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Upgrade 3d MRV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Tyrod, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 #1 of 17
    Tyrod

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    I'm thinking of upgrading my receiver from my current HR20 to the HR24 for the 3D stuff. I also have an ethernet MRV. Will upgrading the receiver screw up my ethernet MRV and force me to the DECA?
     
  2. Oct 3, 2010 #2 of 17
    veryoldschool

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    The HR24 has an ethernet jack, so no.
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 #3 of 17
    Tyrod

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    Thanks

    But, they also have a USB port and the only useful function I've found for it is to charge my PS3 controller.

    So, just having a thing doesn't mean it's a useful thing.

    Anybody know, first hand?
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 #4 of 17
    veryoldschool

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    I know, though not first hand, as if you do use the ethernet port, it does disable the internal DECA, AND that I've had to help out a few with "first hand". ;)
     
  5. Oct 3, 2010 #5 of 17
    litzdog911

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    USB is used to connect the AM21 Off-Air Dual Tuner Accessory for recording your local digital TV stations.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2010 #6 of 17
    Tyrod

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    Thanks All!


    Dam, the folks over at AVS Forum aren't usually up this late.
     
  7. Oct 3, 2010 #7 of 17
    RAD

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    Curious, how are you planning to get a HR24? If you call DirecTV to get a HD DVR very good chance tha you wouldn't but get anything from a HR21 to a HR23. Usually te only way to make sure you get a HR24 is to go through a retailer which can make sure you get one.
     
  8. rabit ears

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    I just received a new HD24-200 as a replacement for a HD20-100 that would not communicate on HDMI with my new TV set. I plugged the Ethernet cable from the HD20 into the HD24 and it has been running fine since.

    Now, this DECA stuff shows up on the source list for my new TV. I have no idea what that is, but I'll do a search and find out. Ine any event, it would appear that the use of the Ethernet port does not impact DECA.
     
  9. veryoldschool

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    If you have the ethernet cable connected, then "the impact" is that the internal DECA becomes disabled.
     
  10. Richierich

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    VOS what is that Command (I think it is > and Guide Buttons on the Front Panel) that gives you the Matrix or Grid about your DECA Network Connections.

    Can't he use that to determine if the Ethernet Connection disabled his DECA???
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    That is how you get into the menu.
    "We know" plugging in the ethernet disables the DECA, so I'm not sure why this would need to be checked.
     
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    Because I have read Posts from posters who say it doesn't always Disable the DECA!!! I'm curious why he doesn't think it did in his case.
     
  13. RAD

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    If you look at the INFO/TEST screen under the setup menu and select more info look in the networking section, if DECA is enabled it will say Coax Connected, if disabled it won't have that line displayed.
     
  14. veryoldschool

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    Really? I don't remember reading any.
     
  15. Richierich

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    I have read 4 or 5 different posts that stated this and I was just curious if that was the case!!!
     
  16. veryoldschool

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    "The closest" I could say was anything like this were from those using a mixed coax/ethernet for MRV. I have yet to read a credible post of any 24 having both DECA & ethernet active.
     
  17. bigjb419

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    I just upgraded my HR20 to an HR24 and have no problems with my ethernet MRV. All is good.:)
     

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