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#21 OFFLINE   jcmwwe

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:31 PM

Because i would be keeping a hr22. And that works fine with the genie? Also how did u get to keep it? Just tell them u want to keep it and set it up with the genie instead of replacing it with a mini? Please let me know. Thanks

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#22 OFFLINE   dpeters11

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:41 PM

Just say you want a Genie. All H and HR boxes work with the Genie except for the H20, which you don't have. No need for a client at all, unless you want to manage the Genie from another room, or you want to be able to rewind/pause live TV in a room where you don't want a DVR.

 

If someone at DirecTV said a Genie client was required, they are wrong. The Whole Home DVR fee is required, but has nothing to do with clients.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 12:47 PM

I have a question about the Genie Recommends feature. The shows that it records and recommends, can those shows be played by other HDDVRs or only the Genie and it's clients?




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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

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

Yes, that's the only way for me, which let's the Genie always have access to 5 tuners, and everything is independent. Works great.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

I have had the Genie for about three months now. Love that I don't have to worry about recording conflict. If I had to do it again, I would just get two receiver with clients as I don't really need more than five tunners.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:17 PM

I probably shouldn't type this because I've never had a failure of an HR box.  Knock on WOOD!!!

 

But the only drawback I can see with the genie is losing 1TB of programs.  I've got 2 HR20-700s from 2007/08 and 2 HR22-100s from 2009 and a 24 from 2010 or 11 that continue to work nicely with the Genie.  Everybody can see / play from everybody.



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:35 PM

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.


I'm getting a Genie HR34 next week. How do I get the HR 44 like you have or is it just luck of the draw? I believe the HR 44 has built in wi-fi and is quite a bit smaller. Is this correct?

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 01:49 PM

I'm getting a Genie HR34 next week. How do I get the HR 44 like you have or is it just luck of the draw? I believe the HR 44 has built in wi-fi and is quite a bit smaller. Is this correct?

Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...

 

The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Also how did u get to keep it? Just tell them u want to keep it and set it up with the genie instead of replacing it with a mini? Please let me know. Thanks

Say "I'd like to get a Genie to replace one of my HD DVR's.  I don't need any clients because I would like to keep my other HD DVR."



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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

Yep, the HR44 is the better version of the HR34 with WiFi for the Internet connection, faster, smaller ...
 
The clients are additional, whether they be mini-clients (Cxx) that need the HR44 to server content, or the usual HR2x/H2x HD DVRs/receivers that can access the Genie content via MRV.


Thank you. Did you just ask for the HR 44 or is it just luck if you get one? Thanks.

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Posted 31 May 2013 - 02:24 PM

Thank you. Did you just ask for the HR 44 or is it just luck if you get one? Thanks.

There are several threads here at DBSTalk on the subject of HR44 availability. The only sure way of getting an HR44 is through a reseller such as Solid Signal, but there are many here who have also either been in the initial trial markets, or the new national rollout markets, who have been fortunate to get an HR44. One Genie per household for now.


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Posted 31 May 2013 - 03:18 PM

There are several threads here at DBSTalk on the subject of HR44 availability. The only sure way of getting an HR44 is through a reseller such as Solid Signal, but there are many here who have also either been in the initial trial markets, or the new national rollout markets, who have been fortunate to get an HR44. One Genie per household for now.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:27 AM

Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system.  In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs?  As opposed to having multiple receivers?

 

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

Just curious...is Genie not a single point of failure in the system. In other words, if one had, say, five TVs connected via the Genie, and it failed ( or hiccupped), wouldn't you loose the ability to watch a show on any of the TVs? As opposed to having multiple receivers?

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Posted 04 June 2013 - 09:27 AM

I love the Genie (HR44) for its five tuners so no more recording conflicts, but also to compliment the HR24 with 7 tuners with 2tb EHD, and Whole Home playback nicely now that I have the HR44 since it always lags on remote recordings from the HR22 it replaced
And I also have a H24 HD receiver to schedule recordings on both the HR44 and HR24, But the best part was that I got it free with no install fee with the upgrade which I never expected, Otherwise I would have bought from a retailer like Solidsignal.


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Posted 04 June 2013 - 11:19 AM

I've had my HR34 for about a year and love it.  I have an HR 24 and several H25's part of my setup here.  The whole-home solution works flawlessly.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 12:37 PM

<p>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.</p>
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<p>I can't go back to two tuner dvr.</p>


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 02:21 PM

I have a question about the Genie Recommends feature. The shows that it records and recommends, can those shows be played by other HDDVRs or only the Genie and it's clients?

Guess no one wants to answer this one. :sure:

 

 

OK I will

 

 In short NO it doesn't have the Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRs.

Its still the list of 8 under the " MY Directv " of whats currently on.

 

But HD DVRs are still fully functional in the VOD section so there is nothing the Genie gets that the HRs don't as far as programming.

 

Just a side note, I will never upgrade to a C31 unless Directv wants to drop of the HR44 along with it.

My next Upgrade I'm dropping one H25 and upgrading to the HR24.


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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:46 PM

Was having constant audio drops with the hr24. Directv upgraded me to the hr44 and no more drops.

To say i am a fan of the hr44 is an understatement!

It is faster than the hr24. It's smaller and seems to hold a wireless signal better than the cinema modem.



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Posted 06 June 2013 - 04:52 PM

That is good news indeed. I suspect now, as earlier, that something was rotten in the state of that particular box. 


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