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Multi-Room Viewing Receiver Compatibility

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by RobertE, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. Apr 2, 2010 #1 of 120
    RobertE

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    Receiver Compatibility (Officially Supported Setups)

    [table]Receiver Model | SWiM Compatible | MRV Compatible | Need Deca | Need BSF |Replaced with
    SD | | | | |
    D10 | No | No | N/A | N/A | D12
    D11 | No | No | N/A | N/A | D12
    D12 | Yes | No | N/A | Yes |N/A
    SD DVR | | | | |
    R15 | No | No | N/A | N/A | R16/22
    R16 | Yes | No | N/A | Yes |N/A
    R22 - See Note | Yes | Yes | Yes | No |N/A
    HD | | | | |
    H20 | Yes | No | N/A | Yes | H21/23/24
    H21/23 | Yes | Yes | Yes | No |N/A
    H24 | Yes | Yes | Internal | No |N/A
    H25 - See Note | Yes | Yes | Internal | No |H25
    HD DVR | | | | |
    HR20-100 | Yes | Yes | Yes | See Note| N/A
    HR20-700/21/22/23 | Yes | Yes | Yes | No| N/A
    HR24 | Yes | Yes | Internal | No |N/A
    [/table]

    NOTE: H25 receivers require SWiM.

    NOTE: While the R22 is both SWiM and MRV compatible, it does NOT count towards the requirements for Whole Home DVR Service. You will need at least 1 HR2x and at least 1 H21/23/24 (not needed if you have 2x or more HR2x)

    NOTE: You must connect a “BSF” between the HR20-100’s Sat 1 tuner port and the SWiM compatible 2 way splitter (non-powered port). See attached image.
    DECA - DirecTV Ethernet to Coaxial Adapter
    BSF - Band Stop Filter

    Dish Compatibility

    [table]Dish Type | LNB Type | SWiM |Green Labeled | Need BSF | Need External SWM
    AT-9 Sidecar | 5 LNB| No | N/A | N/A| Yes
    Slimline (AU9) | 3 LNB (SL3) | No | N/A | N/A | Yes
    Slimline (AU9) | 3 LNB (SL3S)| Yes | Yes | No | N/A
    Slimline (AU9) | 3 LNB (SL3S)| Yes | No | Yes | N/A
    Slimline (AU9) | 5 LNB (SL5)| No | N/A | N/A | Yes
    Slimline (AU9) | 5 LNB (SL5S)| Yes | Yes | No | N/A
    Slimline (AU9) | 5 LNB (SL5S)| Yes | No | Yes | N/A
    [/table]

    Switch Compatibility

    [table]Number of Tuners | Switch Type | SWiM | Supports DECA | Supported Configuration
    3 to 8 | WB68 or N/A| No | No | No
    3 to 8 | SWiM LNB| Yes | Yes | Yes
    3 to 8 | SWiM8 | Yes | Yes | Yes
    9 to 16 | WB616 | No | No | No
    9 to 16 | 2x WB68 | No | No | No
    9 to 16 | SWiM16 | Yes | Yes | Yes
    Over 16 | Complicated | N/A | N/A | N/A
    [/table]


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  2. Apr 2, 2010 #2 of 120
    matt

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    Hey, that's handy! Thanks!
     
  3. Apr 2, 2010 #3 of 120
    jdspencer

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    I know that DirecTV will only support DECA for MRV, but a network (LAN) connection still works for the HR20,21,22, and 23 DVRs. You may want to make some sort of note to that affect.
     
  4. Apr 2, 2010 #4 of 120
    spartanstew

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    Agreed.

    Right now according to the chart is says the HRXX's (except 24) need Deca. That's not accurate.
     
  5. Apr 2, 2010 #5 of 120
    Steve

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    Nice chart! Appreciate the effort.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2010 #6 of 120
    RobertE

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    Sorry, not going to change it.

    As to why...No comment.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2010 #7 of 120
    spartanstew

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    Well, then it's a very nice chart that apparently only you understand the rationale behind.

    Maybe you should have waited to post the chart until a time when you would be able to comment.

    As it stands now, your chart is not accurate, and therefore of no real use.
     
  8. Apr 2, 2010 #8 of 120
    Doug Brott

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    The official support path is DECA .. so from a practical point of view, DECA is required for MRV networking.

    If you have a home networking setup .. you can use it.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2010 #9 of 120
    spartanstew

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    Not according to the chart.
     
  10. Apr 2, 2010 #10 of 120
    dave29

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    Nice table, RobertE, looks good.
     
  11. Apr 2, 2010 #11 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    Then the chart is 100% correct for supported networking.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2010 #12 of 120
    dsw2112

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    Very nice, this will become a useful tool for many!
     
  13. Apr 2, 2010 #13 of 120
    spartanstew

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    so perhaps it should be labeled as such, and maybe a separate chart for real life usage.

    It's not like this Chart is posted on D*'s website where that might make sense.

    People are going to come here for information on MRV. If they look at that chart, they're going to assume they have to have Deca for MRV. That's not true.

    It may be a useful tool for many, but it will also give the wrong information to many others (and therefore be useless). So, why post it here?
     
  14. Apr 2, 2010 #14 of 120
    bodosom

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    I would be inclined to agree. The rather snippy sounding "No comment" will only lead to confusion (at least I'm confused). And clarifications by non-OP are by implication irrelevant so the level of confusion remains.
     
  15. Apr 2, 2010 #15 of 120
    barryb

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    Great chart ;)
     
  16. Apr 2, 2010 #16 of 120
    BattleZone

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    Good work as usual, Robert.
     
  17. Apr 2, 2010 #17 of 120
    matt

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    This gives me and my wired network a bad feeling inside. :(
     
  18. Apr 2, 2010 #18 of 120
    Doug Brott

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    DECA is still the right answer ..

    The chart stays .. There is no reason to add "Home networking works" because quite frankly there are a gazillion different ways to do home networking and there's a good chance that many of them really don't work.

    Besides, folks are going to ask about what DIRECTV supports .. The above charge is accurate.

    That being said .. Your comments have been noted .. Let's move on ..
     
  19. Apr 2, 2010 #19 of 120
    veryoldschool

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    I will go out on a limb here a bit and suggest that the home networking option was a result of postings here and isn't something widely accepted from DirecTV. Their idea/plan/support is for DECA.
    Doug has confirmed many times that "we" won't be required to change to DECA, but for "general consumption" DECA networking is the what DirecTV wants customers to use.
     
  20. Apr 2, 2010 #20 of 120
    dave29

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    Kinda makes me wonder why they didn't exclude the ethernet ports on the H/HR24's.
     

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