds pointless..


A two tuner DVR recording a bunch of stuff in the background would come near being more annoying than a five tuner DVR recording a bunch of stuff in the background.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:11 PM

But will Genie recommendations be available across the DirecTV MRV network that has other STBs?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:13 PM

But will Genie recommendations be available across the DirecTV MRV network that has other STBs?

I think only the C31s.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:23 PM

I think only the C31s.

A pity.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:58 PM

I'd rather just having all of the hard drive space be "user accessible". I don't need pre-downloaded VOD and I don't need Genie.

BTW, the Solid Signal video says that the HR34/C31s are being renamed to Genie, and that this is just a new feature of it. Is this true, or are they still going to be marketed as the Home Media Center and Genie is only going to refer to this specific feature?

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:06 PM

BTW, the Solid Signal video says that the HR34/C31s are being renamed to Genie,


Those solid signal folks are usually pretty on top of things.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:08 PM

. . . .
BTW, the Solid Signal video says that the HR34/C31s are being renamed to Genie, and that this is just a new feature of it. Is this true, or are they still going to be marketed as the Home Media Center and Genie is only going to refer to this specific feature?

Well Dish has a semi-cute name for their system, so the brain wizs at DirecTV decided they needed a cuter name.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:14 PM

I hope the C31 aren't that expensive, I would like to maybe drop my 2 H25s and pick those up.

$39 here.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

Those solid signal folks are usually pretty on top of things.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:35 PM

What if I like all Prime Time shows, Can it record them all for me each night every night?
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:44 PM

What if I like all Prime Time shows, Can it record them all for me each night every night?


You have 5 tuners on the HR34-Genie, you can record 5 programs at the same time plus download a VOD. You are also not limited to what channels you can record, they can be any 5.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:57 PM

Well Dish has a semi-cute name for their system, so the brain wizs at DirecTV decided they needed a cuter name.


I don't like the whole Genie naming I would of left it Home Media Center

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:01 PM

I'm glad i still have HR-21's. I don't want anything recommending what i want to watch. I can decide for myself.


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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:03 PM

Much different. The Tivo version allows you to rate programs with 1,2, or 3 thumbs up, or 1, 2, or 3 thumbs down, depending on your preference for each show. It then learns from those ratings, and eventually after a period of time, will only suggest things you really like.


Genie decides based on what you actually watch and what you set to record, evidently. So simply using your DVR gives it info,instead of having to thumbs up and thumbs down stuff.

I know it works decent, simply because it seems to like to record a lot of things that I record on other DVRs.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:14 PM

Yay. Yet another half-arsed, niche feature detracting from actually making improvements to something, or adding something people have been screaming for for years...

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:15 PM

I know it works decent, simply because it seems to like to record a lot of things that I record on other DVRs.


I went through the entire list it created, and there wasnt one show I wanted to see. I was rather surprised, actually, that I couldnt find a single program that even seemed related to what I watch (news, science, sports). Almost all of the suggestions were reality, or sitcom type shows...and of course PPV movies.

Tivo is recording about 80% of shows I actually would watch if I had more time.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

Davenlr,

I am under the impression that if you just leave Genie alone for a while the quality of the suggestions improves. This will be doubly true after there are actually some new shows to watch...
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

Davenlr,

I am under the impression that if you just leave Genie alone for a while the quality of the suggestions improves. This will be doubly true after there are actually some new shows to watch...


Ill try it. Just wish there was a way to keep PPV from showing up.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:24 PM

Davenlr,

I am under the impression that if you just leave Genie alone for a while the quality of the suggestions improves. This will be doubly true after there are actually some new shows to watch...


I think that is the case. At first, it was way off. But I left it alone for many, many days and it recommends the type of shows we watch. Many dramas and comedies.

But I agree with Davenir's comments on PPV.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:08 PM

Looks great! Glad I have an HR34 coming next Sunday :D

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:14 AM

Great First Look, as always, guys!

So now the whole unit is called "Genie"? ewwww

I'll continue to call mine Hal.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:17 AM

Great First Look, as always, guys!

So now the whole unit is called "Genie"? ewwww

I'll continue to call mine Hal.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 07:40 AM

Ill try it. Just wish there was a way to keep PPV from showing up.

PPV as a suggestion increases revenue, reduces costs. It's like a sales person always suggesting upgrades. You'll never see it go away. It's like wishing away ads on TV stations. :)

Any way they can find ways to keep revenues up is better in the long run to keep our prices down. It's simply advertising.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:11 AM

Nice work guys! :up:

I'm sure Genie will get smarter over time and become a good way to discover content.

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