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Where can I find a GenieGO 2 (MDR2)?

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#51 OFFLINE   acostapimps

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 02:13 AM

maybe if they marketed better they wouldn't have this problem with a bunch of unsold GG1, that and it gets a bad rap about constant issues to some.


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Posted 14 May 2014 - 07:21 AM

Solid Signal's Deal of the Day is GG for $90.  If you travel a lot or need a tablet screen from your DVR programs somewhere around your house, it's a good deal.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 03:34 PM

maybe if they marketed better they wouldn't have this problem with a bunch of unsold GG1, that and it gets a bad rap about constant issues to some.

 

maybe someone who wants a GG2 should call up DTV and offer to work for commission (GG2) to help sell some of the remaining GG1s

 

 

The delivery guy asked me about mine when he delivered it as he had just recently got the Genie installed and wanted to know what it was since it was a lot smaller than the HR box. You would think they would be trying to inform everyone who orders a Genie about it.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:17 PM

Why everyone with a Genie? Works fine on the whole HR2X series.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

Why everyone with a Genie? Works fine on the whole HR2X series.

Yep, the name is misleading but I can see why DirecTV went that way


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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:06 PM

Why everyone with a Genie? Works fine on the whole HR2X series.

 

Its just an addon item that they should mention anytime a Genie is sold, they should also do the same thing with any HR sale, but they don't seem to be even doing it with the Genie



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:36 PM

No they shouldn't. It still has too many glitches.

 

You have to reset way too frequently (even more than I do Windows OS), change your password on your DirecTV online account and then you have to uninstall/reinstall in order to change the password on the Genie, twice I've been out of town (the reason I bought the nomad because of my work travel) and DirecTV did an update which required a restart and re-verify the account which you can't do when you're away from home. My Apple router is not one that was auto-configured for OOH last year. I followed the instructions on their site. Still did work. They are missing a step in their instructions and as of last month, the mistake is still there.

 

I think that if a non-techie household got a GenieGo, it would do more harm to DirecTV's reputation than good. 



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:04 AM

It is still not a great device (the GG2). But it is faster. 30 min show downloaded on my PC in 13 minutes.

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 10:49 AM

I have not had any issues with my GenieGo in a long, long time.  At least not any issues that caused me not to be able to use it for preparing, downloading or streaming in or out of home.  The only issue I've had recently was that all of the shows I had prepared went through a "re-preparing" process.  But that didn't affect my functionality at all.

 

My point is, it seems like the GG is like a lot of DirecTV tech:  it runs great with very few issues for the vast majority of users, but a minority of users have issue after issue after issue.  Sure, I had some issues a year or so ago when I first got the GG.  I had to do 30 second reboots, 2 minute reboots, reboot all receivers, etc.  But since about 9 months ago, I have hardly thought about my GG other than to add a 32gb usb drive to it. 

 

I'd be interested in a GG2 simply for the faster transcode time.  Hopefully the programmers can figure out a way to offer that on the GG1 so I don't have to spend the extra $$. 


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

I have not had any issues with my GenieGo in a long, long time.  At least not any issues that caused me not to be able to use it for preparing, downloading or streaming in or out of home.  The only issue I've had recently was that all of the shows I had prepared went through a "re-preparing" process.  But that didn't affect my functionality at all.
 
My point is, it seems like the GG is like a lot of DirecTV tech:  it runs great with very few issues for the vast majority of users, but a minority of users have issue after issue after issue.  Sure, I had some issues a year or so ago when I first got the GG.  I had to do 30 second reboots, 2 minute reboots, reboot all receivers, etc.  But since about 9 months ago, I have hardly thought about my GG other than to add a 32gb usb drive to it. 
 
I'd be interested in a GG2 simply for the faster transcode time.  Hopefully the programmers can figure out a way to offer that on the GG1 so I don't have to spend the extra $$.

I like my GG, but at the $150 I paid, it wasn't the best deal. You obviously weren't traveling back in late - Feb when it installed an update that stop the software from working until I got home. 4-5 hours of shows on the GG that I couldn't watch until I returned home.

And for the GG only, my NHL CI package is considered PPV.

My in law's couldn't maintain a GG and my wife, with a MA in education couldn't either.

It still isn't ready for "prime time."

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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:03 PM

 

 

My point is, it seems like the GG is like a lot of DirecTV tech:  it runs great with very few issues for the vast majority of users, but a minority of users have issue after issue after issue.  Sure, I had some issues a year or so ago when I first got the GG.  I had to do 30 second reboots, 2 minute reboots, reboot all receivers, etc.  But since about 9 months ago, I have hardly thought about my GG other than to add a 32gb usb drive to it. 

 

 

doesn't that hold true for every piece of electronic device out there?  


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Posted 16 May 2014 - 04:16 PM

Whether it's Home Depot, Amazon, or the App Store, most reviews are negative and most people that have positive experiences don't post a review. (including me)

 

I've had GG from the beginning and it does have it's oddities, but it's been a great addition to our watching via PC, iPads / iPhones, or MacBook.  A reboot or reset here and there is the least of my worries.

 

But you have to remember most people didn't set the clock on their VCR - or program a recording!



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Posted 16 May 2014 - 08:45 PM

Over a year ago, it was definitely a rough start for me with the GG:  My single, most nagging and chronic issue was the endless "Waiting to prepare..." message.  Oh, how I struggled!

 

A couple of resets and Network Services restarts later, me and my GG were humming along.  For a while, when my GG couldn't connect to one of my HD-DVRs, restarting Network Services always did the trick.  After the device was running fine, I experienced a major issue several times:  While in-transit, the GG client would all-of-a-sudden lose my account details and because I wasn't internet-connected (e.g., I'd be on a flight), it would invalidate and delete all my content!!! :flaiming

 

I run my GG client on a Windows tablet and the problem always seemed to occur when I'd put Windows to sleep, so from all indications it seemed like a GG software bug when it came out of a Sleep.  A couple of times it happened outside of Sleep, so then I wasn't really sure what was causing the issue.  Anyway, the problem became so persistent that I eventually bought a backup drive and prior to my commutes, I'd copy all the downloaded content to the USB drive,  Sure enough, when the problem occurred, I'd just re-copy all the content--but only once I arrived at my destination, where I had Internet connection in order to validate my account.

 

It has been forever since that problem re-appeared, but I can't do without my content while I'm away, so I still take backups on the USB drive.   So, for me, it has been smooth sailing for a very, very long time.



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Posted 18 May 2014 - 07:29 AM

I've read quite about this device, and understand it's limitations, but I won't buy a piece of tech that's outdated when I know a better version is available.

 

If anyone knows where a second generation can be backordered, I'd do that just make sure I got the latest thing.


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:07 PM

:rotfl: 

doesn't that hold true for every piece of electronic device out there?  

So I guess every piece of electronic equipment is "not ready for primetime"  :rotfl:

 

I'm with dennis.  I love my GG and have had very few issues with it.  I has enhanced my viewing habits and ability and has saved me some money by being able to load kids shows on our iPad for travelling with a 3 year old. 


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Posted 20 May 2014 - 02:26 PM

So I guess every piece of electronic equipment is "not ready for primetime" :rotfl:

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well, if you take my comments out of context. That holds true for every electronic device out there. Or why do you think there is customer support?


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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

Ordered from Solid Signal GG1. Opened the box and it was a GG2. Invoice listed MDR1 not MDR2

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Posted 29 May 2014 - 08:12 PM

Ordered from Solid Signal GG1. Opened the box and it was a GG2. Invoice listed MDR1 not MDR2


did you order when the sale was on?

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Posted 30 May 2014 - 07:43 PM

did you order when the sale was on?

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Posted 04 June 2014 - 08:53 PM

Do you need whole home dvr to use the GG1? I have the GG1 and whole home, but I was thinking of picking up the GG2 for the speed bump and passing off the GG1 to a family member without one.

 

I've been using it a lot.  One feature I wish they would implement is being able to change the order of what gets encoded and transferred first.  I click from oldest first, but I usually end up with a bunch of the newer episodes and the older ones nowhere to be found on my tablet.  So, I usually click three episodes at a time when I am about to travel and check on it, and load the others up.

 

Also, it would be nice to load the shows on my SD expansion card.  I have limited room onboard my tablet, but I can have up to a 128GB SD card full of shows.  Not to mention HD quality.  TV out by the way works great on my tablet.  The quality is not the best, but it is viewable, even my baseball games.  Streaming is hit or miss at hotels, usually miss.    



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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

WHDVR not required. On Android Devices you can use external cards


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Posted 04 June 2014 - 09:24 PM

WHDVR not required. On Android Devices you can use external cards


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Yeah, it does work.  The custom storage folder defaulted to /storage/sdcard0 or Sdcard1.  sdcard0 was the onboard and I couldn't create a directory in sdcard1 (which is what I thought the external sdcard was. Looks like you need to go to /removable/microsd for the sdcard.  Very misleading.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 12:27 PM

Solid Signal's Deal of the Day (06/05/2014) is the GenieGo for $90. Have no idea if it's old MDR1s being blown out (it's listed as the MDR1) or if you'd get the MDR2 as Lenard said he did.



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:38 PM

I called DTV last weekend and they sent me a first generation unit. The price was right so I am happy.

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:48 PM

Seriously, at any reduced price, the GG1 is worth it.   It just takes a bit more planning if you're transcoding a lot.

 

Once you get use to it you won't know the difference.



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