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Old 08-28-2017, 12:54 PM   #43
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In addition WYRon is correct is his summary of the Genie system. As I understand the tech issue here, the Genie requires internet connectivity AND a good solid Wi-Fi in order to communicate to all the mini-genies in the house - or coach in your case.
A normal Trav'ler/Genie install uses coax cabling and a splitter to route to various receivers/server/client parts of the system. Only need for internet is access to online services. Wireless Genie and client establishes its own adhoc network and does not require wifi.
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Very few RV parks have a Wi-Fi system that would allow this to happen and even if they did, you would have to go through the setup for the receiver every time you stopped at a new place. The Genie is NOT an option for RV-ers.
Genie and clients hooked up to Trav'ler works very well for many RVrs. I have used this setup for three years.

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I cannot remember the receiver model number that I have in my coach but it is a pre-genie type that allows recording of one show while watching another or the recording of two shows with the TV off. That is what you have to work with. Also have the Winegard Traveler on the roof so all is in HD...
HR24 fits this description. With an HR24 you can have additional receivers such as H24 (or another HR24) for receive only at another TV. Antennas (SWM version or Multiswitch version) supports up to eight receive channels.[/QUOTE]

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I am not sure with the advent of the latest "unlimited" data plans from some wireless carriers if there is a technical solution to this. Don't want to sidetrack this thread with this thought, but a truly tech-savvy wireless expert may have a leg up on the rest of us.
Some solutions available but require a robust wifi or good 4g signal with mucho data (Some AT&T streaming does not count against your data limit.)
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bobsharon -

Thanks for that excellent summary - I should have know better then to try to join in this discussion
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bobsharon -

Thanks for that excellent summary - I should have know better then to try to join in this discussion
You should always be willing to join in...all viewpoints have value :unbanghead:
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Once upon a time, all we had was over the air TV signals. Then we had a major advance of campgrounds having cable hookups at the camp site. Now we are worried about getting HD satellite signals. How big of a TV do you have in your MH that getting HD vs SD really matters? Are we getting spoiled or what?
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Are we getting spoiled or what?
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Some solutions available but require a robust wifi or good 4g signal with mucho data (Some AT&T streaming does not count against your data limit.)
Our 2017 Newmar has "smart" TV's that can connect to wifi, so we've been using our (Verizon) iPhone with unlimited data as a personal wifi hot spot to allow our TV to stream from Netflix and Hulu. Comes through in HD on our 50" living room TV when we have 2 or 3 bars LTE! Provides another option for viewing.
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+4 on the HR24 records only 2 shows at a time but works on HD or SD . I got mine free from DTV and is $6.00 a month, love it.
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Update from our original post. We are in our MH for our first night!

We brought one of our DirecTV boxes from home, but it appears since it is a slave to our Home Genie, it doesn't work here.

With what we have, We get 29 air channels and with the internet network, we have Netflix and YouTube and others.

TV is not the priority for our first night, so we will work more on this tomorrow, to become smarter.
More to come!
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Update from our original post. We are in our MH for our first night!

We brought one of our DirecTV boxes from home, but it appears since it is a slave to our Home Genie, it doesn't work here.

With what we have, We get 29 air channels and with the internet network, we have Netflix and YouTube and others.

TV is not the priority for our first night, so we will work more on this tomorrow, to become smarter.
More to come!
Yep, the little Genie client is just a power consuming rock without its Genie server.
Enjoy that maiden voyage those are not repeated.
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