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Multiple Genie Units?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Bartman94, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Well, availability is a factor, but given there are millions of subs chugging along with SD, your "demand" numbers are way, way high.
     
  2. PK6301

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    Well, availability is a factor, but given there are millions of subs chugging along with SD, your "demand" numbers are way, way high.


    Maybe so..but still cut it down to 3-4 million..How many Genies are in service right now? How many have switched from 34 to 44 that is a straight swap..

    My original premise was that Directv says 1 and ONLY 1 Genie at this time..do not pass Go, do not collect $200...

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  3. mickat

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    What about those of us who don't use MRV. Why couldn't you just turn off sharing in the menu on all your Genie's so they don't see each other and use them as stand alone HD-DVR's liked we did before MRV? I for one would love to replace my 4 HD-DVR's in family room with 2 Genie's, not only would I gain 2 tuners, I would also save $12 per month. This I think might be the real reason for only 1 per account. I would even pay to upgrade my own system, another SWM 16 or what ever I needed, if they would just let me. May some other's would like to do this also.
     
  4. inkahauts

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    I don't know of anyone that has two genres and used them with clients that hasn't had issues resulting directly from having two genies, including the latest clients. The system just isn't ready to properly support two genies and that's all there is to it. And there's no way they should let two genies go till they have it working with clients first.

    As for selecting a server from a client its not so easy sometimes. And its really not easy to change which genie. And at the moment its way more Complicated with a wireless genie mini. You'd never know with only one genie though.
     
  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    There's no way that's the reason. There aren't enough people with four DVrs on two tvs to even think about. You are way way outside the norm, just like me. :). As I said in the last post there are issues. Supply may also be part of it.
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Try over 20 million subs and over 40 million set top boxes.
     
  7. peds48

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    Perhaps this is another reason (besides the technical ones) for not allowing two Genies on one account....
     
  8. Laxguy

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    Cynics unite! I believe the limitation is both to even out demand and to iron out the kinks for multiple Genies and clients.
     
  9. peds48

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    I concur ;)
     
  10. glen4cindy

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    This may be becoming a reality.

    I was approached by a DirecTv representative on Saturday at Best Buy about upgrading to a 2nd Genie Unit.

    He was taking names and phone numbers of customers were interested in doing so, and said that this was in the works at DTV and very near, and that I could expect a call soon, and the upgrade cost could be as low as $49.99.

    I'm hopeful.

    1 Genie, and 2 HD DVR's gives me 9 recordings, but, 2 Genies would add 3 more, and that would work for me!
     
  11. Drucifer

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    If it anything like the FiOS schedule to wire my village I got from an in-mall Verizon rep, you shouldn't hold your breathe.
     
  12. RunnerFL

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    Those reps rarely have the correct info. Most don't even actually work for the company they are representing, they are contracted out.
     
  13. Laxguy

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    +1

    I wouldn't even call them DirecTV reps at all!
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    Exactly. They are contracted people, not actual DirecTV employees.
     
  15. dpeters11

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    I'm not buying it either. For a large proportion of customers, it isn't just the cost of the Genie, but a truck roll. If the cost were as little as $50, that's basically a free Genie, and DirecTV wouldn't gain any fees out of it. If anything, they'd lose fees if customers consolidated multiple boxes to one second Genie.
     
  16. texasbrit

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    Correct, they work for a local dealer and are not DirecTV employees, they just wear a DirecTv shirt. Typically their actual knowledge of DirecTv is pretty poor.
     
  17. peds48

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    that was a SCAM to get your information. Never, ever give you your information out, unless you are the one who starts the "transaction "
     
  18. west99999

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    The guys at Best Buy don't even do upgrades on accounts once they are established so not sure why they told you that. They only setup new service.
     
  19. bdot79

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    So has there been any change to DTV policy of more than one Genie on an account? My two years are up next month and I would like to add a second DVR (HR44) to the "aging" HR34 I currently have.
    My second option is to trade the HR34 for a HR44 and HR24 but that might be pushing it. Either way I will need to go from SWM lnb to SWM16.
     
  20. peds48

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    Nope, still one Genie per account.
     

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