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Does DECA degrade wireless performance

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dnelms, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. dnelms

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    Can anyone tell me if having 3 DVRS (HR34, HR22, HR24) hooked up using DECA and my wireless router takes up enough bandwidth to degrade wireless performance for other devices?

    I'm still on DSL (5Mbps down) and two people in the house using 2 smartphones, 2 tablets, 2 desktops and any combination of all at any given time. Throw in 3 Roku's (usually only one used at the time) and an Apple TV.

    My reason for asking this is we can now get 10Mbps service now, but not sure I want the added cost. But if the 3 DVRS are using the connection continuosly, plus our normal stuff, now may be the time to bump it up.

    I have noticed some lag on other devices, but we put the Roku 3 in service about the same time as the Genie system, so not sure if the use of WIFI Direct by the Roku is making the issue worse. Just wondering about the technical aspects of the the way DECA and wireless sharing over the RG6 works, so I can make an informed decision.
     
  2. Go Beavs

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    No it doesn't.

    The DVR's really only use significant bandwidth when downloading VOD titles. They can probably saturate your 5Mb connection downloading VOD but the user has control of that. You can queue up any VOD before you go to bed and let the downloading happen at night.

    Streaming shows between DVRs, however, uses only the DECA network and shouldn't affect your internet connection. If you can afford it, bumping up to 10 Mb sure won't hurt anything though. :)
     

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