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C41w

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by firemantom26, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. Nov 6, 2013 #1 of 75
    firemantom26

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    I had a upgrade recently and got the genie and 3 c41 clients. The c41w was not available yet. I know that it is available in some areas and was wondering how people like how it works?


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  2. Nov 6, 2013 #2 of 75
    kaminar

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    From what I've heard, mixed results. The initial official reviews (with video) were outstanding, but in the field there are some "growing pains" ;)

    Would love to hear more reviews from installers and users.

    -=K=-
     
  3. Nov 6, 2013 #3 of 75
    RAD

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    I've been a early tester for the C41W and WVB and for me they've worked just like if there were a wired C41 client. Even when I've moved the client to a far end of the house from the WVB and the network status LED was red the client worked just fine.

    I will say originally I did have a conflict between the WVB/C41W and an older model wireless phone, when the phone was in use the C41W dropped the connection to the WVB. I solved that by going into the WVB's setup and changing the channel selection from auto to a channel that was outside the range the phone and the inSSIDer app on laptop wasn't being used,
     
  4. Nov 6, 2013 #4 of 75
    Laxguy

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    I'd say the consensus from reading a lot of posts and my own experience indicates: Use wired wherever possible.
     
  5. Nov 6, 2013 #5 of 75
    firemantom26

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    I think it would be nice to take the c41w client out on the deck where I don't have any RG6 cable to hook to a box.................
     
  6. Nov 6, 2013 #6 of 75
    peds48

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    that is a good idea, but of course it has to work first. and from my readings, it appears that the C41w is not ready for prime time yet...
     
  7. Nov 6, 2013 #7 of 75
    DB Stalker

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    Anyone know what the power usage on the WVB is?

    #)
     
  8. Nov 6, 2013 #8 of 75
    NR4P

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    7 watts
     
  9. Nov 7, 2013 #9 of 75
    DB Stalker

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    How about the c41w vs. the regular clients?

    #)
     
  10. dettxw

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    So far I've found that a C31 or C41 using a WCCK as a wireless connection to a wireless router to be superior to the C41W/WVB combo in both performance and reliability. YMMV.
    Things may change with future firmware updates.
     
  11. firemantom26

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    I wonder when solid signal will have them available.


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  12. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    if everything goes according to plan, very soon
     
  13. SolidSignal

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    We hope that we will be able to start pre-orders very soon. It's a great product and we are looking forward to offering it, and we appreciate all the support from the DBSTalk community.
     
  14. firemantom26

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    How much is going to cost?
     
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  15. gov

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    I have a customer that would like a (sturdy) A/V cart with a ~50" TV and DirecTV somehow. He would like the cart near the pool table, in the weight room, and on the deck when it's nice out.

    All locations are on the same level of his house, and a 'perfected' wireless client would do the trick. We have AC in all three locations already.

    Biggest problem beside the technology not being ready is an emasculating harridan of a spouse and a vile step grandchild . . .


    But that's another thread, LOL!
     
  16. RAD

    RAD DIRECTV A-Team

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    How much is going to cost?


    IIRC some folks in test markets said $199 for a WVB and one client, plus the 2 year commitment.


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  17. firemantom26

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    Must be $100 for the box and $99 for the bridge.


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  18. firemantom26

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    Solid Signal informed me it will be available 1st quarter of 2014...................
     
  19. T40T

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    Wouldn't it be nice if there was a Genie client that could be both wired AND wireless? So, for everyday use, it could be plugged in with hardwired coax, but for special occasions, like an outdoor movie night, you can go wireless.
     
  20. HoTat2

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    Yes, but DIRECTV wouldn't make as much money out of it.

    This way I get to charge you double if you want such a convenience. !devil12:
     

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