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MRV - How many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you went to DECA???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Milkman, May 19, 2010.

Are you on regular Ethernet or on DECA???

  1. Yes I stayed on Ethernet, am planning to stay on Ethernet, or am trying to stay on Ethernet (problem

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  2. No, I upgraded to DECA, plan on upgrading to DECA, or am waiting for installation of DECA to be comp

    67.1%
  3. OTHER

    32.9%
  1. Milkman

    Milkman Hall Of Fame

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    I am simply curious how many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you upgraded to DECA?
     
  2. matt

    matt New Member

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    I have ethernet enabled on my account but I have bought DECA adapters elsewhere that will be here Saturday.
     
  3. hilmar2k

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    Is there gonna be a poll?
     
  4. STEVEN-H

    STEVEN-H DIRECTV A-Team

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    I see no reason to change. Works fine saves me $90.00 and a two year commitment.
     
  5. Milkman

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    yeah, just took me a second to type out. :)
     
  6. HDJulie

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    DECA for me. We have two DVR's that are in places that we can't run ethernet so DECA was the best solution.
     
  7. hilmar2k

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    No commitment extension.
     
  8. Milkman

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    Can a moderator please add the following text to the OTHER option:

    OTHER (Please explain below).

    Thanks in advance!
     
  9. Rakul

    Rakul Slacker

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    Voted other, I am on ethernet, for right now I plan on staying but was looking at getting a 9th tuner at somepoint. If I do I might get DECA just for the SWiM-16
     
  10. dwcolvin

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    'Other'

    DECA-enabled boxes are DECA to DIY Bridge, old boxes remain on Ethernet.

    Works for me :D
     
  11. Herdfan

    Herdfan DIRECTV A-Team

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    Teays...
    Currently on ethernet. Will move to DECA as parts become available.
     
  12. carl6

    carl6 Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I voted DECA, but actually I'm a hybrid system with 4 DVRs on DECA and 1 receiver on ethernet. DIY install and unofficial as far as DirecTV is concerned.
     
  13. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    Currently on ethernet until I switch everything out for Hx24 receivers. Then obviously be on DECA.
     
  14. oldguy1

    oldguy1 Godfather

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    It didn't cost me a cent and no extension. Either way, I would have had to pay the $3.00/month MRV fee.
     
  15. David MacLeod

    David MacLeod New Member

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    ethernet, works fine. no need to replace perfectly working swm8 and wb616. besides, can't afford upgrade fee.
     
  16. Athlon646464

    Athlon646464 Gold Members DBSTalk Gold Club

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    Staying w/ethernet for now. When/if a box has problems, I might consider upgrading, but for now "if it ain't broke........"
     
  17. tfederov

    tfederov DIRECTV A-Team

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    If for anything else, the $99 install fee covers includes a $300 SWiM16 and $40 DECA adapters if I'm comparing prices at Solid Signal.
     
  18. dennisj00

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    While my ethernet and wb68 works fine. . I caved and am currently waiting on my 8am appointment.

    The biggest reason was to get another HR2x and a SWim16, so it was a good deal and something else to experiment with.
     
  19. longrider

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    Ethernet works fine so why spend the money to switch? The house is completely wired with 2 RG6 (at least) and 2 Cat5 to every room so I cant come up with any reason to switch
     
  20. twowheelchopper

    twowheelchopper AllStar

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    Since it worked great in beta, I will continue to run my ethernet on my 3 receivers. I would have to see what it looks like on a DECA network to compare. My only issue I have is a slight lag when picking a recorded show/movie from another receiver (pushing play from the list). It takes >5 seconds more to start the show/movie from the other receivers library. My guess would be that DECA does that same thing. Has anyone seen a difference from using ethernet and DECA is this area?
     

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