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H23 Deca

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by StephenJC, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. StephenJC

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    I got an H23-600 sent to me today. Does it have a DECA built in? One is not in the box.
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    Nope, only the 24 models and above have it internally.
     
  3. StephenJC

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    Can I just hook it into my router via Ethernet? Will it still see the other two boxes that are on DECA?
     
  4. veryoldschool

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    You can and if you have the CCK DECA that connects to your router, then they all will work together.
    I would call DirecTV though and ask them to ship you a DECA for the receiver as that might be a better option on the long run.

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  5. StephenJC

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    Thanks. The Ethernet connection to my router worked!
     
  6. StephenJC

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    Getting a slight "ripple" on the SD channels. I assume it is because I do not have a BSF attached to it, and that it will go away once the DECA is attached. HD channels are all OK.
     
  7. veryoldschool

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    Distortion is a common problem without blocking the DECA from the SAT tuner.
    A filter [$4] or a DECA resolves this. DirecTV may send you one [DECA] for free, or you can find them on Ebay too.
     
  8. StephenJC

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    Called yesterday and had them ship me a DECA for free
     
  9. StephenJC

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    Good thing I called today to get a tracking # from FedEx. I was told that the DECAs are on back order! They don't know when they will ship! I requested that they ship me a BSF in the meantime.
     
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    If the Ethernet and a BSF will make the H23 work with the DECA boxes then I will just wait and let D* pay for the DECA. ;) If the BSF was not an option to keep the H23 working via ethernet with the DECA boxes then I would demand an H24 if they can't get me a DECA in a timely mannor.
     
  12. WestDC

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    Demand all you want - you get what they send you :) You do NOT need a BSF for the H23.

    Only required for the H20 as it has no RJ45 (no where to connect the cat 5 or DECA cat5 cable to it). You working by cat5 now it really doesn't get any better than that.

    Should you wish to demand a h24 you will need to order one (retail)

    Just wait for the DECA- will ship it when they have it .
     
  13. StephenJC

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    If the H23 is Ethernet and the HR24 and H21 are DECA, then don't I need a Bsf on the H23? My SD channels are getting occasional ribbons?
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    You do if it's on a DECA coax system, as the SAT tuner chip is spec'd for -20 dBm, and the DECA output is around 0 dBm.
    All receivers on a DECA system, either should have a DECA or a BSF.
     
  15. WestDC

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    How long has it been since you have had a service visit? Perhaps there are other issue's with your total system if all receivers are indeed showing this issue.

    I suggest you call for a service visit if it has been a year or maybe never since your first install.

    The issue you are having could be cause by the LNB.Connectors or cabling.
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    Don't believe bad information.
    You're seeing the distortion on the SD, but it could be also on the HD.
     
  17. StephenJC

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    Only the H23 is having this. I just got it FedEx yesterday. HR24 and H21 are fine, they both have DECAs
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    "So" to verify if this is the problem, move/borrow the DECA from the H21 and use it on the H23.
     
  19. WestDC

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    It may be an issue with the receiver or it may be an issue with the cable going to the receiver?

    A service call will get you a new receiver (replacement) and a complete re work of your outside plant. I don't know-I'm on the internet and just guessing like a csr would-If you received the H23 and it is having an issue the I suggest you call and start a ticket on it.
     
  20. StephenJC

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    Putting the DECA from the H21 on the H23 took care off the ribbons. Guess the receiver is OK. Just need the Bsf as a temp fix till the DECAs are back in stock
     

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