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Absolute Minimalist MRV using Ethernet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Ted M, May 17, 2010.

  1. Ted M

    Ted M Cool Member

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    I have an HR24 (coming today) and an HR23.

    Do not want to connect to my slow satellite Internet.
    Nor do I want to use Media Share, VOD, etc.

    What is the most simple way to get MRV using the Ethernet ports, and not use DECA?

    Would just connecting a CAT6 cable between an Ethernet port on each DVR work? Then call D* to get the unsupported MRV?

    Thank you,

    Ted
     
  2. paragon

    paragon Godfather

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    That should work, you *may* need a crossover ethernet cable. I am not sure how DIRECTV's boxes are set up in that regard. Hopefully someone else can chime in on that. Of course, since one box is an HR24, you would only need 1 DECA in order to get MRV over coax (assuming you already have SWM).
     
  3. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    A direct ethernet connection will work, if that's all you want.

    If you want a coax connection, and assuming you have a SWiM-based system, you can use one DECA module for the HR23 and your existing coax wiring.
     
  4. Ted M

    Ted M Cool Member

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Forgot to mention, I have a non-SWiM setup.

    Ted
     
  5. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise DBSTalk Club

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    Bainbridge...
    A crossover cable is not required.
     
  6. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    That would be ideal from an MRV "purist" standpoint.

    You could even connect them both to a $15 10/100 switch and it would work just as well. A switch would also allow you to add more boxes to your "dedicated" MRV cloud as well.
     
  7. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

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    If you did do a direct connection between DVRs, would you still need to enable MRV with DirecTV? Probably yes!
     
  8. Steve

    Steve DIRECTV A-Team

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    I'd say for sure.
     
  9. larryk

    larryk Legend

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    Yes...
     

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