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HD Upgrade with MRV option

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Doug Brott, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Mar 18, 2010 #61 of 432
    LameLefty

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    Yes, you can. The FAQ answer is really not the best or easiest way to do it. Just hit stop and go to whatever other room you want, then find the program from the Playlist again and select RESUME. Works great. :)
     
  2. Mar 18, 2010 #62 of 432
    convem24

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    So got a question. I am in the PDX area and am on the trail. Will I be moved to the official MRV releases or how would I know? I would not depend on a CSR to tell me if I have it officially or not. Thanks!
     
  3. Mar 18, 2010 #63 of 432
    tkrandall

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    OK, that's as I thought it should/would be. The FAQ was a surprise to me.
     
  4. Mar 18, 2010 #64 of 432
    Grentz

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    Pretty cool stuff, glad they are making it so you can indeed get the Hx24 units.

    Too bad that it looks like they will be full lease price though even for upgrading existing units.
     
  5. Mar 18, 2010 #65 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    Even the FAQ is Beta. :lol:
     
  6. Mar 18, 2010 #66 of 432
    Steveknj

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    Forgive my ignorance, but outside of them offering the '24' series boxes, how is this different than the current beta program going on? Are they turning that off soon?

    The way it works for me, I'm inclined to not get it. Once I use any trick play features (FF, 30 second skip) it freezes up and I get data packet errors.
     
  7. Mar 18, 2010 #67 of 432
    lugnutathome

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    "Limit 8 MRV capable receivers" or do they really mean "tuners"?
    If the latter that's not going to work for a few of us at least.

    Don "I may call and see what the tap dance really is" Bolton
     
  8. Mar 18, 2010 #68 of 432
    dsw2112

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    The current beta will be shut off at some point and the cost for MRV will be $3 a month. The rumored date is April 28th.
     
  9. Mar 18, 2010 #69 of 432
    dsw2112

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    I "think" the limit is for 8 tuners and is in place because two SWM8's cannot share a DECA cloud. I'm guessing once the SWM16 is released the limit will be expanded to 16 tuners.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2010 #70 of 432
    Athlon646464

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    I heard first hand April 28th (albeit not from an 'official' source), and then read it here as well. Sort of corroborated, I suppose.

    If you are having issues, it is your setup, as I'm having no issues at all. Your post is the best argument for the direction D* is heading in. DECA will standardize MRV, and it will work (even better than what I have now, which is hard wired ethernet).

    Don't forget, BTW - it's still in beta.
     
  11. Mar 18, 2010 #71 of 432
    msoldan

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    If I currently have a HR23, HR22 and R22, do I have to replace any of these to take advantage of MRV or can I just pay the $99 to get the module? Also, what benefit does the HR24 offer other than having the MRV module built in? I live in one of the areas, so I want to be familiar with what I need when I call in to get my system upgraded. Thanks.
     
  12. Mar 18, 2010 #72 of 432
    Doug Brott

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    I think your experience is exactly why DECA makes sense, BTW ...

    As for when the Beta will turn off? I suspect it won't be much more than about 6 more weeks, but I don't have any official information. This is my guess.
     
  13. Mar 18, 2010 #73 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    The main benefit of the 24s is speed.
    All your receivers can be used with the DECA adapters added and SWiM [if you don't have one now].
     
  14. Mar 18, 2010 #74 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    Since it is Beta, I'd guess the whole thing is still in flux. It may be "planned" for the end of April, but then....
     
  15. Mar 18, 2010 #75 of 432
    msoldan

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    I do have SWiM, but do I need a DECA adapter for each of my receivers or just one for the whole system? Are they charging $99 for each adapter or for as many as you need for your system? Thanks.
     
  16. Mar 18, 2010 #76 of 432
    Doug Brott

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    It should be a total of 16 devices .. the broadband DECA would count as one of those devices, any DECA enabled set top boxes would count as a device. So an HR2x would be one device (not two).

    Since SWiM-8s only supports a maximum of 8 STBs (single-line connected DVRs count), the current limit is 8 to stay within the supported DECA cloud. Since the protocol will support up to 16 devices, all 8 STBs and one broadband DECA (9 total network devices) can be used.

    If you go to a SWiM-16 (not yet available) the new limit will be 16 network devices (including broadband DECA). For DIRECTV support, 15 STBs will be the effective limit.

    Now, if you bridge to multiple DECA clouds or otherwise use your home network, I believe you could go even higher, but it could get complicated to use and could be potentially problematic if there are a lot of cross-viewing of shows. .. But who here really has more than 15 STBs that would be heavily used for MRV?
     
  17. Mar 18, 2010 #77 of 432
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    Some folks don't get that PDX=Portland......, not sure why you would preface it like that...........
     
  18. Mar 18, 2010 #78 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    The $99 is the upgrade package. They won't upgrade non DVRs to DVRs or SD receivers to HD, but will swap out any receivers to work with a SWiM, add a SWiM, and all the DECAs you need.
    You would need a DECA for each receiver and another one for internet access [connects to your home network].
    This package hasn't been broken down for those that "only need...", but is a one price fits all, and some will benefit more than others, but isn't that life?
     
  19. Mar 18, 2010 #79 of 432
    veryoldschool

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    So you haven't met tibber? :lol:
     
  20. Mar 18, 2010 #80 of 432
    davemayo

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    So once the beta is turned off, the only way to get MRV is to have DECA and SWM?
     

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