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GENIE LITE coming?


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#21 OFFLINE   damondlt

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:51 AM

They didn't want my HR20-700 back when I upgraded just a couple of weeks ago.

Im guessing He means out of the HR24s.
Because they told me to keep my HR23 as well.

 

 

 


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

They didn't want my HR20-700 back when I upgraded just a couple of weeks ago.

Well the HR20s have been been on the non-recover list for at least 2 years!  You would think if the HR24s (HR24-100 to be exact) are not longer recoverable, anything below that is considered the same.


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Posted 20 August 2014 - 06:05 PM

Im guessing He means out of the HR24s.
 

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#24 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 20 August 2014 - 10:02 PM

For the term 'lite' I expect this Genie will either have less tuners or no mini clients.

 

With DirecTV not taking any HR2x back, I expect it would be a less tuners, replacement for the HR2x,  model, as I hope for a no mini client version.

 

What difference does having minis make?  Why would you not want one that can do minis, you can simply not use them if you don't want to.



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Posted 21 August 2014 - 06:40 AM

What difference does having minis make?  Why would you not want one that can do minis, you can simply not use them if you don't want to.


How about a "lite" that has 3 tuners thats dedicated to the minis while leaving the 5 tuners open and available on the main Genie?

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Posted 21 August 2014 - 08:39 AM

Did we think there'd be one with 5 - even 5 years ago?

The HMC was announced almost ten years ago for delivery on or around EOY 2005.

Perhaps the most exciting development will be the year-end launch of the DIRECTV Home Media Center to provide whole-house connectivity with all multimedia systems, along with mobility for devices outside the home. Content in a variety of forms — digitally recorded video, photos and music — will be accessible from every networked TV in the house. Through a broadband connection, the DIRECTV Home Media Center will support personal computer connectivity, scheduling of DVR
recordings from the Internet, photos from wireless phones, video-on-demand and many other features.

Here's the 2005 CES press release:

http://investor.dire...e7-74e9176728b3

Prior to this there was speculation of a six-tuner modular unit.
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Posted 01 September 2014 - 10:42 AM

Wonder if DirecTV will ever make a STB that could also work with a WiFi/Bluetooth keyboard?


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#28 OFFLINE   harsh

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Posted 02 September 2014 - 10:20 PM

Wonder if DirecTV will ever make a STB that could also work with a WiFi/Bluetooth keyboard?

I'll wager they leave that to apps on various devices.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 02:33 PM

Today DirecTV told me to keep my HR24-500 with a failing hard drive as they are shipping a replacement to me.  I just have to send back the access card, which seems odd.



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Posted 03 September 2014 - 05:49 PM

Today DirecTV told me to keep my HR24-500 with a failing hard drive as they are shipping a replacement to me. I just have to send back the access card, which seems odd.

Other posters have also stated Directv hasn't been asking for there HR24's back either... it's yours now. Every receiver I have leased so far, I haven't had to return since they were obsolete when they failed. Now if my HR44 fails tomorrow I guarantee they will want it back. If you stay with directv longer than 2 years the lease program is actually better than owning, get to keep it anyways.... and usually no up front cost.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:08 PM

Other posters have also stated Directv hasn't been asking for there HR24's back either... it's yours now. Every receiver I have leased so far, I haven't had to return since they were obsolete when they failed. Now if my HR44 fails tomorrow I guarantee they will want it back. If you stay with directv longer than 2 years the lease program is actually better than owning, get to keep it anyways.... and usually no up front cost.


But even if they don't want it back, you can't do as much with a leased box they don't want than an owned box.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:13 PM

But even if they don't want it back, you can't do as much with a leased box they don't want than an owned box.

I have no idea of the actual policy of old lease receivers, all I know is my brother now has two of my old lease HR2* DVR'S under his account as owned. Access card dept made him pay for 2 access cards but that's it. He as a very low tier plan and doesn't carry protection plan so if they fail he is out of luck.... but again that's just my experience with it, not sure of actual policy.
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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:24 PM

As far as I know, that is not policy.

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Posted 03 September 2014 - 08:34 PM

As far as I know, that is not policy.

You maybe right, we did do them at separate times though, the hr20-700 was probably over 2 years ago, more recently had an hr22-100 replaced with a hr44-700, was a few months ago, and we did it again, my cheap brother even tried to get them to waive the $20 card fee but they absolutely refused. Lol!

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Posted 05 September 2014 - 08:27 AM

But even if they don't want it back, you can't do as much with a leased box they don't want than an owned box.

There isn't much you can do with cardless boxes either way whether owned or leased. If it comes down to being able to recover some of the additional cost you paid to get an owned box, reselling is not really all that.

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