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Questions about Genie with four C31s installed

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by sangs, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    While i haven't connected my Slingbox to a C31 it works just fine with a Hauppauge 1212 HD PVR (using the component adapter cable of course).
     
  2. sangs

    sangs AllStar

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    Hmm, guess I'll have to gauge my installer's expertise on the matter when the time comes. Thanks again.
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    You can always just let them install the DECA-BB at the HR34's location and once they leave remove it if you want and connect the ethernet cable to the HR34. The cost of the DECA-BB is included as part of the installation, you don't get a discount if they don't use it.
     
  4. sangs

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    Oh, well I wasn't looking at it from a financial standpoint. I'd just like to have as little hardware as possible. Fewer points of possible failure. Thanks again.
     
  5. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    One advantage of the DECA-BB is IF the HR34 failed your HR24 would still have access to internet enabled applications like On Demand, Pandora, YouTube, etc.
     
  6. netraa

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    Any good installer is going to want to customer proof your system. They are going to install a BB deca right beside your HR34 and plug your internet into the BB deca.

    Why, because when you decide that you want the other room to be able to record 5 shows, and only need 2 shows in this room, and you call *D to ask them if you can move the IRD, and the numbnutz on the phone says, "sure, no problem, it will work just fine." and you do. Your system no longer has internet connected to it, and your HR24 stops sharing with the network. Fast forward 24 hours and your next call to *D results in a truck roll and a chargeback to the original tech.



    ** Not to mention not installing the system this way negatively impacts his pay for your job, plus it negatively impacts his performance metrics that his entire paycheck is based on.
     
  7. sangs

    sangs AllStar

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    Thanks for the explanation.
     
  8. Jodean

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    Ya i found out on my weekly reports i was getting dinged for low connection numbers, you have to install deca keep your numbers up, really doesnt help with everyone going to 4g hotspots, kills the stats
     

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