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DirecTV Genie records 5 shows at once!

Discussion in 'TiVo Coffee House - TiVo Discussion' started by bmgoodman, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2002
    ETF is $480-$20*months you've had active service. For partial months, they round in your favor.
  2. uw69

    uw69 Member

    Jan 25, 2001
    It cost $100 per month after 24 months? Wow, not so attractive after all (if I understand this correctly). I was ready to give this a try.
  3. BobCamp1

    BobCamp1 Well-Known Member

    May 15, 2002
    No, it doesn't. He's talking about the entire service including the box rentals fees. It's probably a little less than $100/month, especially if you bundle it.

    But do beware that DirecTV does NOT offer a money-back guarantee or trial period.
  4. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    DirecTV is moving away from the 5 tuner and will bank on a 3 tuner Genie, just like Dish. We are power users, but most of US is not. 3 tuners suffices in many households. However, one can add an additional 3 tuner Genie just like one can add another Hopper to the system providing 6 tuners.
  5. tootal2

    tootal2 Active Member

    Oct 14, 2005
    only 5? my computer has 6 tuner and 3000 gigs for recordings. but I think TiVo is working on a 6 tuner box:)

    the hopper does not have 6 tuners.
  6. aaronwt

    aaronwt UHD Addict

    Jan 31, 2002
    I thought he meant that you can add a second Hopper to give you a total of six tuners?

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  7. celtic pride

    celtic pride Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    That doesnt make any sense why go from a 5 tuner dvr to a 3 tuner dvr? unless they thin more people would pay for two 3 tuner dvrs.
  8. Series3Sub

    Series3Sub Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2010
    Less expensive to manufacture, and if a sub wants more tuners, they can pay extra for it as 5 tuners in NON-power user homes is overkill, but not in a large household. DirecTV seems to be following Charlie Ergen's spreadsheets. Mike White is looking for way to cut costs, and while he would love to do something about the cost of programming, he can control what DirecTV manufactures and a less expensive 3 tuner Genie that suffices in MOST homes is better economies. Sure, if you've got a large family, then a 5 tuner DVR or two 3 tuner Genies is the way to go, but you would be surprised at how few conflicts a 3 tuner DVR provides in most households. Only a small portion of subscribers are power users.
  9. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
    What proof do you have that they're doing that? There's someone who posted that info over at another forum, but they, like you, provide no links, evidence, etc. Maybe that person over there is you?
  10. hctub

    hctub New Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    so which one is better Dtv or Dish
  11. Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

    Apr 17, 2000
    The advantage to a single box is that all the scheduling logic is in a single place. Managing recordings across multiple devices can be a PITA.

  12. whitson77

    whitson77 Active Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    I just ordered the Genie and the Total Choice package. I am paying $35 a month for the 1st YEAR! $55 for the second year. That covers the Genie and two clients for three total HDTVs.

    Also, I ordered it through Costco and got a $200 cash card to Costco.

    My phone (two lines) and internet (15 down, 5 up) are through Verizon.

    My total monthly bill for all three for the first year is $115. Second year $140.

    Nicely done!

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