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Question about the genie?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by JB292, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. JB292

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    Hi,

    I'm sorry about being a newbie again, but my job has taken me out of the country for the last couple years. I'm only home for a month, before I go back to Afghanistan.

    Anways, I live in the Huntsville, Al area, where there is a DirecTV customer service center, and have acquired my receivers as owned. I have the opportunity to buy an owned Genie. I do not have a Swm system. What I do have hooked up at the moment is 2 r15's, and 2 HD Dvr's. What would I need to add the genie to my account? Is it even possible with the R15's?

    thanks again, sorry if this question has been asked repeatedly, but my time is extremely limited, and I don't have time to read multiple threads to find the answer.
     
  2. The Merg

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    With the Genie you would need to upgrade to a SWM setup. Due to the amount of tuners you have, you could easily upgrade to a SWM16. With the SWM16, there are legacy ports so you could still use your R15. This is not a supported setup by DirecTV though. If they come out and do the install, they will replace a R15 with a R16. The SWM16 does have 4 legacy ports so you can keep using both R15s if you want.

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  3. JB292

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  4. The Merg

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    Correct. Replace your current multi-switch with the SWM16. You will also need a PI for the SWM and with the 2 other HD-DVRs you will need at least one 2-way splitter (green label). Also, you'll want DECA adapters for the HD-DVRs (if not HR24s) so they will be accessible for Whole Home. If you want to use your home network for MRV, you won't need the DECAs, but I believe you will need a Band Stop Filter for the SWM leg that the HD-DVRs are on. This is to keep the DECA signal from the Genie from hitting the HD-DVRs since they don't have DECAs.

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