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Genie, 3 Genie Minis Install Question (wiring)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by BigBird0000, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    I just requested an upgrade from DirecTV, they said they are sending me
    1 Genie
    3 Genie Minis


    [currently have HR24-200, D12-100 (3)]

    I have a slimline antenna (SL54NR2-02 green label), an MSPLIT4R1-02 (4 way splitter green label),
    a power inserter and DECA (don't think I will need this). I have coax going to each TV, and Ethernet in each room from a central location.

    Can someone provide me with a wiring diagram of how to hook the Genie, Genie Minis, and Ethernet together?

    Muchly Appreciated!
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Each genie or client needs coax to it. Run all lines to the splitter. Because you have a 4-way splitter, you will need to pass the line through the power inserter to the receiver... Just make sure you connect POWER TO SWM to the splitter, if you connect the thing wrong you will fry the receiver. Run one Ethernet cable to the genie DVR and it will provide internet to the clients.

    If that's not clear please send me a PM and I will ask someone i know to do a wiring diagram for you in the morning.
     
  3. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    Attached Files:

  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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  5. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    Great,

    Thanks Steward and OldSchool!
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    No, VERYoldschool... !rolling there is a difference!
     
  7. kaminar

    kaminar Mentor

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    May want to keep the HR24 instead of one of the Genie Minis. Same monthly cost, 7 tuners vs. 5.

    Just saying :)

    Good luck!
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    Agreed.

    The OP is putting all his eggs in one basket. He should think twice about keeping the HR24.
     
  9. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    That sounds like a great idea, I didn't know what works with what.

    Do I still need the DECA for internet on the HR24? If so, how does that get wired in?

    Thanks for the helpful info, the kids would like to keep their recordings on the HR24 !
     
  10. SolidSignal

    SolidSignal Cool Member

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    Hi,

    I was asked to weigh in on this thread. You do not need a DECA for the HR24, but if you are going to use 3 clients, a Genie DVR and an HR24 you will need an 8-way splitter.

    Attached is a diagram that shows how everything goes together. The only critical part is that you must run the line to the power inserter from the red port on the splitter.
     
  11. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    SolidState, would my HR-24 still be able to access youtube without the DECA?
     
  12. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    Also, does this work with a SWM-5 Sat, or do I need SWM-8?
     
  13. SolidSignal

    SolidSignal Cool Member

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    It's Solid Signal ;)

    The Genie will distribute internet over the coax line to all your HD receivers. It's like having an external broadband DECA except it's built in.

    As for your second question, I think you're asking if you can use the SWM-enabled Slimline dish or if you need to go to an external multiswitch. The answer is that you can use the SWM-enabled Slimline dish for any combination of up to 8 tuners. The Genie DVR counts as 5, the HR24 counts as 2, and the Mini Clients use the tuners from the DVR so they don't add to the tuner count. In other words, you wouldn't have to upgrade.
     
  14. BigBird0000

    BigBird0000 New Member

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    OK, great. I knew the genie distributed the ethernet, but didn't know if the HR24 would be able to get it from there, I guess it makes sense since the DECA just puts it in for the HR-24.

    Also thanks for confirming the LNB slimline question.

    SolidState - will be looking around on your site later - thanks again for all the clarifications!
     
  15. Drucifer

    Drucifer New Member

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    NY Hudson...
    The DECA is for the connection to the Intenet that is shared over your Whole Home by all receivers on your Whole Home.

    You can also plug your Ethernet directly into your Genie, but if for any reason the Genie goes down, you also lose your Internet access.
     

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