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Reasons 51 To 55 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#51. The Genie does NOT tell you that you already have a ‘program’ recorded when you go to record it again. I discovered this to my cost last night. I programmed it to record a movie. A few minutes later when I was going through my recorded list I found that I had, indeed, recorded that movie last week. But, it was still in my queue to be recorded again. The DISH DVR ignored just duplicate efforts.

#52. I still can’t work out how to immediately get to ‘LIVE TV’ if I rewind a program and then want to jump right back to what is currently showing. DISH had a ‘watch live’ button.

#53. The Genie remote has yellow, green and blue buttons that do not seem to do anything — and as such is just taking up space on the remote.

#54. I got another annoying e-mail this morning ‘Welcoming me to DirecTV’ and telling me to call if I have any problem — albeit with no mention that they might try to charge me $5 to fix their problems.

#55. Since I don’t want to get whacked with a $5 charge I e-mailed DirecTV this morning telling them my remote doesn’t work. Nothing back from them as yet.


Reasons 46 To 50 Of The 1,001 Reasons I Really, Really HATE DirecTV.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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#46. The Genie HR-34 definitely has issues with sound, the huge fluctuations in volume, from program to program, is beyond insane.

#47. DirecTV has stuck a stupid ‘IEDA’ channel, that just appears to run (rather tame) bra-fitting infomercials, in between the two History channels — which is very annoying and stupid on the part of DirecTV.

#48. DirecTV has added a ‘Wimbledon mix‘ channel, close to CNN on 202 — but when I accessed it yesterday evening it said that there was no programming on it!

#49. I have definitely come to the conclusion that the Genie HR-34 was not beta-tested (i.e., tested by customers) prior to it being sold to suckers like me — what I seem to be doing is beta-testing this incredibly poorly designed and implemented box, for free, for DirecTV. Do NOT, I stress, DO NOT, get the Genie. It is an untested box with lots of technical bugs.

#50. ‘The Tips & Tricks’ brochure that I got with the Genie HR-34 (albeit with the cover ripped off by the installer) is way out-of-date and appears to refer to a prior machine!