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Genie Series Link Limit - Is 100 enough?


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Poll: How many Genie SLs are in your Series Manager? (167 member(s) have cast votes)

How many Genie SLs are in your Series Manager? Check all that apply.

  1. 0-50 (49 votes [26.63%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.63%

  2. 50-75 (26 votes [14.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.13%

  3. 75-100 (27 votes [14.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.67%

  4. I wish I could add more than 100 (82 votes [44.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 44.57%

  5. I would never need more than 100 (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

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#1 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Wondering if folks with Genies are OK with the SL limit at 100. TIA for your votes and comments!

EDITED TO ADD: Based on feedback, I updated the poll to be a multiple choice, in case you'd like to change your vote.


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#2 OFFLINE   spartanstew

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

It's better than 50, but could certainly be more.

I'm constantly at the 100 mark and have to delete things to add new shows.

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

 
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#3 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

So far I haven't come to the limit, though would be easier with this far in advance feature they referenced at CES.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:16 PM

that was one reason i don't use clients. i have the hr34 with 2 other hd-dvs, so between the 3 i can have 200 series links. 100 is not near enough for us

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:24 PM

I'm just over 50 on my HR34 but I also have some HR2X's. If the Genie were my only DVR I'd be over 100 easily.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

I'm under 50 on mine, but that will probably change soon. I can definitely see me climbing to around 70 or so.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

I'm at 62

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:19 PM

I'm running about 70 on average. I'm sure that I may go higher with FIA.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 07:56 PM

I really don't keep track of how many I have. I have an HR34 and 4 other HR2x around the house, so this, along with disk space, really isn't a big concern. The only two things I hope we get in the future is remote programming from/to any of our networked dvrs, and marry external drives to an account, not a specific dvr. ( See my thread " Would you trade?")
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:01 PM

Wondering if folks with Genies are OK with the SL limit at 100. TIA for your votes and comments!


I'm 0-50, but only because I have two additional DVR's. I would like > 100, but I don't have enough confidence that this wouldn't impact the software in a negative manner.
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Posted 19 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Sorry but I have like 10 between my HR34 and Hr23.

Where and how can you find time to even watch 100 different series is my question.

And I would love to see someones list of 100, cause I can't think of more then a hand full or two worth recording in a year.

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:41 PM

Sorry but I have like 10 between my HR34 and Hr23.

Where and how can you find time to even watch 100 different series is my question.

And I would love to see someones list of 100, cause I can't think of more then a hand full or two worth recording in a year.


With the Far Ahead Search I would love to see 100+ series links...right now I never keep more than 40 and clear them out when a season ends.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 08:22 AM

With the Far Ahead Search I would love to see 100+ series links...right now I never keep more than 40 and clear them out when a season ends.

If i want to see something bad enough it gets recorded.

If Directv maybe gets the duplicate recording issue totally fixed you wouldn't need more then 100.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:20 AM

I rarely have more than ten.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:23 AM

I've got mine spread between 3 DVRs. I don't even come close to 50 at the moment.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:47 AM

I clean out deadwood and most series links for programs that I like but are finished for the year. Under 50 between two DVRs.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:49 AM

50-75. I kinda think that 100 SLs is good for most people.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:55 AM

100 is certainly enough for me - I'm currently no where near that on the 34, but I've got 5 other HR2xes that I need to consolidate and move some to the 34.

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#19 OFFLINE   Steve

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

< 100 works for the wife and me, even recording some shows and movies for the grandkids. I can see how a family of four TV watchers might need more, tho, if you only had one 5-tuner DVR.
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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:54 AM

Well, if 50 was an arbitrary limit for what was basically a one user DVR, why is 100 enough for what should be able to be a whole family DVR?

And its still a "genie" back in the bottle limitation anyway, since Tivo always allowed unlimited, and that's what many of us started with but were forced to move to DirecTV (not that that is all bad, just sayin').
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