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Genie "TV Shows" Discussion


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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

What do you guys think of the new TV shows menu? It's colorful, I'll give them that. Does it work well for you? How could it work better?
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#2 OFFLINE   Alan Gordon

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 03:08 PM

What do you guys think of the new TV shows menu? It's colorful, I'll give them that. Does it work well for you? How could it work better?



I LOVE the "Premieres" section, but the results are often incomplete...

I posted the following in the Genie Recommends thread, and having more complete results would certainly result in a better Genie Recommends product in my eyes.

My results haven't been great, but it has improved, and I LOVE that most of my recent Genie Recommends recordings have been Series/Season Premieres...

I like that a lot! :)



I like the idea of the "Local Shows" sub-category, but I mostly get results from programs on channels that are anything but local, and very few of my actual local programming is listed.

It's a pet peeve and won't affect most folks, but I'm also disappointed that when Genie displays network programming, it might display the call letters for my local network, a neighboring market's local (via the AM21), or the DNS feeds I receive.


Also... "Show Type" and "By Interest" is missing many popular categories like Comedy and Drama, etc.


Overall... a cool feature that I hope to see future improvements on. :)

#3 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:47 PM

I am amazed at how extensive it is! Over 100 offerings!

Are the recommendations the same as Genie Recommends; most shows seem duplicated in both lists, though Genie's is a dozen or so more.

The only improvement I can think of now is when you delete a suggested show it pops you to the top, not where you were.
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#4 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

What do you guys think of the new TV shows menu? It's colorful, I'll give them that. Does it work well for you? How could it work better?

By Interest is missing . . . .

  • Horror
  • SciFi
  • Science
  • Sitcom
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Sports

By Show Type is missing . . . .

  • Sports
  • Series
  • News
  • Musicals


At present, I'm not using it.

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#5 OFFLINE   raott

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 08:18 AM

What do you guys think of the new TV shows menu? It's colorful, I'll give them that. Does it work well for you? How could it work better?


It is fine, however I think the entire "My Directv" and "Search and Browse" menus need to be scrapped and reorganized. The layouts are confusing and in some cases repetitive.
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Posted 13 October 2012 - 03:19 PM

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#7 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:48 PM

By Interest is missing . . . .

  • Horror
  • SciFi
  • Science
  • Sitcom
  • Mystery
  • Suspense
  • Sports

By Show Type is missing . . . .

  • Sports
  • Series
  • News
  • Musicals


At present, I'm not using it.

Show Type is also missing Movies

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#8 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

Since I turned Genie back on, the number of recorded offerings in the TV section is only 18.

In the Genie REcommends section since I turned Genie back on, the number of recorded offerings is a "mere" 40, and of those 9 are PPVs!

Has anyone else seen similar?

I don't recall seeing PPVs in the first time, though I didn't check through all of them.
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#9 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

It's colorful but doesn't go with the rest of the UI.
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#10 OFFLINE   Drucifer

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:00 PM

Still not using it.

But it would be a nice place to list Far in Advance programs.

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