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Question about sound&vision magazines genie review

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by celticpride, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. celticpride

    celticpride Icon

    Sep 6, 2006
    In the sound & vision magazine review april-may 2013 issue, reviewer kevin james states that when the genie lost power that all the other tvs also lost signal.So if the genie goes down and your watching tv using the client in another room that you will also lose power to the client and not be able to watch tv on any tv is this true?,Has this happened to anyone here?:eek2:
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Clients use the Genie since they don't have tuners.
    If the Genie goes down, there's nothing there for the clients.
  3. NR4P

    NR4P Dad

    Jan 15, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Genie as well as my other HR's have a UPS on them as well as the TV's. This way power surges and 2 sec outages don't hurt my TV or HR and forces a 2-4 reboot.

    Becomes a non issue then because a long power outage affects the whole home anyway and nothing will work.
  4. hilmar2k

    hilmar2k Hall Of Fame

    Mar 18, 2007
    Do you often lose power in only one room in your house?
  5. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    The point being made in the review is that if you have a Genie and clients only and the Genie goes down you can not watch anything on the clients either which is correct.
  6. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    In most cases if the Genie has a brain freeze the clients go out too.

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