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Why do you need a GenieGo device just to stream recordings through your home network.


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#26 OFFLINE   prushing

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 10:39 PM

Valkano and Sling work with Directv and All providers correct?

 

Genie Go only Directv correct?

 

Yes I have both, all they do is capture the output and streaming it to you, Vulkano can also store the stream. The only downside with the Vulkano is that it captures the output from the receiver, so you have to have it on and set to the right channel or play the recorded content if you want to download the content. So the GG is better for the automatic transcoding, Vulkano beats it with better quality, no limits on recording length other than space, and OOH downloading.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:30 AM

Yes I have both, all they do is capture the output and streaming it to you, Vulkano can also store the stream. The only downside with the Vulkano is that it captures the output from the receiver, so you have to have it on and set to the right channel or play the recorded content if you want to download the content. So the GG is better for the automatic transcoding, Vulkano beats it with better quality, no limits on recording length other than space, and OOH downloading.

Great. thanks for the info. Im traveling now alot more so im still debating Sling vs Vulkano.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:33 AM

DIRECTV2PC offers better quality... if it works. GenieGO also lets you offload recordings to a PC or mobile device, DIRECTV2PC does not.


The same could be said with the GenieGo....."if it works".

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:50 AM

GenieGo works fine.   Out of the hundreds of programs I've transcoded and transferred to the iPad, PC or MacBook, I think I've had two that refused to transcode.  And looking at the source program, there were several bad glitches.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:44 AM

The same could be said with the GenieGo....."if it works".

The same can be said about anything, however the DirecTV2PC app did come with a "list" of very high requirements, even by today's standards


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:27 AM

DIRECTV2PC offers better quality... if it works. GenieGO also lets you offload recordings to a PC or mobile device, DIRECTV2PC does not.

There isn't a great deal of crossover between the two products, but where there is (substantially the topic of this thread), you would be hard pressed to declare GenieGo superior other than its unique ability to serve a wider variety of devices.
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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:35 AM

I still have Directv2pc on one desktop that works (last time I checked).  I'll just say that we watch a LOT more (99%) Directv on our iPads via GG than that desktop.

 

And when we're away from home it's 100% in favor of GG.


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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:33 AM

I tried a Valkano box a couple of years ago to replace a Classic Slingbox. I ended up taking it back and still use the classic.

It was OK but I just did not like it as well and my wife preferred the Slingbox. She watches a lot of shows on her IMac in our office from our HR22 in the basement.

Even though it is not HD, it has been very reliable, and picture quality has been fine for her and my iPhone or my Macbook Pro when traveling. 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 10:30 PM

I use both.   I download a lot of movies to my Android tablet with the GenieGo app for watching on a plane, etc where wifi is non-existent, unreliable, or unaffordable.   I use Slingbox to watch live TV and things that I want to watch "right now" that have not been prepared yet on the GenieGo.

 

It is also important to know that you can't download new content to your tablet with GenieGo when away from home.   I can't wait a week to catch up to news, etc.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 02:29 AM

Thanks,
I have my reasons for not wanting a Genie Go.
For one if I switch providers, Thats a bust,
Also I want to watch Live tv, not just recordings.


Actually you can watch almost live tv now. You can stream a currently recording channel shortly after it starts recording.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 07:20 AM

Actually you can watch almost live tv now. You can stream a currently recording channel shortly after it starts recording.

Judging by how VOD streaming is currently, as in hit or miss.  I have no desire to depend on a Genie go period.


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Actually you can watch almost live tv now. You can stream a currently recording channel shortly after it starts recording.

OFF TOPIC: Can you start a recording from OOH?

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:17 PM

OFF TOPIC: Can you start a recording from OOH?

Of course. 


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Posted 22 February 2014 - 01:22 PM

Judging by how VOD streaming is currently, as in hit or miss. I have no desire to depend on a Genie go period.


What about Video On Demand is hit and miss? It's really all dependent on your connection which sling is too. I love my sling by the way. But my genie go is also good for offloading content so I don't have to worry about connection is great too. There is pluses and minuses to both really.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 04:50 PM

And since Genie Go only works with Directv thats a minus that out weighs the pluses.

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Posted 22 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

And since Genie Go only works with Directv thats a minus that out weighs the pluses.

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If you can't get a genie go for free maybe. But it also depends on when you need your shows IMHO. If it's really only for airplane flights and you take a lot of them well then..... ;)

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 12:52 AM

If you can't get a genie go for free maybe. But it also depends on when you need your shows IMHO. If it's really only for airplane flights and you take a lot of them well then..... ;)

 

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:50 PM

Or while you at the courthouse waiting for jury duty.


This is a family forum. Please Don't use such terrible words as jury duty. Thanks. ;). :lol:

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Posted 23 February 2014 - 03:58 PM

Had to go take my wife to the ER yesterday (fortunately all OK). Was nice to be able to stream a couple of my recorded shows to my iPhone while I sat there for over 5 hours.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:34 PM

Hope all is well, Steve. 


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 05:54 PM

Hope all is well, Steve. 

 

Thanks for the kind thoughts! So far, so good.


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Posted 23 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

Had to go take my wife to the ER yesterday (fortunately all OK). Was nice to be able to stream a couple of my recorded shows to my iPhone while I sat there for over 5 hours.


Yikes! Maybe you should give up cooking? :lol:

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 06:35 AM

Yikes! Maybe you should give up cooking? :lol:

 

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Ya. I should just stick to streaming cooking shows! :lol:


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:33 AM

I'm also debating Sling vs GG, but I really don't need to download recordings, Just stream live/recordings while away from home and possibly out the country, But GG is great also to watch recordings without internet connection, like some international countries, but I don't travel much so Sling is fine in my situation,  Plus GG can't do live tv out the country so that's a moot point.  And it will be hooked up to a less used(other than me) HR24.


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