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DirecTv Cinema wireless connection options?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by ItalianBoy228, Jan 31, 2012.

  1. coota

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    thanks for the info, but wouldn't it be just as easy buying another DCCK, connect wireless to my network and hook up the ethernet cable to the HR24?
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    "Could be", but then you have two wireless devices when you only need one, and the white DECAs tend to be cheaper.
    The coax is already there, works better than wireless, and gets you a step closer if you're ever going for the whole home DVR [connected home] MRV service.
     
  3. BobStokesbary

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    Holy smoke. I know this stuff and am totally confused by this whole thread. Back to ItalianBoy228's first point. Can you get something for Direct that drives both your receiver and DVR wirelessly? Ans: Not from DirecTv.

    So let's parse what you are trying to do. You want to get Video on Demand with the Cinema Connection Kit. We know you have an HR21 and an HR24. Now we need to know whether or not you have SWM. When you look at the back of your HR24 do you have one coax cable going into it or two? If it is one, you probably have SWM (or a very bad installation). Let's get that straight before we go any further. It would also help to know if you have a white DECA box like you see in post #20 of this thread connected to the back of your HR21. So lets get that in place before we shoot off in any other direction.
     
  4. HoTat2

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    I guess its also worth mentioning that if coota wants both the ease and lowest cost, he could forget about the white DECA module and simply leave the ethernet cable from the DCCK-W connected to the HR20.

    Then purchase an inexpensive DECA band stop filter (BSF) and connect the satellite coax feed currently run to the HR20 ---> DCCK-W coax thru-line option ---> BSF ---> HR20 and achieve the same results where both receivers can access the DCCK-W.
     
  5. coota

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    I have SWM connection, i.e. one wire in the back of each DVR. The DVR with the Cinema Connection Kit (wireless) is connected to an HR20 (not HR21). The other receiver that I want to get Directv Cinema is an HR24. The question is do I need to purchase another Cinema Connection Kit? And no, there is no other box connection to either reciver aka a white box.
     
  6. HoTat2

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    No, you don't need to purchase another DCCK-W;

    Either VOS' hookup picture in post #20 (second photo) or the one I posted in post #24 will work.

    Mine being the least expensive. :)
     
  7. BobStokesbary

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    coota,
    Absolutely do not get another Cinema Connection Kit. All this unit does is convert your twisted pair internet connection to a format that travels over your coax line. Your HR24 has a DECA built in. Connecting anything to your internet port on that receiver will cancel your Cinema Connection Kit connection.

    But, I have to admit that I am confused as to how your CCK is connected to your HR20. If I understand correctly you do not have one of those white DECA boxes connected. I was unaware of any twisted pair output on the wireless CCK. So, how are you connected?
    Bob
     
  8. HoTat2

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    From the prior description of his setup, it appears to be a simple ethernet cable connection to the DCCK-W as VOS posted in post #20 (first photo).

    And yes the DCCK-W has both an ethernet port and two coax F connectors for coax thru or terminated connection options.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    Look back at the images I posted.
    One shows exactly how to connect it without using the DECA [at all], and the second shows a "more common" way.
     
  10. BobStokesbary

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    Very interesting. I just found the installation manual on the wireless Cinema Connection Kit. Yes, there certainly are two coax connections and an ethernet connection. WOW. That is totally different from the wired model I have (with only one coax connection and the internet connection for the wire that goes to the router).

    So, now there is a whole level of confusion that can be added to these discussions. Anyway, the right way to connect things is to have one injection point for the internet to your D* coax network. From that point on you should use DECA to connect receivers before H/HR24 via an external DECA. So, it comes back to VeryOldSchool's photos as to how things should be wired up. This applies for coota.

    (Sorry, VeryOldSchool, I was typing this while you were posting. I always defer to your input since you have bailed me out more than once and I have a very high regard for your information.)

    As for the thread starter, we are still at the confusion level.
     

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