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A Genie Question...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dssxxxx, Aug 12, 2013.

  1. dssxxxx

    dssxxxx New Member

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    I am taping 4 shows. Can I watch 3 different channels (not the ones being recorded), 3 entirely diffrerent channels on the 3 mini's? I thought you could only watch the "same" program/channel onb the 3 mini's if one (1) tuner was available the other 4 tuners are recording?

    Just curious since I am thinking of changing from Comcast...which is OK in terms of value/quality but completely useless in terms of CS.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    If you're recording 4 shows you're only leaving 1 tuner available. You would not be able to watch 3 different shows on 3 different mini's if you were recording 4 shows, no. If you want to watch 3 different shows on 3 different Genie Mini's you'd only be able to record 2 things, and then only 1 if you also watched to watch something else on the Genie itself.
     
  3. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    But also keep in mind, you do not have to use Genie clients. A regular HD receiver will also work. You would not be able to pause/rewind live TV or access the Genie history/Todo list etc. But you would be able to play back recordings, set a basic recording and they would have their own tuner.

    Monthly fee would be the same.
     
  4. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    The Genie is limited to tuning five channels (even if you have an AM21). That being the case, a Genie cannot tune seven different programs (four recording and three live).

    You can most certainly watch previously recorded content to your heart's content.
     

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