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Genie - Not (Ever?) For Me

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JohnTSmith, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Which still makes no sense to me.
     
  2. joed32

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    I have 5 DVRs and I'm quite happy with every thing the way it is as well. No need for a Genie.
     
  3. eddieras

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    i have two DVRs and whole home set up - i hate that i can't manage both from one location. having the genie would eliminate this problem, but i'm trying to figure out the difference for my usage. am i correct that size-wise the two HR 24's have the same recording capacity as the one genie? are there any clear features gained or lost if i made the switch? of course the extra tuner... thanks for any additional insight!
     
  4. dpeters11

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    Same drive capacity and number of series links as 2 HR24s. However the 34 does support larger external SATA drives. The 24 maxes out at 2TB, the 34 currently has no known max.

    I really can't think of anything the 24 can do that the 34 can't, other than working in a non SWM setup.
     
  5. johnp37

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    Likewise. If a Genie goes kaput, no TV.Other than 5 tuners I don't see the attraction. If it becomes necessary, I'll just set one of my other 4 DVRs to record. No biggie.
     

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