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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. mx6bfast

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    Questions about this.

    I moved and needed wireless to 2 rooms so had to drop D* after 10 years with them. Currently using ATT wih 2 wireless recievers and they work quite well, but miss the interface and usage of D* recievers, and the PQ.

    1) Does this perform the same functions as a DVR, even though it is not a DVR? ie: List, record, doubt change buffers
    2) Is it HD?
    3) Would I be able to do VOD on it?
    4) I still have a wireless cinema kit, would I still be able to use it with wireless recievers?

    I'm hoping the answers to all this is yes and I am ret to get rid of ATT.
     
  2. lugnutathome

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    Start dialing! It controls the DVR as if you were on it, stunning HD, VOD, ewetoob, etc. the Cinema kit could be used to c onnect yor DECA infrastructure to the internet.

    Don "it's pretty durn cool it is" Bolton

     
  3. elmoglick

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    Ended up with a C41NC-100. Works great, but the little RC71 remote is crap, so I'm using a nice full-size RC65RX instead. Evidently, the Favorites lists aren't copied from the HR34, so I have to re-create from scratch. Otherwise, it works flawlessly. Not sure I really needed the wireless version after all.
     
  4. Milkman

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    Couple of questions.

    #1 - Will this device be subject to the mirroring charge that additional receivers incur???
    #2 - Are you required to have DECA for this to work (I am currently on the unsupported config of direct Ethernet connectivity).
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    1. the WVB has no monthly fee, however each client still carries the fee
    2. No, the only thing you need is SWM and since you must have a Genie, the it should be no issue
     
  6. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Wow! How ya doing!? Haven't seen you around in ages!

    The wvb will connect via deca, but you don't have to have the rest of your system on deca to make that work.
     
  7. heisman6183

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    Can you have a genie and mini clients without having whole home service, or do they require it in order for the mini clients to work?
     
  8. HoTat2

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    It requires WH for it to work, but that's beside the point.
    Per DIRECTV's policy you can not activate a Genie without the WH fee, whether you use clients with it or not.
     
  9. Laxguy

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    It's part of the system, and needs to be a whole home install.
     
  10. heisman6183

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    Ah, good to know. At least you're able to do it all in unsupported mode (which I'm on and works great without the extra equipment).
     
  11. HoTat2

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    Yep;

    For ethernet only unsupported WH networks its real convenient having an internal CCK on the Genie so ethernet data can easily move from the WVB placed anywhere on the satellite SWiM coax plant to the home ethernet network.

    That is, unless DIRECTV ever decides to remove this capability from the Genies where you will then need an external CCK. ;)
     
  12. LoweBoy

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    Is there a broken link to look at the First Look from iOS?
     
  13. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Not here. Mac using Safari. Try reloading or another browser?
     
  14. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Works fine with Safari on my iPad.
     
  15. Hoffer

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    I am interested in one of these. I've always wanted a DirecTV receiver in my office, but not enough to get it done. I really don't want to have a new coax run into my office. With this wireless client, I wouldn't need it!!

    I've wanted a Genie ever since the HR34 came out, but I just haven't gotten around to it. I think when this wireless thing is available, I'll finally get a Genie.
     
  16. Milkman

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    Doing good, thanks... I am on an unsupported MRV configuration so I am not really on the "Cutting Edge" any longer since I didn't really think there would be any opportunity for me to help there on this type of configuration.

    Yeah so I didn't realize Genie is required for the configuration either. I don't want to pay the monthly charge for a receiver since this will be in my garage and if I used the TV once a month that would be a lot. I will need to figure out another, more cost effective way, to get TV in my garage. :)
     
  17. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Get a supported system (DECA), have a drop into the garage, but have a Genie client or H25 where you seldom use it, then switch the unit to the garage for those infrequent times. No need for wireless, perhaps.
     
  18. HoTat2

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    And be sure to cap the open ends of the vacated cable with a terminating cap (via a barrel coupler) when moving the Genie client or H25 between the two. :)
     
  19. Milkman

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    Yeah no thanks. I don't want to move equipment around when I want that picture. I will just figure out a way to get picture out to that SD Tube TV a different way. :)
     
  20. Brandon Wedgeworth

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    Not to get into a big thing here, since this is the DirecTV forum...and I actually loved my DirecTV service... But, The wireless AP that U-Verse Premises Techs install can actually be placed anywhere. I currently have one with one wireless receiver and the AP is connected to a 8 port Netgear gigabit switch that AT&T supplied. It's also a 5ghz N AP (Cisco) and the range has been stellar for me so far. It's actually much better than the Netgear dual band router's 5ghz network that I used to use. U-verse service isn't perfect by any means, but the wireless set-top box and AP have worked very well with no dropouts for me so far.
     

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