Re: also need to look at mirroring / outlet fees as well
The Genie and the HR34 are the same exact thing! DirecTV is just marketing under a real name now to better compete with Dish and the Hopper. Its just a rebranding. Like a few years ago when Ford changed the name of the Lincoln Zephyr to the Lincoln MKZ and GM changed the name of the Cadillac Deville to the DTS. The domestic brands rebranded their products to match the alphanumeric naming scheme of the imports like Lexus and Mercedes for marketing purposes. And besides for those of us that do the CE beta downloads, the Genie software features have been around for a while now.
As to why have both the HR23 and another DVR, well to view independent channels on two different TVs. I don't have one of the three Samsung TVs compatible with DirecTVs networking and the C31 client boxes just came out a few weeks ago. I have absolutely no desire to watch TV on my PC, when I have two 55 TVs in the house. And besides the DirecTV2PC software is utter crap. It sometimes worked on my desktop and never worked on my laptop. -- For the future of our nation, we must unite and vote out the terrorist known as Hussein Obama. Come November 6 2012 we must remove the socialist pig out of office and get our country back on the RIGHT track.
And as I have posted before I never had to pay up front for my DVR. I selected ONE HD-DVR and never was charged. For all the other Tvs they got just an HD box and was able to access the DVR just fine. By selecting more than one DVR yes you DO PAY for those due to they are NOT included in your "package" DTV makes it clear what you get for free and what you do not.
DTV even sends out flyers in the mail by RedPlum that they don't charge for equipment. Since today is Saturday I'm sure I'll get one and I'll scan it. And their TV ads state the same thing, no equipment to buy.