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Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by wilbur_the_goose, May 14, 2010.

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  1. wilbur_the_goose

    wilbur_the_goose Hall Of Fame

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    Hi - some questions:
    1. How is MRV working compared to Ethernet?
    2. How is DirecTV on Demand working
    3. How is Media Share working compared to wired/wireless Ethernet?
    4. Are you happy with the service?

    Thanks!
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    Not a huge completely noticeable difference. My network traffic is down significantly though.

    Possibly a little faster than via Ethernet. Haven't timed it though.

    No difference with wired Ethernet

    Absolutely
     
  3. am7crew

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    good to know, thanks for answering. Im getting mine install a week from Wednesday.
     
  4. wilbur_the_goose

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    I'm wondering about the comparison to wireless. I have one HR20-700 with a Linksys wireless bridge, the other HR20-700 is directly connected. HDTV on MRV between the two never worked well for me.
     
  5. bobnielsen

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    Wireless never worked at all for me with MRV and poorly with Media Share. 85 Mbps powerline worked for SD, but not HD. DECA works great here for all network apps.
     
  6. dwcolvin

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    You're going to be very happy! :D
    MRV on DECA or wired Ethernet (at least my Gigabit Ethernet) is flawless. Trickplay is a little slower than on the local DVR.
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    When we first started testing MRV I experimented with Wireless N. Even using a dual band bridge and router on the 5Ghz band didn't help. Performance was very poor.
     
  8. dpeters11

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    For me wireless worked great, one way. My install is on Monday, looking forward to true MRV.
     
  9. Phil T

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    Wife and kid love the DECA MRV. Eithernet and wireless would lock up and freeze a lot. No issues with DECA.
     
  10. wilbur_the_goose

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    Advice time - I'm seeing a lot of folks having major installer issues... I'm thinking I should wait a month or two. What do you think?
     
  11. Phil T

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    I was in a test market but install was simple and straight forward. With the help of this forum I would think you would be ok as long as the installer brings you the correct equipment.
     
  12. sigma1914

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    What's your current set up? We can help teach you what you'll need in case you need to help the installer.
     
  13. HDJulie

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    Oh, good -- you can do this for me, then :). I'm worried the installer won't get it right. As far as I know, all he's got to do is change out the multiswitch for a SWM, exchange the H20 for a newer H model, remove one cable from each of the DVR's that have two cables, & add the DECA.

    We have:

    1 HR22 with 2 cables & 2 BBC's
    1 HR20-700 with 2 cables & 2 BBC's
    1 HR20-700 with one cable & one BBC (set as a single tuner. I'll have to change that when the SWM is connected)
    1 H20 with one cable & one BBC

    The only exchange is the H20 for a newer H box. Will the BBC's remain on each box & which tuner will need to be hooked up (since I believe only 1 cable will be needed after the SWM upgrade). And does the DECA go before or after the BBC.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    With the change to SWiM, ALL BBCs get removed.
     
  15. sigma1914

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    You won't have BBCs anymore with SWM. You'll have 4 DECAs (5 if you want the internet to get to each receiver).
     
  16. HDJulie

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    Thanks to both of you for the response. For the SWM change out -- all he has to do is remove the current multiswitch & install the SWM? And which tuner does the one cable go to after the change out.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Most likely he'll swap the LNB to a SWMLNB, remove the switch and use splitters to feed all your receivers. The SAT #1 is all that get connected, since the DVRs are split internally to feed both tuners.
     
  18. sigma1914

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    He'll either swap the LNB for a SWM LNB and add a SWM splitter, or swap the multiswitch for a SWM switch.

    It's connected to Sat 1.
     
  19. DirteeBirds

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    I have a lot of stuttering when playing a recorded tv show. I have a HR23 with the recordings and am watching them on a H23 receiver. I didn't notice any stuttering when using the beta MRV.

    Here is my network/DECA setup:

    From my router I have 1 connection going to my PC, 1 connection going to a 4 port hub at my entertainment center in the living room. From the hub I have 1 connection going to the 1st network port on the HR23 DVR, 1 to an Xbox 360, and 1 to a PS3. There is a DECA module at the DVR connecting to the 2nd port, and a DECA module at each of my 2 other H23 HD receivers.

    Anyone else having stuttering problems?
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    If this is a hub and not a switch, then that is the problem.
     

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