I'm currently scheduled for a Genie+Genie Mini Install next week, and I have a few questions about Direct TV and their Whole Home DVR implementation. To give a little background, I live in a townhome that has 2 dedicated coax drops--one to the living room where the DishDVR (a 922k) resides, and another one to the Master bedroom. The TV in the master bedroom is connected to the 922k's TV2 output via a back feed. The satellite dish is mounted to the room of our detached garage in the rear, and there is a buried cable running from the dish to the house through our small backyard. I have an electrician coming to do some wiring early next week (a few days before the Direct TV install), and wanted to make sure I had all my bases covered before he comes.
1) For Whole Home DVR, my understanding is that Direct TV uses DECA (which is a variant of the MOCA standard) to connect the Genie to the Genie Mini, and the actual video is transmitted via UPNP. How exactly is the hardware connected? My dilemma is this--I have gotten to the point where I am not happy with my DSL internet, and would like to use TimeWarner for internet, but Direct TV for TV. With only two dedicated RG6 drops, I know I will have to keep one free for Time Warner and the other for DirectTV. I had an electrician come and look at the house to take a look, and due to the construction of the townhome and the HOA bylaws it is not possible to run another dedicated drop. What he can do is run an RG6 connection from the master bedroom to the living room. Could the Genie and Genie Mini be linked in a supported fashion via the new coax drop between the living room and master bedroom? I am also have Cat6 utp cable run at the same time between the rooms if that could be used instead of the coax (I know the Hopper and Joey can be linked via ethernet, but it is unsupported).
2) I know this may not be the correct forum to ask this particular question in, but does anyone know offhand what type of cable Time Warner runs from the their Point-Of-Presence to a residence? The Time Warner POP is behind the garage, and there is a small conduit pipe which runs under the garage right to the back of the house (but the Dish installers were unable to fish the cable, hence the buried line). If I can figure out what cable type Time Warner uses, I am going to have the electrician attempt to fish the cable through the conduit.
Thanks for the help!
Please note that this is a subset of the questions I ask over at the SatelliteGuys forum (http://www.satellite...90fccc4a4337dc3)
Edited by TalonStryk, 06 July 2013 - 03:48 PM.