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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: Genie Recommends


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#61 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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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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#62 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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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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#64 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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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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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

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


If it's not there then there's no data for it.

Can you provide an example?
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:28 AM

If it's not there then there's no data for it.

Can you provide an example?


Yesterday my DVR recorded an episode of Bizarre Foods at 3pm. It's set to record only new episodes and this one was not new. And it also did not have an air date. It's not the only time. I've seen it occur on other popular shows.

Edited by archer75, 26 September 2012 - 11:33 AM.


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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:35 AM

Yesterday my DVR recorded an episode of Bizarre Foods at 3pm. It's set to record only new episodes and this one was not new. And it also did not have an air date.


I just did a search for Bizarre Foods and checked the first 20 episodes. They all have "First Aired" data.

Did you get the update last night? If so one thing to keep in mind is that you won't have complete data for 24 to 48 hours because updates can, and do, wipe out your guide data. In that situation you may get old episodes recorded.

Another thing to remember is if the provider, in this case Travel Channel, doesn't provide that information DirecTV can't pass it on to your unit.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:37 AM

I just did a search for Bizarre Foods and checked the first 20 episodes. They all have "First Aired" data.

Did you get the update last night? If so one thing to keep in mind is that you won't have complete data for 24 to 48 hours because updates can, and do, wipe out your guide data. In that situation you may get old episodes recorded.

Another thing to remember is if the provider, in this case Travel Channel, doesn't provide that information DirecTV can't pass it on to your unit.


Yes, got the update. But this issue occurred before it and has been happening off and on ever since I signed up with direct tv. I still want episode numbers.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 11:39 AM

Yes, got the update. But this issue occurred before it and has been happening off and on ever since I signed up with direct tv. I still want episode numbers.


If it's not data provided to DirecTV they can't provide it to you.
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