Genie 2 with wired clients?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by 454alpha, Dec 2, 2017.

  1. Dec 2, 2017 #1 of 10
    454alpha

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    For the last three and half years I've had an older generation Genie with two wireless clients. I've never cared for the reliability of the wireless clients so I told them I want to switch. They are upgrading (?) me to the Genie 2 with three 4K-capable clients that they assured me will be wired.

    Now everything I've looked at on the Genie 2 makes it appear to be designed for use with wireless clients. Can someone explain to a layperson like me how this thing works with wired clients? And assuming it does, will wired clients actually be more reliable than wireless?

    I just want to make sure I'm not making a mistake here. Thanks.
     
  2. Dec 2, 2017 #2 of 10
    Grafixguy

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    Works great with wired clients. I have two 4K clients and notice almost no difference between them and the prior HR24 and HR44 that I had.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2017 #3 of 10
    Ronald Kohlman

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    ive got the genie 2 and 3 4k clients, they kept the wire to them, works great.
     
  4. Dec 3, 2017 #4 of 10
    MysteryMan

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    HS17 Genie 2 Key Features......7 recording tuners......400 Hours Recording capacity......Up to 5 HD clients at once......Up to 2 4K clients at once......Mix-and-match wired and wireless......Built-in video bridge......21v power to SWM dish......Wired and Wireless internet......New access card design......Prefers 4K LNB but will work with SWM 16 and Legacy LNB......THE HS17 GENIE 2 WILL NOT SUPPORT......Any TV without a client......AM21 Over-the-air module......Picture-in-Picture......Any other DIRECTV receivers on the same account.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2017 #5 of 10
    P Smith

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    the post must be copied into each thread about G2 or hs17!
     
  6. Dec 3, 2017 #6 of 10
    PhilS

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    Watch these two YouTube videos

    SAT training video installing HS17


    Another HS17 Install video
     
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  7. Pete Johnson

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    How do you connect hs17 to c61k and then to tv.
     
  8. P Smith

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    get TFmanual from HS17-100 thread
     
  9. WestDC

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    They connect through the deca MOCO network RG6 Combined on a swm splitter the c61K HDMI connects to the HDMI input of the TV.
     
  10. P Smith

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