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Add Genie to existing Whole Home??

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Corginut, Jun 9, 2013.

  1. Corginut

    Corginut DBSTalk Club Member

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    I need some help figuring out if I should upgrade a DVR to a Genie in my system as it is currently set up.
    I have an existing Whole Home system with four DVRs and two standard receivers (3 HR20s, 1 HR 24, two H24s). I am doing some remodeling and need to have a second DTV line brought into one room that is changing from a standard receiver to a DVR. I have DECA boxes on all my equipment. I am also getting a Samsung tv that is RVU capable. My question is about whether to upgrade to a Genie as the DVR in one room rather than the standard DVR. Reviews seem mixed, I don't want a huge hassle with Genie mini's needing re-setting, etc. Can I use the Genie as just part of my existing system and just keep all the wiring I have? I assume my switchbox is 16, since I have 10 lines coming in now.
    Thanks for your help. I always like getting new toys but hate the hassles when things don't work well together. I don't want to ask DTV this question because I assume they will just sell me as much as they can.
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    You hardest part is figure out how your SWiM-16 is currently divided in order to add 5-tuners to one side of it.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    I am doing some remodeling and need to have a second DTV line brought into one room that is changing from a standard receiver to a DVR.


    Since you have a SWM system, all receivers including DVRs run of a single coax cable.


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  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Can I use the Genie as just part of my existing system and just keep all the wiring I have? .


    Sure, The Genie would be like a "super" DVR in this case. plus if (when) you get the RVU TV, it'll be ready to be paired with the Genie


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  5. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Get a genie. Not even a debate to me.

    Why do you think you need a new line to where you already have a receiver? It be very odd if you did. Are all your runs home runs to your swim16 multi switch?

    If you have a better description if your system it might be even easier o make suggestions. Ex. Room x has one tv and needs one DVr or receiver. And wherever your main room is that's where I'd put the genie.
     

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