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HDMI Cable & Internet Access

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by VaJim, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Aug 5, 2013 #1 of 14
    VaJim

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    Hopefully this week we'll be getting the HR44. We plan to keep our 2 HR21-100/700. We'll also be getting a new HDTV (either Samsung or LG/non-smart tv).

    The new HDTV will be running one of the HR21's. I also plan to use the wired CCK.

    Is there a particular type or brand of HDMI cable that works best? Where to purchase? (This would be for the new HDTV)

    In using the wired CCK, will I be able to access the TV's manufacturer website to do a firmware update if necessary?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 5, 2013 #2 of 14
    jimmie57

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    You should not need the CCK with the HR44. It has wired and wireless built into it already. It connects to the internet with the Ethernet cable.
    Once it is connected it connects all units in the system to the internet thru the coax cables ( as long as they are whole home compatible ).
     
  3. Aug 5, 2013 #3 of 14
    MysteryMan

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    Monoprice.com for your cable needs.
     
  4. Aug 5, 2013 #4 of 14
    VaJim

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    OK....I wasn't sure. I do know that where I plan to set the HR44, there is no access to my Internet router for it is in another room. The router will actually be in the room where the new HDTV will go. That's why i was thinking I would need the CCK.
     
  5. Aug 5, 2013 #5 of 14
    VaJim

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    Thank you sir...I will check this out!
     
  6. Aug 5, 2013 #6 of 14
    MysteryMan

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    You're welcome. There's a interesting article on Solid Signal Blog titled "HT Guys confirm it...cheap HDMI cables are just fine". Worth reading.
     
  7. Aug 5, 2013 #7 of 14
    jimmie57

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    You can hook up with the CCK but don't set up the wireless capability of the HR44 also. I have read more than one post that they were having problems and it turned out that they had connected to the internet 2 times on the same system.
     
  8. Aug 5, 2013 #8 of 14
    VaJim

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    Gotcha....the last installer that was here was talking about running the CCK in the room upstairs with the new HDTV (that's where the router is). This will be one of the HR21. I guess what he planned to do was run a ethernet cable to the router and then back to the CCK/HDTV. This would then bring the Internet to all receivers. So then I wouldn't set up the wireless on the HR44 but would need to set up the 'home network'.
     
  9. Aug 5, 2013 #9 of 14
    peds48

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    actually the installer will run coax to your router and connect the CCK there.
     
  10. peds48

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    In using the wired CCK, will I be able to access the TV's manufacturer website to do a firmware update if necessary?

    Thanks!


    No, some TVs have WiFi built in, if yours do not have it, then you are going to have to run an ethernet cable to it or you might be able to download FW via USB stick
     
  11. VaJim

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    Thanks. The new HDTV will not have wifi built in. So the cck will give it access to the Internet but then again it won't.
     
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    The CCK is giving your RECEIVER access to the internet. Which you are viewing on your TV. Your TV is not accessing the internet. By using coax, all your receivers will be able to access the internet via the CCK. It is really pretty slick! If you have a good router, you might play around with the wireless in the 44 just for the fun of it.
     
  13. VaJim

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    Thanks...Gotcha....we'll deal with what we have (if we ever get the HR44). I was thinking more along the lines of once the cck is hooked up and the receiver SHARES the internet with the TV (imagine that) then I could go into the TV setup and check for firmware updates. I've done the CD/flash drive updates before and that's no fun. I'll just wait for technology to catch up.
     
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    Thanks...Gotcha....we'll deal with what we have (if we ever get the HR44). I was thinking more along the lines of once the cck is hooked up and the receiver SHARES the internet with the TV (imagine that) then I could go into the TV setup and check for firmware updates. I've done the CD/flash drive updates before and that's no fun. I'll just wait for technology to catch up.
    WHile this is possible with some "modifications" to the DECA network, it would really slick if/when DirecTV supports internet via HDMI
     

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