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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th


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#181 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

BUT if any receivers need to be swapped to work with the SWiM, then these do start another commitment.


Ok, so I have an HDVR2 on my account. I am keeping it. I can use splitters to separate the incoming sat feed to go to a WB616 and a SWM 16.

So are they going to try and force me to do an upgrade and remove the HDVR2? At that point it becomes an issue of possibly losing something I really, really want to keep (DNS and my HDVR2 is listed as my primary and some have lost it when when switching primary's) and getting something I really, really want. MRV.

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#182 OFFLINE   dwcolvin

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:24 AM

What were your buzz words?


(politely) "No, that's not correct."

It takes a CSR willing to keep asking until they get the right answer. You might want to wait for the information to trickle down, unless you have a lot of time on your hands.

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#183 OFFLINE   bakerfall

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:25 AM

I'm not sure that is a path I would choose to take this early in the game. It may cost you considerably more for the DECA upgrade once your account is flagged as MRV Enabled.


Not for those of us who already have it and have been using it for months
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#184 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:26 AM

With considerable patience and persistance on the part of a CSR and me, my MRV is (theoretically) turned on now with the existing Ethernet network. :hurah:


What did that take?


Hours on the phone. :D

I'd wait a bit and let the smoke clear.


This is good .. and there was at least one other person earlier in the thread that somehow got it "turned on" without any changes .. This should mean that it's possible as expected.

As I said yesterday, there will be growing pains on this one. Thanks everyone for being patient.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:26 AM

(politely) "No, that's not correct."

It takes a CSR willing to keep asking until they get the right answer. You might want to wait for the information to trickle down, unless you have a lot of time on your hands.


Yea, I probably will, especially if it's going to work until the 20th. I just don't want any downtime as I have made myself completely reliant on it by distributing recordings. The wife would be very unhappy if it disappeared :)
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:28 AM

I'm not sure that is a path I would choose to take this early in the game. It may cost you considerably more for the DECA upgrade once your account is flagged as MRV Enabled.


Since Gigabit Ethernet is 5x faster than DECA, I'll worry about that when (if ever) D* has some technology that only works with DECA.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:34 AM

On phone now. One good sign is the voice system understood "whole-home DVR".

First attempt - Got cut off as soon as CSR answered.

Second attempt - Got CSR, she said there needed to be an equipment swap, I told her no, that I had everything I needed, she transferred me to "tech" and was cut off again.

Third attempt - Checked my area for eligibility. Seems competent, but doesn't seem to know it went National today. Hold music is horrible! Still says not available in my area. Hold. Came back and told me I would need an equipment upgrade. Told her that I already had a SWM and DECA adapters that I had ordered. She then turned it on. :)

It seems they key might be I didn't mention I was using my home network.

Ok, according to my wife, the Multi-room screen now says "Authorized", but my account info says "Not Eligible" But my recent activity shows it being added today.:confused:

Edited by Herdfan, 13 May 2010 - 09:55 AM.


#188 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:34 AM

Yea, I probably will, especially if it's going to work until the 20th. I just don't want any downtime as I have made myself completely reliant on it by distributing recordings. The wife would be very unhappy if it disappeared :)


Since Gigabit Ethernet is 5x faster than DECA, I'll worry about that when (if ever) D* has some technology that only works with DECA.


Well, I have to admit, if folks are getting it for $49 (or free) .. Why not go for the DECA upgrade?

It's one thing to be set in your ways over something, but if it's near free to move onto a system that DIRECTV is fully supportive of .. why not? :shrug:
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:34 AM

I just don't want any downtime as I have made myself completely reliant on it by distributing recordings. The wife would be very unhappy if it disappeared :)


One of the points I made :)

Things became a lot smoother when she walked me through Menu-Setup-System Setup-Multi-Room and Status showed "Authorized", Beta showed "This receiver is running DIRECTV Multi-Room Beta.

Apparently, the public Beta was a secret (and the CE was top secret).

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:37 AM

Well, I have to admit, if folks are getting it for $49 (or free) .. Why not go for the DECA upgrade?

It's one thing to be set in your ways over something, but if it's near free to move onto a system that DIRECTV is fully supportive of .. why not? :shrug:


I am getting a SWIM16 and DECA for $49 plus tax what a deal........
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:40 AM

Well, I have to admit, if folks are getting it for $49 (or free) .. Why not go for the DECA upgrade?

It's one thing to be set in your ways over something, but if it's near free to move onto a system that DIRECTV is fully supportive of .. why not? :shrug:


One of my D* pet peeves: some folks are getting it for $49 (or free), others are getting credits.

After nearly 16 years as a "valued customer", exactly what do I have to do to be one of those folks?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:42 AM

One of my D* pet peeves: some folks are getting it for $49 (or free), others are getting credits.

After nearly 16 years as a "valued customer", exactly what do I have to do to be one of those folks?


I did not ask the $99 immediate credit was offered to me.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:47 AM

It appears I need to get DECA. My Wireless connection will not leave my R-22 on the network with my HR22. The wife wants it hooked up. Guess I will make the call this week end to see what they want to charge me.


My personal opinion if I am a Premier Subscriber with NFLST, NHLCI, ESPN College Gameplan(Football) and MLBEI along with Protection Plan and HD Extra there should be consideration on Fee VS someone on a lower package.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:49 AM

I am getting a SWIM16 and DECA for $49 plus tax what a deal........


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

Drop shipped or installed?


Installed on Sat.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

Did y'all notice, in the MRV excitement, that eSATA drives are now officially (sort of*) blessed:
http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P5980155

*Please note: We offer this tip because we want to help you get the most out of your DIRECTV experience. It is recommended for advanced users who are comfortable working with electronic hardware. This modification of your DIRECTV system is not officially supported by DIRECTV.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:51 AM

Did y'all notice, in the MRV excitement, that eSATA drives are now officially supported:
http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P5980155


No it's not, the page even says "This modification of your DIRECTV system is not officially supported by DIRECTV".

That page has been up for quite some time also.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:56 AM

It's one thing to be set in your ways over something, but if it's near free to move onto a system that DIRECTV is fully supportive of .. why not? :shrug:


I don't want to risk losing my DNS by removing/changing my primary receiver.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:57 AM

Well, I have to admit, if folks are getting it for $49 (or free) .. Why not go for the DECA upgrade?

It's one thing to be set in your ways over something, but if it's near free to move onto a system that DIRECTV is fully supportive of .. why not? :shrug:


If it was free, I'd probably do it. But, I'm not paying a cent. I bought a SWM-8 years ago and I have my home networked. $150 with no added benefit does not make sense for me.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:57 AM

Did y'all notice, in the MRV excitement, that eSATA drives are now officially (sort of*) blessed:
http://www.directv.c...ssetId=P5980155

*Please note: We offer this tip because we want to help you get the most out of your DIRECTV experience. It is recommended for advanced users who are comfortable working with electronic hardware. This modification of your DIRECTV system is not officially supported by DIRECTV.


No it's not, the page even says "This modification of your DIRECTV system is not officially supported by DIRECTV".

That page has been up for quite some time also.

So why was this posted here? :confused:
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