I can finally weigh in on the GenieGo after purchasing one from Solid Signal just before the July 4th weekend. I received the original model and was advised by my brethren here to use the GGo app for my iOS devices. But the lure of using the DirectTV iPad app tasked me. It works sort of. It streams a bit then locks up, most of the time the 30 second rewind works to reset the stream but frustrating this is.
I added a memory stick and it would not format until I burnt a license for GG on a Mickey$oft Windup (Microsoft Windows) 8.1 laptop which displayed the request to format and add the additional memory. Well now, , , it streamed flawlessly to the laptop which is just above the minimum requirements for GG. Hmm. . .
Transcoding and downloading to the iOS devices has been flawless! It is a GREAT product for this purpose! In this context Mongo happy Wife went in for a tooth extraction last week and I watched "The Bridge" on an iPaid2 in the waiting room.
So I had a small bonus show up and went out and nabbed a new iPod Touch and an iPaid Mini (both 32G) and I gave in to the advice the wise ones here gave me initially and downloaded the GG app for iOS on both. Streaming has been flawless! (after I restarted one of my wireless access points that had been orphaned by a power outage last Friday).
So I strongly suggest you try the GG specific apps based on tribal knowledge and my own experiences.
The DirectTV iPaid app has a teasing amount of the GG setup options to display, I have found nothing on the GG specific app on iOS for these setup controls . The WindUp app seems to have it all for setting up though.
So based on my lumpy experiences, at least operationally for iOS devices (and WindUp 8.1) the GG app is the shizzle. The regular DirectTV app for at least iPad has promise but it cannot quite fulfill for the GG end of things. At least that is what I have seen.
Now I have to wait two weeks to free off the initial 2 iPaid licenses so I can transfer them to the working applications.
Don "ecstatic that I finally can stream off the DVRs directly in home and it works without tinkering!" Bolton