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Your thoughts on Genie?


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#1 OFFLINE   jcmwwe

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:16 AM

Hi i was wondering for those who have it what are your thoughts on the Genie? Do u like it? Does it work? Or should i stay with my hd dvr? Please let me know. Thanks.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:29 AM

I like the Genie just because I can record up to 5 shows at once.  I've always had conflicting recording with just two turners.  That is the main reason why I switched to Genie.  The recommend recordings that Genie offer is hit or miss.  I have it turned on, just in case there is nothing to watch, but I never use it.  I would rather go read a book or play outside :).  I have yet to run out of disk space.  That is another reason why I got the Genie.

 

I can't go back to two tuner dvr.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

very happy with my Genie.  


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Five tuners eliminate virtually all recording conflicts. Being able to serve three clients simultaneously greatly enhances the WHDVR service.
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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:50 AM

very happy with my Genie.  

 

Same here.  Granted, I have only had mine for about a week, but I am already happy having the extra tuners.  If for no other reason, not having to worry about conflicts between the 2 tuners is awesome.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:54 AM

Ok because i read where some people were having issues with there recordings where they would freeze or not fast forward. None of u have had these problems?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 11:58 AM

Love the HR44. Beast DVR with 5 tuners, PIP, and 200+ HD hours of storage. In my case I only use clients with tuners (H2x), thus the Genie is fast and can do it's magic with always having access to 5 tuners for recording.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:00 PM

Best DVR out there.  Who else has a 5-runer DVR?

 

Can't beat my HR34 and two HR24 setup.


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#9 OFFLINE   jcmwwe

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:01 PM

What do u mean client with tuners? Can u keep your old hd dvr box instead of getting a genie mini?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

What do u mean client with tuners? Can u keep your old hd dvr box instead of getting a genie mini?

 

Yes, I have a HR34 and 2 HR24s with MRV.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

I truly believe the GENIE is the greatest dvr of all times.  I have had my hr-34 genie for about 8 months,  I have NEVER had one issue or problem, it is absolutely AMAZING!  The ability to record 5 shows at one time is mind blowing, it is an absolutely incredible device(in my opinion).  I am a true fan of Directv and think that their product is way superior to any other choices out there.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

Ok because i read where some people were having issues with there recordings where they would freeze or not fast forward. None of u have had these problems?

 

There are glitches, but I never had a problem with recordings.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:10 PM

I am a true fan of Directv and think that their product is way superior to any other choices out there.

 

+1

 

I had TWC for 10 years and their dvr is POC.  When I first got the Genie, I was amazed with the technology that I was missing. 



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:12 PM

How did u get to keep your hr24s? When they tell u need to get a genie mini for your second receiver? Also does the hr24 work the same as a genie mini u can watch all recordings from the genie? Please let me know. Thanks

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

How did u get to keep your hr24s? When they tell u need to get a genie mini for your second receiver? Also does the hr24 work the same as a genie mini u can watch all recordings from the genie? Please let me know. Thanks

 

I also have two HR24s and an HR34, and yes, they can all access recordings from each other.  The benefit of keeping the HR24 is that you don't need to use a tuner from the HR34 when someone is watching in another room.

 

For me, I just asked them to swap out my old R22 for an HR34 and that was that.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:18 PM

How did u get to keep your hr24s? When they tell u need to get a genie mini for your second receiver? Also does the hr24 work the same as a genie mini u can watch all recordings from the genie? Please let me know. Thanks

 

You can watch any recording from any of the DVRs on any of the 3.  Also, you don't have to use a Genie tuner on the other TVs.  So if you already have DVRs just have them replace one with the Genie.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:19 PM

No trick to keeping the HR24, no clients are needed at all. If you already have SWM (one coax for each box), and the Genie will take you over 8 tuners, then you need a SWM upgrade, but DirecTV provides that.

 

If you use a Genie and an HR24, you will be able to watch recordings stored on one on the other. What you won't be able to do is set something to record on the Genie from the HR24 and vice versa. And only a Genie client can access the Genie's Todo list, history, etc.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

I have had mine for 3 weeks and it works great -- I have an HR22 and an HR24 + the Genie(Hr34) so I now have 9 tuners !!

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

I am currently using two hr22's. will that still work? So is it better to keep your box or get a genie mini? Thanks.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:30 PM

I am currently using two hr22's. will that still work? So is it better to keep your box or get a genie mini? Thanks.

Keep your box.


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