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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. tpm1999

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    My parents had one installed and the tech would only install it next to the router. I moved it myself after the fact...my parents have loved their wireless box ever since.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I'm sure we will hear of weird things with installers from directv like that as well.
     
  3. ticmxman

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    I have no mini genies to go with my HR44. I had been giving some thought to adding one to to my system. It would seem I might be better off adding the wireless mini genie to allow for rare use in temporary relocations. For example from the master bedroom to the garage during a ball game. I looks like it is just plug and play and while the wireless mini genie is in the bedroom it could still be coax connected. Cost aside am I missing something here, is it that simple?
     
  4. Laxguy

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    Winters,...
    I think you've got it!
     
  5. RAD

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    The wireless Genie mini does not have a coax connection on it, so in the bedroom it would also need to use the wireless connection.
     
  6. ticmxman

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    The wireless Genie mini does not have a coax connection on it, so in the bedroom it would also need to use the wireless connection.


    It would be nice if both options were available. Thanks for pointing that out
     
  7. Laxguy

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    It may well be that future interations will have both.
     
  8. dstay22

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    I see that the C41W is available again on the DirecTV site. Do we have any confirmed orders at this point?
     
  9. peds48

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    I see that the C41W is available again on the DirecTV site. Do we have any confirmed orders at this point?


    only for certain test markets
     
  10. mx6bfast

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    I placed a re-connect order and the rep is putting notes in there that I need the wireless receivers. Will see Tuesday what I get.
     
  11. inkahauts

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    Notes? It should be a line as it is differentiated in their system, it is a new class or receivers.
     
  12. Aug 6, 2013 #152 of 233
    spidey

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    Just had it installed yesterday. Coax from the dish runs into it, coax from it runs to HR44. HR44 uses wireless to connect to internet.
     
  13. Aug 6, 2013 #153 of 233
    Laxguy

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    The antecedent is unclear. The '44 or '41, or something else?
    Over time, you will do better with wired to the '44.
     
  14. Aug 6, 2013 #154 of 233
    HoTat2

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    I wonder though how could a '44 or '41 be described in such a way with a coax leading to it and then proceeding from it?

    The antecedent "it" has to either be the WVB the TS is referring to or less likely a CCK-W mistaken for it.
     
  15. Aug 6, 2013 #155 of 233
    NR4P

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    I'm betting its the WVB that he/she is commenting on.
     
  16. ttown

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    On a different note, I see c41w just became available in my area as an option to upgrade within the past few days. It was not there a week ago when I scheduled my upgrade to Genie. I decided to keep one of my HR24s for my second tv instead of upgrading to the c41. I still think I will keep my HR24 and not get the c41w now that it is available. With my tv placement close to coax line, I don't see the need for wireless with my setup. I can definitely see the advantage if I was getting a genie mini, though. Anything else I am missing here?
     
  17. NR4P

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    I like the idea of a second DVR. Because if the Genie fails, all TV's in the home lose Directv. Having a second DVR is a good thing. Since you already have it, why not keep it? If you turn it in, it will likely cost more then a client, wired or wireless to add back.
     
  18. ttown

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    I totally agree. I had decided on keeping HR24 for these exact reasons. Then I saw c41w available in my area as an option to upgrade when I logged in to my account today. I still opted to keep my HR24 and not get the c41w, though. Install is next week.
     
  19. wco81

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    How much is the monthly fee for the additional client vs the second DVR?
     
  20. inkahauts

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    How much is the monthly fee for the additional client vs the second DVR?


    Same price.
     

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