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Old 02-16-2014, 01:30 PM   #1
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DirecTV options?

I have DirecTV now and want to keep it. Used to LOVE Tivo but kept DirecTV because of NFL Sunday Ticket and moved to their DTV DVRs (like the Genie). I lately noticed that DirecTV offers HD Tivos again. Am I better offer sticking with the Genie or moving over to the new Tivo offerings?

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Old 02-16-2014, 04:55 PM   #2
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My opinion, having both, is that the Genie is better overall. The THR22 is ok if you are really a fan of the TiVo UI to the extent that you're willing to pay $5/mo extra and lose features. If you're used to the DirecTV UI, stick with it.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:19 PM   #3
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Get the Genie.


You had me at "meat tornado"
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:53 AM   #4
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I agree with the above. I had a THR22 for 2.5 years and unplugged it in favor of a Genie a year ago and haven't looked back!

Apart from the familiar interface and the guide (which I still prefer), I could find nothing to give a glowing report about the TiVo-driven box - and that was without having to pay extra for it!

Just last night, I tried to change channel on my Genie and it was recording FIVE different channels! This is only the second time it's happened, but I now have a total of seven tuners available (Genie = 5 and HR22 = another 2) and with Whole Home, can watch anything in either box.

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Old 02-24-2014, 04:17 AM   #5
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I got the Genie last fall, and very satisfied with it.

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