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Are you networked?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by inkahauts, Nov 23, 2008.

So are you networked?

  1. My receivers with Networking capabilities are hooked up to my network...

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  2. My receivers with networking capabilities are not connected because I have no reason to, yet...

    477 vote(s)
    86.6%
  3. My receivers with Networking capabilities are not hooked up to my network because I don't know how t

    54 vote(s)
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  4. My receivers with Networking capabilities are not hooked up to my network because there is no way to

    13 vote(s)
    2.4%
  5. I don't have any Network capabale boxes...

    7 vote(s)
    1.3%
  1. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    All 3 HR DVRs here are hooked up to my "N" network, and have been for quite some time.
     
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Everything is hard wire networked.

    Several years ago, re-wired the entire home with Cat 5e cable/ports. Every room is wired for telephone and ethernet. At least two ports in each room, max is four ports.

    All wired to a 24x2 patchpanel.

    Ethernet devices are connected from the patchpanel into a 16-port 10/100 Switch, which will eventually be replaced with a Gigabit switch.

    Also have a wireless G access point connected to the Switch for laptop roaming needs.

    The Switch is passthru connect to a Gigabit Router. A couple of devices (PC's only) are directly connected to the Router.

    The Gigabit Router is directly attached to 30/5 internet service.
     
  3. kenn157

    kenn157 Legend

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    Both of my DVRs here are hooked up to my network, and have been for quite some time.
     
  4. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    2 HR2x receivers and both are networked.
     
  5. Clemsole

    Clemsole Godfather

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    We have one HR20-700 connected to the network, we also have one HR21-700 that is not connected to the network. I have not found any reason for it to be connected, we do not use the network on the HR20-700 as it is now, it is useless to us.
     
  6. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Both my HR20 and HR21 have been networked for some time. I don't watch much VOD but use Media Share quite a bit, particularly to watch old movies downloaded from http://www.archive.org.
     
  7. Jhon69

    Jhon69 Hall Of Fame

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    I had it networked decided these features are of no interest to me anymore.It was good to be able to try it to see if you like it, but with only one TV decided to keep my DVR(R22) and computer separated.Just a personal choice.;)
     
  8. brucegrr

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    I am like bonscott87........have always had a home network so adding the directv receiver was atypical for me. If something CAN be added to my network I add it.

    Having said that.......I don't use the media share function (though it is enabled) It is bulky and slow compared to other software/hardware options I have to do the same thing.
     
  9. BattleZone

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    You're absolutely right about that. The average DirecTV subscriber never touches their installation after the installer leaves. We're collectively in the top 5% of "techie DIYers" who change connetions, move receivers around, and use all of the advanced features.
     
  10. BattleScott

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    I like the mediashare function. it is nice to be able to access the music library on the pc.
     
  11. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    2 HR20-700s and a H21-200 are networked as shown in my setup (see sig) for the current and future capabilities of VOD, media sharing, DIRECTV2PC and MRV.
     
  12. Bill Broderick

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    Two of my three HR-2x receivers are currently networked for DOD. The third, in a guest bedroom, where I have my treadmill (which I really need to use more often), is a bit more difficult to run an ethernet cable to. Since I really didn't care about DOD on that receiver when I networked the other receivers, I never completed the installation of that cable.

    Now that MRV is being tested by the Cutting Edge guys, I was thinking about finishing that work over the Thanksgiving weekend.
     
  13. Kojo62

    Kojo62 AllStar

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    I have my HR20-100 networked mainly for VOD only. I don't need or use Mediashare since I have an Xbox 360 that already serves those same functions on my network.
     
  14. FHSPSU67

    FHSPSU67 CE'er & Retired Engineer DBSTalk Club

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    All three of my HR2X's are networked.
     
  15. Ed Campbell

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    Well, uh, I never got round to adding my HR's to my 80211.n network - because I already use my Apple TV to feed downloaded content to my HDTV.
     
  16. JLucPicard

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    Three HR20-700s, 1 HR20-100, 1 HR21 and an R22 all hard-wore netwroked. No interest at all in Media Share. Do some DOD from time to time.
     
  17. dshu82

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    HR 21 in Living Room is, HR20 in bedroom is not (yet). Need to get another Linksys Powerline Adapter.....
     
  18. sacalait

    sacalait Godfather

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    HR-20 in Living Room running via a wireless connection and HR-21 in MBR hard-wired.
     
  19. bagdropper

    bagdropper AllStar

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    I have a H21 - I run my s-video/audio output into a NTSC PCI card - are you guys talking about ethernet wiring these to PC's (on H21 etc), and if so, for a non-DVR, what is the advantage or capability of doing that?
     
  20. flexoffset

    flexoffset Godfather

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    1ea. HR20-100 connected and use TVersity (PC), Twonky (Mac), and MediaTomb (Ubuntu) for streaming.
     

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