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Upgrading To Genie...Anything Else Needed?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by johnnole163, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. johnnole163

    johnnole163 New Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    Hi all,

    I currently have the following receiver setup


    According to the menu on the receiver I have:

    Dish Type: Slimline-3S (SWM)
    Switch Type: SWM
    Power Inserter: Pi21R1-03

    I am wanting to swap out the H25 for a HR44 and also keep the HR24. Will I need anything extra to do this switch? I'm a little confused about the whole SWM setup and if I will be able to run all the tuners.
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    You'll be fine. You have a SWM-LNB, which can handle up to 8 tuners. With the Genie and the HR24, you will have 7 tuners (Genie - 5, HR24 - 2). Just swap the H25 out for the Genie and you'll be good to go. Just as some further info, if you currently have a Cinema Connection Kit to connect your receivers back to your router, you can get rid of that once you have the Genie. Just plug the Ethernet cable that goes to the CCK into the Genie instead. You might also want to put the Genie where the HR24 is and the HR24 where the H25 is assuming the HR24 is in the main viewing area now.

    - Merg
  3. johnnole163

    johnnole163 New Member

    Sep 12, 2013
    I did plan on moving the HR24 to the bedroom and putting the HR44 in the living room where it will get the most use. Do I need to move the power inserter with the HR24 to the bedroom or will it stay in line with the HR44?

    Also, if I plug the ethernet cable into the back of the HR44 Genie and get rid of the CCK will the internet functions still work on the HR24 in the other room?
  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Yes, on the ethernet assuming your whole home cabling is intact.

    Leave the PI just where it is and move only the receiver.


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