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HR44/C41 Genie system installed today, a few questions

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by fgrogan, Jun 15, 2013.

  1. fgrogan

    fgrogan Cool Member

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    Yes, agree he should have left one. but I was able to find one for another old peice of equipment in my ever expanding pile of old equipment and cables in the basement. AM21 powered right up, set up the local channels (it did ask me for my zip so the earlier posts I read about it scanning for channel vs. the database of OTA channels has me a bit confused) and then it displayed all of the OTA locals in the guide. I went to the one active C41 client TV's and there are the local channels too. Great way to get the local weather channel on multiple TV's without having to have AM21's, built in OTA tuners and OTA cable runs per set.
     
  2. fgrogan

    fgrogan Cool Member

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    The whole situation of them offering me all of the hardware and install for free and also telling me I didn't have to activate any of it is still bizarre to me. of course, once I tried to do that they would not actually do what they said, but went with the 6 month vacation hold. I didn't push back hard at that point, my guess is I will have to in 6 months.
     
  3. fgrogan

    fgrogan Cool Member

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    Installer left me 10 pin cables for both composite and component connections. Each C41 has its own HDMI connector. Only thing it doesn't support is a direct RF/Coax output hence the Modulator need for an old TV.
     
  4. bgcarl

    bgcarl New Member

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    I also just upgraded to the Genie system and wondered about powering my AM21. The DirecTV installer didn't think the AM21 would work but I called my son who also has the Genie and is using a AM21 with good results. I hooked mine up and realized the power supply for the Genie was totally different than my previous HR20 but my son was out of town for further questions. Lo an behold, the AM21 works just fine without connecting the dangling power cord. Apparently it gets it's power through the USB connection to the HR44. So there you are - enjoy your local OTA Channels.

    Bryan
     

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