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Your thoughts on Genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jcmwwe, May 31, 2013.

  1. Crow159

    Crow159 Member

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    Thanks a lot for the answer. I was hoping that the recorded shows would be accessable but it's not that big of a deal that it can't.
     
  2. Billzebub

    Billzebub Godfather

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    I'm sure you're right but size is not an issue for me and my network is hard wired. I don't find my 34 especially slow. Are there any other advantages to the 44?
     
  3. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Speed. Also uses a little less power.
     
  4. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    With 5 Tuners, 1 TB of storage, PIP, faster channel changing what's not to like? Yes, the Genie works. Compared to my previous HD DVRs (HR21-700, HR22-100, HR24-500) my HR34-700 is the best HD DVR I've had.
     
  5. damondlt

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    If you see a Genie recommends show on you want to see, all you do is Press play on HR34 and it automatically adds it to your HR34 play list, Then it can be played by other DVRs on your whole home.
    Again its not that big of a deal.
    There is Just no Genie recommends list on the other HD DVRS.

    Anything that is recorded is accessible for playback.
     
  6. ep1974

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    I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I must agree. Had an HR34-700 installed yesterday. Very satisified. Asked the installer about how to obtain the HR 44. He said it was only available in about four or five major markets, not in Washington State where I reside. He mentioned to wait five or six months in order to get the HR 44.


    There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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  8. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Technician in/near Las Vegas said they started getting only HR44's about a week ago. He said they are usually some of the last technicians to get new equipment, obviously not in this case, so it seems to be branching out rather quickly.
     
  9. dpeters11

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    There is no way to upgrade from an HR34 to an HR44, unless your 34 fails and you get lucky and it gets replaced with a 44


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    Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.
     
  10. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Eventually, I'd think it would be more likely to get a 44 than a 34.


    Right, but if you have a 34, there is no current path to "upgrade" to a 44


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  11. HoTat2

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    Have had the HR34-700 for over a year now;

    Once it got past the early buggy phase "was" very satisfied with it.

    However, today not as satisfied as I once was since I learned that it looks as though a favorite of mine, its OTA scanning feature with the AM21(N), is likely going away in the near future and with it a number of off-air sub-channels with it which I enjoy, since they are not in DIRECTV's inaccurate and no longer updated OTA database.

    Can't discuss the issues surrounding it here of course, but nevertheless appears headed this way unfortunately. :(
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I love my Genie. No recording conflicts and great storage.

    IMHO, it beats everything else out there. :)

    Mike
     
  13. jagrim

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    Five tuners eliminate virtually all recording conflicts. Being able to serve three clients simultaneously greatly enhances the WHDVR service.


    Even with 5 tuners, I have seen conflicts more than I want. The biggest conflict nights for our household are Sun, Mon, & Thurs. I have gotten used to check for conflicts so that I can reschedule on another DVR.
     
  14. TheRatPatrol

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    Now if they would just come up with a PIP toggle.
     
  15. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I agree, 5 tuners for 4 rooms is not enough.
    Which is one reason I don't have the clients.
     
  16. APorter

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    Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.
     
  17. peds48

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    Thanks for the info in this thread. I'm coming back to Directv after a year away so this was very helpful. Going with a 4 room Genie setup, just wish I still had a HR2x to use so that if Genie went down one tv would still be up running.


    If this is a new install you cab substitute a client for a DVR at half price


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  18. APorter

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    Is the half off price $99 for HD and $199 for HD DVR? That's the price I get when I look online and call.
     
  19. goinsleeper

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    Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Varies slightly between new customer and returning customer but what peds is saying is the HD DVR would be $99 with the order instead of the usual $199.


    Correct, thanks
     

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