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Genie 2 problems + review...

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by saleen351, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Jodean

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    No really , read agian, 17 and 44 are on the same system, if i play a recording from my c61 from the 44 there is no delay and audio starts immediatly during 30skip, if i play a recording from the same c61 off the 17 there is a solid 2 second delay in picture and audio during a 30skip. Not that you guys have this setup and can even compare, but i can do it back and forth non stop with identical results each time, 17 is horrible slow. Now most of you pry use 30slip anyway, i never have since ive been using directv, always 30skip for me.

    HUGE downgrade drives me insane.

    And i dont have any 24s on the system right now, just the 17 and 44, 2 c61 and a c51

    I do have customers with a hs17 AND a hr24, i got around that issue of client only, but thats my secret and its not that hard to figure out either.

    The wireless equipment is on our golf cart demo and other displays
     
  2. inkahauts

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    Love that you boast about doing something shady for your customers that could easily come back to bite them if anyone else shows up to do work at their house.
     
  3. HoTat2

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    Although I'm curious ....

    Can the HS17 and an HR24 actually see one another's playlists' (via a client for the HS17 of course) on the MoCA network and WH stream their recorded shows to each other?

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  4. Jodean

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    LOL, not a problem. Doubt they would get directv out at their weekend campspot at some random address to check on this hr24. Good try though.
     
  5. Jodean

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    Why wouldnt they see the playlists?? My 17 and 44 share playlists, thats how im instantly comparing the two. Same news eposides are recorded on both, just the 17 has the huge delay.

    Not sure what you mean via a client, my clients are all activated on the 17 so yes always via a client form the 17

    To make things seem backwards is that the instant view from the 44 must go throught the 17 then to the client, anyone want to elaborate why this way is faster?? LOL in reality it should be slower......
     
  6. HoTat2

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    I don't why, that's why I asked the question.

    I wanted to find out if there is a technical reason behind DIRECTV's policy of only allowing clients with the HS17 on the same account. And while you answered part of this question with the HR44 and the HS17. What I was really curious about is whether those you managed to get an HS17 and HR24 on the same account worked together with WH program sharing.

    What I meant was that for an HS17 and HR24 install, the programming on the -17 can only be viewed from a client of course. Whereas the HR24 is viewed from the box itself.

    Your entire response here is based on the erroneous assumption that I was referring to your HS17, HR44 installation. But what I was actually questioning was the performance of HS17 with HR24 installs you helped others establish.



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  7. inkahauts

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    Not a try. Heck the account is liable to get caught in a an audit and they cancel the other receiver...
     
  8. Jodean

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    totally legit to have a camper receiver, an audit wont do anything.
     
  9. Jodean

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    No technical reason other than sometimes the clients get unsynched to which server they are supposed to be on, had this happen with 2 hr44 , brothers in twinhomes wanted to share internet connection, then if they picked the wrong genie, it would say not authorized. I have not had that happen in this setup with the 17 and 44 yet.

    THe second part, i guess i could do it just so you know, but really it would work the same as a h25 gets its program from a h24, mrv is active on all accounts with a genie with clients
     
  10. inkahauts

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    Show me one legitimate place that says you are allowed to have a hs17 and anything else on your system including an rv receiver.
     
  11. saleen351

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    Update: Prior to the software update my upstairs box would keep cutting out, it's impossible to watch, every 20 seconds the box stops and says connecting. So now I'm sitting in my bed with the flu with no way to watch tv and every morning the baby can't watch Mickey Mouse.

    I tried these with no success:
    1. Unplugged box
    2. Unplugged head unit
    3. Moved head-unit
    4. Hit red reset button

    As this is going on, they updated the software, now on my functioning box, sometimes when you hit list it takes ten seconds for it come it up. Ten seconds! To scroll thru menu options is so slow and often times it's so delayed you'll miss the menu you want because it jumps. And for some odd reason the black bar when FF/RW is gigantic! Why is this bar taking up 20% of my screen?

    So, I'm on the phone with them now, they are sending me a new upstairs box.

    My brother in law has that X1 box from Comcrap, and I hate Comcrap but that box is light years better than anything what D offers.

    Avoid this box, keep your stuff hardwired, don't make the same mistake I made, D is not up to the challenge of building out great hardware.
     
  12. P Smith

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    why not swich a provider and get best DVR - H3 ?
     
  13. Rich

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    Been asking that question for years...Inky, that snowball...

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  14. Rich

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    Dish doesn't carry YES. How could they get the Yankee games (everybody's a Yankee fan, right?)?

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  15. inkahauts

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    Why would anyone go wireless when they have wired available. Its been a long time since you started this thread so why not tell us if anything in your setup has changed and home network?

    And what do you mean by moved? If you mean to a different location, did you also swap the ports on the splitter so the lnb is still getting its power from the hs17 assuming you do not have an outboard PI? Nothing will work right if you dont do that....

    and have you thought of adding a second bridge for your other wireless. My guess is almost all your issues are do to it being wireless. I have one wireless client and it works just fine, but tis close and always has great signals.
     
  16. Rich

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    I can use Ethernet wires anywhere in my home. I've left the two 4K sets and their peripherals on wireless since I had the Internet problems last year. I have had no issues at all. I didn't do that deliberately. I'm surprised by how well this is working.

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  17. saleen351

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    Due to a growing family I had to move my tv to the one spot in the house that it's really difficult to get hard wired, it would require drilling thru concrete twice, thus this wireless system was the path of least resistance. The manual to the genie states something along the lines of not having it near a wall or router, thus I moved my genie thinking it might help, but it didn't. The genie is on the ground floor directly below the client which is 1 flight up. So call it 12 feet, and it still doesn't work. This problem has happened a few times before, powering down the genie usually fixed it, but this time nothing works.
     
  18. Rich

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    If you have to go wireless you're gonna need to get the signal to that room. I had similar issues and now I use two routers, one on each floor. That's the expensive way. If all that is stopping you from going to hardwire is the holes you have to drill...well, that's easy and cheap. Buy a masonry drill bit in the appropriate size and length, that's inexpensive. Relatively. Cost me about ~ $600 to fix my wireless system.

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  19. HoTat2

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    To be specific, isn't one the actual router that also connects to the internet, and the other a WAP back-hauled by network cable to the router?

    As that's the way mine is to extend WiFi throughout the house.

    Though I am intrigued by the new WiFi mesh networks for the home via plugin modules placed in various rooms over the house. Like a small residential version of the large commercial mesh systems used in shopping malls and other public places.

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  20. WestDC

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    Hope your feeling better since your trouble started even if you can't get to work - too bad i'm not likely close to help
     

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