GenieGo Now Discontinued?

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  1. Jan 16, 2016 #1 of 106
    HoTat2

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    According to Scott over at Satelliteguys.us, the GenieGo, or at least the standalone unit version of it, GG and GG2, is no longer being sold by DIRECTV.

    They're apparently preparing for the upcoming official launch this year of the internal GG feature already built into the H44+HDD, HR44/54 Genies.

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  2. Jan 16, 2016 #2 of 106
    HoTat2

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    Sorry for the multiple posts ...

    Tapatalk app went goofy on me for some reason and no way to delete posts that I can find.

    Even going to the web version of the forum has no option I can locate.

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  3. Jan 16, 2016 #3 of 106
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    I took care of the duplicate posts for you.
     
  4. Jan 16, 2016 #4 of 106
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    There's been a longstanding bug where it says creating a post failed when it really didn't. It only happens when creating a topic.
     
  5. Jan 16, 2016 #5 of 106
    codespy

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    That's what the gal in the GenieGo department told me this week too, that it is currently not for sale to new customers. It will be integrated into the genie receivers in the near future. They are however providing support for current customers, and she shipped me a new GG2 a couple days ago to replace my defective GG1.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2016 #6 of 106
    hdtvfan0001

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    The standalone GG2 works very well and has for some time.

    I suspect that since you can't expand the storage on a Genie for transcoded content, and the Genie will also use its processor for normal DVR functions (in addition to transcoding), the internal version will be challenged to replicate the standalone experience/performance.
     
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  7. Jan 17, 2016 #7 of 106
    peds48

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    Perhaps adding a bigger external drive will expand GenieGo storage as well.....
     
  8. Jan 18, 2016 #8 of 106
    HoosierBoy

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    It would be nice to have one less piece of equipment in my system. Let's hope it happens soon!
     
  9. Jan 18, 2016 #9 of 106
    inkahauts

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    It'd be nice if they could set it up so you could add a USB drive to the genie and it would be used just for genie go programs. :)
     
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  10. Jan 25, 2016 #10 of 106
    pablo

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    I just called to ask about watching recorded shows on my PC and was told this is no longer available due to the decommission of the GenieGo, but that the functionality is being worked on to allow, I'm assuming, current setups to stream recorded content without the need for extra equipment. Is that true? And when could be realistically expect this?
     
  11. Jan 25, 2016 #11 of 106
    HoTat2

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    Yes, from the Genies (except for the HR34 I think) which have built in transcoders that can be enabled by firmware update.

    It's been undergoing field testing and evaluation by some in the iamanedgecutter group for a while now I understand. But not sure how the testing is going or of any prospective release date for the feature to go national.

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  12. Jan 25, 2016 #12 of 106
    HoosierBoy

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    It is really encouraging to know the iteration of the GenieGO integration to the Genie's is being tested. Hopefully the roll out will occur in a short period of time and it does not fall into the "soon" category.
     
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  13. Jan 25, 2016 #13 of 106
    twizt3dkitty

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    You can always buy one from solidsignal or 3rd party. You activate with your pc. No need to even call customer care.

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  14. Jan 26, 2016 #14 of 106
    peds48

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    Hmmm, not so sure about that one. Kept getting error one time before closing OLI.......
     
  15. Jan 27, 2016 #15 of 106
    twizt3dkitty

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    I've done that,. If you just run the app the s.n is put on the account and rated. No need for work order.

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  16. Jan 27, 2016 #16 of 106
    litzdog911

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    GenieGo's are no longer available from Solid Signal.
     
  17. Jan 27, 2016 #17 of 106
    twizt3dkitty

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    Ebay? Amazon? Point remains the same. Just make sure it's not active on an account. And it should work.

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  18. Jan 28, 2016 #18 of 106
    CTJon

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    I went on the DirecTV site yesterday to see if more details but it still talks about the old system with hardware in the support section.
     
  19. Jan 28, 2016 #19 of 106
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  20. Jan 29, 2016 #20 of 106
    thxultra

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    Interested to see when this is going to launch when I ordered my D* they told me not to get the genie go because it was going to be a feature of the genie soon... Curious when they will flip the switch.
     

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