Is the Genie 2 portable?

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Hi, I'm trying to find info about the portability of the Genie 2. I am upgrading from the Genie HD DVR due to the HDMI out no longer working and the component outputs are grainy. We currently take the Genie with us to our camp when we are there. Will I be able to do the same thing with the Genie 2? If it isn't as "portable", does anyone know if I could just get a replacement Genie DVR? We don't have internet access at the camp either. Thank you in advance!
 
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From memory the Genie 2 is just a whole home server, it does not even have a HDMI output on it.

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Hi, I'm trying to find info about the portability of the Genie 2. I am upgrading from the Genie HD DVR due to the HDMI out no longer working and the component outputs are grainy. We currently take the Genie with us to our camp when we are there. Will I be able to do the same thing with the Genie 2? If it isn't as "portable", does anyone know if I could just get a replacement Genie DVR? We don't have internet access at the camp either. Thank you in advance!
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The Genie 2 requires a client connected to the tv whereas the Genie you have now doesn't need a client. As long as you bring both the Genie 2 and the client it will work. Personally I would ask for an HR54 Genie as a replacement since you probably have the HR44 now. It will do 4k with the C61k client but will work on it's own for regular hd without the client.
 
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just get a replacement, its less of a headache
if you have any other dvrs, they will also be replaced with clients, as they do not work with the genie2
 
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Thank you for the input! I called last week to get the new box and have an appt on Wednesday. I will request a replacement box vs getting the genie 2. Btw, the "helpful" CSR tried to get me to accept the new electronic coverage by saying she was adding it because I was "eligible". She never disclosed additional cost for the coverage, just tried to add it on. Good thing I was looking at my account online while talking to Directv so I saw what the additional cost was and said no.
 
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if you dont have the coverage, a tech visit is $99
 
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Thank you for the input! I called last week to get the new box and have an appt on Wednesday. I will request a replacement box vs getting the genie 2. Btw, the "helpful" CSR tried to get me to accept the new electronic coverage by saying she was adding it because I was "eligible". She never disclosed additional cost for the coverage, just tried to add it on. Good thing I was looking at my account online while talking to Directv so I saw what the additional cost was and said no.
You should have the changes you want on the order before the tech gets there, it may be difficult to change in the moment.
 
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I would get the genie 2 but you can’t activate any other equipment.

Atleast with an HR54 you can add another stand alone DVR or hd box.
 
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