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Networking Two Genies with a HR21-100

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Nolzman, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Nolzman

    Nolzman Legend

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    I currently have the newest Genie network/linked to two HR21 HD DVR's. I was giving a clean HR24-500 and I was thinking about replacing one of HR21's with this Genie. It is possible or are there any issues with linking two Genies and an HR21?
     
  2. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    An HR24-500 isn't a Genie. The Genie models are HR34 and HR44.

    Last 'official' word was that subscribers are not allowed to have two Genies on one account.
     
  3. dpeters11

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    And by clean, you mean that you verified with the access card department that it was owned and no issues activating once you get a new access card?
     
  4. Nolzman

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    I re-checked and it is an HR24-500. I just looks my new Genie and not the other HR21 DVR's I own. And yes I verified with DTV that all I need is a card. A friend bought her recevier outright, moved back to Canada and gave it to me. She also gave me a HR21-100, but I did not need this one. Plan to sell it. I guess I need to check out the specs on the HR24-500. THanks.
     
  5. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

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    To answer your original question, you should have no problems adding the 24. Since you already have a Genie and two HR21s, you should have a SWM16 installed. That allows up to 16 tuners. You currently have nine. Just make sure you do not exceed eight tuners on either of the SWM's legs.

    Correction: you want to Replace a 21 with a 24. You will still remain at nine tuners and once you deactivate the old 21, your monthly bill should remain the same.
     
  6. DB Stalker

    DB Stalker New Member

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    Just make sure you plug the coax directly in the hr24 and remove the DECA. There shouldn't be anything plugged into the Ethernet port on the hr24.
    #)
     

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