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Newbie question about Genie clients


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#1 OFFLINE   tool_army

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

What's the advantage of using the Genie clients vs an HR25?

My contract is up in September and I'm wanting to get the HR44, but I was unsure if it's worth it to get the clients since they seem to use one of the Genie's tuners. The 5 tuners compared to my current 2 (HR22) is the main attraction, so why needlessly waste it when you could use a HR25 instead?

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#2 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:02 AM

What's the advantage of using the Genie clients vs an HR25?

My contract is up in September and I'm wanting to get the HR44, but I was unsure if it's worth it to get the clients since they seem to use one of the Genie's tuners. The 5 tuners compared to my current 2 (HR22) is the main attraction, so why needlessly waste it when you could use a HR25 instead?


The most salient disadvantage is that the H25 is a STB receiver and as such cannot do any live buffering (to pause or watch a program on delay for instance) or trick play (instant replay, frame advance, etc.) on the live feed, you would have to start a recording of the program on the HR44 from the H25 to buffer and trick play.

There are other more minor advantages of the RVU client as well, but that's the biggest one.

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 11:13 AM

What's the advantage of using the Genie clients vs an H25?

Genie clients give you full access to the Genie, that the H25 doesn't, which means you don't need to move to the Genie to make changes.
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