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Genie and Genie Mini in Same Media Cabinet

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#1 OFFLINE   spalanmd


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:38 AM

I currently have two HD DVRs in the same media cabinet that respond to different sets of IR codes.  The video is distributed throughout the house and both are individually controllable.  I would like to move to the Genie and Genie mini so I have a unified ToDo list.


From another post it appears the Genie cannot be programmed to use a different set of IR codes.  Can the Genie mini be programmed to use a different set of IR codes than the Genie? If not, are there any easy work-arounds?


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#2 OFFLINE   trh


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Posted 04 October 2013 - 06:52 AM

Not sure exactly what you're trying to accomplish.

The mini doesn't record, it tells the genie to record. So the to do list on the mini is not a unified to do list. They are the same.

So you can have a consolidated list by just having a genie in your media cabinet and sending that programming through the house.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 07:30 AM

But, only the client can display the ToDo list if you are not on the Genie directly. I had my client sitting on top of my Genie for a while and never could get different codes to work, though part of that may have been due to Harmony programming.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 10:31 AM

Sorry for the confusion over the todo list. My goal is to maintain the functionality of my current setup, which allows any tv to view video and independently control either of the dvrs.

At most I only need two video streams for 4 different TVs and right now I only have to pay for two receivers. If I can't recreate the same setup I will need 1 genie and 3 clients.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:26 PM

Clients monthly costs are the same as any receiver.

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Posted 04 October 2013 - 05:37 PM

If you replace one of your DVRs with the Genie, you can pretty much do what you are currently doing with the Genie having 5 tuners rather than the 2 your current DVR has. You do get a common/shared play list (via whole-home), but you don't get a common to-do list. The biggest problem with this setup is if you schedule a recording from the DVR, you can only schedule it to record on the DVR and if you schedule it from the Genie, you can only schedule it to record on the Genie.


If you replace your entire setup with a Genie and a receiver (not client), you get two video streams, either unit can see recordings from the Genie, and you can schedule recordings on the Genie from either unit. Plus, the receiver has it's own tuner so it doesn't use one of the Genie tuners for live viewing. The receiver should be able to be set to alternate IR codes.


If you replace your entire setup with a Genie and a client, you get two video streams, common playlist and todo list, but I think you have the problem of not being able to set different/unique IR codes.


The recurring monthly cost is identical for all three options.


So whichever of those scenarios gets you closest to what you want is what you should consider pursuing.

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