Genie master box ?

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  1. Aug 4, 2019 #1 of 24
    ahrjmr

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    The DirecTV logo on the front of the Genie Master unit on the left side keeps going off and on. Is this the start of the unit that's going to break?

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  2. Aug 4, 2019 #2 of 24
    P Smith

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    Is the model have ID like HS17-500 or HR54-100 ?
     
  3. Aug 4, 2019 #3 of 24
    Rich

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    I don't see a Genie in your signature. Do you mean the HR20 or HR21?

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  4. Aug 5, 2019 #4 of 24
    ahrjmr

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    I figured out that the Genie master receiver will not connect to the internet. They are sending me a new receiver.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2019 #5 of 24
    MysteryMan

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    As Rich pointed out in post #3 your signature doesn't show a Genie. Can you please give us the model number of what you're referring to as the Genie master receiver?
     
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    P Smith

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    Any chance for us to know the model ?
     
  7. Aug 5, 2019 #7 of 24
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    Apparently we really need to know the model
     
  8. Aug 6, 2019 #8 of 24
    Athlon646464

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    Well, I was wondering what the model was - anyone else?
     
  9. Aug 6, 2019 #9 of 24
    Rich

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    Yup.

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  11. P Smith

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    He is on vacation ...
     
  12. Athlon646464

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    That means his new DVR will most likely sit outside until he returns. Expect questions about how well they work when wet.....

    We'll need to know the model number to answer that as well.
     
  13. P Smith

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    it was just a shot in a dark :)
     
  14. jdspencer

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    Is there an AM21 connected? I have this blinking situation when I have the AM21 connected to my HR44. The HR44 did recognize the AM21 and scanned for my local channels, but because of the blinking, the HR44 didn't respond very well to the remote control.
     
  15. Athlon646464

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    Perhaps a bad USB cable? Or your old AM21 is starting to go bad? Check the power cord on your AM21 too.
     
  16. jdspencer

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    I'm pretty sure that it is the AM21 as I've tried different USB cable and power cord. This started when I had an HR24.
     
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    Would you explain what's blinking? Reread the thread, thought I missed something.

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  18. Athlon646464

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    I think they're talking about the on/off blue light (logo). It also blinks when you press a key on your remote.
     
  19. Rich

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    Figured that was what he was talking about. That problem pops up from time to time. No fix that I can remember.

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  20. jdspencer

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    I see the on/off cycling of the logo every 15s whenever it's connected. All is good when power to the AM21 is removed. With the current carriage disputes, in my case I have three major networks blacked out. Two Nexstar (ABC & NBC) and one Northwestern (Fox), the latter has been dark since 2/22.
    Also, the DirecTV website is a disaster. I keep going in circles when navigating through the area for the local disputes.
     

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