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Thu, Sep 24, 2020 1:51 AM
Can I use/have DirecTv HR54 recievers and DVR at home and still use a non-HR54 receiver in my RV?
a month ago
ACE - Expert
The HR54 is the 3rd generation Genie. Accounts may only have one Genie as it works as a server.
Mini Genie Clients (C31, etc.) cannot work without the main box as they are extensions of it, not receivers. So don't get one of these as it will not do what you want.
Regular HDDVRs (HR20 thru HR24, and special R22), and HD non-DVRs (H21 thru H25) can be on the account with the Genie. So these would work in your RV. Just make sure you have a slimline SWM dish on a tripod/sled mount, or the Wingard Trav'ler, and not an older RV dish. That is because the old ones are MPEG-2/SD-only, which is in the process of being completely shutdown.
As a note, if offered do NOT get the Genie-2 (HS17). This model forbids other receivers on the account, only allowing Clients.
Yes you can take the HR54 and minis to your RV provided you have a SWM slimline dish.
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