02-16-2017 9:33 AM
After a painful few months trying to get Comcast to fix our picture, we're ready to move on to Directv. As we've never tried Directv, I wanted to ask a few questions of the experts here on this forum.
We have 3 4K TV's in our house. The main one is downstairs and we have the other 2 TV's upstairs. Not sure how the setup will go but I assume the wired Genie will go downstairs. Is there a different type for 4K TV's?
For the two TV's upstairs, I've read about the wireless Genie minis. How well does that work for 4K TV's in terms of picture? Any experience would be appreciated. Also, do these wireless Genie minis work off of our wifi or does the wired Genie downstairs give off a signal?
Would love to minimize the amount of wires they have to drill into the house so the wireless option sounds great, but wanted to make sure the 4K picture is pretty good. Thanks for any input everybody!
02-16-2017 9:37 AM
the c41 wireless will not output 4k
only the c61k wired client will provide 4k
you will need an hr54 to fee the c61k.
the hr54 will not output 4k via hdmi
you can only view 1 4k stream at a time
02-16-2017 9:41 AM
Thanks for your feedback. Compared to Comcast, I'll be just happy with a decent 1080 or 720 picture (which Comcast wasn't providing). Does the wireless Genie mini give you a pretty good picture overall?
Question, if the wired Genie is model hr54 and does not output 4K via hdmi, how would it output 4K content (only wireless?)?
02-16-2017 9:58 AM
the hr54 is a server for the c61k
c61k uses the tuner from the hr54.
they are all on the same coax network
without a genie (hr54) the mini will not work.
some people say wireless works great, some say its a bit slow.
pictures should be consistant over all either 1080i or 720p. it depends what format the station send to directv
02-16-2017 10:11 AM
I assume when I order Directv and tell them what solution I'm looking for, they'll bring all the right hardware?
I'm crossing my fingers it's better than Comcast........thanks for your input!
02-16-2017 10:31 AM
verify the equipment on the email you receive.
when the tech calls before arriving, verifyt he equipment
when he arrives verify again.
when hes done, verify once more.
also remember using a client takes away from the tuners of the genie. limiting your ability to record
also, a max of 3 clients can be active at one time.
so 5 tuners in the main, -3 max clients, leaves 2 for the main. one to watch and one to record
02-16-2017 10:38 AM
wow, that doesn't sound like a great solution for us as we sometimes have 2 or 3 shows being recorded at the same time (with kids). Is the Client so that the wireless Genie Mini can work? I think at minimum we would need the ability to record 3 or 4 shows at once.......
Is it possible to have more than one wired Genie at the house so that you have more tuners all together?
02-16-2017 10:52 AM
the minis are the clients
only 1 genie per account
rumor of a new genie with more tuners in august or so
02-16-2017 10:59 AM - edited 02-16-2017 11:51 AM
Use HDDVRs instead of the minis you will add 2 tuners per and they will share the play list with each other.
02-16-2017 11:20 AM
Use HDDVRs instead of the minis you wil add 2 tuners per and they will share the play list with each other.
he cant get 4k that way
02-16-2017 11:53 AM
You can still add them.
02-16-2017 12:51 PM
So it seems if I want 4K, I go with the Wireless Genie MIni, but to add more tuners I have to go with HD DVR's upstairs. One last question, for the HD DVR's, do they have to be wired? I assume they are not wireless??
Thanks for all the answers......I'm learning a lot about how Directv works.....
02-16-2017 12:53 PM - edited 02-16-2017 12:53 PM
yes, dvrs have to be wired.
they also have an up front cost, usually 199 each
everything, excepth the c41w mini, requires a wire
02-16-2017 12:55 PM
Do I have to buy the HD DVR's.....I thought all the equipment is rented?? Or maybe that's just how Comcast works......
02-16-2017 12:57 PM
you do not have to buy
its an equipment fee
even if you buy for full price, you still have the same $7 per box monthly charge
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