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Distance from DECA to receiver

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by hdtvluvr, May 19, 2010.

  1. hdtvluvr

    hdtvluvr Legend

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    If ethernet cable already exists for the receivers, can the DECA adapters be located close to the network demarkation point and the ethernet cables be removed from router/switch and connected to the DECA adapters?

    If so, how long can the ethernet cable runs be?
     
  2. dennisj00

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    A typical 10BaseT (Cat5) run can be close to 300 feet (100 meters.)

    But that kinda defeats the main purpose of DECA - using the coax.
     
  3. jdspencer

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    The DECA module has a short ethernet cable to connect to the DVRs, so it would declutter the back of my DVR if the module were located remotely. My router and sat lines are located in the same area in my basement, so this would be easy to connect. At least for my HR23. The HR20 is another matter.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Frankly it sounds like there is no reason to use DECA, if you're going to move all of them over to your router.
     
  5. jdspencer

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    I'm hoping that the DECA solution will allow the DVRs to work together more smoothly. Currently, the playback is just fine, but the remote response is awful. This is between HR20 and HR23.

    If it won't, then I'll just use my network as it is. Of course, I'll need to call DirecTV tomorow to get MRV reactivated. Hopefully, I'll get an CSR that know what's what.:)
     
  6. hdtvluvr

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    Well the DECA is ethernet - just short ethernet cable. Having the DECA's in my rack will make it crowded. Having the DECA's close to my router and removing my cables that are currently plugged into a gigabit switch and plugging them into the DECA's would be simple. My concern had more to do with powering the DECA's from the receivers over 100 ft. away than the length of the ethernet cables.

    Of course, my ethernet works perfectly now - just wondering how I could set it up if/when I decide to move to DECA.
     

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