03-24-2014 9:58 AM
I just bought a Samsung 7100. Upon setup, I see that it may be an RVU "client" and be bale to be used in conjunction with our genie without any additional Directv hardware. Without having anything connected to my TV, it sees my genie box upstairs. I have one TV wired to the genie, another in the bedroom wired to a Directv mini client, and want to know if there is a way to use my new TV with nothing, and have it attach to my genie. I have coax available from my multi-switch to the new TV location. I know I could easily add another mini, connect it to Directv via coax, and then HDMI to the TV, but if we can do it without the mini, that would be preferred. Please advise!
03-24-2014 10:12 AM
Some TVs need to be hard wired to your network in order to function as a client some can be done wirelessly. So that is your first step to find out whic0 option works with your TV. Hard wired is always recommended over wireless.
After the TV is connected to yippie network you need to call DirecTV to add a client license to your account, there is a $6.00 monthly fee.
Once DirecTV has added the client license you need to go to your Genie WHDVR menu and select MANAGE CLIENTS then ADD a CLIENT. Then go your TV and select the RVU mode and enter the 4 digit PIN you got from the Genie, continue following the activation process
03-24-2014 10:22 AM
So wirelessly, it sees my WHDVR already...can I call DirecTV to add a license now, or should I wait until I get home and try to hook up coax?
03-24-2014 10:25 AM
If you use coax you need a DECA BroadBand Adapter which you can from eirher DirecTV or others online sources. The coax then needs to connect to the DirecTV SWM sitter
03-24-2014 10:26 AM
You need to call when you are in front on the TV as they will need the TV's series number and/or MAC address
03-24-2014 10:54 AM
I have coax available from my multi-switch to the new TV location.
It appears that you seem to be concentrating on the Wi Fi capabilities of hooking up your new TV. Personally, if I had a coax connection available, I wouldn't spend a moment considering wireless but rather would use the coax. A large number of the posts we see here in the forums involve a poor Wi Fi connection. Keep in mind that a HD TV signal carries a huge amount of data and requires a constant steady flow of that data. When you note the "Internet is slow today" problems on a computer or mobile device, it simply is a bit irritating. When this occurs with a TV signal the picture falls apart.
03-24-2014 11:17 AM
I am happy to have a wired connection for stability! I would just like to find the best setup, with the least amount of wiring and hardware. Seems like coax from the SWM to the TV with a DECA BB adapter will be best. Can I get one of those locally? Best Buy or somewhere?
03-24-2014 11:25 AM
Nope they are not available locally, only from DirecTV or oine sources like eBay and the like
03-24-2014 11:26 AM
Also/Or, could I just connect the TV via coax to the SWiM without the DECA? What happens in that case?
03-24-2014 11:32 AM
If the TV had DECA built in yes. I would not tell you to get something you don't need.
The coax connector on your TV is for OTA, the coax in this case will be used for networking, two different things
03-24-2014 12:29 PM
The DECA adapter is used to connect the TV's coax and Ethernet ports to the Directv coax. The Ethernet portion is what is used for both streaming of programming from the Genie to the TV and connection to the Internet. Without the DECA no data will flow from the Genie, thus the TV will have no programming available. Here's a link. Note you may need a longer Cat5 Ethernet jumper cable to reach the TV's Ethernet port.
03-24-2014 12:43 PM
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