HR 54 client install

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so2344

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Trying to add an extra client to an HR54.

Can I deauthorize the server or will that not let the client work?
 
Trying to add an extra client to an HR54.

Can I deauthorize the server or will that not let the client work?
This wouldn’t add or downgrade your current TV capability at all. If you deactivate a receiver and activate a receiver in place of it, there is no ‘extra’ client or additional TV being used. Moreover, as Jimbo states, an HR54 is the main Genie DVR and provides all info to the clients in order to work. Remember, the clients are NOT standalone receivers such as an HR54, HR24, or H25 for example. Therefore, you are not being clear on your request. Please elaborate, and include all receiver models for the sake of transparency.
 
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This wouldn’t add or downgrade your current TV capability at all. If you deactivate a receiver and activate a receiver in place of it, there is no ‘extra’ client or additional TV being used. Moreover, as Jimbo states, an HR54 is the main Genie DVR and provides all info to the clients in order to work. Remember, the clients are NOT standalone receivers such as an HR54, HR24, or H25 for example. Therefore, you are not being clear on your request. Please elaborate, and include all receiver models for the sake of transparency.
 
Sorry for the delay. We have a HR 54 sitting by itself (no TV) and two receivers, C61K-700 and an old HD receiver. Directv is saying we need to pay for the two receivers and will not authorize the "extra" HD one since we have the HR 54. In this case, should we just hook the server to the second TV and recycle the HD box, to save on the extra monthly cost?
 
What model is the "old HD receiver"?

Unless your HR54 has been configured as a "headless server", it looks like you are paying for three receivers. The HR54 normally can provide output to a TV. The HR54 would definitely replace the old receiver, but you may have to reconnect the coax at the splitters. Ths HR54 may be providing the DC power to the LNB on the dish. Only port 1 (Red port) of the splitter passes DC power. Now, if you have a power inserter in your system, it may be providing that power.
 
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