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Fri, Jan 17, 2020 9:38 PM

HR44-500 question

Does the HR44-500 need to be powered up all the time to be able to talk to the client boxes ? Thanks

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shannon02

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a month ago

Yes it has to be plugged into an A/C outlet but no it doesn't need to be sending video/audio to the TV as there are only two modes first one is in standby mode with no video/audio to the TV or sending video/audio to the TV mode, it is never off.

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Juniper

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No as "off" is more of a standby mode so it can record, share recordings, or allow Clients to work.

With the regular Genie line (HR34, HR44, HR54) it is suggested to have HDDVRs instead of Clients. This way if the Genie doesn't work for any reason (such as loose power cord causing it to reboot), the other boxes still function. But Clients go down if ever Genie does. Plus HDDVRs provide 2 tuners and 500GB recording space each, for no monthly cost difference from a Client.

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