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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by montyshaw, Mar 24, 2013.
Good to hear they're telling installers they don't need it anymore.
Once you connect the Ethernet to the Genie or a CCK, your coax network will become the carrier for Internet and Whole Home DVR service for your DirecTV equipment.
For the sake of this discussion the DECA is essentially an intelligent switch. Coax containing DirecTV programming and Internet/MRV data will come into the DECA. The DECA will split it so that DirecTV programming is sent to the Coax output and the Internet/MRV data is sent to the Ethernet output. Both coax and Ethernet outputs will be connected to the HR23.
OK, plans changed. I can get the HR44 but not for a few weeks. Canceled the HR34 install for today but still getting my dish moved today.
So I have an HR21 in the living room with ethernet available and an HR23 in the den with no ethernet. What do I need to enable whole home DVR for now?? Just so I am clear.
Assuming you are already set up for SWM, the simplest solution is to bridge the ethernet to the coax. That can be done with the kit VOS linked to, or either of the devices I linked to. If you use the wireless CCK device, it can be installed inline with a DVR on an existing coax run. The kit or the wired CCK device will require a dedicated coax run from a splitter and an ethernet connection to the router.
In addition, you'll need a DECA attached to the HR23 (the HR24 has coax networking support built-in), since I don't think the wireless CCK will do wired ethernet and wireless at the same time (someone may correct me on that point).
OK, DTV is sending me 2 DECA devices. But I still need the CCK? My guess is that can go in my cable junction box where my DSL router is also.
So I found that I only need the CCk at the router if I want attached to internet. If I don't, I will only lose on demand correct?
Well another installer came by and got me all fixed up. First he gave up on the HR-20 and gave me a HR-24 to replace it and then just hooked it up to the coax.
I showed him the diagram that someone posted about for the HR-20 using a splitter, but he said he would just upgrade me to a hr24 if I didn't mind losing the old recordings etc. I said nope, so I got a HR-24. I think it was a refurb he had on the truck. It works great and has 1TB of space so yippee.
Upstairs he added another of the DECA things, with the Ethernet going to the wired network, and he added another power to coax thing. I didn't get what he was doing there, but it works fine, and doesn't mess with my network. He also took the CCK with him, as I told him it would be a much harder install with it because I was going to bug him to death about how it was set up. He said it wasn't needed anyway with the wired Ethernet.
I am still curious and may someday just plug the network cable in from the wall to the recvr just to see if all the other stuff was necessary. But for right now I am happy and things are working fantastic.
Dang I have 6 HD movies on that HR34 with a few other HD shows, and am at 95% free. Wow. Much bigger and faster than the old hr-20.
Thanks for everyone's help. (even thought this thread did get a little hijacked - I hope it helped someone else too)
HR24's have only 500GB drives, the HR34/HR44 are the units with 1TB drives.
Hmm.. well I guess for free I can't complain. It's better than the old hr20. The installer did tell me it had 1TB tho. I guess he wasn't the expert he told me he was.
Thanks for the info.