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hr34 - cinnema kit question

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jeremyd29, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. jeremyd29

    jeremyd29 New Member

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    I just had my HMC and a hd reciever installed the tech told me my dsl modem and router were to old for the kit to work. the router is a few years old but the DSL is new now I want to be able to to do VOD on bothe recievers do I need the connection kit to make that happen? The contractor is going to send there "lead tech" out on wednesday to do it I truly just think this guy had no idea how to make this happen cause when we mentioned it he look surprised maybe didnt even have the hardware need to get this to go. I would just rather these guys come back out with there "lead tech"
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If you can run an ethernet cable from the HR34 to your router, you should be fine.
    If you can't then they should run a coax near your router and use a CCK.
     
  3. jeremyd29

    jeremyd29 New Member

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    Will it work on my other reciever upstaris if i just run a ethernet from the router to the hr34 downstairs? will i lose any features by doing that? when i did it the upstairs reciever said disconnected from lvgroom but everything worked the same?
     
  4. The Merg

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    The HR34 can work as a bridge between the DECA network and your home network when an Ethernet cable is plugged in. Basically, on the other receivers, if you plug in an Ethernet cable the receiver's internal DECA deactivates. In the HR34, the internal DECA and Ethernet work at the same time.

    IOW, you'll be fine. :)

    - Merg
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If/when you plug in the ethernet, the other receivers will need to change their IP addresses to those the router assigns.
    This may have been the cause of the message.
    A simple reboot of the receivers should sync all the IP addresses, or re-running the network setup.
     
  6. jeremyd29

    jeremyd29 New Member

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    reboot as in the rbr?
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    with a DVR, it's better to use the menu restart option.
    With a non DVR, I don't care as much because it doesn't have a hard drive.

    You might as well use the network setup, since that's also what will do it.
     
  8. jeremyd29

    jeremyd29 New Member

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    should i be able to access the VOD menu from the other reciever? it doesnt really bother me just curious
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    A receiver that doesn't have a hard drive to store the On Demand, won't have access. The DVR will show the receiver the VOD that is stored on it.
     
  10. Beerstalker

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    My guess is the installer was usign a wireless CCK, and the OPs router doesn't have WPS so the installer didn't know what to do to get them to connect over WiFi.

    Jeremyd29, did they leave the cinema connect kit there, or take it with them? If they left it there we can probably help you get it up and running on your own if you can tell us which one it is, etc. How many coax ports are on the back, one or two?
     
  11. jeremyd29

    jeremyd29 New Member

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    he refused to leave the kit actually the way i have it set up now works fine just running a ethernet cable from router to back of h34 so im just gonna cancel there follow up service call the tech just didnt want to try. i guess the cck is not nesessary for my setup id rhater them not be back in my house anyway
     

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