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Genie - Not (Ever?) For Me

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#41 OFFLINE   spartanstew


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 03:20 PM

I am still of the mind that I am VERY unlikely to switch from separate DVR boxes to a Genie

Which still makes no sense to me.

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

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#42 OFFLINE   joed32


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Posted 21 February 2013 - 07:57 AM

I have 5 DVRs and I'm quite happy with every thing the way it is as well. No need for a Genie.

#43 OFFLINE   eddieras



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:58 PM

i have two DVRs and whole home set up - i hate that i can't manage both from one location. having the genie would eliminate this problem, but i'm trying to figure out the difference for my usage. am i correct that size-wise the two HR 24's have the same recording capacity as the one genie? are there any clear features gained or lost if i made the switch? of course the extra tuner... thanks for any additional insight!

#44 OFFLINE   dpeters11


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Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Same drive capacity and number of series links as 2 HR24s. However the 34 does support larger external SATA drives. The 24 maxes out at 2TB, the 34 currently has no known max.

I really can't think of anything the 24 can do that the 34 can't, other than working in a non SWM setup.

#45 OFFLINE   johnp37



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Posted 26 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I have 5 DVRs and I'm quite happy with every thing the way it is as well. No need for a Genie.

Likewise. If a Genie goes kaput, no TV.Other than 5 tuners I don't see the attraction. If it becomes necessary, I'll just set one of my other 4 DVRs to record. No biggie.
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