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H24 Initial Release/Installation: Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Well, I am having issues with the DECA.

    Currently I have my HR21-700 with a DECA adapter, DECA adapter with power inserter plugged directly into my network, and H24 all hooked up via splitters down line from my SWMLNB and PI.

    The HR21-700 works great and is even doing MRV to my HR22-100 still which is on my wired network (not DECA) through the DECA setup. I had the H24 seeing the DECA once, and even got my HR21-700 to show up in the MRV List, but then it went away and started saying it was not connected to the internet.

    Waited for the latest download, got it, have tried resetting network settings and the H24 and it still is not working (says connected to network, but no internet and does not see either of my DVRs). I will be trying some more resets and unplug/plug in the DECAs to see if I can get them all linked up properly.
     
  2. azarby

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    Yes, new software and I can watch MRVs from the rest of the network on the H24.

    Bob
     
  3. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Ok, everything is working properly now. After the 2nd unplug of the DECA Network Bridge and H24 and starting them up again the H24 is finally seeing the internet and MRVing with both of my DVRs just fine. Weird to say the least, but maybe it had to do with running old software before and then just trying to figure out who the heck it was.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Glad to hear!

    It appears that on some networks...the detection is slower than on other setups....yours was not the first to report the slower initial response.
     
  5. BudShark

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    Initial "real" deployment results.

    DECA installation would off without a hitch to the HR24.
    Received x388 last night - much improved results/stability. Can update network settings without issue.
    Verified DECA network connection/DoD download
    Initially did not see other receivers - after 38c to HR20 and overnight wait - now see everything

    MRV Test 1 Scenario (HR24 DECA - Server | HR20 Ethernet - Client)
    - HR20 played back 2 30 min HD programs.
    - No (0) audio/video breakups in 60 minute test
    - Trickplay performance greatly improved. 30skip, FF1,2,3,4 all near local performance. RW1,2,3 performed well. RW4 did NOT show video updates.
    - Autocorrect was in range
    - Browsing of playlist was fast and efficient

    General Results:
    - Initial testing, I would call the MRV performance with HR24 as server to be production quality. Zero audio/video breakups and Trickplay worked well within expectations and performance. Near local results.
     
  6. Grentz

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    I think something else got into it as well as it was sitting all day and never got linked up on its own. But after a few resets the H24 finally started cooperating :lol:

    MRV performance is not great though, not many pixelation break ups, but every now and then the video will just freeze and then glitch/catch up again. Have not seen it act like that between my HRs.
     
  7. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    I would call my experience so far playing MRV on the H24 from the HR24 as "Good". I do however experience the same type of "freezes" every so often, and this is a different kind of breakup than I see with Ethernet. This "freeze" described by Grentz is accurate. I haven't lost audio during these. It's different than an Ethernet breakup as that kind is more large block pixelation rather than a non-blocky freeze - almost like a pause.
     
  8. johern

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    Just watched 2 hours and experienced the same type of freezes. The H24 was the client and an HR20-100 on the latest firmware was the server. I did not experience these on the previous H24 / HR20 software versions, I experienced the video breakups that I have been seeing on HR to HR viewing.

    Note: I have watched 1 hour of programming using and HR20-700 as client and the HR20-100 as server and did not see any freezes. This makes me believe that the freezes are an H24 issue.
     
  9. azarby

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    One thing that I noticed is that it takes only one box on the network that is messed up to take down the whole DECA cloud. On systems with a multiple boxes, It is going to be difficult to determine which one is causing the problem.

    Bob
     
  10. houskamp

    houskamp New Member

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    brings back nightmares of bnc networks from my childhood :eek2::lol:
     
  11. johern

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    Remote Scheduling works from the H24 to all 3 HRs on my DECA network.
     
  12. azarby

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    My suspicion is that when a reset occurs, the box does not perform an orderly shut down of ethernet traffic before smacking the rest of the system. This is causing havoc with the DECA device and it disconnects from the outside world, stranding othre devices in the cloud.

    Bob
     
  13. Grentz

    Grentz New Member

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    Yup, describes it exactly. Audio keeps going just fine on mine as well.
     
  14. Grentz

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    Interestingly enough, adding on the MRV performance.

    HR22 -> H24 is as described above, the new "freeze" glitch in the video, very little pixelation, audio is perfect.
    HR22 -> HR21 does not have the "freeze" glitch in the video, has a bit more pixelation, audio is perfect. Acts like MRV usually does.

    The HR22 is on my gigabit LAN, the HR21 and H24 are both on the DECA network.
     
  15. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Yep makes sense based upon our observations that the "hangup" experience in MRV is a different one depending upon which interface you're using. Interesting.

    EDIT: I have a Gigabit LAN as well.
     
  16. Grentz

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    Well it's actually not a different interface. It is just different receivers. Both are going through DECA and Gigabit LAN, just the HR21 has less freezes than the H24 when being the client.

    I did notice last night that my H24 was having lots of pixelation and some audio glitches as well. Overall not as good as HR to HR, so I wonder if it is just how the non-DVRs act with MRV (I have never tried an H2x before this).
     
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    I was hot-swapping some RG6 jumpers in the house today (silly me, thinking Mrs. Lefty would actually prefer a white cable in the bathroom. :sure: ) and I saw that after I had disconnected a cable from a splitter running to the HR24 (the black one, to swap into the bathroom in place of the white one), the H24 had a message to the effect of, "Refreshing Playlist - Please Wait" Interesting.
     
  18. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    If one terminal of a splitter is unterminated it can affect the way the signal is split to the other terminals, but I would have expected a searching message instead of that one, which probably indicates a reboot :confused:
     
  19. Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Yeah thought of that after my post, but just left it for one of you guys to pick apart. :lol:
     
  20. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    The message came up after the HR24 was disconnected from the network. It went away after I reconnected it. Clever.
     

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