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Getting Direct on Monday

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jefte1, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. jefte1

    jefte1 Cool Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    South Carolina
    Well, I finally decided to go with direct. I currently have dish.They are coming out Monday morning to do the install.My oldest daughter, who lives at home is keeping her hopper and we are just getting a genie for the living room. I noticed from reading about the genie is that you can go back a few weeks and watch a show you missed? Is this true? for example i missed ncis from 3 weeks ago, can i go back and watch it? I may have just misunderstood what they were saying. Can anyone verify this and if so how does it work? Thanks. Looking forward to Monday!
  2. Spike

    Spike Legend

    Jul 4, 2007
    Will you have two dishes set up then, one for Dish & one for Directv? As to your Question, if you've recorded it and it is on your Genie, you can keep it there and watch it later. There is no grabbing it off the satellite just because you missed it feature. There is VOD though, which I'm sure Dish has as well. There are usually previous episodes there. Is that what you mean?

    Congratulations on your Directv setup. I like the Picture quality so much better on Directv.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    yeah, not so much. what is available on VOD depends on the network and the show you missed. IMO HBO has the best VOD library available
  4. jefte1

    jefte1 Cool Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    South Carolina
    thanks all for your answers, they make it confusing sometimes to understand exactly what they are saying. spike- yes I will have to dishes, one direct and one dish. reason being, my daughters has her own shows which are to many to list, to record.With 2 hoppers it was not a problem.My father in law just got direct at his house and when i saw the picture I said WOW! it was def. alot better and clearer than my dish pic.So that pretty much made up my mind after a few weeks of going back and forth on my decision.My daughter will keep her Hopper and pay her own bill and my wife and I will have the genie in our living room for us.Another thing I liked was the fact i wont have to delete all the prime time shows the hopper records that we don't watch I can record just what we watch and with 5 tuners we wont have a problem.
  5. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    The "Catch up on past episodes, as far back as 5 weeks" feature and the "Enjoy a full HD DVR experience on every TV in your home, without needing a box in every room" feature have some relatively rarefied conditions.

    As an example, the "without needing a box" condition can only be satisfied with an RVU enabled Samsung or Sony television.

    In answer to your specific question, NCIS doesn't appear to be one of the television series that DIRECTV offers on demand.
  6. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Those of us actually with DirecTV can see that there's currently 3 NCIS episodes offered on On Demand.
  7. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yeah, presently showing four episodes of NCIS now on CBS on demand (ch. 1002).

    What's harsh talking about?

    Also DIRECTV does not consider the small Genie mini-clients as actual receivers, which is why they claim RVU allows program reception without the need for a receiver at every TV whether that be through a mini client or an RVU enabled TV.
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    Doesn't DirecTV say "without a BOX in every room" the Genie mini might not be a receiver, but is certainly a "box"
  9. JosephB

    JosephB Icon

    Nov 14, 2005
    Birmingham, AL
    Yeah, the conditions required on some of the Genie marketing claims make the likelihood that you can actually get away "without a box" or "with no cables" very very low. 99% of Genie customers are going to require a box with cables.
  10. ejbvt

    ejbvt AllStar

    Aug 14, 2011
    Tune to channel 1002, dude.

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