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Genie Go

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by DolphinGirl, May 24, 2013.

  1. dennisj00

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    Again, I don't know what's wrong with your streaming or downloads to your tablet, but our picture quality of either to the iPad(s) is nearly perfect.

    Directv may lag behind in supporting all the android models but it's probably a different reason.

    Enjoy your sony and slingbox. geniego includes 5 clients for free.
     
  2. ProfLonghair

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    The iPad video on the iPad was definitely better than the video on the Android. The Android version is not good enough for me on the deck, but will work for downloading Thomas the Train and Sesame Street for the 2 year old to watch at Red Robin. He isn't as picky as me.

    The iPad video to the TV is more the fault of the Lightning connector. Apple compresses the video, sends it through the cable, which has it's own chip that uprezzes it. If you have a 30 pin connector iPad you don't have that problem.

    I get the reasons why they only support some devices, although I disagree with them. One thing I don't understand, however, is how my Nexus 10 is not supported. My Samsung Galaxy S3 is supported, and Samsnug builds the Nexus 10, and the Nexus 4 and 7 are supported, so I wonder what the issue is there. Of course, I had to get a hacked version or try to fool the root to make it eventually work on the Nexus 10, and again, I know the reasons, but disagree with them wholeheartedly.

    I guess, for me, it's disappointing to see this with them as a company. I have several pieces of hardware, for free, from when I had time to help in the CE program, and they were more cutting edge. Now, I just don't get that from them, overall. Last to the party in the whole house DVR thing, last to the party with >2 streams per box, and now this sad excuse for an Android app after waiting on it for so long? I will eat crow on my vaporware comments, but when they had the bar set, at least in my mind, so high, letdowns like this just seem all the worse.
     
  3. PK6301

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    If I get the GenieGo they list it as an accessory. I know it does not extend your commitment. Does that mean it is owned or is it still leased?
    Thanks

    Sent from my GT-P3113 using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  4. gpg

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    GenieGo is an owned accessory. You can resell it if you decide you don't want it.
     
  5. Stuart Sweet

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    Actually while you can resell it, it's tied to your account and it is extremely difficult to get one moved from account to account. Not impossible, not against the laws of physics, but the owner of a used one should be prepared to spend a lot of time on the phone.
     
  6. whorne

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    I totally agree with your assessment on the GenieGo. I travel very often and this thing makes the travel time so much more nicer.
     
  7. The Merg

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    I can vouch for that and I was the one that purchased the used one....

    - Merg
     
  8. gpg

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    I bought a used one on eBay and got it activated without too much difficulty. It did take two business days for DirecTV to transfer it from the old owner's account to mine, but I didn't have to spend a lot of time on the phone to arrange the transfer. The CSR called me back when the transfer was complete and wanted to stay on the line while I activated it.

    I don't doubt that a brand new one is easier to activate, but at the time I saved myself around $40 so it was worth the two-day wait to me.
     
  9. rd76

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    Love my slingbox. I get everything live including the ability to watch all the recorded programming. Live tv works excellent even on 3g. Set up on a sling was so easy. There customer service was excellent. Have been using about 6 months without any issues...
     
  10. Rob Dawn

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    Is this true?
    My son will be going off to college this Fall so GenieGo wouldn't help him since his laptop would have to be on our home network to download shows from GenieGo.
    But if he could download showsto his laptop remotely then GenieGo would work for him.
     
  11. peds48

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    note that I never said "download shows remotely" but rather stream outside your network. The same way "watch now" works in your network, but "on the go"

    http://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3875/session/L2F2LzEvdGltZS8xMzY5MjQyNjM3L3NpZC84U2k0WlFxbA==
     
  12. Rob Dawn

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  13. inkahauts

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    Right now the point if genie go is to download programs to your mobile Device while you are at home so that when you are not at home you will already have them on your mobile device to watch.
     
  14. peds48

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    Sorry for my confusion, but after reading that DirecTV article I'm still not exactly sure what GenieGo will let you do when you are outside of your home network???


    As of right now, if you are in your home network and open the GenieGo app (Nomad) you can select a title and you have two options, one of them is to download it to your device for offline viewing. the second and newer choice is to "watch it now" if you select the second choice, the show will stream to your mobile device almost immediately. the latter is you we will be able to do if DirecTV ever releases this feature
     
  15. goinsleeper

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    Currently you can download or stream the content while inside your home on the same local network. When the new feature hits, you'll be able to stream from the Nomad/GenieGo from outside your home network.
     
  16. Rob Dawn

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    Great!!
    That's exactly what I want to be able to do so my son will still be able to keep up on shows without having to watch them live in his dorm room.
    Anyone know when the "outside your home network" feature is coming??
     
  17. peds48

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    nope, not yet
     
  18. trh

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  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I clicked on your link: "Sorry, that answer is no longer available." So maybe this will be available 'soon'?


    it looks like DirecTV took the page down. finally!!!
     
  20. goinsleeper

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    "Coming soon" is all we get.
     

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