FAQ Topic: hopper vs genie

Wireless DVR networking – What’s all the buzz about?

April 26, 2017 | Author: Ibex Marketing
First off, "wireless" in this context means a lack of connection from the main Genie box to all Wireless Genie Minis (each Mini still needs 2 wires: a power outlet and connection to the TV). So, if you have a fairly large home, you won't need hundreds of feet of wire to connect 5+ rooms. The only real drawback is reception. If there's an extremely heavy wall or equipment between...

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The Aesthetics and Usability of Program Guides

April 26, 2017 | Author: Ibex Marketing
Whether it's a website, flier or DVR guide, design and function are critical to success. With DVR on-screen guides, it's always been a mix of art and science. Anticipating your next move (or gently guiding you) comes with experience. On the flip side, poor user experience can be a VERY frustrating thing... just ask most cable subscribers. Both Hopper and Genie have award-winning guides, but there are subtle differences. Here...

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Hard Drive Capacity – Bigger always better?

April 26, 2017 | Author: Ibex Marketing
With some devices, a larger hard drive can actually slow down processing, especially if the CPU isn't equipped to handle heavy load spikes. With satellite TV DVRs, that's generally not an issue. The processors used by both Genie and Hopper are typically fast enough to manage the max stress during simultaneous recording and streaming (i.e., there's rarely any delay or pixelation). So, with satellite DVRs, it's always in your best...

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