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#26 OFFLINE   whorne

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 11:51 AM

My opinion, GenieGo is an excellent device to take shows with you for watching on a phone or tablet or PC.

 

I use GenieGo all the time on airplanes.   The way I see it (no pun intended),  I could pay an airline $7.99 per trip/direction for a few hours of crappy TV on a small hard to see screen with fingerprints plus extra $ for PPV.  Or transfer my favorite shows and movies from my DVR, watch them on 7' to 15" screens at no additional charge at 35K feet.

 

Its not HD but on 7" to 15" screens the quality is very good.  And free after a one time investment.

I totally agree with your assessment on the GenieGo. I travel very often and this thing makes the travel time so much more nicer. 



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#27 OFFLINE   The Merg

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:17 PM

Actually while you can resell it, it's tied to your account and it is extremely difficult to get one moved from account to account. Not impossible, not against the laws of physics, but the owner of a used one should be prepared to spend a lot of time on the phone.

 

I can vouch for that and I was the one that purchased the used one....

 

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 08:25 PM

Actually while you can resell it, it's tied to your account and it is extremely difficult to get one moved from account to account. Not impossible, not against the laws of physics, but the owner of a used one should be prepared to spend a lot of time on the phone.


I bought a used one on eBay and got it activated without too much difficulty. It did take two business days for DirecTV to transfer it from the old owner's account to mine, but I didn't have to spend a lot of time on the phone to arrange the transfer. The CSR called me back when the transfer was complete and wanted to stay on the line while I activated it.

I don't doubt that a brand new one is easier to activate, but at the time I saved myself around $40 so it was worth the two-day wait to me.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:52 AM

Love my slingbox.  I get everything live including the ability to watch all the recorded programming.  Live tv works excellent even on 3g.  Set up on a sling was so easy.  There customer service was excellent.  Have been using about 6 months without any issues...



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:29 PM

and very soon we will be able to watch "stream" those recordings outside of our networks without having to download them to the device first 

Is this true?

My son will be going off to college this Fall so GenieGo wouldn't help him since his laptop would have to be on our home network to download shows from GenieGo.

But if he could download showsto his laptop remotely then GenieGo would work for him.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:35 PM

Is this true?
My son will be going off to college this Fall so GenieGo wouldn't help him since his laptop would have to be on our home network to download shows from GenieGo.
But if he could download showsto his laptop remotely then GenieGo would work for him.

note that I never said "download shows remotely" but rather stream outside your network. The same way "watch now" works in your network, but "on the go"

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:53 PM

note that I never said "download shows remotely" but rather stream outside your network. The same way "watch now" works in your network, but "on the go"

http://support.direc...C84U2k0WlFxbA==

Sorry for my confusion, but after reading that DirecTV article I'm still not exactly sure what GenieGo will let you do when you are outside of your home network???



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 01:59 PM

Right now the point if genie go is to download programs to your mobile Device while you are at home so that when you are not at home you will already have them on your mobile device to watch.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:01 PM

Sorry for my confusion, but after reading that DirecTV article I'm still not exactly sure what GenieGo will let you do when you are outside of your home network???


As of right now, if you are in your home network and open the GenieGo app (Nomad) you can select a title and you have two options, one of them is to download it to your device for offline viewing. the second and newer choice is to "watch it now" if you select the second choice, the show will stream to your mobile device almost immediately. the latter is you we will be able to do if DirecTV ever releases this feature
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 02:28 PM

Sorry for my confusion, but after reading that DirecTV article I'm still not exactly sure what GenieGo will let you do when you are outside of your home network???

Currently you can download or stream the content while inside your home on the same local network.  When the new feature hits, you'll be able to stream from the Nomad/GenieGo from outside your home network.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:12 PM

Currently you can download or stream the content while inside your home on the same local network.  When the new feature hits, you'll be able to stream from the Nomad/GenieGo from outside your home network.

Great!!

That's exactly what I want to be able to do so my son will still be able to keep up on shows without having to watch them live in his dorm room.

Anyone know when the "outside your home network" feature is coming??



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:18 PM

nope, not yet
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

note that I never said "download shows remotely" but rather stream outside your network. The same way "watch now" works in your network, but "on the go"

http://support.direc...C84U2k0WlFxbA==

I clicked on your link: "Sorry, that answer is no longer available." So maybe this will be available 'soon'?



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:10 PM

I clicked on your link: "Sorry, that answer is no longer available." So maybe this will be available 'soon'?


it looks like DirecTV took the page down. finally!!!
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 08:57 PM

"Coming soon" is all we get.


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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:01 PM

it was supposed to be released at the beginning of June. But this is the reason why DirecTV does not make this types of announcements
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:03 PM

Just some info for the masses, I picked up a GenieGo from a retentions rep for shipping only, $19.99.  She did use some credits I had to get that price so it may depend on how much heart you have. 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:45 PM

Just some info for the masses, I picked up a GenieGo from a retentions rep for shipping only, $19.99.  She did use some credits I had to get that price so it may depend on how much heart you have. 

Right on!  the "heartier" the better   :up:


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Below is from the current DirecTV website and is exactly what I hoped from the GenieGo.  I take it this is a very new feature.  The account reps I spoke to on the phone argued that this (streaming recorded content remotely w/o downloading first) was not possible.  Has anyone used this feature?  Work ok?

 

 

Stream shows instantly anywhere you
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Stream a recorded show to your laptop or mobile device anywhere you have a Wi-Fi connection—inside or outside your home. No need to download it first before you start watching. In fact, you can start streaming as soon as the show begins recording to your HD DVR!

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

Yes, it works nicely! Too bad for me that my upload is severely limited, and won't change for some time- if ever- if optical ever gets strung here. 

 

As to the slimy part, here are some suggestions: 

 

Use less water in dough prep.

Drain tomatoes prior to topping

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Switch to a less oily cheese.

Refrigerate in between meals.....

 

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Posted 29 September 2013 - 11:42 AM

So, when does D* plan to update the software so you can FF, etc?  Or did I miss that part?  Heck, we could FF on the old Directv2PC software.


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Posted 29 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

That's on streaming only. The GenieGo can download whole programs from the home LAN and they can be played anywhere, WiFi or no.


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 01:59 PM

I would think another thing to consider is the slingbox will take up your receiver so someone will not be able to watch something else on the TV attached to the same receiver. Not sure how that works with GG. I would think if streaming from it that it wouldn't tie up the receiver, but perhaps it would, like the case where you can't have two DVRs watch something from a 3rd DVR at the same time. 



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Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:03 PM

I would think another thing to consider is the slingbox will take up your receiver so someone will not be able to watch something else on the TV attached to the same receiver. Not sure how that works with GG. I would think if streaming from it that it wouldn't tie up the receiver, but perhaps it would, like the case where you can't have two DVRs watch something from a 3rd DVR at the same time.

yes, the GenieGo ties up a "streaming" tuner. So for example, if you had 3 minis you could only use 2 while the GenieGo streams to a mobile device.


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