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Genie upgrade

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by MrDad0330, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Yup, most likely a $99.00 dollar "lease" fee unless you get a deal and a 2 year commitment
     
  2. MrDad0330

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    When i get my genie upgrade next Saturday, I will be having the new clients placed im my kitchen(to replace an H21 and in the adjoining living room where i now have an H24. You have told me the clients are so small (maybe like the size of a Roku) that I could mount them to the back of my TV sets and control them with the new remotes that are RF. That would be great but I wonder if the one remote in the kitchen would interfer with the client in the living room since thay are close? And, of course vice versa.

    Last, I have a Swim16 with an 8 way spitter and a 4 way spitter feeding off the Swim16. I am thinking that that distribution set up will not be affected and this will just be a equipment change out. I currently have to lines running to two bedrooms not in use but there is the chance my daughter and grandaughter will be moving back with me so can i add in two additional clients if that happens so that I can bring signal to those rooms?

    What I will have after next Saturday's intall will be:

    Genie in my bedroom (thats where my router and cable modem is)and to replace my aging HR22-100
    HR24 in my family room (I am keeping that unit)this is my home theator room
    Client: in my living room replacing my H24
    Client: in my kitchen replacing my H21

    Will I be able to add two client units to my new system IF my daughter and grandaught move back in with me?
     
  3. texasbrit

    texasbrit Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but the clients won't be free and you can only use three at a time. Two new clients will cost you $200. If you keep your H21 and H24, that will cost you $6 a month each so if the move-in happens in less than 16 months you would be better off keeping the receivers (assuming no price changes, which of course is quite possible)
     
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Also, keep in mind that no more than eight tuners can exist on one leg of the SWiM 16.
     
  5. inkahauts

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    Or he could just pick up a couple h25s when needed as well, and who knows, maybe they will give him a deal for adding more stuff latter in.

    Don't worry about multiple rf remotes, you could have ten next to each other and they wouldn't have any issues. Trust me, I know from experience on that one. ;)

    I think you will love the new setup. Hopefully you get hr44 and c41s.

    Not sure how you use your system, but the genie would go wherever you watch TV the most and the HR24 where every you watch TV the least IMHO. I love the aspect that the clients have full control and access to the genie. In your situation, you are just gaining all around.

    Personally, you might want to see if you can record everything you watch on the genie and slowly empty the HR24 from recording duties if possible. Then when your daughter comes you could always move the HR24 to her room and a h25 to her daughters, and isolate them so they have Whole Home Service just for themselves even if you want. Then just add one more client for your stuff. That's if you want to isolate their stuff. Or at least keep her stuff on her own DVR and not take up space on yours for things you don't want to also watch. Just a thought.


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  6. MrDad0330

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    inkahauts: Please see my responses in CAPS next to your comments. You have some great ideas and I thank you for you input here. I like your ideas but it just would not be easily done.

     
  7. The Merg

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    The RF remotes are paired to a specific receiver. You actually enter in the last 6 digits of the receiver's ID number as part of programming it.

    With regard to placement of the Genie, I'm guessing that your concern is that if you put the Genie in the Family Room you won't have an Ethernet cable to hook it up? I see that you already have an HR22 in the bedroom where your router is. Basically, the HR24 would take the place of the HR22. The installer would add a splitter up there and install a Cinema Connection Kit there and you could hardwire that to your router. That would give Internet access to ALL of your receivers. The Genie could then be in the Family Room.


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  8. inkahauts

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    What merg said. No need to run extra lines and keeps you hard wired. :)


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  9. peds48

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    not anymore with the newer RC71 and C31/41 they dont have RID numbes
     
  10. peds48

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    Very good idea!
     
  11. The Merg

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    Very good idea!


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  12. The Merg

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    True. Forgot about that (especially since I refuse to use the RC71)...


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  13. inkahauts

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    not anymore with the newer RC71 and C31/41 they dont have RID numbes
    yeah but they are still specific to a receiver. No issues using multiple ones to different receivers in the same room.


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  14. The Merg

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    yeah but they are still specific to a receiver. No issues using multiple ones to different receivers in the same room.


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    Think he was just pointing out the error in my post...


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  15. peds48

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    yup. but more like for other readers since I know you know better :yesman:
     
  16. The Merg

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    I have you fooled then, don't I?
     
  17. inkahauts

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    :lol:

    I wonder if they are still identified via the rec I'd in some way. We will likely never know though.


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  18. MrDad0330

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    Well i took the leap and had Genie installed today and I listened to all of your suggestions. I did get the HR44, the installer said they just got them in..so i was even more happy. I did have the Genie installed in my Fam Room where i watch my most TV and my home theater is. I had to have an optical output to use in my home theater so I had to have the HR44 so I was good to go. So he moved my HR24 up to my bedroom where my modem and router are and he said the whole house would connect there and I didnt have to have the Genie up there. That was perfect. Then he intalled my clients in my kitchen and Liv Room to replace the Hxxx receivers but he used "C31" clients. I thought he was to use C41 clients?? Also he left me with RC66RX remotes..the older looking ones.. I thought the new genie remotes were black and a little more sleek looking. All and all im happy and in the kitchen where I had a H21 up on top of the fridge, I know mounted the client behind the TV with two sided tape and with RF, it works great and nothing on top my frig!! Just wondered why he used the C31 client and I didnt get the new style remotes?
     
  19. The Merg

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    They might not have had the C41's. As for the new style remote, I believe they will only leave them if you state that you need to use RF (as the HR44 can only use the RC71 remote for RF).

    And IMHO, I can't stand the new RC71 remotes.

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  20. MrDad0330

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    Well the ones he left he programmed for rf and it seems fine
     

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