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2-year contract expires next month... options?


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#1 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:36 PM

I currently have 6 receivers (1 HD/DVR, 1 HD, 4 SD). With my contract expiring, what would be my best course of action to renew? Should I get Genie and get rid of the receivers I have?
SlimLine-5 SWM-8-LNB Dish (HD Service / WHDVR)
HR34-700 Genie / Sharp 52LE700UN HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA
C31 Genie RVU Client / Dynex HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA
HR24-500 / Panasonic TC-P54S2 / HDMI / Networked - DECA
H24-700 / Toshiba SDTV / Networked - DECA

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#2 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

Even if you got rid of all your DVR's, you'd need a SWM-16 if you went to a Genie, unless you got three C31s. If those would go in seldomly used rooms, it might be an option.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

I currently have 6 receivers (1 HD/DVR, 1 HD, 4 SD). With my contract expiring, what would be my best course of action to renew? Should I get Genie and get rid of the receivers I have?


All depends on what kind of customer you've been and how much you're willing to spend. Have you called to see what options are available?

#4 OFFLINE   carillon

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:53 PM

Thanks for the replies... I've only been with DirecTV 2 years so that's my only track record. I have not called as of yet, but will.

We currently regularly use the HD/DVR and the HD receivers. The SD receivers sit idle 95% of the time. I suppose ideally I'd like to get the benefits and features of Genie. I could see locating the Genie in the Family Room while providing HD live and recorded viewing in the Bedroom. And Finally, have one receiver able to float around to various locations within the house depending on sporadic needs.

This would get me into the latest technology while cutting my receivers in half. Thoughts?
SlimLine-5 SWM-8-LNB Dish (HD Service / WHDVR)
HR34-700 Genie / Sharp 52LE700UN HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA
C31 Genie RVU Client / Dynex HDTV / HDMI / Networked - DECA
HR24-500 / Panasonic TC-P54S2 / HDMI / Networked - DECA
H24-700 / Toshiba SDTV / Networked - DECA

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:59 PM

What are the benefits of Genie? (other than only needing 1 DVR for whole house)

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

The short list of things I like:

5 tuners, 100 series links, 1Tb hard drive (should have been 2), very large external drive support, PiP




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