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#21 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

You don't have to turn it on. :)


Yeah, that's important. It's opt in, not opt out etc.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:31 PM

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


It records the shows for immediate viewing. Only the HR34 has the tuners, in the current design of the feature.

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#23 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

You don't have to turn it on. :)

We're assuming it's opt-in, can't be sure that's always the case, but can easily be turned off if the default changes.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 05:59 PM

Engadget picked up the story and the Solid Signal video.

http://www.engadget....hr34-dvr-genie/

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:04 PM

Nice feature. Reminds me of the old Tivo, but seems better.

Maybe thats a start of more features to come with the HR34 and C31's

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

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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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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.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 07:16 PM

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


+1.

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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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