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#161 OFFLINE   jsmuga

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:52 AM

Called in and got the DECA/SWM upgrade scheduled for tomorrow morning. I'm paying only $49 plus tax for the install and I also got a $22 month credit for 3 months without even asking. I'm a Premier customer (been with DirecTV since 1996) and I sub to 3 sports packages. I just hope the installer brings a SWM16 because I've got 9 tuners to cover.


I hope the same since I have 12 tuners but I could not confirm with CSR.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:53 AM

The fact that the D* website says it's still in Beta is not a good sign.


Where do you see that? I'm looking at the Whole Home DVR page now and it makes no mention of it being "Beta". In fact it says it's available and you can call to order, like others have.
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#163 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:56 AM

Yeah, I think it's best to probably wait till next week or even June. The fact that the D* website says it's still in Beta is not a good sign.


It's not in Beta an more .. I'm sure DIRECTV will correct that message soon. It'd be great if they could just flip a switch and things were all fine and dandy. Unfortunately, as early adopters, we're the folks that will make sure the mom & pops of the world will have that luxury.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

I hope the same since I have 12 tuners but I could not confirm with CSR.


Neither could I.
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#165 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 08:59 AM

Where do you see that? I'm looking at the Whole Home DVR page now and it makes no mention of it being "Beta". In fact it says it's available and you can call to order, like others have.


I haven't seen it myself, but there may be a few legacy pages that need to be updated/removed ... There is definitely a new ordering section under services. That doesn't seem to indicate beta.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:01 AM

Wireless and/or powerline should be avoided at all costs for MRV ..

I don't have any problems with Wireless. In fact I've streamed HD from my HR23 to my PC....PC is wireless and it was just fine.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

With the SWM16, is there still the ability to diplex in OTA using DECA, or will that no longer work?

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:04 AM

With the SWM16, is there still the ability to diplex in OTA using DECA, or will that no longer work?


With DECA you can't diplex OTA at all, doesn't matter if it's a SWiMLNB, SWiM8 or SWiM16, the DECA band overlaps the UHF OTA frequency band.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:06 AM

I don't have any problems with Wireless. In fact I've streamed HD from my HR23 to my PC....PC is wireless and it was just fine.


DIRECTV2PC is NOT MRV .. that uses a different buffering scheme (read: lots more memory) and it is much less prone to problems.

Folks have even used Wireless-N for MRV .. But I'll still say that generally speaking no one should use either powerline or Wireless for MRV. The recommended method is DECA and I'm glad to see many folks jumping on that bandwagon today. Wired Ethernet also seems to work pretty good for most folks. But wireless & Powerline should not be used.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:07 AM

With the SWM16, is there still the ability to diplex in OTA using DECA, or will that no longer work?


No, you will need a separate coax link for OTA.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:08 AM

I just had a pretty painless call.

My current system: Slimline<Zinwell 6x8 Multi-Switch (no SwIM)
:HR20-100, HR20-700, H21-100 (all connected via ethernet) and *R15-100 to an HD TV* (with no internet connection in that room).

My order: MRV DECA upgrade $99 + waived installation fee+ $99 for HD DVR (HR24 noted as requested: we'll see what happens:))

total after tax: $215.08

I could have had the install tomorrow but I took Sat. morning.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:08 AM

Am i to assume when i call in they will know that i do not have a swm setup and to instruct the installer to include swm equipment? Thanks.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:09 AM

I don't have any problems with Wireless. In fact I've streamed HD from my HR23 to my PC....PC is wireless and it was just fine.


It really depends. I have a Linksys WET610N and trickplay only works one way, client on wireless. Going to get DECA so that I can go both ways between my dvrs.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:13 AM

I hope the same since I have 12 tuners but I could not confirm with CSR.


Just got off the phone and scheduled the MRV/DECA upgrade for next Friday. Thought the CSR was a little confused but I was his first upgrade.
He said they would probably swap my dish for a slimline dish but the installer would be the final decision. I've got 13 tuners (6-DVR 1-STD) so that confused me as I believe I need a SWM-16 in order to have MRV on all STB's. I'm not sure how the SWiM LNB works with a SWM 16.

He said I could not place on my bill but had to pay upfront with CC. I'm sure he was just going by a script. He took several notes; i.e., customer thinks he needs SWM 16 :lol:.

Just checked the website and the order is there but shows it is all free except for installation. Plus it asks me to schedule. I think I'll call abck and check my appointment time again.


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:14 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:

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:17 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?
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

Just got off the phone and scheduled the MRV/DECA upgrade for next Friday. Thought the CSR was a little confused but I was his first upgrade.
He said they would probably swap my dish for a slimline dish but the installer would be the final decision. I've got 13 tuners (6-DVR 1-STD) so that confused me as I believe I need a SWM-16 in order to have MRV on all STB's. I'm not sure how the SWiM LNB works with a SWM 16.

He said I could not place on my bill but had to pay upfront with CC. I'm sure he was just going by a script. He took several notes; i.e., customer thinks he needs SWM 16 :lol:.

Just checked the website and the order is there but shows it is all free except for installation. Plus it asks me to schedule. I think I'll call abck and check my appointment time again.


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My order on the web asks me to schedule also. I called to confirm my apt. with a CSR and the apt. shows on their side but not on the website. I also received an email confirming order and apt.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:20 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:


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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:21 AM

What did that take?


Hours on the phone. :D

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

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:23 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:


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.




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