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Genie Self Install

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by DrummerBoy523, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. DrummerBoy523

    DrummerBoy523 Godfather

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    I have a HR24, HR21 and H24.

    I called up DTV and got a Genie shipped out to replace my HR21.

    Do I need to get a 16-Way Multiswitch or will my current setup work (replacing the HR21 with the new Genie)?

    See attachment. DirecTV Setup 3.jpg
     
  2. smokechaser

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    Just Curious what did they charge to upgrade to the genie? I am thinking about upgrading too.
     
  3. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    Do you have a SWiM LNB? You have to be SWiM enabled to have a Genie. Then you can have up to 8 tuners. Unless you have a SWiM 16. Then you obviously can have more.

    Genie - 5 tuners
    HR2X - 2 tuners
    H2x - 1 tuner
     
  4. dpeters11

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    He has a DECA showing as on the HR21, so SWM has to be there.
     
  5. Laxguy

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    As already said, it should be fine. Just don't use an external DECA with the Genie! And you can use the Genie as the input for your internet, as well as a bridge to the rest of your boxes if the units are convenient to one another.
     
  6. peds48

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    I will remove the 4 way as is doing nothing and just use the PI pass through
     
  7. peds48

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    Are you sure about that?

    In this case, I would use a powered DECA and feed the Genie with ethernet and add a BSF filter to the SWM input
     
  8. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    Yeah, I was wondering why it was even there.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Um why? I've heard its not good to put a bsf right next to a genie as it reflects the signal back to fast possibly.

    If he didn't use the genie as the bridge,I'd use a 2 way splitter then use one line for the genie and one for a deca connection. He will need another power supply for a deca though if he does that. His other receives aren't going to drive an external deca anymore.


    I'd put the genie not he most important spot, the h on the second most important, and the HR24 not he third most important.

    Actually I'd likely swap the the h25 for a genie mini. Only can gain from that. Can't lose anything.

    And keep the HR21 as a backup in a closet somewhere!
     
  10. DrummerBoy523

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    It was free w/2 yr commit.
     
  11. DrummerBoy523

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    Yes, we have the whole home service w/swm.
     
  12. DrummerBoy523

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    The 4-way was put there by the original installer as we originally had a drop off of it (it is in attic) down to spare bedroom.
     
  13. DrummerBoy523

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    So, I'm going to be moving the HR24 to where the HR21 is/was. Currently I have an external DECA up there. Since I'm using the DECA network to get internet at that location, and the HR24 has an internal DECA, how can I get a DECA there? Although the HR24 has an internal DECA, can I still put a DECA up there to get Ethernet/internet for my blu-ray/xbox/wii?
     
  14. inkahauts

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    You can't run the deca inline like you did before.

    Put a two way splitter on that line right before the HR24. one line to the HR24 and one to the deca and then get a power supply (like you have on the other two external decas) for the deca and you will be good.
     
  15. DrummerBoy523

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    So, I can't run an external DECA off the HR24? I'm not going to use the ethernet for the HR24 (since it has internal DECA), but I would use the HR24 to power the DECA and run the ethernet to a switch for the xbox, wii, blu-ray.
     
  16. carl6

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    Put a splitter before the DECA and run one coax to the HR24 and the other to the DECA. You can't have the DECA inline with the 24.
     
  17. inkahauts

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    So, I can't run an external DECA off the HR24? I'm not going to use the ethernet for the HR24 (since it has internal DECA), but I would use the HR24 to power the DECA and run the ethernet to a switch for the xbox, wii, blu-ray.


    Again what Carl said which is also what I said. The reason is there is a bsf built into all decas so it would block the deca signal from getting to the HR24. Plus I don't think its set up to power a deca either.
     
  18. Laxguy

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    No, you cannot, and you cannot also run an ethernet cable into the 24 if it's on MRV.
     
  19. peds48

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    Right, am HR24 would not power up a DECA.
     
  20. peds48

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    Why not? if the TS gets a DECA BB, they can run an ethernet cable to the HR24. the HR24 would use the ethernet port for WHDVR and other connected features instead of the internal DECA
     

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