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Your thoughts on Genie?


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#41 OFFLINE   Crow159

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:22 AM

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.

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was hoping that the recorded shows would be accessable but it's not that big of a deal that it can't.




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#42 OFFLINE   Billzebub

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:59 AM

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.

I'm sure you're right but size is not an issue for me and my network is hard wired. I don't find my 34 especially slow. Are there any other advantages to the 44?



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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:38 AM

I'm sure you're right but size is not an issue for me and my network is hard wired. I don't find my 34 especially slow. Are there any other advantages to the 44?

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 08:49 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.

With 5 Tuners, 1 TB of storage, PIP, faster channel changing what's not to like? Yes, the Genie works. Compared to my previous HD DVRs (HR21-700, HR22-100, HR24-500) my HR34-700 is the best HD DVR I've had.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 03:04 PM

Thanks a lot for the answer. I was hoping that the recorded shows would be accessable but it's not that big of a deal that it can't.

If you see a Genie recommends show on you want to see, all you do is Press play  on HR34 and it automatically adds it to your HR34 play list, Then it can be played by other DVRs on your whole home.

Again its not that big of a deal.

There is Just no Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRS.

 

Anything that is recorded is accessible for playback.


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

With 5 Tuners, 1 TB of storage, PIP, faster channel changing what's not to like? Yes, the Genie works. Compared to my previous HD DVRs (HR21-700, HR22-100, HR24-500) my HR34-700 is the best HD DVR I've had.


I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 06:52 PM

I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.


There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 09:07 PM

Technician in/near Las Vegas said they started getting only HR44's about a week ago.  He said they are usually some of the last technicians to get new equipment, obviously not in this case, so it seems to be branching out rather quickly.


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 06:58 AM

There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 07:16 AM

Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.


Right, but if you have a 34, there is no current path to "upgrade" to a 44


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 10:54 AM

Have had the HR34-700 for over a year now;

 

Once it got past the early buggy phase "was" very satisfied with it.

 

However, today not as satisfied as I once was since I learned that it looks as though a favorite of mine, its OTA scanning feature with the AM21(N), is likely going away in the near future and with it a number of off-air sub-channels with it which I enjoy, since they are not in DIRECTV's inaccurate and no longer updated OTA database.

 

Can't discuss the issues surrounding it here of course, but nevertheless appears headed this way unfortunately.  :( 


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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:07 AM

I love my Genie.  No recording conflicts and great storage.

 

IMHO, it beats everything else out there.  :)

 

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:27 AM

Five tuners eliminate virtually all recording conflicts. Being able to serve three clients simultaneously greatly enhances the WHDVR service.


Even with 5 tuners, I have seen conflicts more than I want. The biggest conflict nights for our household are Sun, Mon, & Thurs. I have gotten used to check for conflicts so that I can reschedule on another DVR.



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Posted 08 June 2013 - 11:50 AM

PIP



PIP


Now if they would just come up with a PIP toggle.

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Posted 08 June 2013 - 12:19 PM

Even with 5 tuners, I have seen conflicts more than I want. The biggest conflict nights for our household are Sun, Mon, & Thurs. I have gotten used to check for conflicts so that I can reschedule on another DVR.

I agree, 5 tuners for 4 rooms is not enough.

Which is one reason I don't have the clients.


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Posted 12 June 2013 - 06:57 PM

Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.

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Posted 12 June 2013 - 07:08 PM

Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.


If this is a new install you cab substitute a client for a DVR at half price


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 07:39 PM

If this is a new install you cab substitute a client for a DVR at half price


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Is the half off price $99 for HD and $199 for HD DVR?  That's the price I get when I look online and call.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.


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Posted 13 June 2013 - 08:37 PM

Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.


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