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Received a Genie offer today and need help deciding what I should do.


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#21 OFFLINE   Mike Greer

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:29 AM

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And I am trying to avoid duplications on 3 HR2Xs


Yep - it's quite a task to manage 3 seperate schedules!

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#22 OFFLINE   Richierich

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 09:30 AM

It appears that I have a legacy setup. It's amazing that DTV doesn't know that or, at least, ask me about my LBN/Dish/MS etc... One rep made it sound like she'll just activate WH and everything will work and the other is drop shipping me 2 DECA's and made it sound that if I just inline those everything will work.


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#23 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

I would keep the HR22 and HR24 since that gives you 4 more tuners to record with and cost the same monthly as the C31. if in the future you need another receiver, you can order a C31 or whatever you need. With that setup you'll have 9 available tuners to record with. If you went with C31 you'd only have 5 basically loosing a tuner from your current setup.


This is the way that I'd go. There is no way that I'd get rid of 4 recordable tuners in order to be able to schedule all of my recordings on the Genie from any location.

The vast majority of my Series Links are setup based on a spreadsheet that I setup using The Futon Critic guide. So, the seasonal setup of the upcoming Series Links can still be done from a single location.

I'd put the Genie in the room that most of my viewing takes place and do all of my planned recording on it. I'd use the two HR-2x's in other rooms and I'd use them for spur of the moment (and remote) recordings. If I discover a program that I want to setup a season pass for, while I'm watching at one of the remote locations, I'd initially set it up on that DVR.

If I remember, I'd then set it up on the Genie as well. If I don't remember, the fact that I see the first episode having recorded on a remote DVR will remind me that I need to add it to the Genie. After it's been added to the Genie, I'll then remove it from the original DVR when I notice that it's still there.

Although some would consider this to be managing 3 schedules, I just see the additional DVR's as extra recordable tuners that I can use when it's convenient.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

I currently have 3 DVRs (HR34, HR24, R22). I use the HR34 for all of my SL's. The HR24 has all of my wife's stuff and the R22 has all of my kids' stuff. Quite easy to manage. If I want to set up a recording, I generally do it via the DirecTV app for iPad or iPhone. Never had any issues except when I need to change a SL to record first runs and repeats. In that case, I just go into the SL on the DVR and update it at a later time.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:50 PM

The vast majority of my Series Links are setup based on a spreadsheet that I setup using The Futon Critic guide. So, the seasonal setup of the upcoming Series Links can still be done from a single location.


Nice. I had forgotten what a handy resource Futon Critic is for reviewing television programming and deciding what to watch, etc.
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#26 OFFLINE   Bill Broderick

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Nice. I had forgotten what a handy resource Futon Critic is for reviewing television programming and deciding what to watch, etc.


It will become an even better resource for me once DirecTV implements the ability to set Series Links up to a year in advance. I won't need to keep track of the date that a new series begins in order to add it within two weeks of the season start date.




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