After a very long wait, we are finally shipping the new DIRECTV C41W wireless Genie Mini (C41W) and the required DIRECTV Wireless Video Bridge (WVB). The Wireless Genie Mini will allow you to get DIRECTV satellite signal to a TV in your home that does not have a coaxial connection to the dish or to a single-wire multiswitch (SWM). The WVB, sold separately from the C41, gets connected to an open port on a SWM splitter and provides DIRECTV signal wirelessly, up to 80 ft, to the C41W. The C41W can be connected to your TV via HDMI (cable included), component (cable sold separately) or composite (sold separately). The C41W comes with an IR/RF remote (RC71), so you can mount the C41W behind a TV or in a cabinet. Together, the C41W and WVB work over a network entirely separate from your home Internet/broadband network, so the video traffic has minimal or no impact on your standard Internet traffic. In fact, no actual connection to the Internet is required for the C41W/WVB to function.
You can have up to 8 Genie Minis (combination of C31, C41, C41W) on your account, but only 3 can be active simultaneously. The C41W, like the C31/C41, require a DIRECTV Genie (HR34, HR44) to function.
If you have a large home, you can use multiple WVBs to connect to multiple C41Ws. The C41W and the WVB require an open port on a SWM or SWM splitter, but neither takes up a SWM tuner allocation.
We will be adding additional information on our website as it becomes available, but in the meantime, feel free to email any questions.