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Created: Dec 10, 2014
carl6 Created: Dec. 10, 2014
As to operating speed, you want to specify (to the installer) that you want an HR44 (as opposed to an HR34). It is noticeably faster and more responsive. The clients (C41) are not quite as responsive as they are essentially a "remote control" to the Genie. The C41 does give you full "trick play" capability, pause, rewind, fast forward. You can upgrade to a Genie for one o...
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Created: Dec 10, 2014
carl6 Created: Dec. 10, 2014
If you have SWM, you can use a green label DirecTV splitter to split the coax that goes into the HR22 and then feed the coax into another DirecTV receiver or DVR in the second room. You can't connect it directly to the TV. There will be a $6 per month charge for that second location (plus the cost of acquiring the receiver to start with). You can use another output of the...
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Created: Nov 16, 2014
carl6 Created: Nov. 16, 2014
Where did you relocate it to, and how did you hook it up at the new location? You need to have the power inserter connected to the coax that goes to the dish, and the coax that goes to the Genie connected. If you moved it to an unused tv connection on a wall in another room (or another place in the same room), that would NOT be wired for DirecTV. Give us some very detaile...
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Created: Nov 10, 2014
carl6 Created: Nov. 10, 2014
Because your symptoms are associated with action at the receiver, and not a storm or something that would have effected the dish, it is unlikely the dish alignment is your issue. You have two D12's, and they are both showing the same problem. Try disconnecting your receivers from the dish one at a time and see if the other receiver regains signal. Probably won't happen bu...
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Created: Nov 10, 2014
carl6 Created: Nov. 10, 2014
The four transponders you mention are spot beams. That means they will only have a signal strength if you are physically located within their beam footprint. It is normal for some of those to be low or zero depending on your location. That is not related to the problem you are having, and texasbrit has pretty well covered that issue.
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Created: Oct 31, 2014
carl6 Created: Oct. 31, 2014
To answer another part of your question pigman, there is no official DirecTV participation in these forums. These are user to user forums. However, there are a lot of very knowledgeable people here who work hard to provide accurate information in response to questions. But we can do nothing as far as your account is concerned. If there are DirecTV employees participating ...
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Created: Oct 31, 2014
carl6 Created: Oct. 31, 2014
You can get an R16 SD DVR, or any HR2x series HD DVR. If you get an HD DVR you must get HD service with it (which you will pay for whether or not you use it). So if you want to stay SD, get an R16. It might be possible to find an owned SD DVR (R15 or R16), and activate it on your account. You would still have to get a new access card (cost $20). Shop for one, and when you...
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Created: Oct 11, 2014
carl6 Created: Oct. 11, 2014
DirecTV offers HD feeds for almost all of its channels, so you should not have the problem to start with. However, much of the problem you noted with stretched images that "look like 400 pound NFL linemen" is the setting on the television as opposed to the service provider. You can set the TV to fill the image area with the picture, which will stretch an SD 4:3 aspect rat...
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Created: Oct 2, 2014
carl6 Created: Oct. 2, 2014
The recordings on DirecTV DVRs are encrypted associated to that specific DVR, there is no way to transfer them to any other DVR. Yes, you can keep your existing DVR(s) active in addition to a Genie, and watch the recordings. When you have finished watching recordings, deactivate and return the units. You still have to pay the recurring charge per unit as long as they are ...
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Created: Sep 30, 2014
carl6 Created: Sep. 30, 2014
No, the H25 can only be SWM. It cannot run off a legacy (multiswitch) setup.
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Created: Sep 30, 2014
carl6 Created: Sep. 30, 2014
The H25 uses an external power dongle, the H24 has the power supply internal and uses just a power cord. The H24 has component video and audio outputs on the back panel, the H25 requires a separate adapter cable to get anything besides hdmi. Along with what you've already noted, that pretty well sums it up. Functionally, they work the same.
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Created: Sep 23, 2014
carl6 Created: Sep. 23, 2014
Is your neighbor there, and is he receiving service? If yes, then there is a problem with the wiring between the multiswitch and your receiver, or with your receiver setup. If not, then there is a possibility the dish is not properly aligned or has some other problem. If it is a powered multiswitch, maybe the power is turned off.
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Created: Apr 24, 2014
carl6 Created: Apr. 24, 2014
If in your LIST of shows you see a location name in brackets (such as [LIVING ROOM] ), that means the guide is seeing that recording on another DVR (or Genie), not on the local machine. Recordings on the local machine will not have any bracketed location entry. However, the only reason you would see a particular recording listed twice, once with and once without the brack...
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Created: Feb 8, 2014
carl6 Created: Feb. 8, 2014
You mention "old school receivers, no HD", so what you should have are two separate receivers each with its own coax cable going to the dish. Either of the receivers by itself should be able to power the dish, but it sounds like one of them isn't doing to properly. There are a number of things that can cause this type of symptom, so you can start checking things as follow...
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Created: Nov 27, 2013
carl6 Created: Nov. 27, 2013
Symptom of a hard drive that is dying. Most likely the unit will have to be replaced. Continue to call customer service when it happens, and explain it is so frequent you consider it unacceptable.
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Created: Nov 16, 2013
carl6 Created: Nov. 16, 2013
You might try pausing the Genie briefly to see if you can get them synchronized. Inconvenient but as long as you are not pausing or using fast forward it should work. Or, simply keep the volume on the client turned down. No real way to "fix" this, as there are a variety of things happening to send the feed to the client that cause the delay.
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Created: Oct 18, 2013
carl6 Created: Oct. 18, 2013
You can do what you want to do, and I would in fact recommend your preferred installation. That would require a regular LNB and an external SWM16 multiswitch, which should be provided with the Genie upgrade. The main advantage of having the client is that it gives you full control of the Genie as if you were sitting in front of it directly. You have access to all of the m...
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Created: Sep 8, 2013
carl6 Created: Sep. 8, 2013
What you found in the attic is a splitter, not an SWM. There are three types of SWM. One is built into the LNB assembly on the dish, and you will have a single coax coming from the dish to a splitter (which appears to be what you have). The other two types require four coax from the dish to the inputs (SWM8 and SWM16). To your questions: 1. Maybe, maybe not. The unused co...
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Created: Aug 13, 2013
carl6 Created: Aug. 13, 2013
You should be just fine. The single coax from the outside demarc to your unit distribution panel can support up to 8 tuners as has been noted (leaving the second coax for internet). From your distribution panel, you will need one coax to each TV viewing location, plus possibly one coax to someplace for internet connection. So a splitter will be installed in your distribut...
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Created: Aug 7, 2013
carl6 Created: Aug. 7, 2013
The HR22 is not a Genie, so your smaller boxes must be HD receivers, not clients. HD receivers do not have the ability to pause or rewind TV. You can play back recordings from the HR22 (either at the HR22 or on one of the H2x receivers), and while doing that (playing a recording) you will be able to pause/rewing/fast forward what you are playing.
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Created: Aug 6, 2013
carl6 Created: Aug. 6, 2013
No, you do NOT want a CATV amplified box. You want to have the coax runs from all your locations simply terminate in standard F connectors. DirecTV will install any necessary splitters or multiswitches based on the type of system you have installed.
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Created: Aug 3, 2013
carl6 Created: Aug. 3, 2013
It is possible to use an HR20 with only one coax. During setup you need to set it for single, not two, tuner operation. If you have SWM, then a single coax will give you dual tuner support. Do make sure that there are no splitters in the coax that is going into your RV. The actual issue with DC voltage (on a non-SWM system) is that the receiver sends a signal to the dish ...
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Created: Jul 31, 2013
carl6 Created: Jul. 31, 2013
The dash numbers (-500 and -700) indicate different manufacturers, but the model (C41) is the same regardless of who the manufacturer is. It is built to DirecTV specification by one or more of about a half dozen different manufacturers. You should expect absolutely no problems because of this.
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Created: Jul 20, 2013
carl6 Created: Jul. 20, 2013
You are referring to the live buffer, and sadly DirecTV appears to have decided that isn't needed with the Genie except while actually watching the channel. As soon as you view a recording, you release the buffer. You can PAUSE your live channel before going to a recording, and that should preserve the buffer. When you exit the recording the live show will resume playing ...
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