HS17 4K Setup

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  1. gator1234

    gator1234 AllStar

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    Is this correct: HS17 connects to cable from wall. HS17 connects to your WiFi wirelessly if you do not have ethernet direct connection available. HS17 then transmits to 4K mini clients C61K-700. Here is where I am confused. Does HS17 then transmit signal to 4K clients how? Wirelessly? I understand that there are no wireless 4K clients. To receive 4K on the client it has to be connected to a cable wall outlet. Is this correct?
     
  2. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    yes, only coax cable from a splitter to C61K
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    (unsupported by DTV) Ethernet cable, then your home network must have a switch connected to a DTV server and its client
     
  3. b4pjoe

    b4pjoe New Member

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    Coax to the HS17 and coax to the C61K's. I would recommend wired ethernet to the HS17.
     
  4. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HS-17 Has a Built in Wireless Bridge That only Broadcasts to Wireless clients --NO wireless 4K Client --The C61K is Wired as it's the only receiver with a (2.0 HDMI output) with a RG6 Back to a Swim Splitter the HS-17 and the Sat Rg6 is Connected to. The HS-17 Does NOT Connect to any TV --so it can be placed almost anywhere -like next to your Network switch or router. Wired internet access is better --Wifi will work
     
  5. gator1234

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    Room with HS-17 only have a singe cable coax which is fine to connect to HS17 but no ethernet. However, does HS-17 work with MOCA? Is so I could connect the cable outlet coax to the MOCO then cable out from the MOCO to HS17 and ethernet out from MOCA to HS17. Would this work?
     
  6. compnurd

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    What devices do you have now? The HS17 operates the same way as any current Directv Multiroom setup with the exception is doesnt have a video output... It acts like a server the same way a HR44/54 does with Genie Clients
     
  7. harsh

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    DIRECTV will connect everything via coax (except perhaps the Internet) and you can't use any of that cable for anything else. DIRECTV calls their version of MoCA "DECA". Cable or fiber MoCA is not compatible with DECA.

    You may be able to talk the installer into using a DECA connection with your router but as WestDC points out, they'd probably just locate the Genie 2 near the router rather than running another cable. The Genie 2 doesn't benefit from proximity to any of the TVs.
     
  8. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HS-17 Has NO HDMI port or any Video Port to connect any TV ---It Sends DECA (MOCO) out over RG6 to each receiver that has it's own rg6 Connection --The HS-17 SENDS Wireless Moco(DECA) to Wireless receivers
     
  9. gator1234

    gator1234 AllStar

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    That explains it very clearly. Thanks for the response.
     
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  10. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    WTH is that ?
     
  11. gator1234

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    So does this mean if you have all wired 4K clients then the HS-17 does not have to have an internet connection as you will have no wireless receivers.
     
  12. b4pjoe

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    You need internet access to the HS-17 if you want to use OnDemand. HS-17 supplies internet access to the 4K clients.
     
  13. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HS-17 Needs to be connected to the internet -Not only for VOD -but at some point in the near future Firmware updates will be sent via internet instead of Downloaded from the satellight
     
  14. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    if you will check diagrams at Solid Signal site, you will have whole picture and much less questions
     
  15. compnurd

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    It wont need to be connected to the internet for firmware updates.... That is just to speed the process up for internet connected Genies.. The HR44/54 will be the same way
     
  16. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    When the equipment is installed, a connection to your broadband will be made.
     
  17. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Some shame on you for perpetuating the MoCA reference error.

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