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Scott/Solid Signal

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by gregftlaud, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Check my username, I'd be using two juice cans and a string if it still worked.

    I've done MRV over ethernet. I've had to reset my router more than once to clear a port blocking glitch.

    I've been on DECA for 2-3 years and rebooting a receiver has been about the worst case to resolve a problem.

    DECA works, doesn't require any more cabling and is under the system test functions in the receivers that have it internally.

    Can't get much better than that.

    This house has zero ethernet cables in use.
    WiFi connects everything to the internet.
     
  2. Scott Kocourek

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    If you decide to add another receiver to the mix then I would add the BSF to that receiver. If the 34 is the only receiver on your SWiM switch or LNB then don't worry about it.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    See, now I always preferred small coffee cans. ;)
     
  4. TheRatPatrol

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    Not even one to connect the modem to the router? ;)
     
  5. veryoldschool

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    So you went for the "more gain? :lol:
     
  6. gregftlaud

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    But why change if the HR34 will work fine with hardwired ethernet just by adding a BSF to my HR21? If the HR34 absolutely wouldnt work with hardwired ethernet then yes i'd change. But as long as there is a workaround and a way to keep my existing setup i'm going to keep it this way. Again, just my personal preference.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I think you've answered your own question.
    Do what ever you want, as it simply doesn't matter.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    You are missing my point. Right now, I can make the argument you are not using a workaround per se. Going to an HR34 you will have to create a workaround, no exception. I've never seen a workaround that was generally better than the actual solution. This case is no exception.

    I noticed I even got better response when I went all deca with trickplay, etc.

    I have learned that the bsf will reflect back the signal to the HR34. (hence putting the bsf far away from the hr34) Not an optimal solution. It's better if that signal goes somewhere and gets used somehow.

    Sure you can make it work, but why choose a non optimal path? Guess I just don't get why you prefer your workaround, as you haven't stated the reason other than it works now. I am looking for an actual quantifiable advantage to sticking with it, and I can't see one with an HR34. I can only see disadvantages.

    In the end though, it's up to you. ;)
     
  9. gregftlaud

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    Well i dont use trickplay on my dvr's. I basically just watch recordings from the other dvr and play, fast forward and rewind. It all works great ...for me....with my hardwired ethernet.

    I really do appreciate the feedback and advice. But this is just my personal preference to keep the ethernet for my whole home.
     
  10. inkahauts

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    For future reference, If you use ffwd and rewd, that is trickplay. :)
     
  11. Stuart Sweet

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    Guys, I think we've got to the point with this thread where the thread starter has stated his intentions. Thanks everyone for helping.
     
  12. gregftlaud

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    I talked to Scott over at solidsignal earlier on the phone. He wanted to let me know my HR34 shipped out and if i had all the accessories/equipment i needed to use it. I told him about my current hardwired ethernet setup and that in order to keep utlizing that i'm going to attach a BSF to the HR21 like advised on here.

    He went on to say that the BSF is not needed. I was like hmm. Then asked why.

    So I asked him well why wouldnt the BSF be needed b/c it's used to block the DECA signal coming from the HR34. He told me that first there is some kind of "dongle" installed in the HR34 and that also DECA on the HR34 isnt activated unless it'a attached to a DECA modem.
     
  13. Stuart Sweet

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    That's interesting to hear. Regardless a BSF certainly isn't going hurt in your scenario.
     
  14. gregftlaud

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    Yah that's what i was thinking. But I guess i could always try it without first see if there are any glitches and if so then add on the BSF.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    Seems like a minor mix up between a HR24 and a HR34.
    The 24 does disable the internal DECA with an ethernet connection.
    The 34 doesn't.
    There is no "dongle" for a 34, "but there is" for a HR2x that doesn't have a DECA internally. That "dongle" is a DECA.

    If a DECA signal isn't blocked [by a DECA dongle, or a filter] from the SAT tuner, it can cause reception problems.
     
  16. gregftlaud

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    Ok thanks VOS
     
  17. SolidSignal

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    Thanks, guys, for helping straighten this out. We are revising our knowledge base on this. HR34’s still a fairly new animal to us :)
     
  18. Rich

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    Nice to know you're monitoring the forum. That's a good thing that can only benefit both parties. Be nice to see more companies do this.

    Rich
     

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