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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: The Wireless Genie Client C41W-100 & Wireless Video Bridge

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. Jul 19, 2013 #61 of 233
    peds48

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  2. Jul 19, 2013 #62 of 233
    peds48

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    If I click on the "add receiver" link, I get "please call 1-800-531-5000 to add this receiver" I can however add other receivers. Interesting!
     
  3. Jul 19, 2013 #63 of 233
    nike5580

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    I get the same thing. I figured it was because I do not have a genie, as I get the same message when I click on anything genie related.
     
  4. Jul 19, 2013 #64 of 233
    TheRatPatrol

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    Outstanding review as always Scott.

    Now we just need the 8 tuner Super Genie with built in video bridge. ;)
     
  5. Jul 19, 2013 #65 of 233
    Laxguy

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    I'm working on that now, and the best part is full IP control, playlist management for all receivers on it and the iPad, and it's the size of a pack of cigarettes (4 Terrabyte SSD).

    Who else is in on this one?
     
  6. Jul 19, 2013 #66 of 233
    sbl

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    I didn't see anything saying it was 802.11n, only that it was 5GHz. That's an unlicensed band that could be used by various protocols. I would expect that DirecTV is not using 802.11 here but some other wireless interface not interoperable with WiFi. (Besides, it doesn't have to be n - if it was still WiFi it could be 802.11a or 802.11ac - but I doubt it is.)
     
  7. Jul 19, 2013 #67 of 233
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    Being that the wireless genie is on Directv's website for order, can anyone confirm that it will be available "very soon"
     
  8. Jul 19, 2013 #68 of 233
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    Great job Scott!! :)
     
  9. Jul 19, 2013 #69 of 233
    LameLefty

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    It's a WPA-protected 802.11n 5GHz network.
     
  10. Jul 19, 2013 #70 of 233
    peds48

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    I think it is a mistake on DirecTV's part. wont be surprised if is taken down soon
     
  11. Jul 19, 2013 #71 of 233
    Steve615

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    Another great job, indeed!
     
  12. Jul 19, 2013 #72 of 233
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    More like why would someone even think of asking Directv to use an ethernet cable instead of coax if they wherent trying to eliviate some part of a run by using some of their exsisting system, which would generally speaking mean theyd have to tie into a network that has a router on it as thats what I am saying 99% of peopel have in their homes. I doubt theres many people that would run a lan in their house without a router of any kind. Are you saying otherwise? Explain to me EXACTLY how you foresee people wanting to run Ethernet instead of coax to the WVB. I meant the exact hookup. From what device to what device. How do they turn that coaxx network into a lan network with what parts? You said you think peopel would want this, so I want to know what it is you invision.

    It makes zero sense to me that anyone would even consider it if they where not already using some part of a current ethernet network in their home that of course would already have a router to do this. Are you are saying someone would want to run a short coax to a bbdeca, and then an Ethernet cable to the wvb and not have it connected to their home network, instead of just running the coax all the way over to it? That makes ZERO sense as well.
     
  13. Jul 19, 2013 #73 of 233
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    I've been waiting for this! Does anyone that was able to test these have any side by side comparisons as far as how much of a delay from the Genie.....I'm wanting to put a wall mounted TV behind my bar, which is about 30' from my main TV and hoping to mirror the main TV for football season. Would there be a horribly noticeable delay or is it pretty close? Thanks!
     
  14. Jul 19, 2013 #74 of 233
    peds48

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    According to the video provided by SS, the response time is the same as having a regular wired C41
     
  15. Jul 19, 2013 #75 of 233
    inkahauts

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    You will notice a difference. This is because a genie can basically run live, while a client seems to grab the program via a buffer.

    However, there might be a workaround. Record the game, and then set both units to use the same remote, and then go tot he playlist and hit play. Maybe they will both start at the exact same time, but I am not to sure.

    Do you have any other clients in the house? Whats your total system right now?
     
  16. Jul 19, 2013 #76 of 233
    inkahauts

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    Hes not talking about response time I don't think. Hes talking about if you tune to a channel on a genie and a mini genie will they be at the exact same spot live. The answer is nope.

    I will double check latter, as I haven't checked in a while to see how much a delay there is.
     
  17. Jul 20, 2013 #77 of 233
    inkahauts

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    Yeah, its about a second and a half delay. HR44 vs client.

    You can also just hit pause and play enough times on the main genine to get them to sink up just about right. Especially if you only have sound on from one of them.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2013 #78 of 233
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    Simple way would be to have two of these clients (1per TV) and move the HMC elsewhere if it couldn't be utilized in other viewing situations with the main viewing area only.

    Could using RF on the remote synchronize the pause/play/trickplay between the two clients? If not a good reflective surface that would bounce the IR signals to both would. If the HMC were to remain in the room then it would need to run its IR and on a different codeset.

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  19. Jul 20, 2013 #79 of 233
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    I don't think that will be a problem since part of the cable run is from underneath steps to get to the deck area, so realistically it maybe 45 feet max. I would say I could mount the WVB on a wall opposite a 4 panel full glass French door and have a direct line of sight. But once I get the equipment, I'll figure it out. My dad ran a CB sales and repair shop back in the day as a hobby, so I have always loved electronics since I was a Kidi!! Thanks for the info also.
     
  20. Jul 20, 2013 #80 of 233
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    They would probably cast me as a poor soul that gets a new C41W and then lets his credit card on file expire. Keep your Credit Card on File updated so you don't wind up eating out of a dumpster like this Guy :bang !rolling
     

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