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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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#21 OFFLINE   HDTVsportsfan


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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:40 AM

Voted staying w/ ethernet.

If the need arises then DECA it is, but I have no time table for it unless my hand is forced.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:41 AM

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:15 AM

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

Same here. I had 5 of our 7 boxes on CAT5 and it was easier to install DECA than chop walls for the 2 rooms that weren't yet networked.

As a bonus, everything's still fully covered under the PP and I assume I'm now "future-proof" for any other new functionality DirecTV may have in the pipeline.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:34 AM

What is this ethernet you speak of? :D
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:41 AM

I voted other - I have an H24 and HR24 networked to one another via coax, with those two are bridged to my router with a DECA module. The other four HR2x boxes in the house are networked via ethernet. I did call (several times, and emailed and Twittered . . . :nono:) and finally got the "Unsupported" flag properly set.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:01 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?

I had two DVR's directly connected to each other with an ethernet cable -- no router, no switch, nothing. Response for MRV was slow. I'm now on DECA. Response for MRV is still slow. I'm hoping it's because of the HR22 & that the HR24 that I ordered online will make a difference.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:03 AM

My MRV works great wireless on 5ghz N. I'm using a dual band N router and 5ghz bridges as long as the wireless connection to the router is >121M it is no different than the wired trial I made for comparison. If you have the only 2.4ghz wireless N network (no wireless neighbors) you might get this to work on the common overlapping band. I now have over a dozen wireless SSID's in range all 2.4ghz band. My 5ghz SSID is the only one in that band, someday I may have to string a wire or switch to DECA for now it works flawlessly.

I did have to upgrade the firmware on my DIR-825b to the newest 2.03NA and turn multicast streams OFF in the router. The later was only needed for wireless connections; when connected via wire on the same gigabit switch multicast streams on/off made no difference. This also affected MediaShare Which now works from either the MCE machine or the Windows Home Server w/either HR2x.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:14 AM

I voted Other, because I'm on ethernet, and plan to stay there for quite some time, but I am fully investigating SWM/DECA to see how it might be to my advantage. I'll decide in a month or two, so for now, I'm ethernet, but am considering SWM/DECA.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

I'm staying on Ethernet. Currently the receiver is sitting on top of the DVR connected to the same TV so Ethernet is really easy to setup and I don't see a need to spend anything on DECA.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:50 AM

I will see if Ethernet continues to get the job done. My next goal is to get my HR-20 upgraded, possibly just getting HR 24 from Solid Signal.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:11 AM

What is this ethernet you speak of? :D

It is a tool that is used in what Al Gore "created"! :D

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:36 AM

I plan on staying on ethernet and upgrading to deca in the future if it is needed.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:54 AM

I put at least 40 hours into wiring the 5 bedrooms plus two living rooms in my house (huge pain in the butt) so therefore I'm sticking with the network that cost me time and money (albeit not too much since I did it myself.)

MRV works amazingly well over ethernet so I see absolutely no reason to use deca.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:56 AM

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:58 AM

I've already got cat5/6 and RG6 in the wall and on keystone jacks behind 5 HDDVRs. Enet are home runs to gigabit switch. If MRV is not running tip-top, I don't see it.

So will stay with ethernet until something comes up that it cannot do. Also to skip the extra cost and the extra complexity of adding additional dodads everywhere (something else to fail).

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

I switched to DECA. My wireless setup was OK but had occasional hiccups. My H21 box didn't like HD programs. I had a self installed SWiM setup that D* could hassle me about service issues.
It was worth the 49.95 D* charged me.

BTW there seems to be confusion about the 2 year commitment. There is NO extension if you don't uograde receivers.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:08 AM

Went with DECA since one of three dvrs only had one coax and no internet connection. DECA gives me an extra tuner and whole-house access to that dvr.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:10 AM

Installers arrived a little before 10 and left a little before 12. So ~2 hours to peak dish, rewire WB68 to SWim16 / 2 4 port splitters and install / authorize HR24. I hooked up the power supply / Deca module for the broadband connection in my cabinet and moved HR22 to the Bedroom, hooking up the 3 DVRs there with Deca modules and resetting.

One installer was pretty good, one was learning and both thanked me for the help as they left! They commented they should have paid me!

Most signal strengths are in the high 90s.

Now it's taking me longer to set up everything on the 24 and tweak some settings. But everybody is happy and MRVs to everybody.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:10 AM

I'll get DECA if I ever move to a house that is not already wired for ethernet.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 11:14 AM

getting mine friday, had my 2 hr-22's via ethernet, they didn't work well kept loosing one or the other? had to reboot alot. so im hoping for the best...

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