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DECA for sharing recordings

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by jostarr, Jun 9, 2010.

  1. Jun 9, 2010 #1 of 14
    jostarr

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    This may have been asked before. If so, I apologize. But, the various threads are very confusing.

    I do not want access via the internet, or cellphone or anything like that. I am a DTV subscriber since 1996 and have bought and installed all equipment and upgrades myself. Currently I have:

    !. A 5 LNB Slimline Dish
    2. A SWM-8 switch with 2, 1x4 splitters.
    3 1, H20-100
    4. 1, H21-200
    5. 2, HR22-100
    Several legacy Receivers.

    All installed by me and working perfectly.

    Question: If I buy 3, DECA MR-01 units on eBay (for the 2, Hr22 and 1, H21), is that all I need to share recorded programs between the 3 units?

    No DTV installer required?
    No router connection?
    No internet connection?
    No $ 3.00 fee and calls to CSR's?

    I certainly hope so. If not, what else do I have to do?
     
  2. Jun 9, 2010 #2 of 14
    hilmar2k

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    That should work, but you will need to pay the $3 fee. No way around that. You will have to call to activate it as well.

    EDIT: You'll also need a band stop filter for every non-DECA receiver and the SWM, along with green label splitters to replace whatever splitters you have now.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2010 #3 of 14
    veryoldschool

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    You won't get the H20 to work, since there is no network jack.
    Splitters need to be changed.
    To activate the service will cost $3/month.
    You'll need to add some bandstop filters.
     
  4. Jun 9, 2010 #4 of 14
    jostarr

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    Thanks for the quick replies.

    If I do not use thew DECA approach and use CAT5 to my router and each of the 3 Receivers with jacks, can I share recordings without the $ 3.00 fee? Remember, I do not want to be able to access any of this from outside my home.

    Or, is the $ 3.00\month fee required for any means of sharing recordings?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2010 #5 of 14
    sigma1914

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    $3 fee is a must for MRV, no matter what.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2010 #6 of 14
    Stuart Sweet

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    You will need to pay the fee even if you're using unsupported equipment (like ethernet cables.)
     
  7. Jun 9, 2010 #7 of 14
    jostarr

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    Ok, thanks again.

    BTW, what does the 'activation' accomplish?
     
  8. Jun 9, 2010 #8 of 14
    Stuart Sweet

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    Well... it starts the fee :)
     
  9. Jun 9, 2010 #9 of 14
    hilmar2k

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    And allows the feature to function.
     
  10. BruceS

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    I don't know for sure, but I suspect that it sends a signal to each of your receivers that tells them they can now use the MRV portion of their firmware.
     
  11. jostarr

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    Yep ...I get it. So, if I activate and pay e fee, then I have access to all the functions including remote from outside my LAN.

    hilmar2k said:
    You'll also need a band stop filter for every non-DECA receiver and the SWM, along with green label splitters to replace whatever splitters you have now.

    So equipment wise I would need;

    2, MR-01 units for the 2, HR22's
    1, MR-01 unit for the H20-100 ??
    1, MR-01 unit for the SWM-8 Switch ??

    What and why are green label splitters required??? Model Number & Source??

    Anything else? I hope I won't have to make changes in my Programming Package.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    :confused: you either have a typo or good luck finding a network port to connect a DECA to, or for that matter an ethernet cable. :confused:
     
  13. hilmar2k

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    You need the following:

    3 DECA adapters
    2 4 way green label splitters
    Band stop filters for every non-DECA receiver and the SWM
     
  14. rsblaski

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    After looking at your requirements, I would suggest that for the same or slightly more money that you would spend to do it yourself, you could have D* do a WHDVR install which would also include an upgrade for your H20 as well as a brand new dish or lnb. This would also include a connection to your network.
    Another advantage would be D* support if you ever had a MRV problem which would not be there for an unsupported system.
     

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