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#26 OFFLINE   palmgrower

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:04 PM

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:08 PM

I've found that having it already transcoded is better for the video quality and having FF, skip back, etc
 
With the auto download and transcoding times, I never really had any issues not having something ready


 
Ya. If it's already transcoded, it's guaranteed to stream at 1200 kbps (at least I think that's the case. See below.) If it transcodes on the fly, streaming rates are adaptive, based on your connection speed. So it's possible that with only a 512 kbps connection, e.g., on the fly transcodes will exhibit lower picture quality overall, but stream more smoothly.
 
What I'm not sure about is if the connection won't support 1200 kbps streaming, the GG2 device won't re-transcode that same show "on the fly" anyway, to compensate for the poor connection. Based on prushing's experience, I'm guessing it sticks with the pre-transcoded file, in spite of the connection quality.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:13 PM

Wow!! Thanks guys. Waiting for this device and want it to be fine-tuned before I get frustrated and smash it into pieces.

I have ROKU and this will make a fine addition to my entertainment system. DBS is awesome!!

 

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

Another great first look gang!  


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:35 PM

Any chance they are going to fix the Geniego app to work with more tablets and devices?

It still does not work with the Galaxy Tab. The list of "approved" android devices is quite short.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:40 PM

Any chance they are going to fix the Geniego app to work with more tablets and devices?
It still does not work with the Galaxy Tab. The list of "approved" android devices is quite short.


Which Galaxy Tab? I tried the original product with the original Tab 10.1 running OS 3.2 and it worked fine. But that was months ago.

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:49 PM

Sale Date?

 

From post #3 ....

I would like to stress that this product is still in pre-release status and we don't know when DIRECTV or your favorite third party retailer would have them. 


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 02:53 PM

Any mention about when this will go on sale and how much?  What about if you already have the first generation geniego?  Will directv offer an upgrade path or anything or am I out of luck?  Otherwise great job guys!  Can't wait to get my hands on this!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:04 PM

As always, a great first look!

 

As an owner of the first generation Genie Go, I'm sadly dissapointed to see the five device limit still exists. With a family of 5 with multiple devices each, this is very limiting.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:15 PM

does DTV offer this feature (offloading shows to a mobile device for offline viewing) for HR-24 series of DVR's? or only for genie?



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:25 PM

Thanks for the first look.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 03:30 PM

does DTV offer this feature (offloading shows to a mobile device for offline viewing) for HR-24 series of DVR's? or only for genie?

GenieGo will work with any HR2X as long as it has a network connection on the same IP address range as the GenieGo.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:46 PM

RAD said this GenieGo will transcode OTA from an AN21.

Will the original GenieGo be able to do this now/soon?

Will we be able to transcode out of market sporting events we subscribe too now?

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:50 PM

What's the picture quality like if you load the file onto the device as opposed to streaming it?



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 06:10 PM

What's the picture quality like if you load the file onto the device as opposed to streaming it?

Depends. If you can stream at 1.5mb or faster, you'll see maximum PQ either way.
At slower speeds, streaming PQ will likely be inferior.
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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

Issues with the Genie Go is when you want to watch a live broadcast.  You first have to open the scheduler app and start to record the live event.   Then wait about 3 minutes for the recording to show up in the playlist of the Genie Go.   I wish they would combine the scheduler in the same app as Genie go .   Now compared to a Slingbox it's not as good.  I run the sling and Genie Go.  The Slingbox allows you to watch everything live and in HD quality.  The Genie Go runs at a slower bandwidth and it's picture quality is about average.  The biggest advantage on Genie go is to download a recorded event while on wifi to your ipad so you can watch it later.  This has a 30 day limitation then it erases.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 07:59 PM

 You first have to open the scheduler app and start to record the live event.   Then wait about 3 minutes for the recording to show up in the playlist of the Genie Go.   I wish they would combine the scheduler in the same app as Genie go .   

 

Is already combined on the iPad at least.


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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:19 PM

Any chance they are going to fix the Geniego app to work with more tablets and devices?

It still does not work with the Galaxy Tab. The list of "approved" android devices is quite short.

 

I used a Galaxy Note 10.1 during the trial.  The app would not run until another tester told me that he had to disable developer options on his Android device.  After I did that, it worked perfectly.  You might try that.


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:18 AM

I'm biting the bullet and going with genie as my HR-700's appear to becoming unstable (experience tells me i'm about to lose one of them); been with Directv since 96 so this will be no cost to me. Everything I watch is recorded except a few live sports events..

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:22 AM

Be prepared to sign another two year contract!

I suspect someone who has been a customer for 18 years isn't going to have an issue with a two year contract.

Of course if he is discussing a Genie, this isn't the appropriate thread. If he is discussing a GenieGo 2, then there is no two year commitment.

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 06:56 AM

Shot in the dark, and I assume the answer is no, but: Does it bridge the Ethernet and SWiM connections? IE: could one use this as both a CCK and a Genie Go?

 

If not, that is a missed opportunity. 

 

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:07 AM

There's some question about that, actually. It may eventually have that role but it's not functioning that way now.
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Posted 03 April 2014 - 08:14 AM

Which Galaxy Tab? I tried the original product with the original Tab 10.1 running OS 3.2 and it worked fine. But that was months ago.

Galaxy Tab 3 10.1

 

I used a Galaxy Note 10.1 during the trial.  The app would not run until another tester told me that he had to disable developer options on his Android device.  After I did that, it worked perfectly.  You might try that.

Thank You! I will check for that.



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Posted 03 April 2014 - 09:47 AM

Does getting a new Genie 2 go require a new 2 year contract?


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Posted 03 April 2014 - 10:16 AM

Does getting a new Genie 2 go require a new 2 year contract?


No.




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