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


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#21 OFFLINE   OlderNDirt

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:03 PM

I don't have a problem with watching something 5 minutes (or whatever it actually times out as) later rather then "live".  Virtually nothing I watch at home is "live".



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 01:07 PM

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

and that is a big "IF" not to be ignored.  so far no one of Windows machines I have owned (and I owned quite a few because of Windows uselessness) in the past were good enough to use DirecTV2PC


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 02:01 PM

and that is a big "IF" not to be ignored.  so far no one of Windows machines I have owned (and I owned quite a few because of Windows uselessness) in the past were good enough to use DirecTV2PC

 

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:23 PM

As stated, you can stream, not offload. Also Sling's apps are like $15-25.

Valkano and Sling work with Directv and All providers correct?

 

Genie Go only Directv correct?


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Posted 19 February 2014 - 03:43 PM

I guess my laptop is lucky? AWESOMESAUCE!

not lucky at all, you just have a good enough laptop. 


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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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