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#51 OFFLINE   Chris Blount

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:19 AM

Engadget picked up the story and the Solid Signal video.

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


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

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


Really does seem like a response to everything dish.... the name to compete with "hopper/joey" and the genie feature to compete with primetime anytime (not exactly the same but do similar things)... although to me primetime anytime is a more useful feature (esp in that it only uses 1 tuner to record 4 things but they don't have 5 total tuners).

I do wonder how often it will tie up one of your tuners and if it will auto stop if you want to use the tuner.... for example if I am recording 2 shows, have one or two tuners going for a genie show and am watching live tv in 1 room if I go to a second will one of the genie shows automatically stop and let me watch. To me that would be frustrating to run out of tuners because of genie.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

It should never do that, it should be transparent to the user.
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#54 OFFLINE   jford951

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 11:30 AM

Another great first look
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:08 PM

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.


Have you been dropping ones that you don't want to see?

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:10 PM

Have you been dropping ones that you don't want to see?


Yea, I dropped all of them, except it wont let me drop the PPV.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:12 PM

Really does seem like a response to everything dish.... the name to compete with "hopper/joey" and the genie feature to compete with primetime anytime (not exactly the same but do similar things)... although to me primetime anytime is a more useful feature (esp in that it only uses 1 tuner to record 4 things but they don't have 5 total tuners).

I do wonder how often it will tie up one of your tuners and if it will auto stop if you want to use the tuner.... for example if I am recording 2 shows, have one or two tuners going for a genie show and am watching live tv in 1 room if I go to a second will one of the genie shows automatically stop and let me watch. To me that would be frustrating to run out of tuners because of genie.


This feature is not like PTAT at all, and I don't think anyone should even hint at it being that kind of thing. You'd be better off comparing it to TiVo suggestions, as at least that's in the same conceptual area.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 12:13 PM

Yea, I dropped all of them, except it wont let me drop the PPV.


Should be interesting ot see what it records for you over the next two weeks when most the new series start. Will it record ones that you don't set up for sl?

The ppv is just the pushed content in another location, is always at the very end of the list, and disappears from genie if you only have one or two shows in there. At least that's what it does for me.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:30 PM

Nice first look. I've used Genie for the past month or so and so far its worked pretty good for me. I drop the shows that have no interest to me or the family and if I watch a new show and like it, I keep it and set up a SL if I don't I just remove it after I watch it. It seems to get smarter the more you interact with it.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:59 PM

I would like to thank Scott Kocourek and DBSTalk users Smuuth and NR4P for working up this first look. I knew it was a winner when I saw the first draft go up on Friday.

Great work guys!

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:03 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.


The first look reflects that now too.

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

 
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:35 PM

Sorry, I'm still going to call it the HR34.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:41 PM

Sorry, I'm still going to call it the HR34.


Me too.

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Posted 23 September 2012 - 05:50 PM

I still like the Junk Genie:

http://www.1800gotjunk.com/genie/

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

 
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:01 PM

Sorry, I'm still going to call it the HR34.

I'm naming mine Jeanie.

Excellent First Look as always, guys.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:08 PM

Nice first look;

For expanded coverage of "Genie Recommends" along with new Genie features "VOD and Linear Channel Linking" (Those strange "gray" triangles), and "Far in Advance Smart Search."

From an official DIRECTV tech. addendum;

Edited by Scott Kocourek, 23 September 2012 - 07:21 PM.


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Posted 23 September 2012 - 06:53 PM

I'm afraid you can't do that. :)

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That's why I've named him Hal, he always tells me I can't do things. :lol:
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 09:56 PM

Very good first look.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:53 PM

Another great first look, thank you guys.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 09:51 PM

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.



Not that I will be using this since I don't have an HR 34, but I always check the "You might Like" feature to see if there is anything similar that I might like and it will bring up shows that have NOTHING to do with the show it's referring to! I like to watch some of the paranormal reality shows and when I checked "you might like" , it didn't bring up two of the shows that were on the guide airing soon that I knew should have been totally related, yet it brought up two shows from MTV and a non paranormal show on the travel channel...

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 09:34 AM

I just got this today so I haven't utilized it at all (I watch so much tv as it is, I'll probably try to avoid it anyways...) but I noticed something odd. When I went to sleep last night my DVR was at 38% available, and now it's at 31%, and there aren't any new shows in my list of recordings.
Color me confused.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:54 AM

This really isn't something i'm interested in. What i'd like to see in the show info for every show is the episode number and original air date. That would be helpful.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:56 AM

I just got this today so I haven't utilized it at all (I watch so much tv as it is, I'll probably try to avoid it anyways...) but I noticed something odd. When I went to sleep last night my DVR was at 38% available, and now it's at 31%, and there aren't any new shows in my list of recordings.
Color me confused.


I didn't note the size of my available space prior to receiving the update but others have noticed the same basic decrease that you have. Seems to me like DirecTV took some of our space and re-allocated it to their space. It's either that or the calculation for disk space changed. That would be a huge coincidence though.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 10:59 AM

This really isn't something i'm interested in. What i'd like to see in the show info for every show is the episode number and original air date. That would be helpful.


Original Air Date is there, it's called "First Aired".
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

Original Air Date is there, it's called "First Aired".


It's there for some things. But not every thing.




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