1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Genie

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Garry, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Garry

    Garry Legend

    244
    0
    Jul 4, 2006
    I currently have 3 HD DVRS and 2 HD receivers. All three DVRS have recorded content on them.

    If I were to get Genie, would I still be able to retain the HD DVRS?

    Also how involved is getting Genie installed?
     
  2. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    2,401
    186
    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    Yes, you can keep your DVR's. Assuming that you already have SWM, the installer will need to change your LNB from a SWM LNB (which can only handle 8 tuners) to a standard LNB and install a SWM-16 multiswitch. This will require 3 additional coax runs from your dish to the switch. The SWM-16 will then have two lines out that will either run to splitters or directly to receivers.

    IF you don't already have a SWM dish, the installer will replace your existing 6x8 multiswitch with a SWM-16 and some splitters, add DECA's to each of your existing receivers and install a power inserter. One line going to each of your DVR's will be disconnected.
     
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,386
    585
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Please also note that you don't have to have all or any of the legacy receivers hooked to the dish while you while you watch down your recorded programs. So you don't have to change the LNB or SWiM.
     
  4. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    2,401
    186
    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    Right. I didn't read his question as if he wanted to eventually get rid of the DVR's after he finished watching the previously recorded programming. Rather he was asking if he could replace one of the HD receivers with the Genie.

    If I misunderstood the question, Laxguy is absolutely correct.
     
  5. Garry

    Garry Legend

    244
    0
    Jul 4, 2006
    No, I wouldn't want to replace my DVR's. My thought was to replace one of my non-DVR's that I have.
     
  6. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

    16,345
    503
    May 30, 2007
    Cincinnati
    So you would just need a SWM 16. Trickiest part really is that the installer has to make sure not to overload one side of the SWM 16. But that's simple, just can't go over 8 tuners on each side.
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    20,082
    1,069
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    Wouldn't the receivers go into a rebooting loop with the latest software if not connected to a dish?
     
  8. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    15,386
    585
    Dec 2, 2010
    Winters,...
    Dunno. Would require new data which I don't have, and would be different for legacy receivers than latest ones.
    Do you have info. that shows that?
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    20,082
    1,069
    Jan 10, 2008
    NY
    There were lots of post over at DirecTV forums from RVers "complaining that the HR2x would keep rebooting if not connected to a working dish.
     
  10. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    23,050
    1,165
    Nov 13, 2006
    This would be best IMHO and allow you to watch all your content anywhere with Whole Home Service just as you are now.
     
  11. racton1

    racton1 Legend

    120
    0
    Nov 6, 2007
    Genie is the besr DVR on the market. You can gat the Genie mini and have access to every TV in your home.
     
  12. codespy

    codespy Go Pack Go!! DBSTalk Club

    1,120
    48
    Mar 29, 2006
    Wisconsin
    That was quite the bump........although to be fair, the Genie HR34 is one of the worst DVR's ever made once it hit about the 2 year old birthday.........
     
  13. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    27,860
    610
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    That's funny.

    Rich
     
  14. racton1

    racton1 Legend

    120
    0
    Nov 6, 2007
    What is funny?
     
  15. Rich

    Rich DBSTalk Club DBSTalk Club

    27,860
    610
    Feb 22, 2007
    Piscataway, NJ
    The idea that the Genies are the best DVRs out there.

    Rich
     
  16. kenneth blackstock

    kenneth blackstock New Member

    2
    0
    Jul 27, 2017
    MINE what makes a satellite tv reboot by it self genie
     
  17. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    7,409
    425
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Welcome.
    Tell us what equipment you have, all of it.
    Do you get any messages of a problem on the screen, like Have not received any guide data in x amount of hours ?
    How often does this happen ?
     
    kenneth blackstock likes this.
  18. kenneth blackstock

    kenneth blackstock New Member

    2
    0
    Jul 27, 2017
    NO IT JUST REBOOT .DONT SUPPOST TO DO THAT 3 OR 4 TIMES A DAY..DIRECTV genie
     
  19. jimmie57

    jimmie57 Hall Of Fame

    7,409
    425
    Jun 26, 2010
    Texas City, TX
    Call DirecTV and tell them you need this replaced.
     
    ericknolls likes this.
  20. racton1

    racton1 Legend

    120
    0
    Nov 6, 2007
    The are. Hands down!
     

Share This Page