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Genie 2 max receivers

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jjjonesy, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. jjjonesy

    jjjonesy New Member

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    i know that the Genie 2 supports up to seven streams, but is it possible to have more than 7 receivers connected if they aren’t all viewing a stream? My house needs a minimum of 8, but 9 would be ideal.
    Also, I was told by a store rep that all the receivers had to be wireless, but after reading the Genie 2 manual online, that’s seems not to be true. I have a tv outside that I’m worried the signal might not reach.
     
  2. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I don't recall the exact number, but it does support more than 7 clients. I think 9, but can't swear to it.
    There are both wired and wireless clients, except for 4K in which it is wired only. I've seen several reports about only wireless being available, and I suspect some installation shops are limiting because that saves time and money on installations. But you can absolutely have wired clients with the HS17 (I am running three wired clients, a C41 and two C61K).
     
  3. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    it was 8 limit during install
     
  4. compnurd

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    8 is the limit on your account
     
  5. inkahauts

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    I’d only allow them to install wired clients unless it’s a situation that is impossible to run wires or you need to move the one client a lot.
     
  6. Rich

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    I keep reading this and thinking, "Tapatalk". :confused: Pretty sure you meant "unwired" or "wireless".

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    The installer probably has incentive to install wireless clients, because it is quicker. No need to run coax, or deal with potential problems with the existing wiring. They just have to get it running and get out. Future problems with wireless caused by anything from getting a new router or your neighbor getting a new router, to moving stuff around your house in a way that happens to block/weaken the wireless connection from Genie to client aren't the installer's concern.

    From what installers have said here in the past, Directv paid them more for connecting people to the internet which is why they generally did even if people didn't care about that. If they get paid more for installing a wireless client for whatever reason, that would explain why some people seem to be getting pushed into wireless even if they want wired.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    No I mean wired. I would not want a wireless client unless the location required it. Use coax whenever possible...
     
  9. inkahauts

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    Doesn’t mean I would allow them to set me up with all wireless clients when I have coax already being used right there and connected to DIRECTV. I know their incentives but that is not my concern. My concern is my system and it’s quality at all times.
     
  10. Rich

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    I knew what you meant. I just reread that post 3 times. I got it now.

    Ever yours,

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  11. narrod

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    i have 6 wired clients connected to my HS17
     
  12. carl6

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    I believe 8 is the limit, and yes they can be wired. It can only support a maximum of 7 streams at any given time though, fewer if any are 4K (and only two 4K streams at a time).
     
  13. inkahauts

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    It should still do seven streams at once, even if up to two of those streams are 4K...
     
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  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    isn't HS17's manual covered that ?
     
  15. compnurd

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    No it isn’t clear
     
  16. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    then ten different posters will give you 10 different answers to same q
     
  17. compnurd

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    Thanks for stating the obvious
     
  18. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    perhaps the manual should be a first source ?
     
  19. compnurd

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    Well the manual doesn’t state it. You are more than welcome to contact directv to have them put it in other than making meaningless posts
     
  20. P Smith

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    sure, I'll follow your generous advise
     

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