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Move Genie mini to another location

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by TonyL, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. Jul 9, 2014 #1 of 17
    TonyL

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    I had my home receivers changed to the Genie system not long ago.
    In past years I have used one of my bedroom receivers in my detached garage which has it's own Directv oval multi satelite dish.
    i do this so me and my friends and I can watch football games and not disturb my wife and kids.
    Can I do this with the mini genie system receiver?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2014 #2 of 17
    peds48

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    No, the mini must be in the same coax network as your Genie


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  3. Jul 9, 2014 #3 of 17
    dpeters11

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    Unfortunately it sounds like you should have kept a receiver and not gone all Genie/client.
     
  4. Jul 9, 2014 #4 of 17
    jimmie57

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    How far away is the detached garage? Can you run a coax from the main dish to the garage ?
     
  5. Jul 9, 2014 #5 of 17
    TonyL

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    Thanks guys, My shop is about 150 ft from main dish. I can run a coax cable but it would not be worth the labor involved.
    I think I am going to call directv and get a regular receiver added to my account.
     
  6. Jul 9, 2014 #6 of 17
    jimmie57

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    If you want it just for football season, I have read that you can deactivate it for 6 months at a time.
     
  7. Jul 9, 2014 #7 of 17
    peds48

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    This is your best bet. Keep us posted
     
  8. damondlt

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    Mine is not and works just fine.
    My c31 is on the same leg as HR24 and HR23.
    My Genie and H25 are on the other leg of the swm16.

    So what is the malfunction that occurs?
    Or do you mean it just has to be on the same swm?
     
  9. peds48

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    I should have used "should" instead of "must" it is recommended that Genie and clients are on the same leg of the SWM16 since there is a loss in the SWM16 MoCA crossover, which in certain situations can cause the minis to not 'respond" or slow performance.
     
  10. damondlt

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    I get that already on my HR34.
     
  11. CTJon

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    How far can the wireless mini-Genie be from the DVR - is that a possible solution?
     
  12. peds48

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    Up to 75ft (open air, less with obstructions) not form Genie but from WVB
     
  13. peds48

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    I thought you said it was working fine, is not that the case?
     
  14. trh

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    Isn't the TS asking about connecting his mini to a separate dish; a dish that doesn't have the host genie?
     
  15. damondlt

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    This has been it's function since day one.
     
  16. peds48

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    If you are having issues perhaps you might want to think to have the Genie and C31 on the same leg of the SWM16
     
  17. damondlt

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    What was the excuse before the client? It's been looked at multiple times before and again deemed acceptable.

    I see posts all over DBS talk for these exact same issues.
    The sudden for no apparent 5-10 second unresponsive HR34.
    The only fix for this, is have directv stop touching the software.
    I also see posts all over about the HR44 issues, so IMO it's not worth the bother to switch.

    This is clearly an 870 issue. So what will the next software issue bring? I'm seriously thinking about dropping the Genie all together, and replacing it with an HR 24.
     

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