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Genie Mini Client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by John in Cal, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. John in Cal

    John in Cal Cool Member

    Apr 27, 2008
    Hi all, few questions on whole home and Genie. I have two cables coming into the house to a HR22/100. How is the Genie able to to record five channels?
    And on the Genie Mini Client. Can it use WiFi or do I need a coax run upstairs to the bedroom?

    What about cost, how much are the mini clients and would this only be $3.00 more for whole home, or 3.00 and another receiver charge monthly for the mini client?

    Sorry for the newbie questions but I'm late to the whole house DVR DirecTV solution.

    John in Cal
  2. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Genies and other equipment use a SWM system. One cable can feed a 2 tuner DVR or a 5 Tuner Genie. Your system is likely pre-SWM and its an easy conversion if you get a Genie.

    The clients need a single coax. It connects like a regular receiver (non-DVR) but you get full access to the Genie server.

    No single answer on cost. You have to call to get a price on the equipment and you might read through other threads to compare pricing.

    The clients cost the same per month as regular receivers.
  3. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    Since you already have an HD DVR, the only additional monthly charges would be the whole home fee, plus an additional receiver fee for each mini client.

    The cost for the Genie and any other installation required is highly variable (anywhere from zero to several hundred dollars) depending upon your current contract status, your payment history and other factors. You'll need to call to see what your final costs would be.
  4. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    DirecTV charges a monthly fee of $6.00 per "additional TV" regardless of receiver type after the first TV.

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