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Genie install...hard wire or wireless?

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#21 OFFLINE   sbl

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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:08 AM

Carl, you mentioned in a previous response that a SWM 16 will be necessary for the install and that I will end up with 13 tuners. How does that break down per box? If is it 5 tuners for the Genie, 8 for the four HR2x's and 2 for the Client, it doesn't add up right. Help.


The clients don't have their own tuners - they use the Genie's.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:18 AM

Carl, you mentioned in a previous response that a SWM 16 will be necessary for the install and that I will end up with 13 tuners. How does that break down per box? If is it 5 tuners for the Genie, 8 for the four HR2x's and 2 for the Client, it doesn't add up right. Help.

The Clients do not have tuners, but borrow from the Genie's. So the total tuner count is only 13.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:41 AM

A Genies uses 5 tuners 

an HR2x or TiVO or SD DVR uses 2 tuners

an HD or SD receiver uses 1 tuner

an RVU client uses 0 tuners


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 08:07 AM

Carl, you mentioned in a previous response that a SWM 16 will be necessary for the install and that I will end up with 13 tuners. How does that break down per box? If is it 5 tuners for the Genie, 8 for the four HR2x's and 2 for the Client, it doesn't add up right. Help.

Others have answered how the count goes. I was basing 13 on your statement of ending up with 4 HR2x (8 tuners) and a Genie (5 tuners) (plus one or more cleints).



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 09:37 AM

While the number question has been answered a few times, you also need to know that there cannot be more than eight tuners on each leg of the SWiM 16. 


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 10:48 AM

The mini clients don't have separate tuners. They share ones from the main genie.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 11:49 AM

The mini clients don't have separate tuners. They share ones from the main genie.


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This has been mentioned many times on this particular thread.  Perhaps I should say it once more to make it clear..... naaah


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 12:56 PM

Carl, you mentioned in a previous response that a SWM 16 will be necessary for the install and that I will end up with 13 tuners. How does that break down per box? If is it 5 tuners for the Genie, 8 for the four HR2x's and 2 for the Client, it doesn't add up right. Help.

Clients are tuner-less. That's why if the Genie bites the dust, clients become useless block until you get a another Genie.


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 01:42 PM

Clients are tuner-less. That's why if the Genie bites the dust, clients become useless block until you get a another Genie.

 

That is my main worry with having a client in my system.... with that being said, i have never (knock on wood) had a receiver bite the dust since i first had D in 1998 till earlier this week when a lightning storm took out my HR44...


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Posted 17 August 2013 - 03:31 PM

Again, thanks for all the info. It sounds like I have room for three more genie clients, is that correct?

 

My hope is that I can eradicate cable from my house altogether. I only kept it for the times my satellite went rogue during storms and because it used to be easier to split the signal and show different sports on different sets in my basement during parties.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 05:19 PM

Having more than 3 Genie clients doesn't do much, because you can only use three at a time maximum (and each client watching live TV takes away a tuner from the Genie).  So having a mix of Genie, HD-DVR, HD-Receiver, and Genie client can get you the maximum number of viewing locations while still keeping total tuner count at or under 16 and not having more than 3 clients total.



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Posted 17 August 2013 - 06:39 PM

Again, thanks for all the info. It sounds like I have room for three more genie clients, is that correct?

 

 

No.  You have room for 3 non-dvr receivers (1 tuner each).  You can add more clients if you want.  But, ast Carl said, only 3 of them can be used at a time.  So, you're better off adding additional HD receivers (which can still access the Genie's recordings).



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:02 PM

Update: Directv tech arrived today without SWM16. He also brought an HR34. I rescheduled for tomorrow and requested an HR44.

 

It sounds like I should get HD receivers in the future if I want to expand in other rooms. Is it an easy add on?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:43 PM

Yes, adding is not difficult, especially if it's already wired....


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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

Yes, adding is not difficult, especially if it's already wired....

 

The cables from the two TV's don't quite reach the SWM location. The TV's are currently fed by cable TV. Hopefully it will work if I extend the cable by joining it together with another.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:30 PM

Update #2- Directv didn't come today. Installer forgot he had the day off. I had to call and reschedule for Wednesday.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:33 PM

Update #2- Directv didn't come today. Installer forgot he had the day off. I had to call and reschedule for Wednesday.

 

Does your local installation company have any installers who aren't idiots?  If so, you might want to contact them and request that they send one of those guys to your house instead of the guy that you've been dealing with.  I wouldn't trust that guy to cut my grass much less install my satellite equipment.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 05:43 AM

Does your local installation company have any installers who aren't idiots?  If so, you might want to contact them and request that they send one of those guys to your house instead of the guy that you've been dealing with.  I wouldn't trust that guy to cut my grass much less install my satellite equipment.

 

Update #3-I got a call from a different installer yesterday. He said that they have not seen any HR 44's and if I wanted that model I might have to wait for a few months. He also suggested that I could buy one online and have him install it. Of course he also mentioned that if I wanted the HR34 he would install the SWM and receiver but that I would lose my upgrade benefit.

 

I haven't chosen either option for the moment and have enrolled in an anger management seminar.



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:43 AM

Tell us how that works for you!  :) 

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:49 AM

 He said that they have not seen any HR 44's and if I wanted that model I might have to wait for a few months.

this sounds EXACTLY the same what I told one of the users here that is still expecting an HR44.... its been at least a month if not more  and still waiting.....


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