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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by The Merg, Jun 29, 2013.
Dunno, but you got a good deal!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Directv just called to say the technician will be late, what a shock.
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.
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That's great news! Up to now, it's been a big risk upgrading while away from your home network.
I cannot get my OTA recordings to show up on my Genie. Any ideas?
Yes. As of now, they are blocked out.
"as of now".. should I be hopeful this will change?
Probably make sense to follow the court case of that outfit in NY - dang the name escapes this moment....
'Zackly! Aero it is.
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