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Genie wiring help

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Trainerman, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. Trainerman

    Trainerman Cool Member

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    Sorry for all the questions, trying to decide on whether to go with DTV.

    The house I'm in has had DTV before. It has the slimline dish and 2 coax lines running to one room and one coax running to another room.

    If I want to install the whole home dvr Genie in one room and one mini in another...all HD...how many coax lines do I have to have running to each receiver? I want the mini wired, not wireless. I assume two to the Genie and one to the mini, just as it is wired now?

    Thank you for your help!
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    it sounds lIke you had a legacy set up. You will need a SWM LNB with one line from the dish to a 2way splitter probably a one line to each receiver or mini


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  3. harsh

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    Each box requires one coax for DIRECTV delivered content. The installer will bring all hardware and short cables necessary to make the coax connections.

    If you think you'll need/want OTA capability, you'll need a second coax at the Genie for the add-on AM21N OTA tuner connection to an appropriate VHF/UHF antenna.
     
  4. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    you might also want to run an ethernet cable from your router to the Genie for internet access
     
  5. Trainerman

    Trainerman Cool Member

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    Thank you for the help! Much appreciated.
     
  6. Apr 1, 2014 #6 of 15
    Trainerman

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    So, to clarify. If I only have/want one TV hooked to the new Genie I only have to run one cable from the dish to the Genie? Just one TV in the entire house I mean to say.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2014 #7 of 15
    inkahauts

    inkahauts DIRECTV A-Team

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    Yes
     
  8. Apr 1, 2014 #8 of 15
    Trainerman

    Trainerman Cool Member

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    Thank you.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2014 #9 of 15
    Bill Broderick

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    Yes. But, as peds48 pointed out, you will need a new LNB on your dish. A single cable from your existing dish won't cut it.
     
  10. Trainerman

    Trainerman Cool Member

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    Got it. Thank you.
     
  11. boogie

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    Instead of running an Ethernet cable to each tv, if your router is near a DTV box just split the cable and connect a DTV Cinema Connection module to your router. The Internet will flow to all of your receivers over the existing coax.
     
  12. west99999

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    Why split the line? The one ethernet to the Genie would do the same. If it can be done this would be the best thing to do.
     
  13. peds48

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    Because if the box next to router is not a Genie, you would need a DECA BB
     
  14. west99999

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    Do you just try and get your post count up or what? You just said the same thing a few post up about running ethernet to the Genie. Why split the line if you don't have to is what I said and he already said he only wants one Genie so if he can run ethernet then it is the best connection.
     
  15. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    But if he wants to use a DECA BB, then a splitter is needed. I answer the Q about why the need for a splitter.
     

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