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GenieGo for iOS v2.2.x - Issues/Discussion


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#21 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 03 July 2013 - 07:47 PM

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:54 PM

So I just ordered a Genie DVR, it'll end up costing me 40 bucks. I'm wondering how much of a pain in the butt that'll be!  :eek2:

A pretty big one, first time I wanted to order they said I needed a new multiswitch, but this time they said I didn't. Well lo & behold I need a new one, at least they're comping the service call!



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 10:53 AM

I think I may have found a solution to slow transcoding & incomplete downloading issue. I've started recording shows that I know I'll want to transfer to my iPad in SD rather than HD. I've only transferred one Letterman so far but it's the first episode that has downloaded completely since I upgraded the Nomad software to the GenieGo software. Before only the first 30-40 minutes would download to my tablet.



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Posted 09 July 2013 - 11:48 AM

I think I may have found a solution to slow transcoding & incomplete downloading issue. I've started recording shows that I know I'll want to transfer to my iPad in SD rather than HD. I've only transferred one Letterman so far but it's the first episode that has downloaded completely since I upgraded the Nomad software to the GenieGo software. Before only the first 30-40 minutes would download to my tablet.

 

Just my .02, but that's a band-aid rather than a cure. There's no reason an HD show should cause incomplete GenieGo transcodes.

 

RE: Nomad vs GenieGo client software, the client software won't affect the device's ability to transcode a show completely either, unless you click the "cancel" button before the transcode completes.


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 12:30 PM

I have to agree with Steve.  I've had a GenieGo / Nomad for 2+years and I think I've had one HD program that refused to transcode.  However, in watching it, there were multiple glitches and missing minutes in the recording.

 

I would look for something else in the network causing problems or reset the geniego completely - that's fixed a number of problems in all the GG threads.



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 10:17 AM

I've done a 2 minute reset several times & that hasn't fixed the problem. It's working now, I can't believe I'll be able to tell the difference between SD & HD on my iPad. I'm not going for perfection, I just want the damn thing to work!



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Posted 15 July 2013 - 02:32 PM

I think I may have found a solution to slow transcoding & incomplete downloading issue. I've started recording shows that I know I'll want to transfer to my iPad in SD rather than HD [...]

Just my .02, but that's a band-aid rather than a cure. There's no reason an HD show should cause incomplete GenieGo transcodes.

I've done a 2 minute reset several times & that hasn't fixed the problem. It's working now, I can't believe I'll be able to tell the difference between SD & HD on my iPad. I'm not going for perfection, I just want the damn thing to work!

 

Sorry. I should have made it clearer. It's not that you'll get better picture quality transcoding HD vs. SD. The issue is if you can't routinely transcode HD you've got a bigger system issue that needs to be resolved, since what you're experiencing is an uncommon problem.


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:31 AM

I have some weak links in my network so that's part of the problem, I can't get both the TWC internet & Directv hook-ups in the same area so I have to use a wifi adaptor to connect internet to Directv. The only way I could have them connected right now is to have cable visible in my living room & I don't want that. Guy's coming today to put in new dish, multi-switch, Genie, etc. so maybe it will all work better. BTW: There actually is a difference between SD & HD on my iPad, believe it or not!



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

Oh, I believe it. Anytime an image is changed (think of each frame as an image) be it resized or compressed, it loses a bit of something in sharpness and clarity, though often imperceptible on tiny screens. So, downrezzing from HD will be sharper than downrezzing from SD, all other things being equal. 


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Posted 16 July 2013 - 12:15 PM

Directv just called to say the technician will be late, what a shock.



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:31 PM

Just upgraded to the new version where the app is now listed in iTunes as GenieGo. Surprisingly, even though I am away from home, I was able to connect back to my home network for OOH connectivity and see all shows downloaded after performing the upgrade.


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:38 AM

That's great news!  Up to now, it's been a big risk upgrading while away from your home network.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:20 AM

I cannot get my OTA recordings to show up on my Genie. Any ideas?

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:54 AM

I cannot get my OTA recordings to show up on my Genie. Any ideas?

 

Yes. As of now, they are blocked out. 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:26 AM

"as of now".. should I be hopeful this will change?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:38 AM

Probably not.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

Probably make sense to follow the court case of that outfit in NY - dang the name escapes this moment....


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:30 PM

Probably make sense to follow the court case of that outfit in NY - dang the name escapes this moment....

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:35 PM

'Zackly! Aero it is. 


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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:38 PM

Yes. As of now, they are blocked out. 

Really? Now I have to record things on 2 channels if I want access? WTF! Maybe I should have gone with a sling box  :bang






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