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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by slice1900, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Nov 30, 2016 #1 of 2175
    slice1900

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    This was mentioned on another forum as coming out (along with a change to no longer require high end packages for 4K)

    I googled it and the only thing I found was an AT&T PDF from April regarding California regulatory stuff that lists as "Genie Server - Black Plastic Cover and Base". Perhaps this is the new 4K Genie?

    If Directv is changing how they are offering 4K, and not requiring the top level packages, I have to think they have new hardware ready right?
     
  2. Nov 30, 2016 #2 of 2175
    tylorert

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    Sounds like a cover of some sort, Perhaps an External device to handle 4K? (Rendering) Maby a genie go alternative since they killed them. Or a box for DirectvNOW. In the past years, I think that the servers for the Genie Go 1(&2) got wiped then reused for the DirectvNOW service. Too early to figure out what it is and what it does, especially if their is only one thing on google about it. I would check the Patents for AT&T and D* about it.
     
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  3. Nov 30, 2016 #3 of 2175
    jimmie57

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    There is no box required for the new DirecTV Now service.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2016 #4 of 2175
    tylorert

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    Correct, how ever they might be making one for people that dont have one. (A streaming Device) Or a DVR for it. ;)
     
  5. Nov 30, 2016 #5 of 2175
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    I can't see Directv now and the servers for genie gos having anything to do with each other. There's just no way when you stop and think about it. Why would you think that?
     
  6. Nov 30, 2016 #6 of 2175
    slice1900

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    Patents are useless for this, because the patent office is so behind things are published until 2-3 years after initial filing - and that's if it isn't updated. Besides there isn't anything for them to patent outside the GUI. They aren't making the hardware, and any 'inventions' are in the chips they're buying from companies like Broadcom or Maxlinear.

    Usually you can find a bit of info on the FCC site assuming it has wireless built in. I can't seem to find my bookmark for that but I'll probably check later when I have time.
     
  7. Nov 30, 2016 #7 of 2175
    jimmie57

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    The letters are kinda telling to me.
    HS ( Home Server ).
     
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  8. Dec 1, 2016 #8 of 2175
    jimmie57

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    Just for the heck of it I loaded the website onto my laptop.
    Then, just as a test, I went to the website again with my Wi-Fi TV. Came right up and was ready for me to sign up for my FREE trial.
    If you can get on the web you can use the service. That is one reason why they are developing the service. This cuts out the production of a lot of hardware and the need for Installers and repair calls.

    It blows my mind why people going to things like this are called cord cutters. If you don't have internet you can't get any of the alternative services so the cord is not cut.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2016 #9 of 2175
    P Smith

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    it will really blow when you'll know the "cord cutters" using OTA [DVRs, tuners, PC cards, etc]
     
  10. Dec 2, 2016 #10 of 2175
    slice1900

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    C'mon, "cord cutting" is a euphemism for dumping a traditional pay TV company - including satellite which doesn't have a cord connecting you to Dish or Directv. Yeah, you still need a cord for internet, but you could always get your internet wirelessly then look ma, no cord! Otherwise the only "true" cord cutters use wireless internet and watch on an iPad running on battery... :rolleyes:
     
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    Look, Interesting
     

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  13. Dec 4, 2016 #13 of 2175
    P Smith

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    so, it's H[eadless]S[erver]-17
    interesting if it has 7 tuners
     
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    James Long

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    Or 17 (one better than the Hopper 3).

    Finally, some meat for the speculation. :)
     
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    Cord cutting in the true sense is usually pretty stupid. These people always end up paying a lot more for all the various streaming services they need and they lose a ton of functionality and don't have the "all in one experience".
     
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    SledgeHammer

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    If it's really headless, how do they expect us single TV people to use it? If they are expecting me to pay a double outlet fee / use 2 boxes (one of which doesn't really work well) just to watch TV, I'll be on the next thing smoking over to Dish.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2016 #18 of 2175
    slice1900

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    Doubtful. That's a cable product for one thing, and Directv tells OEMs what they want them to build, they don't choose a product off their web sites and slap a label on it. If they did they would end up with differnt products from Humax than from Technicolor...
     
  19. Dec 4, 2016 #19 of 2175
    slice1900

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    As I've said for ages, I'm willing to bet that the cost is covered under the "advanced receiver fee" or whatever they choose to call it. Then you pay per TV for clients. If you need/want more than one HS17 you probably pay extra monthly fees.
     
  20. Dec 4, 2016 #20 of 2175
    SledgeHammer

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    I'm on the 10/10/3 pay structure and have the /3 portion off since it serves me no purpose (on a HR24 now). Right now, if I go HR54, they'll tack on the /3, but if I want 4K, they'll double charge my outlet.

    If the HS17 has no output, they BETTER not charge an outlet fee for it.

    And if they aren't going to charge an outlet fee for it, what's the point of making it headless?

    1) how do you troubleshoot anything on the server if it doesn't output anything?
    2) like it really costs that much to add a HDMI output to it?
     

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