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how to add a client and the cost

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by bhigh8, Oct 14, 2013.

  1. bhigh8

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    i have 3 hd dvrs and a genie. i would like to add a client. either swap with one of my receivers or it becomes the 5th total. how would i go about this and what would be the one time cost up front.? is it free or cost something?
     
  2. longrider

    longrider DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    You will need to call to see what deals you are eligible for, it could be free. There will be $6/month fee added unless you replace one of your DVRs.
     
  3. bhigh8

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    i got the genie about 2 months ago but was never asked about clients. i would have added some if it knew. i called and they said i already used up my upgrade and now need to pay $99. would have liked to add at the time but didnt know.
     
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Bummer, but in all reality you are just as well, or perhaps better off with the DVRs than you would be with a client. Pros and cons both ways.
     
  5. dpeters11

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    It would be nice if they counseled customers on all the options, but they probably can't spend that much time on calls.
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Why would you want to replace an HDDVR with a client? :nono2:
     
  7. bhigh8

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    well in my situation i have 3 tvs on one wall. its a basement sports thing. and two are behind wall and i can change with RF. but third is the same tv as one of the others. so if i do that one as IR it wont change. so i was going to use client and hide behind tv.

    i already have 11 tuners and dont need that many. would also like to have all the same receivers also if possible. but have hr44, hr24, and two hr22s which i hate.
     
  8. JosephB

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    Shocking, but some people prefer a client instead of another HDDVR. Also, they may be hitting a limit of tuners and it's not worth trying to upgrade to another SWM switch. A Genie with HDDVRs as clients is not a universal solution.
     
  9. peds48

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    well in my situation i have 3 tvs on one wall. its a basement sports thing. and two are behind wall and i can change with RF. but third is the same tv as one of the others. so if i do that one as IR it wont change. so i was going to use client and hide behind tv.

    i already have 11 tuners and dont need that many. would also like to have all the same receivers also if possible. but have hr44, hr24, and two hr22s which i hate.
    The HR44 will work on RF and IR at the same time


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  10. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    Shocking, but some people prefer a client instead of another HDDVR. Also, they may be hitting a limit of tuners and it's not worth trying to upgrade to another SWM switch. A Genie with HDDVRs as clients is not a universal solution.
    why should a customer be worry about SWM tuners limit? all they have to worry about is paying the bill. let DirecTV take care of this. it might not be a universal solution, but if you already have them, why get rid of them


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  11. bhigh8

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    Well I already have swm16 put in so tuners is not an issue. It's about controlling 3 tvs. 2 are the same, one is different. Is there a way to hide these behind the wall and still control?


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  12. texasbrit

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    If two TVs are the same then there is nothing you can do about that unless the TVs have the ability to operate on different codes (and as far as I kn ow none of them do). It makes no difference whether you have a receiver, a DVR, a Genie or a Genie client, or whether you are on IR or RF for your remote, the two TVs will both respond to a remote command like on or off. If you are only worried about controlling the DirecTV box, and happy to switch the TVs on/off manually, then any of them will work on RF with independent control.
     
  13. dpeters11

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    Some of us dread having to get an installer, the ones I've gotten have not been contributors here.
     
  14. bhigh8

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    If two TVs are the same then there is nothing you can do about that unless the TVs have the ability to operate on different codes (and as far as I kn ow none of them do). It makes no difference whether you have a receiver, a DVR, a Genie or a Genie client, or whether you are on IR or RF for your remote, the two TVs will both respond to a remote command like on or off. If you are only worried about controlling the DirecTV box, and happy to switch the TVs on/off manually, then any of them will work on RF with independent control.

    So you are saying if I put one tv on rf and one on ir they will still both come on when I hit power no matter what? If they are same tv ?


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  15. peds48

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    I have yet to see a TV that uses RF and I think for obvious reasons...
     

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