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maybe switching to direct?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jefte1, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    I would double and triple check that info. It'd be a first.

    From your description of your needs, one Genie and one other DVR should be just fine.
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    Sorry, but this is not true. DirecTV only allows ONE Genie per account. You can have a Genie plus other DVRs, but you can't have more than one Genie.
  3. jefte1

    jefte1 Cool Member

    Feb 10, 2010
    South Carolina
    if that si the case than i probaly would not get direct. there would be a major conflict with recording even the one genie and 1 hd dvr,WE just record to many different shows.right at this moment the 2 hoppers I have do the trick. will just have to think long and hard before i decide to make the jump.
  4. lparsons21

    lparsons21 Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 4, 2006
    Herrin, IL
    One way to look at it is how many shows just HAVE to be recorded at the same time? And after recording, how long after before you usually watch them?

    Remember virtually all 'cable' type channel shows are rerun many times, even the most popular are run at least twice and that generally on the same night at a later time.

    Broadcast channels and live sports are really the only things that can cause serious never-get-recorded contentions.
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

    Nov 15, 2005
    Seattle, WA
    You can have up to 16 tuners (reasonably, actually more but it gets challenging). Get a Genie (5 tuners), plus additional DVRs as desired until you get the number of tuners you need. So a Genie plus 5 DVRs would give you 15 tuners. And unlike the Hopper, these can record any channel or combination of channels, not just your locals.
  6. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2009
    NY Hudson...
    You would be first regular customer allowed that this forum known of.
  7. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    two hoppers = 6 tuners

    one genie and one dvr = 7 tuners.

    Sure PTAT, but how much do you record at once during prime time? If its on a cable network its on twice at least usually.

    And theres nothing keeping you from having one genie and 2 HR2xs which would give you 9 tuners to use on anything, or even 3 hr2xs with a genie to give you 11 and so on... The only setback is the additional location fees, if you only need two outlets in the first place.

    Things to simply consider.

    But there's no chance you'll get two genies right now, so Id take my time considering.
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    and the fact that is HDDVR is $199.00 to begin with

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