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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. toricred

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    For those that have the c41w as an option, how does the initial price compare to the plain c41?
     
  2. spidey

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    Sorry. Wireless video bridge has coax to it and coax out of it to HR44. HR44 is hard wired to router now. C41W is in sunroom no wire to it :)
     
  3. spidey

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    Only thing I see on my samsung with C41 is when I fast forward or skip 30 I get no source info. I will have to play with the settings on the TV to see if I can get that to go away a little annoying
     
  4. HoTat2

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    As the previous poster asked, what was the price for the C41W + WVB combo you got?
     
  5. spidey

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    mine was free. A critter had eaten thru coax thatI previously ran to sunroom. The coax was under a new composite deck and impossible to remove a board without major task so I told the agent my story and they gave it to me free as part of the HR44 upgrade. I guess the young lady felt sorry for me and since I was in test market
     
  6. HoTat2

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    Yes, but on the order confirmation e-mail don't they show the price followed by a full credit for the same amount (except for maybe tax, S&H)?,
     
  7. spidey

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    sorry didnt keep the email or cant find it. If I recall maybe the wireless genie might have been 99$ and the bridge 99 but dont quote me on that since I can not find the email
     
  8. HoTat2

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    How about your online account under "Billing and Transactions" ----> "orders?"

    Should be a record of it there.

    Sorry to be a bother ... :)

    Just want to see if they are charging separate for the C41W and the WVB and how much for each.
     
  9. rob316

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    Does anyone know when the Wireless Genie will be avaliable in NJ. i really need to add one to a room I just finished.
     
  10. acostapimps

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    Does the mini Genie take away a tuner from the Genie HR34/44 when not in use? , ie live tv, since I'm thinking of upgrading one of the bedrooms that has a D12 currently on a SD set, which is rarely used, Or I could get another HD receiver even though is a SD TV.
     
  11. RAD

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    No, a RVU client, like the Genie Mini, doesn't not tie up a tuner in the Genie when it's in the powered off position.
     
  12. Jacob Braun

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    For those wondering about the price:

    I acted like a new customer in Des Moines, IA Zip Code 50047. When I added a Genie to the cart and received the option for Genie Minis, it had the option to "Make It Wireless" for $99 more. It showed each Wireless Genie Mini as $99 and then a Wireless Setup Fee as $99 (presumably that's the WVB and site survey they do). It credited everything but the $99 cost for the Wireless Setup Fee. So it would be assumed that for existing customers a C41W would be $99 (current Genie Mini price) and then a $99 price for install/WVB. However I do not know if that is in addition to a $49 charge for installation, or if the $99 charge supersedes that.

    I attached a screen shot.

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  13. HoTat2

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    You can do that as well, just remember an HD receiver does not have an ch. 3/4 RF modulator output. So the SD set will need to have auxiliary video inputs, or you'll need to purchase a separate RF modulator unit.
     
  14. HoTat2

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    Thanks;

    Looks like they are charging separately for the C41W and WVB.

    Going to be expensive then without discounts ... :nono:
     
  15. Jacob Braun

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    Well the WVB is only needed once (unless you have a large home and need multiple WVBs, but I'm not sure if the $99 would include more than 1?) and after you have your WVBs you can then add all the wireless clients you need for $99. $198 can certainly be a bit steep for some though, I certainly agree.
    I wonder if the free Protection Plan upgrade will have the option for a Genie + C41W+WVB in the future (it probably will, but I wonder if they will charge an additional $99 for the WVB option?)
     
  16. tpm1999

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    Other forums said that customers have placed orders for it, so since I am in a test area I decided to give it a go. Front line CSR actually new what I was talking about (shock!) and was able to place the order since I am in a test area. I am scheduled for monday morning. Got the email confirmation and it looks 100 percent correct. 99 for the wireless genie mini... 0 for the WVB, but 99 for the wireless genie mini setup and then 50 for the install. So if I would have waited until it came out it most likely would have cost me 200 instead of 250...oh well hopefully getting it a little early will be worth it!
     
  17. ajbtv2

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    I emailed in to ask about getting a C41W. The response back was that the cost for the C41W was $99 and it would cost $6 per month for the added receiver, but I would need to call in to order it.

    I proceeded to call in. The agent I got on the phone stated the C41W was $99 and I would also have to pay a $49 installation fee because it was a new receiver. This information was left out of my email conversation. I asked if the $49 could be waived and she said "No". The agent then proceeded to tell me if I replaced one of my current units they could drop ship the unit to me. I was not prepared to immediately answer to replacing a current unit.

    After some discussion, we decided for the $99 we could replace one of the current H25 for a C41W. However, when I called in to order the deal with DirecTV - I was told that the cost would now be $250! Then she stated she could give me a $50 credit, bringing the price to $199! That's an increase of $50 every time I talk to a DirecTV representative, even though I have it in writing that the C41W cost would only be $99.

    I can't believe DirecTV customer service. It has bee a nightmare since day one!
     
  18. RAD

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    I think the $250 is probably the correct amount at this time, $99 for the C41W, $99 for the wireless video bridge and a $49 installation charge.
     
  19. Drucifer

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    Do you currently have a HR44?
     
  20. adamson

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    There is no way you are going to get both devices the C41w and the Wireless Video Bridge for $99 alone. If so folks lets all demand the same!
     

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