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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Mar 17, 2010.
So activate the old DRD435RHs before calling?
HA, that might work
On a related note I'm wondering if this can be done with an HR24? Hypothetical system setup:
DECA dongle connected to internet router
If an ethernet cable is connected from the HR24 ethernet port to an Xbox will the Xbox "see" the internet gateway?
Doesn't work. The H/HR24 is either ethernet OR coax/DECA, if you connect the ethernet the coax is disabled.
Thanks VOS, that would have been a nice feature, but I can understand why they didn't include it...
The $99 upgrade will NOT replace an SD receiver or DVR, or an older HR10 series, as part of the upgrade. It will replace an H20 with an H2x that has an ethernet port or is DECA capable. If you have non-eligible receivers or DVRs, you will have to pay normal rate ($99 to $199) for replacements for MRV.
From what has been posted I believe they will swap non-SWM SD boxes to SWM compatible versions as part of the upgrade. I.E. D11 to D12 or R15 to R16.
When I called last week to add HBO, they offered me an HD DVR for $99 or a free HD Receiver. I declined and said I would wait. I was hoping that this would be extended if/when I would add the HR24.
receivers that don't work with SWiM, will be exchanged for ones that do, but not upgraded to a DVR from a non DVR, or upgrade SD to HD.
I'm sure this will be on a case by case when DECA/MRV upgrades come to your area.
VOS - A quick question
Instead of plugging the ethernet end of a DECA adapter into the STB, could you plug it into a switch (like a D-Link 1105) then use the switch to go to multiple STB's?
Sure, since this is how/what the other DECA that bridges to your home network does.
"Again" you don't want to overload any DECA though and its input/output is 100Mb/s.
That's what I figured. I currently feed (3) STB's thru a switch and have see no issues with MRV.
Do you think they would allow you to exchange HR20-700 for HR24 if you paid the fee for an HR24. Like an addtional 99.00 or 199.00. My HR20-700 are almost 3.5 years old and the one in the bedroom is really loud. So I am hoping they will allow it if I paid an extra fee.
You can do that now - especially if you are out of the commitment. You'd just call up and lease another HR for $199 (or less) and then cancel your older HR and send it back. Will they offer you a nice discount to go HR20 to HR24... :shrug:. But once you can specifically order HR24s by name and you're out of commitment... game on.
When this comes to your area, I'm sure you could pay for the upgrade [prices will vary for customers/standings] and then send back your old receiver.
Remember currently the 24s are marked for new installs with MRV/DECA and only in the four test markets.
So, in spite of having a hardwired CAT 5e network from when my house was built in 2006, I might have to actually pay the $99 fee if they would give me a SWM-8 (I have a WB68 cascading to a SWM-8 now) and DECA adaptors for all 7 of my receivers. (heck, even for the 4 HR boxes and leave the H21s alone would be fine for that price.
Is there anywhere to see a nice summary that completely explains what is involved with getting MVR set up. I'd like to see a concise listing of what equipment is needed, what service packages are needed, what type of network is needed and what DirecTV is offering to get customers set up with MVR. The info in this thread is just too scattered to really make sense of.