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Genie and Client Question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bikemanAMD, Apr 19, 2013.

  1. bikemanAMD

    bikemanAMD AllStar

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    Hi All

    Currently have a HR24 and H24 Receviers if I was to take Directv up on a Free upgrade soon since we've been with them almost a day year now (installed last May 6 2012) Would I be able to hook up my DVD-Recorder to the Client device from the Genie? Current Tv is a Mitsubshi WS-55315 HDTV (NO Hdmi connection) wanna be sure before I accept a free upgrade if it make the right choice, main tv upstairs has HDMI and all that
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Yes. Depending on what type of inputs you DVD recorder has, you will need either the component or composite cable "dongle"
     
  3. bikemanAMD

    bikemanAMD AllStar

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    Oh Ok, Thank you, the recorder has Composite and Componeout connections, TV has the same type of connections
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Don't forget to ask,the installer to leave these cables behind, since they are not "included" in the box
     
  5. goinsleeper

    goinsleeper Godfather

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    Why not just keep the HR24? You'll pay the same monthly cost for the Genie and 1 client as you will the Genie and the HR24, but you'll end up with more simultaneous recordings and recording space.
     
  6. bikemanAMD

    bikemanAMD AllStar

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    Possible could do that, and I guess use my Philips 3576H hard drive dvd-recorder less possibly, right now use this dvd recorder a lot...but I guess can sort things out, and figure out what to do in terms of Directv receivers and such
     
  7. Volatility

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    Another advantage of having Genie and the HR24 is that if the genie stops working, you can still watch tv in the other room whereas if the genie ever stops working you can not with a client as the client
    gets its feed from the genie and therefore can not watch tv untill the genie issue is resolved.
     

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