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MRV - How many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you went to DECA???


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Poll: Are you on regular Ethernet or on DECA??? (392 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you on regular Ethernet or on DECA???

  1. Yes I stayed on Ethernet, am planning to stay on Ethernet, or am trying to stay on Ethernet (problems getting it done) (248 votes [63.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 63.27%

  2. Voted No, I upgraded to DECA, plan on upgrading to DECA, or am waiting for installation of DECA to be completed (appointment scheduled) (121 votes [30.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 30.87%

  3. OTHER (23 votes [5.87%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 5.87%

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#1 OFFLINE   Milkman

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:03 PM

I am simply curious how many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you upgraded to DECA?

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#2 OFFLINE   matt

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:04 PM

I have ethernet enabled on my account but I have bought DECA adapters elsewhere that will be here Saturday.
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#3 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:04 PM

Is there gonna be a poll?

#4 OFFLINE   STEVEN-H

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

I see no reason to change. Works fine saves me $90.00 and a two year commitment.
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#5 OFFLINE   Milkman

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:05 PM

Is there gonna be a poll?


yeah, just took me a second to type out. :)

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#6 OFFLINE   HDJulie

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:07 PM

DECA for me. We have two DVR's that are in places that we can't run ethernet so DECA was the best solution.

#7 OFFLINE   hilmar2k

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:07 PM

I see no reason to change. Works fine saves me $90.00 and a two year commitment.


No commitment extension.

#8 OFFLINE   Milkman

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:12 PM

Can a moderator please add the following text to the OTHER option:

OTHER (Please explain below).

Thanks in advance!

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#9 OFFLINE   Rakul

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:12 PM

Voted other, I am on ethernet, for right now I plan on staying but was looking at getting a 9th tuner at somepoint. If I do I might get DECA just for the SWiM-16
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#10 OFFLINE   dwcolvin

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:15 PM

'Other'

DECA-enabled boxes are DECA to DIY Bridge, old boxes remain on Ethernet.

Works for me :D

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#11 OFFLINE   Herdfan

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 08:44 PM

Currently on ethernet. Will move to DECA as parts become available.

#12 OFFLINE   carl6

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:52 PM

I voted DECA, but actually I'm a hybrid system with 4 DVRs on DECA and 1 receiver on ethernet. DIY install and unofficial as far as DirecTV is concerned.

#13 OFFLINE   kevinturcotte

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 09:56 PM

Currently on ethernet until I switch everything out for Hx24 receivers. Then obviously be on DECA.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:34 AM

It didn't cost me a cent and no extension. Either way, I would have had to pay the $3.00/month MRV fee.
Living room - HR 34-700, Insignia NS-L322Q-10A LCD TV
Bedroom - HR 20-700 on second floor.
Basement - HR 20-700

DECA connecting all HR20-700 boxes together and 1 3800HGV-B Gateway wireless router connecting them to internet via AT&T VDSL.

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#15 OFFLINE   David MacLeod

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:37 AM

ethernet, works fine. no need to replace perfectly working swm8 and wb616. besides, can't afford upgrade fee.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:49 AM

Staying w/ethernet for now. When/if a box has problems, I might consider upgrading, but for now "if it ain't broke........"

1 HR34-700, 1 C31-700, 1 HR24-500
Original install on April 20, 2008 - HR34 & C31 installed on August 24, 2013 - HR24 installed on July 23, 2010

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:51 AM

If for anything else, the $99 install fee covers includes a $300 SWiM16 and $40 DECA adapters if I'm comparing prices at Solid Signal.
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#18 OFFLINE   dennisj00

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:59 AM

While my ethernet and wb68 works fine. . I caved and am currently waiting on my 8am appointment.

The biggest reason was to get another HR2x and a SWim16, so it was a good deal and something else to experiment with.

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#19 OFFLINE   longrider

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:37 AM

Ethernet works fine so why spend the money to switch? The house is completely wired with 2 RG6 (at least) and 2 Cat5 to every room so I cant come up with any reason to switch
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:38 AM

Since it worked great in beta, I will continue to run my ethernet on my 3 receivers. I would have to see what it looks like on a DECA network to compare. My only issue I have is a slight lag when picking a recorded show/movie from another receiver (pushing play from the list). It takes >5 seconds more to start the show/movie from the other receivers library. My guess would be that DECA does that same thing. Has anyone seen a difference from using ethernet and DECA is this area?




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