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Interesting news on Wireless Genie mini client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tpm1999, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    And barely anyone has a Wireless CCK system. And if it doesn't work it is Directvs fault since they offered it and made it. And Anyone who has used RVU knows it sucks!
     
  2. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    I think the quantity of genie clients being installed will prove you wrong.
     
  3. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    The C41W will ship with the RC71 remote. DIRECTV says the C41W is expected to work through roughly five walls and 75 feet. Like all wireless products, range and signal quality will vary in every house and simply won’t work everywhere.


    Wow 75 feet!!! :sleeping:
    I have a Roku at 90 feet and it still says Good signal.
    But I guess customers should build smaller houses!
     
  4. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Since more then Half of Directv customers don't even have HD, NO I wouldn't be surprised!

    Give me a number of Genie customers? I bet there is less the 500,000
     
  5. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    I have no idea of the number of genie customers - you don't either - and I don't wrestle with pigs.
     
  6. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    That's cause you can't win!
     
  7. dennisj00

    dennisj00 Hall Of Fame

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    There's no contest here.
     
  8. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Your right, but don't sit there and act like everyone else thinks ME ME ME, when your just threw a post down all about YOU YOU YOU!
     
  9. dennisj00

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    No, all I said was the wireless options worked for me. Your mileage might vary.

    You seem to be upset that DirecTV is offering options for everyone.
     
  10. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    Yea I am, cause they are not much of an option for existing customers.
     
  11. RAD

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    That depends, I have a total of 4 DIRECTV plus a Samsung TV with RVU, the DIRECTV clients are fine IMHO, the Samsung client that I'll agree with you on.
     
  12. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Technically possible to do, yep, cost effective, nope. First they'd have to convert the MPEG4 compression to MPEG2 since TV's don't handle MPEG4. Then they'd have to put in an ATSC RF transmitter and everything I've see so far say those are VERY expensive, and if you want more then one stream out supported then you multiple that cost.
     
  13. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    Any royalties are probably going to the RVU Alliance that DIRECTV, Sony and Samsung, along with other companies like Echostar, Toshiba and others are members off.
     
  14. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Please stay on topic and try not to get too excited over something that isn't available. Take all of the "extra" conversation to PM or posts will be deleted or thread bans will be issued.

    I'm not sure it's fair to say RVU sucks, I use it every day and it works just like you were in front of your dvr. Currently the clients are faster than the Hx2x series but not quite as fast as the HR44.
     
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  15. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    I guess we're just smarter :grin:

    In reality, wireless can work fine in many environments. But wired will ALWAYS work reliably whereas wireless can sometimes not work reliably. Wired is much easier to maintain and troubleshoot. Wireless is much easier to install. So there is no "perfect" answer. I use all wired connections in my LAN, except for my tablet (which does not offer that option).


    I agree with Carl 100% on this. some think they can get a wire somewhere, but that is because the interest is very minimal. I've been installing for DirecTV for many years now, and I have yet to see a customer not getting a TV because either they or I could not get a wire where they wanted the TV
     
  16. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I've never installed anything for anyone save myself, and I agree with Carl and Peds.

    It's good to have choices....
     
  17. inkahauts

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    Hogwash. It works great for me. As with any system of any type, there will be someone somewhere that has a bad experience, and you evidently seem to fall into that category. That's unfortunate, but also makes me wonder if there is something physically wrong in your setup if you think its that bad.
     
  18. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    RVU is painfully slow!
     
  19. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    I understand what you are saying, I don't see why they would have to convert anything on your tv . Your HR takes care of that now, so why would it be any different?
    Is 4K or 3D cost effective? Directv does a ton of things that aren't cost effective. Its called trial and error.

    Directv wants to do things that are only cost effective to them, while maximizing profit. Not what may really be a better function and option for customers most times.
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

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    I've been using the Wireless CCK for years without a hitch...and I do On Demand downloads all the time.

    What's wrong with your RVU client? Why does it suck?

    Mike
     

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