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#51 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:33 PM

DOD does come with an expiration date


You mean VOD, I'm pretty sure it's not Download On Demand:)

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:25 AM

You mean VOD, I'm pretty sure it's not Download On Demand:)

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:51 PM

Department of Defense! 

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

You mean VOD, I'm pretty sure it's not Download On Demand:)

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Really???

 

"D" for download !rolling


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 09:20 PM

So does the AM-21 work with the Genie system? If so does it provide a 6th tuner or is it just one of the 5 tuners? Also, does the Genie count as one receiver for billing or is the charge per tuner?

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 10:27 PM

Genie is one receiver, for sure. Yes, AM21 works with it, and it doesn't add a sixth tuner— the latter I don't know first hand, but 96,88% sure.  :grin:


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 12:24 AM

:bang
 
Really???
 
"D" for download !rolling

Yes that was stupid of me not knowing what the D stands for since I'm so used to the VOD but oh well...

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:16 AM

Yes that was stupid of me not knowing what the D stands for since I'm so used to the VOD but oh well...

 

I don't think anyone is born knowing how to translate acronyms.  Wasn't "stupid", was said out of ignorance, which should be forgiven, not mocked.  The first step to learning anything is to admit your ignorance and go on to learn enough to be conversant. First time I saw DOD, I thought it meant Digital on Demand.  

 

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:11 PM

I don't think anyone is born knowing how to translate acronyms.  Wasn't "stupid", was said out of ignorance, which should be forgiven, not mocked.  The first step to learning anything is to admit your ignorance and go on to learn enough to be conversant. First time I saw DOD, I thought it meant Digital on Demand.  

 

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Rich, I really wish that what you said applied to everybody here, even yourself.  IIRC, I was being mocked because of a spelling error a few weeks ago.  :shrug:


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:23 PM

Sorry for all the questions, but since I've started the questions here's one more. How many Series can I schedule for recording? I read one review of the HR34 that stated it was only 50. Is that still true and can the HR44 schedule more?

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Posted 08 July 2013 - 08:28 PM

Sorry for all the questions, but since I've started the questions here's one more. How many Series can I schedule for recording? I read one review of the HR34 that stated it was only 50. Is that still true and can the HR44 schedule more?

Both Genies have a 100 series limit


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Posted 08 July 2013 - 09:35 PM

That's better. The last time I looked I had 134 favorites in XBMC, but many were cancelled this year. In fact if you want a series cancelled just convince me to start recording it.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 03:31 PM

That's better. The last time I looked I had 134 favorites in XBMC, but many were cancelled this year. In fact if you want a series cancelled just convince me to start recording it.

start with the Kardashians and the many Housewifes.... !rolling


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 04:41 PM

The problem is that I can't bring myself to watch or record any reality TV.

Next questions. What is the difference between the HR34 and the HR44? Has anybody actually added an external RAID via the eSATA port? Is there any way to get my existing mpeg2 and/or h264 recordings onto the Genie? Note that these are not coming from any DTV device so I can currently move them anywhere I need to, rename as necessary, and transcode to other containers or codecs.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:18 PM

 What is the difference between the HR34 and the HR44? HR44 has built in WiFi and a "faster" processor.

Has anybody actually added an external RAID via the eSATA port? Some folks have done it here

  Is there any way to get my existing mpeg2 and/or h264 recordings onto the Genie? Absolutely No (Unless you want to spend a lot of $$$$)


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 07:24 PM

Thanks. I've more or less decided to go with the Genie. When I mentioned it to my wife I was told the decision isn't mine to make. She then directed me to call DirecTV ASAP to schedule the installation.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 04:59 PM

You guys were awesome. The install is scheduled for Friday. Here's hoping I get an HR44.

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 08:09 PM

For RAID, keep in mind that in the Directv setup, the DVR is the single point of failure.

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 06:05 PM

It's in and it works great. I did get an HR44 and I must say it is really fast. I started setting up my Series just for prime time tonight and I already ran out of tuners. I guess I got spoiled with my 10 tuners. I'm already thinking about replacing one of my H25s with an HR24 to spread the load and give it to my wife for her recordings.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

It's in and it works great. I did get an HR44 and I must say it is really fast. I started setting up my Series just for prime time tonight and I already ran out of tuners. I guess I got spoiled with my 10 tuners. I'm already thinking about replacing one of my H25s with an HR24 to spread the load and give it to my wife for her recordings.

That is your best bet.


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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

I was a bit saddened today when I was adding my Series to record. I discovered that over half my favorites from last season were cancelled. The good news is that now I only have 65 Seres so I've got room. I still need to figure out how to add a couple series currently not in the guide or available on VOD. An example is Doctor Who.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:11 AM

It's in and it works great. I did get an HR44 and I must say it is really fast. I started setting up my Series just for prime time tonight and I already ran out of tuners. I guess I got spoiled with my 10 tuners. I'm already thinking about replacing one of my H25s with an HR24 to spread the load and give it to my wife for her recordings.


Locals first and cable second, and you'll find that since most cable shows are repeated you will catch everything with a genie. The only reason I can't catch everything on em e genie is the series link limit and sports. Other wise one genie could catch everything I watch.

With that said, an HR24 for your wife is a great way to go as peds says.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 02:14 AM

I was a bit saddened today when I was adding my Series to record. I discovered that over half my favorites from last season were cancelled. The good news is that now I only have 65 Seres so I've got room. I still need to figure out how to add a couple series currently not in the guide or available on VOD. An example is Doctor Who.


Did you do a smart search for the shows? You'll find a lot of em are actually able to be set to record even if they aren't in the guide for the next couple weeks.

If its not there, there's a thread in the TV forums here where someone keeps a list of all shows seasons premiers you can check every couple weeks and set recordings based off it too.

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 03:55 PM

It turns out I missed a few of my series and now I've used 81. Is there a way to manage the series online so that I can use a keyboard?

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Posted 14 July 2013 - 04:25 PM

It turns out I missed a few of my series and now I've used 81. Is there a way to manage the series online so that I can use a keyboard?

no


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