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Which Model for Wireless Internet?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Marlin Guy, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Marlin Guy

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    A buddy of mine is switching to DirecTV.
    He doesn't want to run a cable.
    Do they have a HD DVR with built in wireless yet?

    If not that, which adapter is preferred?
     
  2. sigma1914

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    If he wants MRV, it'll use DECA.
     
  3. Marlin Guy

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    OK. I'll play along.
    What's DECA?
     
  4. VirginiaSlim

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    I just read that the HR 24/100 uses the coax cable for the internet.
     
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  7. Carl Spock

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    Rather than making it so obtuse, the current DirecTV hook up system is called SWiM, or Single Wire Management, and DECA, which has already been defined here and passes the multi-room video and the Internet. A single RG-6 cable has to be run to each room from a central distribution point. Everything plays over that. As to how this works, follow the links others have given.

    None of this is wireless.
     
  8. Marlin Guy

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    Are there any concerns with putting the SWiM in the attic, as far as heat goes?
     
  10. RAD

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    I've had two SWiM8's in the attic for a couple years, no problem. One of those was replaced with a SWiM16 in May, so far no problems with that either and we're in the usual mid/upper 90's for the past month or so.

    My installer wanted to put the PI for the SWiM16 in the attic, which isn't a good idea, get it placed somewhere in the house.
     
  11. Marlin Guy

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    Looking at some of the diagrams, it appears that the power inserter can go anywhere, as long as it ties back to the SWiM via coax. Is that right?
     
  12. sigma1914

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    Yes, but it must be the correct coax.
     
  13. Marlin Guy

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    Do you mean correct type (RG6) or correct as in where it goes on the switch?
     
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    Both, actually. :)
     
  15. Marlin Guy

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    Thanks again.
    I guess he placed the order.
    I got my $100 email. ;)
     

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