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HR44 Upgrade and wiring question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tramm, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. tramm

    tramm Cool Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    I am about to upgrade to a Genie (HR-44) and would like to get all my wiring laid out/planned out. I am also upgrading to a wireless client. The attached picture shows my current and future wire diagram. Any input is greatly appreciated. My intend is to minimize the number of wires/modules etc. Specifically, I am wondering how to connect my internet router when I switch to the HR-44 as the DECA module is no longer required. Do I just plug the router into the HR-44?

    On a relate yet different matter....Since the HR-24 has a built-in DECA, can I add a DECO before the HR-24 and use the ethernet output for my Xbox? Would the HR-24 still receive an internet signal or would the cascading DECAs prevent that from happening?

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  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yes, the Genie can act as a bridge to all your units, with just the ethernet cable into it.

    Since you'll have a coax to each unit, you'll decrease wiring, as the ethernet cables can be deep sixed with whole home service. I'd recommend avoiding wireless anything if you can.
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

    Jan 10, 2008
    You will need a 2 way splitter and a DECA BB (with power supply). This is considered "unsupported" in DirecTV eyes. I will string an ethernet cable to the Xbox. and I would stay away, very far away from the wireless clients, at least from now.

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