Reasons 36 To 40 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

Anura Guruge

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#36. Don’t ever believe anybody who tells you, or anything you read online, that the DirecTV Genie is slow. That is a bold face lie. The DirecTV genie is NOT SLOW. It is bloody catatonic!

#37. Fast Forward (FF) on the bloody Genie is so, so, so, so, slow and lethargic that I have to always double, triple check the progress bar at the bottom to see if it is moving and in many cases it is not. That is how slow it is. At its ‘x4’ speed, i.e., the maximum, it is probably going at 1.5x times the normal play speed. 

#38. Once you Fast Forward (or Rewind) and then go back to normal play mode, it takes eons for the sound to kick in. So much so that you have to rewind back a bit to catch up with the sound.

#39. The Genie recorded ’40 minutes’ of a movie for me last night — and while it could have been my fault, i.e., hitting record on a movie that was already playing, it, despite its penchant for popping up the most useless and inane confirmation messages (#32), sure did not ask me to confirm that I was just recording the remainder of a movie — because if it had, I would have said ‘NO’.

#40. This morning, on my Genie Mini, I got a message saying that it could not find a server and asking me to select a server. But, when I hit the button that said, SELECT SERVER, it just told me no server found! Of course I have a server. But it was a useless, annoying dialog. I just recycled power on it and it came back fine.

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