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Difference between Cinema Connection Kit and DECA adapter

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Installation/MDU Discussion' started by sriram, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. sriram

    sriram Cool Member

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    I would like to connect a h25 to a network (mainly so that I can control it via SHEF). Do I need the Cinema Connection Kit ($25 on ebay) or can I use the deca adapter (DCA2SR0). What is the difference between the two? Where does the DCA2SR0 get power from? The receiver or the satellite line?

    I have attached a diagram of what I want to do.
     

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  2. longrider

    longrider Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You need neither, they H25 has DECA built in. It also does not have an Ethernet port so DECA is your only option

    EDIT: I should have looked at your diagram first. You can use either, the DECA adapter when used on a receiver gets its power from the receiver, when used as a CCK it needs a power supply
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    they are both exactly the same, with the only difference that the CCK gets packaged with a power supply since it won't have a receiver to supply power to it.
     
  4. sriram

    sriram Cool Member

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    ok thanks.

    Its weird because, on ebay, the cck is ~$25, the adapter w/ power is $10, and the adapter alone is $6
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What else is on the network? What can you do via SHEF on the H25 that you cannot do on other units?
     
  6. sriram

    sriram Cool Member

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    nothing special about the h25, just want to connect it to my htpc (so my htpc will be the dvr).
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    What does the full setup look like?
     
  8. sriram

    sriram Cool Member

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    the H25 is connected to a Hauppauge Colossus video capture card on the HTPC. I run Media Portal as the DVR software, and XBMC as the frontend.
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Ah, OK, thanks. I was thinking there must be other DIRECTV stuff involved.
     

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