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MRV with DECA verses hardwired ethernet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by JRThiele, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. HDJulie

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    I just had the MRV upgrade & now have DECA & no other networking -- it is not connected to my home network. I find the DECA speed to still be lacking when playing from another DVR. Fast forward lags & then jumps just like it did when I had an ethernet cable connected between the two DVR's. Everything works fine if watching a show on the recorded DVR. I don't know why I have this speed issue when others don't seem to.
     
  2. ShinerDraft

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    I haven't been to DBS lately, so the end of the Beta caught me by surprise.

    I'm all wired up with Cat5e & Gigabit. I have an HR20-700 and an HR21-700 and MRV has been ok for me. Picture quality, audio, connection, and reliability have all been fine for me but I'm disappointed in the trickplay performance.

    Pulling something off of the 20 and watching it on the 21 is bearable, but going the other direction (21->20) is pretty bad. There's about a 1-2 second delay between the picture on the screen and where you've actually ffwd/rwd to. Combine that with ffwd autocorrect (which I hate), and it's a mess.

    Sooooooo.... I know that there isn't really a way to give quantifiable answer to this, but how much better would I be with DECA? I think that if I could get the trickplay in the 21->20 direction to work as well as the 20->21 direction, that I'd be pretty satisfied with spending the $150 to upgrade.

    (note, I like the HR20 because of the built in OTA tuner. My market doesn't have locals in HD yet)

    Any comments?
     
  3. jsmuga

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    That is strange, I see a noticeable difference going from home network to DECA. FF, all the trick play works much better with DECA for me.
     
  4. dhkinil

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    I always like asking you questions as I figure I am pretty old school. Will be happy to pay for MRV, eventually at least, regular season hockey plays havoc with planned recordings, but the beta was a problem. I have a pretty reliable home network, but it was not uncommon to get an error message if I tried to watch things on the "main dvr" that were recorded on the "sub dvr" that I could then watch with no problem if I switched to watching direct. Will DECA remove this possibility. I am thinking of waiting until mid summer so I can be certain to get an HR 24 to replace one of my h23's. But if DECA won't solve the problem I can see no point in paying the extra money.
     
  5. HDJulie

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    I was bummed that I saw no difference. I should have my HR24 today & if so, I'm hoping it will make some difference.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    Since I moved to DECA some [a long] time back, I've had zero errors.
     
  7. Steve

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    I have the same experience as VOS (first CAT5 and now DECA), unless the reason I can't watch is because someone else in the house is already watching that show remotely.

    A show can be simultaneously viewed on it's "home" DVR and by one "client". 2 "clients" can't access the same show at the same time.
     
  8. dhkinil

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    thanks much
     
  9. jsmuga

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    You definitely should the HR24 has been reported to be extremely fast.
     
  10. rjdude

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    Added HR24 today. It is faster. The only issue I had was trying to activate MRV to my account because (1) receiver was not ready due to required firmware update (2) D* didn't believe I had DECA.

    Thanks for all of the valuable DECA input in this forum! The only hiccup was waiting for the firmware update on the new receiver.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2010 #431 of 432
    Canis Lupus

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    I have a 3 DVR + H24 6 input setup on DECA and video media share works flawlessly - works as well as MRV does.
     
  12. Jun 1, 2010 #432 of 432
    Canis Lupus

    Canis Lupus You make it, We break it

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    Same here. DECA combined with the firmware has made MRV in my home work excellently.
     

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