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Created: Jan 9, 2014
alaskanjackal1 Created: Jan. 9, 2014
Well, seems that was it. Since turning it off, usage has hovered between 0.5 to 2GB per day. Sounds like AT&T is going to credit the $90 in overage charges. Next time I visit, I'm tempted to turn it back on for a day just to test and see if it jumps way back up, but suffice it to say, this is a dangerous feature, and DTV needs to look at how it's implemented as far as how...
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Created: Dec 23, 2013
alaskanjackal1 Created: Dec. 23, 2013
Right. So the question is, is Genie Recommends downloading On Demand programs behind the scenes (there are random On Demand programs appearing in the recordings playlist) without my knowledge and permission and causing this excessive data usage? After turning it off, it seems usage has dropped dramatically, so my inclination is to say yes, it is. And if so, this is a majo...
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Created: Dec 22, 2013
alaskanjackal1 Created: Dec. 22, 2013
It is? The line I quoted was from a section in the review titled " Let's take a look at Genie Recommends. " Am I missing something? Without Genie Recommends on, those titles wouldn't appear in the queue at all. Can you elaborate?
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Created: Dec 22, 2013
alaskanjackal1 Created: Dec. 22, 2013
Wow...they really should mention that somewhere. It's not clear at all, and in fact, according to Hands on: DIRECTV Genie HD DVR and "Genie Recommends" - The Solid Signal Blog , " If you are internet connected, you'll also see a list of on demand programs. These don't download until you ask for them. " So far my parents are up to $80 in overage charges due to this. Maybe ...
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Created: Dec 22, 2013
alaskanjackal1 Created: Dec. 22, 2013
(Similar situation to here for some background, except we're on AT&T DSL, not a Mifi: http://forums.directv.com/message/11196099#11196099 ) TL;DR version : Does the Genie Recommends feature preemptively download a crap-ton of VOD content using up tons of gigabytes of data usage? Full story : My parents (whom I am visiting for the holidays) switched from Dish to DirecTV (b...
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