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post #4111 of 4209 Old 09-25-2013, 09:35 PM
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All that being said, its moot, I have a Genie and Mini Genie install setup for Saturday morning. Good bye Dish, hello again Directv.

I've got this same setup and it's not very good, sadly.

The main Genie itself is good, but a little slow compared to the Dish receivers I've seen. The mini is an absolute joke and unless you plan on shuffling it off to a corner where it will rarely be used, you're going to be cursing it with a week. Mine spent its first week in a catatonic, sluggish state of performance that was so bad I couldn't fast forward, skip or rewind ANY content at all. Just play and stop and sometimes those didn't even work. Navigating the playlist was a frustrating act, too, since it would randomly alternate between skipping button presses and repeating one button press a hundred times.

A software update more or less fixed this issue, but I think it's still going to be a bit touchy for the first week of use. If you're expecting a seamless, fluid, reasonably fast experience from the mini at all, you might want to seriously reconsider getting another DVR instead. It really is that bad.

In fact, as I write this, I'm waiting on the entire system to finish rebooting, since my client locked up again for the second time this month. All I wanted to do was finish watching an episode I started in the living room, but it's turned into an hour long ordeal as I try to get the system up and running again. The whole server/client setup has been a huge disappointment as far as usability and reliability go.
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I do.

And I have a favor for you guys. Can anyone post a picture of the screen of 15.2? I wanna check into it but I don't know... I'm still stuck with Uverse-TV.

If you don't mind some rather amateur screen shots taken with a cell phone camera, here ya go. Click to make larger. The first one is how it is displayed on my TV naturally, the rest are stretch-to-fill to correct the aspect ratio.

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I've got this same setup and it's not very good, sadly.

The main Genie itself is good, but a little slow compared to the Dish receivers I've seen. The mini is an absolute joke and unless you plan on shuffling it off to a corner where it will rarely be used, you're going to be cursing it with a week. Mine spent its first week in a catatonic, sluggish state of performance that was so bad I couldn't fast forward, skip or rewind ANY content at all. Just play and stop and sometimes those didn't even work. Navigating the playlist was a frustrating act, too, since it would randomly alternate between skipping button presses and repeating one button press a hundred times.

A software update more or less fixed this issue, but I think it's still going to be a bit touchy for the first week of use. If you're expecting a seamless, fluid, reasonably fast experience from the mini at all, you might want to seriously reconsider getting another DVR instead. It really is that bad.

In fact, as I write this, I'm waiting on the entire system to finish rebooting, since my client locked up again for the second time this month. All I wanted to do was finish watching an episode I started in the living room, but it's turned into an hour long ordeal as I try to get the system up and running again. The whole server/client setup has been a huge disappointment as far as usability and reliability go.

Is it an HR34 or HR44?

I know the HR34 is laggy, I had one (especially the first 48 hours). Ive heard the HR44 is "better" but neither is if course as fast as a Hopper. I intend on refusing install if the installer calls and does not have HR44's. Ill be waiting for it, just not sure if the HR44 is in use highly in our area yet.

The Mini really only gets used for running dual tv's for sports, so no big deal for me.

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Is it an HR34 or HR44?

I know the HR34 is laggy, I had one (especially the first 48 hours). Ive heard the HR44 is "better" but neither is if course as fast as a Hopper. I intend on refusing install if the installer calls and does not have HR44's. Ill be waiting for it, just not sure if the HR44 is in use highly in our area yet.

The Mini really only gets used for running dual tv's for sports, so no big deal for me.

Great advice, the HR34 is terrible. I have one and wish every day (or hour) that I had refused it and waited for the HR44.
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Yeah, but Im sure hoping I can just go through with the install.

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Great advice, the HR34 is terrible. I have one and wish every day (or hour) that I had refused it and waited for the HR44.

I've got an HR34 (and sorry it took so long to reply, apparently AVS is now read-only with Tapatalk.)
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Okay, since CBS ended its Saturday Morning block for educational shows, I really hope that Ion Television reaches deals to add Ion subchannels for Mobile and Pensacola since Comcast carries Ion, Qubo, and QVC. Just like when TBN bought out one of the stations (that used to be CW and later, carried by other station by subchannels) in Jackson, MS and they (Ion) bought one of the local channels (Was a PBS, and later HSN) in Pittsburgh that other year. Ion could've bought channel 30 (analog until it completely shut down) or few of them only in Pensacola.

We gotta have more 24/7 kids channels Over the air. Don't y'all agree?
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I dont have kids, but I would agree.

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Got an HR44-200 installed in Theodore, so glad it wasnt an HR34.

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According to the guy who installed my upgraded system a few weeks ago, they (Directv employees) only had the HR34 for about a month then it was replaced by the HR44
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It is still out there for install, as stated on other forums. I had one for almost a year. Was OK, but the HR44 is much faster.

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I was wondering why WFBD Channel 48 has been off DirecTV the last several days...sounds like it was a DirecTV problem...
http://www.fiercecable.com/story/directv-suffers-major-outages-local-broadcast-tv-lineup/2013-09-30

Thankfully, it's been the only station that's been affected around here.
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Read about that, did not know one of ours had it because I generally use the Tivo for OTA.

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Locals are gone from Dish this morning, at least the ones owned by Media General.

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Looks like Dish and ESPN only agreed to a couple of days on that extension.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-01/disney-dish-talks-said-to-hinge-on-ad-skipping-new-nets.html
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Walt Disney Co. (DIS)’s contract renewal talks with Dish Network Corp. (DISH) are hung up on Dish’s ad-skipping technology and terms for two new Disney cable channels, according to people familiar with the discussions.

Dish, the second-largest U.S. satellite-TV service, and Disney, owner of ABC, ESPN and Disney Channel, gave themselves one to two days beyond yesterday’s deadline to hammer out an accord, said the people, who sought anonymity because the discussions are private. Talks may last longer, they said.

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I read the ESPN logos are off the Dish guide, but nothing else this morning.

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I am having a similar experience that another user reported with the Tivo Roamio. Bought it in Friday at BestBuy, got the cable card paired over telephone support at Mediacom, without any delay or glitches.

I must say the PQ is noticeably better than my HD prime set up through Mediacenter. And macroblocking/pixelization are virtually non-existant, even on problem locals like WKRG (It can't fix the network signal on some of the college games, but no hardware can). I would put the user experience as equal to Directv, but without on demand features. I seldom used those anyway.

Very pleased with the experience. I got the lowest priced Roamio, because I am not interested in the streaming features with the more expensive models, and when I get ready to archive a movie or a show, I dub it to networked drive for future use, so disk space is not a big issue for me. The cheapest Romio has as much disk space as my HR-24 did, but with two more tuners. Tuning is much faster with the Roamio than it was with Directv.

The only downside for me are the extra time involved to transfer the TiVo files to another hardrive and then edit out commercials with Videoredo. With files recorded using mediacenter, it is one step, rather than a two step process.

The only extra cost through Mediacom is the additional cable card which is billed at $1.99/month. Of course you still have to pay Tivo for the subscription. I got the lifetime subscription and extended the warranty to 3 years, as I do not want to pay the extra monthly fee.

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Has anyone noticed crazy audio on Marvel's Shield on ABC? ABC has had this static click for a long time, but during this show the sound in action scenes seems highly compressed or something. During a quiet dialogue scene it seems to be ok, but if they start getting active with gunshots, etc..., it's like it gets real muted.

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Has anyone noticed crazy audio on Marvel's Shield on ABC? ABC has had this static click for a long time, but during this show the sound in action scenes seems highly compressed or something. During a quiet dialogue scene it seems to be ok, but if they start getting active with gunshots, etc..., it's like it gets real muted.

By chance have you noticed this during commercial breaks?

I saw a complaint in the Montgomery thread where someone was complaining about uneven audio on ABC and was blaming in on their local affiliate. I've noticed ABC has some sound level issues now even though I only watch one show on the network. They seem to be doing some real heavy-handed compression on the network end of things.
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Commericals seem better, and when my wife is watching Greys I dont notice it as much. Its bad on Shield, sounds like serious dyn range compression or something.

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So what about the CBS programming here?
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On FOX 10, Family Guy 200 episodes special is now formatted in 4:3 instead of 16:9 letterboxed in the SD feed (maybe they thought of doing that due to alot of older episodes in 4:3). If you have HD, is it in 16:9?
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I hope Dish, DirecTV, and AT&T picks this up as well.
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