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Version 3.0 12/2020 ????

Should be considered a crime to use a 10/100 Ethernet port with the proliferation of GIG internet speeds these days.

Also it says: "(It’s not compatible with any DIRECTV set-top boxes or existing Genie® Servers.)"

One of the screen shots I posted in the original post says the box is compatible with the Genie/Genie 2.

Also where are you going to attach the RG6 cable to it?

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Also it says: "(It’s not compatible with any DIRECTV set-top boxes or existing Genie® Servers.)"

One of the screen shots I posted in the original post says the box is compatible with the Genie/Genie 2.

Also where are you going to attach the RG6 cable to it?
Valid points. This may not be the right box or maybe it's not meant to be a direct replacement of the existing box.
 

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Version 3.0 12/2020 ????

Should be considered a crime to use a 10/100 Ethernet port with the proliferation of GIG internet speeds these days.

Also it says: "(It’s not compatible with any DIRECTV set-top boxes or existing Genie® Servers.)"

One of the screen shots I posted in the original post says the box is compatible with the Genie/Genie 2.

Also where are you going to attach the RG6 cable to it?

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So the rumor which i posted last year and cant find it mentioned you would not use Coax with the new box.. Since the Genie would have to be on broadband i.e on your network the new device would connect to it via ethernet or wireless Its certainly possible this box becomes it but initially this was supposed to be the Gen 2 Osprey Which depending on software it could do both
 

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Can someone update me here?

Since the email states that this new client supports wireless 4K for both the "Genie" and "Genie 2."

Well since the Genie-1 (HR54) has to use an external WVB of course. I thought the MoCA 2.0 and 802.11ac WiFi capable WVB ver. 2 needed for 4K wireless streaming was never released?

Only the MoCA 1.1/802.11n version for HD/SD streaming was ever officially distributed to subscribers?

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I'm not sure what their policy is if your 54 dies and they don't have anything other than the 17 to replace it with but it seems to me it is not your fault or wish to upgrade so there shouldn't be a commitment if they have to replace it with a 17. What do they do now if your HR24 dies and they don't have any 24's to replace it with and have to give you a genie mini? Do they consider it an upgrade and put you in a new 2 year commitment? Doesn't seem fair if that is their policy.
Like for Like is the term. An HS17 replacing an HR54 is NOT an upgrade and therefore doesn’t trigger a two year contract.

However, an HR24 being upgraded to a Genie HD DVR does renew the contract.
Adding receivers to the account also triggers a two year contract. So, if you add an H25 or Genie Mini then that’s a two year contract.
 

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So the rumor which i posted last year and cant find it mentioned you would not use Coax with the new box.. Since the Genie would have to be on broadband i.e on your network the new device would connect to it via ethernet or wireless Its certainly possible this box becomes it but initially this was supposed to be the Gen 2 Osprey Which depending on software it could do both
So it would be using your home network to play content from the other DirecTV DVR's?
 

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Like for Like is the term. An HS17 replacing an HR54 is NOT an upgrade and therefore doesn’t trigger a two year contract.

However, an HR24 being upgraded to a Genie HD DVR does renew the contract.
Adding receivers to the account also triggers a two year contract. So, if you add an H25 or Genie Mini then that’s a two year contract.
I think currently if your HR24 dies and they don't have any to replace it with they try to move you to a genie mini and I don't think that should have a commitment.
 

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I got an email to do a survey from DirecTV Research Team. Not from DirecTV.com but from "[email protected]" with the text at the bottom of the email "This email is from [email protected], a third-party email run by Research Results Inc. DIRECTV Research Team has contracted SKIM, an independent research firm, to conduct this survey. The information gathered will be used for internal purposes only with DIRECTV Research Team. If you have any questions at all regarding this survey or if you have any technical difficulties, please email SKIM at [email protected]."

First thing I thought was spam or even possible a scam but I decided to go through the survery anyway. Pretty sure it is not a scam as it was just a simple survey.

About midway through I got to this part:

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Hmmm...interesting. So I continued to the next page asking me to click the top 3 from this list.

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Further on and most interesting were these asking me to pick the top two I would prefer.

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No clue on that portion The way I understood it was it would see your Genie Only
This seems overly complicated. DIRECTV satellite is widely targeted to 1) Those who are sports fans AND 2) Those who don’t have a GOOD connection
Making DIRECTV’s main features work over wireless/wired seems wrong.
 

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Should be considered a crime to use a 10/100 Ethernet port with the proliferation of GIG internet speeds these days.
What would be the point of something that did more than 25Mbps? Remember that we're talking about SoCs that are designed around streaming video. GigE is certainly of no benefit.
 

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What would be the point of something that did more than 25Mbps? Remember that we're talking about SoCs that are designed around streaming video. GigE is certainly of no benefit.
Because the world has moved past 100 mbps. The cost of putting in a gigabit port is basically pennies.
 

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The cost of putting in a gigabit port is basically pennies.
That's why I was careful to note that we're talking about SoCs and not NICs. If an SoC doesn't require GigE, why waste even pennies?
 

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That's why I was careful to note that we're talking about SoCs and not NICs. If an SoC doesn't require GigE, why waste even pennies?
Apple put it in their latest ATV 4K. It is nice to do a bandwidth test from the ATV and see what you are actually getting.
 
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