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Since only 1 Genie system per account is allowed, what can I do for my situation (main house + HT)?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by ssabripo, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. ssabripo

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  4. ssabripo

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    So here is a stupid question:

    Do I need a DECA kit and splitter for the HR54/C61 on the detached room as well?
     
  5. tylorert

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    If you cannot get wired or wireless internet
    However if you ant get wired, I don't think the daca is much use
     
  6. ssabripo

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    I can have both (wireless or wired) there... but since I need both boxes (HR54 AND the C61 to get 4k to the tv), I'm confused on whether I need it or not
     
  7. tylorert

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    Nope!
     
  8. ssabripo

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    so to confirm:

    in detached room, I can simply plug the ethernet cable to the HR54, have the C61 connected to (wired to TV for 4k), and I'm set? no need for anything else (DECA, etc)?

    Given the above info in this thread, I'm a bit confused (sorry, low energy today :D ). Coax from dish comes into detached room, to a splitter ( I assume) where one goes to the HR54, the other to C61. Then you are saying that I can simply connect the ethernet to the HR54 jack, and I'm done? C61 will then get VOD/Internet/etc thru coax from HR54?
     
  9. tylorert

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    DECA is required IF: You have an older generation DVR HR24 and All the H series recevrers (non-Genie)

    DECA is NOT required if: You have a genie and minis. All genies have DECA's built-in.
     
  10. ssabripo

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    thank you! Now I'm set I think.

    I assume if I combine (in future) the HR54 with H25's as clients, then DECA would be needed?
     
  11. tylorert

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    As I stated, My HR-44 is getting internet through the Ethernet, then the built in DECA feeds my 3 Clients and my HR24 and H24. All have on demand. The HR44 has a built in DECA. My HR24 and H24 gets its internet from the HR44's built in DECA

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    I think the confusion is we are talking about 2 different things. A DECA module to connect the receiver to the network is only needed for pre H/HR24s. 24 and later all have DECA built in. However only Genies can bridge your Ethernet network to the coax network so a HR24 installation needs a BB DECA for that function.

    The HR54 with H25s as clients will only need a Ethernet cable plugged into the HR54 and all receivers will have internet. However the HR24/H25 system will need the BB DECA for the connection.
     
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    Re read the least 2* pages. I explained that. (And others helped)
     
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  14. ssabripo

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    thanks to all (specially @tylorert ) for all the info and guidance. I think I understand now.

    I will update you guys once I move all the stuff around and I have it up and running.
     
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    Glad to help! Hollar back if you have any other questions!

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    ***Stage 1 complete***

    Ok, so I received the H25's (2) and installed/replaced two of the mini genies successfully. All is well now on that 1st step.

    Next step is to remove the HR54, and put the HR24 as the "hub" for the main house. I tried to google how to setup the HR24 as the whole home DVR unit but can't seem to find any info on it. Is there any links or youtube clips that show how to set this up? Is it fairly straight forward to just unplug the HR54, activate the HR24 thru Directv, and then run the scan of the two H25's again as clients?
     
  17. tylorert

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    Streat forward, By default whole home sharing is on. The setup "should" auto detect your satellite setup.

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    great! So once I call to activate and then plug it in the place where the HR54 was (disconnecting the HR54 from power and moving it to the attached HT room), I can simply just run setup and should autodetect the setup? if no autodetect, I assume I can just goto settings under "whole home dvr" and add the clients manually, correct?
     
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    If its a new DVR, Then it should boot --> select sat settings --> wait until activated with information on activation screen.
    If its old then yes, re-run setup and make sure you are getting signal FIRST before activation.

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    And yes, "plug n' replace"

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