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GenieGo for iOS v2.2.x - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by The Merg, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

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    Dunno, but you got a good deal!
     
  2. alexcohen

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    A pretty big one, first time I wanted to order they said I needed a new multiswitch, but this time they said I didn't. Well lo & behold I need a new one, at least they're comping the service call!
     
  3. alexcohen

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    I think I may have found a solution to slow transcoding & incomplete downloading issue. I've started recording shows that I know I'll want to transfer to my iPad in SD rather than HD. I've only transferred one Letterman so far but it's the first episode that has downloaded completely since I upgraded the Nomad software to the GenieGo software. Before only the first 30-40 minutes would download to my tablet.
     
  4. Steve

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    Just my .02, but that's a band-aid rather than a cure. There's no reason an HD show should cause incomplete GenieGo transcodes.

    RE: Nomad vs GenieGo client software, the client software won't affect the device's ability to transcode a show completely either, unless you click the "cancel" button before the transcode completes.
     
  5. dennisj00

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    I have to agree with Steve. I've had a GenieGo / Nomad for 2+years and I think I've had one HD program that refused to transcode. However, in watching it, there were multiple glitches and missing minutes in the recording.

    I would look for something else in the network causing problems or reset the geniego completely - that's fixed a number of problems in all the GG threads.
     
  6. alexcohen

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    I've done a 2 minute reset several times & that hasn't fixed the problem. It's working now, I can't believe I'll be able to tell the difference between SD & HD on my iPad. I'm not going for perfection, I just want the damn thing to work!
     
  7. Steve

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    Sorry. I should have made it clearer. It's not that you'll get better picture quality transcoding HD vs. SD. The issue is if you can't routinely transcode HD you've got a bigger system issue that needs to be resolved, since what you're experiencing is an uncommon problem.
     
  8. alexcohen

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    I have some weak links in my network so that's part of the problem, I can't get both the TWC internet & Directv hook-ups in the same area so I have to use a wifi adaptor to connect internet to Directv. The only way I could have them connected right now is to have cable visible in my living room & I don't want that. Guy's coming today to put in new dish, multi-switch, Genie, etc. so maybe it will all work better. BTW: There actually is a difference between SD & HD on my iPad, believe it or not!
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Oh, I believe it. Anytime an image is changed (think of each frame as an image) be it resized or compressed, it loses a bit of something in sharpness and clarity, though often imperceptible on tiny screens. So, downrezzing from HD will be sharper than downrezzing from SD, all other things being equal.
     
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  10. alexcohen

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    Directv just called to say the technician will be late, what a shock.
     
  11. The Merg

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    Just upgraded to the new version where the app is now listed in iTunes as GenieGo. Surprisingly, even though I am away from home, I was able to connect back to my home network for OOH connectivity and see all shows downloaded after performing the upgrade.


    - Merg

    Sent from my iPad using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  12. dennisj00

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    That's great news! Up to now, it's been a big risk upgrading while away from your home network.
     
  13. stoutman

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    I cannot get my OTA recordings to show up on my Genie. Any ideas?
     
  14. Laxguy

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    Yes. As of now, they are blocked out.
     
  15. stoutman

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    "as of now".. should I be hopeful this will change?
     
  16. dennisj00

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    Probably not.
     
  17. Laxguy

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    Probably make sense to follow the court case of that outfit in NY - dang the name escapes this moment....
     
  18. peds48

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    Aero??
     
  19. Laxguy

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    'Zackly! Aero it is.
     
  20. gio12

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    Really? Now I have to record things on 2 channels if I want access? WTF! Maybe I should have gone with a sling box :bang
     

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