Wireless Genies

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  1. DetFan

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    So how many tuners are my wireless genies(2) and my video bridge using?

    I’m not quite sure how this works, but if it’s using too many tuners they’re going to have to go bye bye.


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    The video bridge is an ip signal.
     
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    So if I have two wireless genies are those each taking up a tuner on my server?

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    They are actually wireless clients, not Genies. As my doctor father used to tell me, words matter! And yes, every client uses a tuner when it is being used.
     
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    They key here is that they use a tuner WHEN IN USE. If they're off, they don't use anything.
     
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    Clients, genies, whatever.

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    Thanks

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    But NOT when you're using it for watching DVR'd programs, or when watching on-demand... ;)
     
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    Good points.
     
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    Directv has marketed the clients as “Genie mini”, and “wireless Genie mini”.
     
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    Yes, and they are also widely known as clients.
     
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    true, but without actually saying mini, people may assume just genie
    and a genie and genie mini are completely different
     
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    That's exactly my point, words matter. Using the model numbers would be even better. It would eliminate any confusion.
     
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    This is a continued error on D*'s part for not distinguishing the difference.
     

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