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getting new Genie, do I have correct set up?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bhigh8, May 3, 2013.

  1. bhigh8

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    never had 5 receivers. just the 4.
     
  2. Mike Bertelson

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    Good deal. Hopefully this will ensure you have all the DVRs you need.

    Are they still sending out the Genie or will the tech bring it?

    Mike
     
  3. peds48

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    Awesome. Keep us posted
     
  4. bhigh8

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    well the Genie arrived today. it did just what you said it would. 776 errors. I disconnected receivers to get the 8 tuners I wanted working to be connected for now. tech will be here Friday. only thing I cant figure out is internet on the HR34. does it have it built in or does it need those things on the back. I hope it doesn't cause it barely fits in the cabinet as is. things massive.

    Is it possible for me to have a SWM 4. I think that's what its says but then I have 2 splitters on it. that gets me to 8. I could be wrong but I know I am picking up 8 tuners. rest are just getting errors. the SWM is tiny and has 4 cables running on one side and then one on the other.

    thanks guys.
     
  5. goinsleeper

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    HR34 does not have built in wifi, only the HR44. It would either need a wireless connection kit or a directly connected ethernet cable.
     
  6. Mike Bertelson

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    There is no SWiM4. You have a SWiM8. Attached is a basic diagram of a SWiM8 setup.

    That’s why you’re only getting 8 tuners. If you put the HR2x DVRs into single tuner mode until the tech gets there. This way no matter what happens the HR34 will boot with 5 tuners and you won’t get any errors...that could also be, say the HR24 with two tuners and an HR22 in single tuner mode.

    You can put an HR2x in single tuner mode by running the Satellite Setup.

    When the tech gets there (s)he’ll install the SWiM16 and you’ll be running with all the tuners you want. :)

    Mike
     

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  7. bhigh8

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    someone please tell me the genie isn't honestly this crappy. I cant pause live TV. when I do I cant go back and watch it. are there lots of issues with this thing. I have trying to get it and now I have it and it doesn't even do the things I want it to do.

    I have to record the show and go into list and watch the show. otherwise it cant pause and watch and catch up.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    I have never had an issue with normal trickplay. Shouldn't matter, but what software version do you have?
     
  9. goinsleeper

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    Reset the receiver? Check the current software version?
     
  10. peds48

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    and what is it that you want the Genie to do? grant you 3 wishes….. !rolling
     
  11. goinsleeper

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    I was upset when it didn't come with the SI model! :)
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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    That isn't right. It does pause live TV, rewind & fast forward. You shouldn't be having issues with that.

    I recommend a Menu Restart but be careful to ensure the other DVRs don’t take the available tuners before the HR34 comes back up.

    What is the current firmware version? You’ll find it in the Settings & Info.

    Mike
     
  13. bhigh8

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    I did a reset and set up the other receivers with one tuner. seems to be working fine now. It was a mess. if I paused and wanted to watch it I had to hit record and go into list to watch the show. hope that doesn't happen again. it happened like 5 straight times on all different channels.
     
  14. bhigh8

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    install went well. put in SWM 16 and new power block.. everything works fine other than I cant figure out how to turn off the recording message that pops up almost everytime I change the channel. I turned off recording tips but its still there.
     
  15. peds48

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    You need to have at least 6 series links in order for the message to go away
     

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