Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo

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


  • Please log in to reply
76 replies to this topic

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%

Vote Guests cannot vote

#41 OFFLINE   weaselfest

weaselfest

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 31 posts
Joined: Dec 28, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

the wired ethernet and hand me down adtran 10/100 switch have been working great since signing up for the beta trial. awaited a response from the email route, after several frustating attempts at the "instant" gratification of a phone CSR making the changes. don't see any reason to upgrade until D* forces the issue.

underachiever deluxe

...Ads Help To Support This SIte...

#42 OFFLINE   ftwrich

ftwrich

    New Member

  • Registered
  • 8 posts
Joined: Feb 24, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:13 PM

Stayed on ethernet - but it took a couple of calls and emails. Just didn't want to lose the service. May change later on when the kinks get sorted out.

#43 OFFLINE   carlsbad_bolt_fan

carlsbad_bolt_fan

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 750 posts
  • LocationCarlsbad, CA
Joined: May 18, 2004

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:17 PM

My house is wired for ethernet. During the Beta, MRV worked perfectly. Don't want to even think about DECA.
HR20-700 Connected to 55" Samsung UN55D8000YF via HDMI
HR20-700 Connected to 24" Samsung P2570HD
R22-200 Connected to 32" Sony
D* Customer since 2000

#44 OFFLINE   davring

davring

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 6,392 posts
Joined: Jan 13, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

Ethernet has been fine for months, see no need to change. May need to eventually as recievers need replacing.
HR20-700(2.0TB)>Sony XBR-55HX929
HR20-700>Sony KDL40V2500
OTA RS outdoor ant
Hardwire networked to Cysco Router 6.0 AT&T DSL
MRV enabled
R15-500>Samsung LNT2342H
DirecTV customer since 1997

#45 OFFLINE   pfp

pfp

    Whatever

  • Registered
  • 1,554 posts
Joined: Apr 28, 2009

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:52 PM

Trying to stay with ethernet but have not gotten anyone at DirecTV who is capable of turning it on yet.
I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

#46 OFFLINE   Yog-Sothoth

Yog-Sothoth

    Legend

  • Registered
  • 102 posts
Joined: Apr 08, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:53 PM

Switching to DECA got me MRV in two locations where I didn't have ethernet, and it also yielded me a new DVR and a new receiver. I'll also be connecting one of the DECA modules to an ethernet switch so my son can have Internet access with the computer I plan on putting in his room... Recommended/supported? No. Do I care? No.

#47 OFFLINE   pfp

pfp

    Whatever

  • Registered
  • 1,554 posts
Joined: Apr 28, 2009

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:55 PM

While it may be obvious does DirecTV advise people getting receiver swaps that they will loose all their recordings or is there some special handling for this?
I do, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused you, or your family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

#48 OFFLINE   JACKIEGAGA

JACKIEGAGA

    N.Y. FOOTBALL GIANTS

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 5,238 posts
  • LocationLong Island, NY
Joined: Dec 11, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 05:56 PM

Ethernet why change something that is working just fine

JACK,
 
 


#49 OFFLINE   Draconis

Draconis

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,403 posts
  • LocationLas Vegas, NV
Joined: Mar 16, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:04 PM

I already have the DECA installation scheduled for this Saturday.

#50 OFFLINE   houskamp

houskamp

    Hall Of Fame

  • Registered
  • 8,636 posts
Joined: Sep 14, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 06:12 PM

next to impossible to do all deca here without loosing OTA, but cat5 is all over the place..

AKA: SMOKE
MRV was all that's left on my wishlist (wishlist done) :D


#51 OFFLINE   Surveyor40

Surveyor40

    DBSTalk Club Member

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 438 posts
Joined: Jan 05, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:26 PM

Staying on Ethernet for the time being. We are discussing whether or not the DVR charge is worth it or not. If we decide to keep MRV, we will go DECA.
My Setup
14 year D* customer, LONG LIVE D*'s HDPC

#52 OFFLINE   azarby

azarby

    Hall Of Fame

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 4,023 posts
Joined: Dec 15, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:30 PM

I currently have a hybrid system, half DECA and half ethernet. Solid Signal has finally shipped the DECA adapters so by this time next week, I'll be all DECA.

Bob

#53 OFFLINE   Turn3

Turn3

    Cool Member

  • Registered
  • 18 posts
Joined: Aug 30, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:31 PM

Ethernet and it worked fine. Already had all the cable I needed so I didn't hve to buy anything for the hookup

#54 OFFLINE   spartanstew

spartanstew

    Dry as a bone

  • Registered
  • 12,442 posts
  • LocationWylie, Texas
Joined: Nov 16, 2005

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:45 PM

Every room in my house (well, room you spend time in) has at least 1 ethernet run, so I see no need to go to Deca right now.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
Directv customer since 2000

#55 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

Mike Bertelson

    6EQUJ5 WOW!

  • Moderators
  • 13,914 posts
Joined: Jan 24, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:50 PM

I voted Other.

I have an HR24 and an H24; obviously both DECA. I then have a DECA BB adapter. My HR21 & HR23 are both Ethernet.

MRV works great. :)

However, I'm going to all DECA, because I'm rearranging my A/V system and I can get rid of a couple of cables. Otherwise I’d probably leave it the way it is.

Mike

Edited by Mike Bertelson, 20 May 2010 - 07:55 PM.
added info

µß
Since it costs 2.4¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 4.8¢ worth.  That 4.8¢ is my own and not the 4.8¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.


#56 OFFLINE   mcnallc1

mcnallc1

    Legend

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 120 posts
Joined: Mar 11, 2009

Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:58 PM

Even though I spent a lot of time running CAT5 to all my receivers and everything has been working fine it was cheaper to take the $149 DECA upgrade to get a SWM16 then to order one.

#57 OFFLINE   Game Fan

Game Fan

    Baseball Is Life

  • DBSTalk Club
  • 739 posts
Joined: Sep 08, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:04 PM

Ethernet for me. I'll consider DECA, at some point in the future. Right now, all is good.

#58 OFFLINE   HRJustin

HRJustin

    Godfather

  • Registered
  • 433 posts
Joined: Mar 05, 2009

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:10 PM

I voted other because I dont have MRV service and cannot add it without adding HD access. I just cant really see paying the extra $10 a month right now with the old TVs we have. If or when I do add MRV it will most likely be with my home network as unsupported. Its a shame MRV has worked great without HD access all this time. I would be willing to pay the $3 fee I wish it was possible to waive the HD access requirement in local swap markets since HD equipment is required.
**Living Room - H24-x00** **My Room - HR22-100** **Master Bedroom - R22-100**
***I am in a 72.5 local swap market I do not subscribe to HD access***

**Complete Setup Here**

#59 OFFLINE   smiddy

smiddy

    Tain't ogre til its ogre

  • Registered
  • 15,301 posts
Joined: Apr 05, 2006

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:11 PM

I ain't done a thing yet, but I don't need to since I can see all of my DVRs from any place in my house.
Aaron 'smiddy' Smith

#60 OFFLINE   Tallgntlmn

Tallgntlmn

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 851 posts
Joined: Jun 07, 2007

Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:22 PM

I am staying ethernet for now. I don't quite understand DECA well enough to decide if I want it or if it will benefit me enough yet. For now ethernet works great. Maybe when I move, I might try to get them to do something with SWM and DECA. I am not sure I'll be able to aim the SL3 when that time comes. If I need a service call for that, I might as well ask for the upgrade at the time.
My setup: Darn trees sent me back to cable.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...