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Protection Plan / Upgrade to Genie Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by vachief, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Only the non-DVR receivers cannot pause live TV.

    It might be better to not call a client anything other than a Genie client for clarity....
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    By HD receiver do you mean a non-DVR version (H-xx) or that an HR-xx loses the ability to pause live TV when it is used as a client to Genie? Ticmxman mentions the option of using the receiver to record if they wanted a buffer so I assume he's discussing a DVR.

    I think the reference there was that if you have a receiver (H2x) and you wanted to pause Live TV or have a buffer, you needed to first start recording the show via the H2x and then play it back from the Genie or HR2x.

    - Merg

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  3. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    Exactly. There a defined advantages to a mini genie over a non dvr hd receiver. Pausing live tv is one of them. That's not a consideration if you keep a dvr though.
  4. ticmxman

    ticmxman Legend

    Aug 27, 2007
    I phrased that poorly. The H24 receiver in the bedroom is on the whole home networked system along with a HR44, HR24, HR22. The H24 receiver cannot record but as it is on the whole home system it can assign a recording to any of the networked HD DVRs. The recording can then be viewed from the playlist by the H24 receiver in the bedroom.
  5. SmokemanGRP

    SmokemanGRP Cool Member

    Dec 22, 2004
    Thanks for the clarification, it makes perfect sense now.
  6. Starrbuck

    Starrbuck Legend

    Jun 25, 2004
    DFW, TX
    A Genie and an HD-DVR should be plenty for most average homes. If one goes down, you lose a few TV recordings. It's just TV, not important data like financials, family pictures, etc. You can stream most shows from the Internet nowadays if you lose something, or use VoD when your DirecTV equipment gets repaired.
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    I disagree. most installs usually are "4 setters" and this might because this is what DirecTV regularly gives free of charge. Regarding "is just TV" I do not think is the case, as customers get very "frustrated" when their TV do not work. I wish they would understand "is just TV"

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