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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: The Wireless Genie Client C41W-100 & Wireless Video Bridge

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. adamson

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    Also I have been told they will drop ship the client and WVB for an existing genie customer. Unsure about shipping cost though.
     
  2. tpm1999

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    I had to delay my install by 2 days due to work conflicts. So here is my brief review (will post again once I rewire).

    1. The installer has never installed one by his own before and was just trained the day before. He seemed very confused on whether or not the wireless video bridge can be used as a pass through or not. He called his boss and his boss recommended he add a splitter before the WVB instead of using it as a pass-thru. Unless the pass-thru isnt currently working, this was the dumbest setup I have ever seen. Basically an already split SWM is split again inside the house before the main Genie just so he could put in the WVB. I will rewire tonight and hopefully pass-thru works.

    2. Seems to be more stable so far than my WCCK C41 wireless solution. The guide lags compared to the regular genie, but that is expected.
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Nah, they're misinformed.

    Of course the WVB has pass through capability, otherwise it wouldn't be constructed with an output F connector with an "optional" screw-on terminating cap on a chain that way.

    You can take that splitter nonsense off and connect it in-line.
     
  4. peds48

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    I know it works. But I wonder what has more loss. a 2 way has a 3.5 db loss. so if the WVB has anything greater, then it wold make sense to have the 2 way in place
     
  5. HoTat2

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    Assuming though that the WVB uses the same type of pass-through method the CCK-W does which was found to actually be an internal two-way splitter. With one output feeding the internal circuits of the device and the other the output F connector.

    So if you use the WVB in a single ended configuration through an external splitter that way, it would amount to approximately double the signal loss than the pass-through option.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2013 #186 of 233
    LoweBoy

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    Any timeline on when this will be available from 3rd party vendors?


    Sent from my iPhone using DBSTalk mobile app
     
  7. Sep 1, 2013 #187 of 233
    Mike Bertelson

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    Not yet but when it is you'll hear it here. :D

    Mike
     
  8. JosephB

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    My mom got U-Verse installed at he house recently. Turns out AT&T charges extra for their wireless receivers too, so, it's not outside of what everyone else in the industry is doing.
     
  9. kram82

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    Hi all - Sold our house rather quickly and moving into a rental for the time being. Landlord is fine with a dish being installed outside the house but is not really keen on drilling holes in the interior walls in some of the rooms where there are no existing coax jacks. My first call to customer service was great. The individual indicated I am eligible for an upgrade of all my equipment (I didn't think it was that old... genie HR-34 and 3 H25's). I would just need to call the mover's connection line and tell them we are moving and wanted to upgrade our H25's to C41w's. I did this and the mover's connection individual was very nice but told me that the C41w is not available yet. I told her that the previous C.S. person indicated that it shouldn't be an issue. I was polite and didn't want to agitate her so I asked what my options were and she told me that she would transfer me to the cancellation department. I really don't want to do that. I know that the rolling trucks might not have c41w's yet... but I was really hoping they could ship them to me in advance since I already have the HR-34 up and running. Any idea if there is a better way of trying to keep directv rather than switching providers? I am just looking for insight on the possibility of getting in touch with someone who might be able to ship the devices to me or would be willing to understand my plight.

    Thank you!
     
  10. tpm1999

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    If you live in a "test" area the cs agents can setup an install. If you aren't, there is nothing you can do. I am surprised how long it is taking for the c41w to become widely available. After I figured out my wifi issue it has been working flawlessly for me.
     
  11. kram82

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    Well that just stinks. Maybe I can do some crazy wifi RVU setup with my Samsungs. Ugh.
     
  12. tpm1999

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    Using a wireless deca wcck worked alright for me.
     
  13. Dingus2Much

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    Well...I guess DirecTV decides, again, to delay.
     
  14. peds48

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    Well I am not that surprised at all.... There are still too many bugs...
     
  15. tpm1999

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    About 2 weeks ago I had the c41w lose total connection to the bridge. I reset the hr44, bridge, and c41w and that still didn't work. I had to go to the hr44 and remove the bridge in its menu and then re-add it. Then the c41w found the bridge again And updated its firmware. Very strange and still not ready for prime time.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2013 #196 of 233
    cwpomeroy

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    Looks like this is still only available in limited areas... any idea when this will roll out nation wide? I assume this comes with another monthly fee?
     
  17. Dec 3, 2013 #197 of 233
    RAD

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    I've heard a rumor of middle of this month for general rollout, again just a rumor. And yes there is a monthly charge for each client, just like the wired clients.
     
  18. Dec 4, 2013 #198 of 233
    APorter

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    This is exactly what I need. My wife wants to wall mount the tv on the wall opposite where the cable comes into the room. I spent some time in the attic and there's no good way to move the cable as the wall she wants it on is an interior wall that doesn't extend all the way up the ceiling due to vaulted ceiling with a ledge above the wall.
     
  19. Cavicchi

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    Since it operates at 5GHz, would a 5.8GHz cordless phone cause any problems?
     
  20. Stuart Sweet

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    I wouldn't think so. In fact my home phone is 5.8GHz and I've never seen a problem with the C41W. Not that I get a lot of phone calls but still you'd think I'd notice.
     

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