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DECA Adapters available online


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#1 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:40 PM

Looks like DECA Adapters are available at Solid Signal for DIY folks.

http://www.solidsign...Components&sku=
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#2 OFFLINE   litzdog911

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:51 PM

$40. Not too crazy.
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#3 OFFLINE   sigma1914

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:53 PM

$40. Not too crazy.


Yeah, plus $18.89 for the 21V PI.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

Sweet. SS always has things for 3x the price as ebay so when the $13 ones hit ebay it's gonna be double sweet that you can DIY :)
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#5 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 05:57 PM

Oh good .. Glad to see this happen. I thought that it might but didn't know for sure if there would be licensing issues or not. The pricing seems to be about on par with what I would have expected as well, so this is good.

You would only need the power inserter for broadband use. Also will need some Band Stop Filters for the HR20-100s or non-DECA receivers:
http://www.solidsign...Components&sku=
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:02 PM

Suddenly the $150 from DIRECTV looks to be worth it.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:15 PM

Sorry if this has been discussed before. Does the SWM/DECA upgrade from DirecTV result in a contract extension? If it does, this would be a decent alternative route for me.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:21 PM

Sorry if this has been discussed before. Does the SWM/DECA upgrade from DirecTV result in a contract extension? If it does, this would be a decent alternative route for me.


My understanding is if any receivers don't need to be replaced then there is no contract extension if it's just a SWiM and DECA adapters.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:32 PM

Yeah, plus $18.89 for the 21V PI.


and how ever many band stop filters you'd need:

http://www.solidsign...01)&c=Satellite Components&sku=

Edit: oops...Doug already pointed this out...
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

Suddenly the $150 from DIRECTV looks to be worth it.


It depends on how many adapters, splitters, etc., you need and if you already have SWM. I only need one DECA, so $40 is a pretty good deal (and shipping is free). For comparison, I paid $148 for two MoCA adapters. I don't currently have any bandstop filters with my H24 and HR24, so I figured I would wait and see if there are any new issues before purchasing them.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:48 PM

Suddenly the $150 from DIRECTV looks to be worth it.

It's not all that sudden...:D

One of the Mods has been indicating this for some time already... ;)
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

Both mentions of the Band Stop Filter mention HR20-100. Is it specific only to the -100 or does it include all HR2x-xxx aside from the HR24?

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:50 PM

It's not all that sudden...:D


I think the "sudden" part is the realization of the actual costs involved in a DIY solution.

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 06:58 PM

I think the "sudden" part is the realization of the actual costs involved in a DIY solution.

Perhaps...but the package that has been talked about here for many weeks already seemed like a pretty good deal to get a household of HD DVR and HD receiver network connectivity via SWiM and DECA, not to mention potential upgrades.

A good value is always in the eye of the beholder of course. :);)
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:01 PM

It depends on how many adapters, splitters, etc., you need and if you already have SWM. I only need one DECA, so $40 is a pretty good deal (and shipping is free). For comparison, I paid $148 for two MoCA adapters. I don't currently have any bandstop filters with my H24 and HR24, so I figured I would wait and see if there are any new issues before purchasing them.


Don't forget that power inserter if you are using it for broadband .. If it's for a receiver only, then of course you won't need one.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:09 PM

Both mentions of the Band Stop Filter mention HR20-100. Is it specific only to the -100 or does it include all HR2x-xxx aside from the HR24?

The number of bandstop filter for receivers depends on:
any receiver without a DECA,
The HR20-100, since the DECA requires a special setup with a splitter to power the DECA off the SAT #2.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:11 PM

Glad a thread I started earlier has turned out to not be true.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:17 PM

Perhaps...but the package that has been talked about here for many weeks already seemed like a pretty good deal to get a household of HD DVR and HD receiver network connectivity via SWiM and DECA, not to mention potential upgrades.

A good value is always in the eye of the beholder of course. :);)


(5) HR2x DECA adapters x $40 = $200
(1) SWM16 x $349 = $349
(1) PI x $18.89 = $18.89

I'm up to already $560 for a DIY project if I go through Solid Signal.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:20 PM

So I already have SWM with 3 receivers. MRV working via power line with internet ondemand. 2 HR21's and 1 R22. So to upgrade my MRV to DECA I would need 4 DECA adapters 1 for each receiver and 1 for my router with a P21 power inserter? I would not need the stop band filter since all receivers are compatable?

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Posted 10 May 2010 - 07:22 PM

So I already have SWM with 3 receivers. MRV working via power line with internet ondemand. 2 HR21's and 1 R22. So to upgrade my MRV to DECA I would need 4 DECA adapters 1 for each receiver and 1 for my router with a P21 power inserter? I would not need the stop band filter since all receivers are compatable?

You would only need one bandstop filter for your older SWM.
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