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Need Held on Deciding Equipment Placement Location for Whole Home System

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Michael - AZ, Jul 19, 2013.

  1. Michael - AZ

    Michael - AZ New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I am moving to a new house on 1 August. D* has offered me an equipment upgrade, so I am taking advantage of that by getting a Genie Whole Home System installed in my new house. In my current house, I have two HD DVRs (HR-22 & HR-24). I told the D* representative who took my order that I wanted the Genie, 1 Client and will be keeping my HR-24, but want it connected to the Whole Home System (I will be sending the HR-22 back to D*, assuming they want it).

    Here is my original thinking on equipment locations.
    Location 1: The Great Room, where we'll be spending most of our time - left most room of the three rooms where the equipment will be installed.
    Location 2: Exercise Room, middle room of the three rooms.
    Location 3: Office, room on the right of the three rooms. This room is already wired with the Comcast cable for internet. I will have the modem and a wireless router in this room.

    My original thought was to put the Genie in Location 1, the Mini Client in Location 2 and the HR-24 in Location 3. I am now re-thinking this strategy because if I receive the HR-34 (with no Wi-Fi capability), how will I get my internet signal to the Genie so I can get access to DOD movies, Pandora, etc? Since I will already be looking at punching holes in the dividing walls between the three rooms to run RG-6 cable, I don't want to have additional holes (or bigger holes) for the Ethernet cable.

    Would my system run just as well if I put the Genie in Location 3 (in the same room as my internet modem & router), thus allowing me to easily connect the Ethernet cable to the Genie without making a hole in the wall? Then I would place the HR-24 in Location 2 (exercise room in the middle). Finally, the Mini Client would go in Location 1 (Great Room). I guess I could swap the Client and HR-24 in this scenario, unless there is a good reason not to. Am I overthinking this? If I go with my original equipment locations, is there another piece of equipment from D* that could be added to the Genie in Location 1 that would capture my internet signal coming from the wireless router in Location 3?

    I am new to capabilities of the Genie and Whole Home System, so I could use some advice on how to best lay this out from some of you who have already been through this.

    BTW, I think I got a pretty good deal from D* when I called for the move.
    Free Genie and Client
    Free Sunday Ticket for the upcoming season
    $3 fee for Whole Home System waived for 6 months
    $6 fee for additional Client waived for 6 months
    $10/month off for 1 year because I signed up for Auto Bill Pay

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Hardwire is always more reliable then wireless. But the Cinema Connection Kit [CCK, the old Internet Connection Kit] does come in a wireless flavor.
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Since you are going to have the HR24 in the office "location 3" you can have the tech install a DECA BB via a 2 way SWM splitter. THis will give a wired connection which is very reliable
     
  4. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Yep, I'm with peds. Leave the genine in the main room, and use a bbdeca to connector hard wired to the internet in the third room.
     

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