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Can I do this with a SWM-16? (Tuner Count)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by les_garten, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. les_garten

    les_garten Cool Member

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    I have a SWM-16

    On Leg #1 of the SWM I have a Genie and a HR24 (7 Tuners)

    One Leg #2 of the SWM, I have 3 HR22's (6 Tuners)

    What would happen if I took one of the HR22's off and added another Genie, that would give me 9 Tuners on that Leg(#2). Would it work as long as I didn't try to use all 9 tuners at once?

    Thanx!
     
  2. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

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    First of all, DirecTV won't give you a second Genie...even if you bought one from a third party, they won't activate it.

    However, that aside, assuming some other configuration that totals 9 tuners, you would have to configure one of the HR22's to use only 1 tuner (a setting in the satellite setup).
     
  3. les_garten

    les_garten Cool Member

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    Thanx for that info.

    Never say never...
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    No it's never right now. They won't do it. We all think they will allow it someday but there's no way they will activate two for anyone today. There system won't even let then right now. It's a hard line.
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    if you succeed activating two Genies let us know as thus would be very exciting for those who have tried but have failed


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  6. les_garten

    les_garten Cool Member

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    Sounds like a lot of people already got the T-shirt!
     
  7. fluffybear

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    I hate the words "Can't be done".
     
  8. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Oh they hard coded the system so regular csr can't mistakenly do it it seems.

    Obviously it could be done previously and for testing but at this point their system won't allow one to be activate to an account that already has one. My folks had a genie go bad and swapped it for a new genie. THe csr started to activate the new one and it kicked her out and she had to delete the old one first and start over.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    but to answer the OP question, connecting ether Genie to the second output of the SWM16 would make the Genie boot up with only 4 tuners but will give you a constant 776 message


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  10. harsh

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    I've heard of no more than two people claiming to have succeeded and I suspect that at least one of them isn't telling the whole truth about the circumstances under which it may have happened.
     
  11. les_garten

    les_garten Cool Member

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    Thanx!

    Now it's beginning to sound like a UFO/Conspiracy theory kinda deal!

    ;-)
     
  12. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    There where a few when it first got released because they got it before the system had been locked up and everyone knew about it. There have also been many reports of a few people who afterward where caught and had the extra genie deactivated and they would not reactivate it.

    All the rest of the people with two, like myself, received them as testing units and that is the sign IMHO that someday it will be allowed. But it's not ready yet. That's been hashed out in other threads. If there was any way to get two id have done that for my folks ages ago and id have three.
     
  13. slice1900

    slice1900 Well-Known Member

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    Why would the fact that people who helped test the units have two mean that someday they'll allow others to do so? If instead of getting a free HR44 from helping test they gave you $200, would that mean someday Directv will give $200 checks to all their customers? :)
     
  14. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    Kind of a pointless post, but might have to do with being part of the test group.
     
  15. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    I suspect when DirecTv allowed some testers to run two genies it was their intent to allow this to anyone in the near future. But the testing showed issues with two genies and so for the moment (until DirecTV fixes the problems - I assume this will happen some day) people are limited to one.
     
  16. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    As "one of them", yes there were a few things that they'd need to address, but more of an issue is what happened with client pairing and a power loss or software update. It could be quite "challenging" for the testers and not something a normal customer or CSR could deal with very well.

    "Of course" the next thing will be "I just want two Genies and no clients" so....
    Yeah, right, and then someone adds a RVU TV or a client and it goes to hell.
     
  17. inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yep. It all needs to work right first.
     
  18. texasbrit

    texasbrit DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes, I was referring mainly to the client pairing issues.....
     
  19. satinstallerguy

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    There's a way to have 2 Genies working in your home but unless you have a dealer showroom account you can't do it...................

    SIG
     
  20. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Right.... until you add RVU clients then "hell breaks loose"

    See post #16 for reference
     

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