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Genie HR44

Recording Light Dim

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#1 OFFLINE   JKOUGEL

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 09:08 PM

Just installed my second Genie HR44 due to recording light is not visible. The recording light can only be seen if you are standing right in front of the unit. The older model Genies I have seen have recording light that can be seen across the room. Is there a fix to brighten up the light?

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#2 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 10:46 PM

I've never considered the recording light to be important, much less critical. To what use do you put it? 


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#3 OFFLINE   JKOUGEL

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

As you know, the Genie can record five programs at one time. I record a lot of programs , manly so I can skip the commercials . This is the only DTV receiver that I can't see if it is recording from my chair. I have to get up and walk over to see-it or pull up the list to see if it is recording.

#4 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:52 PM

They are meant to be dim to not disturb or distract your viewing. No way to really change their brightness like the rest of the lights.


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Posted 17 October 2013 - 11:54 PM

I'd just hit list then if your having trouble seeing it.


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 04:47 AM

They are meant to be dim to not disturb or distract your viewing. No way to really change their brightness like the rest of the lights.


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My HR34-700 must be a exception. It's recording light is very bright. Much brighter than my previous HD DVR's.


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#7 OFFLINE   o7RAVENS

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Posted 18 October 2013 - 05:49 AM

My recording light is very hard to see to. hr44 200



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:03 AM

My HR34-700 must be a exception. It's recording light is very bright. Much brighter than my previous HD DVR's.

 

I think I ended up putting two light dims on mine. That light is like a laser.



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Posted 18 October 2013 - 08:34 AM

As you know, the Genie can record five programs at one time. I record a lot of programs , manly so I can skip the commercials . This is the only DTV receiver that I can't see if it is recording from my chair. I have to get up and walk over to see-it or pull up the list to see if it is recording.

 

I see. I set it and forget it, myself. Are you finding a number of recordings you've set are not ending up in the List?


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 11:09 AM

Mine is also pretty dim (HR44-500), and I know once or twice I was surprised there was no recording light on when I knew there was a recording that should be happening.  But when I checked, the recording was there and actually happening, it's just the light was so dim I couldn't see it from where I was at. 

 

As long as my recordings happen, I don't mind not seeing the light.  I just learned to have faith in Genie.  :gott:


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Posted 18 October 2013 - 02:55 PM

My HR34-700 must be a exception. It's recording light is very bright. Much brighter than my previous HD DVR's.


The HR34 is obnoxious. I think that's why they made the hr44 so dim.




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