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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: Wireless Digital Cinema Connection Kit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 24, 2011.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 #221 of 234
    David Ortiz

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    If you are using the Ethernet port at all, the coax networking light remains off. It's just a quirk of the device.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2012 #222 of 234
    Beerstalker

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    How are you getting this price from DirecTV, I'm guessing that is the price for them to come install one? Most of us can get it for $32. Go to DirecTV's website and log into your account. On the My Account page click on My Equipment, then DirecTV Cinema Connection Kit. You shoudl then see DIRECTV CINEMA Connection Kit (Self-Installation). Add that to your cart and see what the price is. It's usually $25 + $7 for shipping. Order it and let them ship it to you. Then come back here and we can show you how to hook it up (or you can just look for one of the many threads that show how to do it).
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 #223 of 234
    David Ortiz

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    If you have Whole-Home DVR Service on your account.
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 #224 of 234
    rwmair

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    Yes - and I don't - so I think that's why its $80 for me. I got this after logging into my account on their website and ordering it with self-install, as beerstalker mentioned.

    Would it be worthwhile giving them a call, and playing the "I'm a 10 year customer, and got no loyalty gift this January" game? Or is that just a waste of my time?
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 #225 of 234
    The Merg

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    Is the Wireless Cinema Connection Kit that rwmair is being quoted the old wireless ethernet adapter that DirecTV was selling before DECA? Won't that really just be a WET160N wireless ethernet adapter?

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  6. Jan 5, 2012 #226 of 234
    hdtvfan0001

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    Yes...the WET610N is device being discussed.

    Mine works extremely well and is very solid for quite some time now.
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 #227 of 234
    The Merg

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    That's what I thought, but I think there has been some confusion regarding that and the Wireless Cinema Connection Kit, which is really the Broadband DECA Adapter (or the original topic of this entire thread). That's what happens when DirecTV decides to call different items by the same/similar names.

    @rwmair:

    What you are ordering is most likely just a wireless ethernet adapter and will have nothing to do with DECA/MRV. It is to be used on one receiver. The upside is that what you ordered from DirecTV will be able to be configured by the receiver that you connect it to via its ethernet cable.

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  8. Jan 6, 2012 #228 of 234
    rwmair

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    Guys,

    Thanks for the advice, but I just went back in my DirecTV account. After placing the wDCCK in my shopping cart ($80 plus $5 tax, but no shipping) I followed the links for "help with self-installation" That took me to a link that downloaded the "Wifi-Deca/Connection-kit" install manual. This has two coax ports and a ethernet port - and appears to be the same device as on page 1 of this thread.

    Well, I ordered it, so I guess I'll figure it out when it arrives. I had no idea there was so much confusion on the names of these devices.

    Thanks,
     
  9. Beerstalker

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    I don't think DirecTV sells the old WiFi adapters anymore. It's the wired or wireless DECA only on their sites now.

    I'm sorry to mislead you on the price. I really thought that price was for everyone, not just people with Whole Home DVR. I guess I learned something new.
     
  10. rwmair

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    Well, I've received it now, and I did indeed receive a wifi-DECA/wDCCK as shown at the start of this thread. Coax connections to use if I had WHDVR, which I don't, so I just hooked up the ethernet.

    Install was pretty easy. Now if only the damn thing would stay connected to the internet!
     
  11. KOTULCN

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    I just moved and had a DTV tech come out to hook up my service, which was a transfer, anyway I ran into a snag, I have TWC internet and only one coax outlet in my office! It was going to be a pita to get a second one installed so I just ran a coax cable from an adjacent room but that isn't going to work long term. Will the $25 adaptor work in my situation?
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    If you have a wireless router, then it should work for you when it's connected to a coax in another room.
     
  13. KOTULCN

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    Will I still need the white boxes on all of my receivers, as well as the hard wire connection from my existing setup?
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    In your two posts, you haven't given enough info to give a good answer.
    If a receiver doesn't have a DECA internally, then to be part of the DECA network, they'll each need a white DECA.
     

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