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New DirecTv BroadBand Deca

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by lzhj9k, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. mcbeevee

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    I would like to know this as well. I think it is "cooler" looking, but is it "cooler" temperature-wise?

    :)
     
  2. veryoldschool

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    When it still has a one milliwatt transmitter in it, what would you think?
     
  3. jimmie57

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    Someone asked about it only having one F connector and now I can not find that.
    It appears in the photo that it only has one to me.
    If that is true does that means it can only be used to hook up to the router at the end of the line ?

    Disclaimer here. I do not have any of my TV hooked to the net, just curious.
     
  4. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    Correct. This is for the connection to the internet only.
     
  5. jacmyoung

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    I am also concerned about any additional power consumption by the DECA setup. My electric bill last month was $40 higher without any other noticeable change. Is there any conclusive analysis how much more power the entire DECA/MRV upgrade may consume? I have 4 DVRs, they were on Ethernet MRV until last month.

    Of course I am not contributing all the $40 to my DECA/MRV, just want to know if any comparisons have been done.
     
  6. veryoldschool

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    I'd be looking at your AC cost last month more than the few watts the DECAs are using. I've only got three DVRs and the DECA and haven't seen any significant increase.
     
  7. matt

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    There is a difference I would like someone to check please. Unless the white DECAs have their PI wrench tight, they flicker and restart if you touch them or move them. Is the new one like that? That is the only problem I had with the white ones, but it doesn't come up much.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    Bet you'd see the same thing if you banged the PI input to the BB DECA.
    "wrench tight", has only needed to be "snug" here, like all coax connections should be.
     
  9. lzhj9k

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    I just went upstairs and checked the New BB Deca and it too is warm to the touch I dont think it is as warm as the Receiver Deca but it is not cool to the touch...
     
  10. sigma1914

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    I bumped mine pretty hard with my wheelchair yesterday, & it kept connected. Plus, my annoying cat bumps it everyday. It was just hand tightened.
     
  11. lzhj9k

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    The Special Power inserter for the new BB Deca has a small round connector that you insert into the BB Deca. While this one is brand new and may have been inserted 2 times, it takes some effort to fully seat (insert) to connector into the BB Deca...
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    Think these are just like what's on my router/modem. Some can be "iffy" if you poke them.
     
  13. lzhj9k

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    You are correct...Like a Router or Modem. It also reminds me of the power inserter connection I have for my NetGear Ethernet Switches.
     
  14. texz71

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    Just seen one of these yesterday when my neighbor had his Whole Home package installed. The installer had no clue how to do any of the install. My neighbor called me to come over and tell the guy how to install it. I wasn't even going to give us the Broadband DECA(s) as part of the install. Im really surprised at the lack of training some of these guys have that are being sent out specifically to do just this task.
     
  15. sungam

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    In a pinch, with a 1x2 splitter and a BSF they could be used with a receiver... much the same way as a white DECA is used with an HR20-100. Apparently some installers were being asked to do this due to a shortage of white DECAs.
     
  16. DogLover

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    If there is a shortage of white DECAs, sounds like there are serveral on this thread (myself included) that would trade a white DECA for a BroadBand DECA. :)
     
  17. RunnerFL

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    She is right, they do the exact same thing.
     
  18. TheRatPatrol

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    Are they available online yet?
     
  19. lzhj9k

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    I have not seen them online yet.. I checked Solid Signal earlier today

    I dont know what you would get from DirecTv in the way of an ICK (Internet Connection Kit)
     
  20. iotp

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    This paying for DECA is just BS. During the BETA, I hooked up all my DVRs to my gigabit switch which was wired to the internet. Everything worked great, multi-room DVR was working great.

    Now they want to charge for the device? And the Service? WTF?
     

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