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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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#51 OFFLINE   Surveyor40


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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.

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#52 OFFLINE   azarby


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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.


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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

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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.

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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.


Edited by Mike Bertelson, 20 May 2010 - 07:55 PM.
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Since it costs 1.66¢ to produce a penny, my 2¢ worth is really 3.32¢ worth.  That 3.32¢ is my own and not the 3.32¢ of DIRECTV, Dish, or anyone else for that matter.

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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.

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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.

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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.
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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.
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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.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:45 PM

Happy on ether for now. Will consider switching once the installers have experience- afraid to tinker.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:09 PM

I have used ethernet for some time now without any issues and will continue to do so unless problems arise.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:13 PM

I'm upgrading to DECA if the installer shows up... (He was a no show once already this week.)

They are replacing my last D-Tivo for the same $99+$49+taxes, so I thought it was worth it at the time.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:15 PM

I went with the DECA - paying the 99 + 50 install for SWM/DECA plus get my red-headed stepchild of a H20 swapped to an H21 or better for free! Plus I'll finally get my slimline 5 (SL5) with the broken LNB cover replaced.

Will keep the HR20 connected to ethernet also to keep on demand.

I'm expecting better MVR performance (plus being able to get in the garage where no ethernet access exists) because the ethernet was going from a wireless router to wireless extender to a third extender (and actually performed pretty well, except for ff and rew), it's all wired with the DECA.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:25 PM

Spent too many hours putting in my CAT5 to get MRV going in the early stages. It works great with all the latest software improvements on a Gigabit network (I know the boxes are only 100M).
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

Staying on ethernet for now. Just ordered a HR24 today from Overstock. When it gets here I will replace my old HR10-250 and upgrade to a SWM LNB...or maybe I will upgrade to DECA and have DirecTV do it....

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:34 PM

I stayed with Ethernet as well. Debating whether I want to switch to DECA.... My Ethernet setup has been near perfect, and I'm not sure I want to spend the money for the slight improvement that I might see using DECA, at this point.

I will switch to DECA eventually, but I'm not spending much extra these days, so it's not something I feel compelled to do today, especially since my ethernet works so well.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:06 PM

Interesting numbers. The percentage is fairly close to what I expected.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:09 PM

Yes, I was thinking 63% would probably stay on ethernet.

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

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:17 PM

Wireless N for me works like a champ.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:35 PM

I also stayed on ethernet.

Mostly because I'm cheap. Now, if they offer some huge deals on hardware and installation, I could be tempted. But like I said I'm cheap, so they would have to be really good deals.:)

Other than that, my current setup is working great for now.


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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:53 PM

I picked other because I wanted to get MRV back ASAP, so I followed Doug's post and had it back in a few hours. I then called and ordered the upgrade. It threw them a little because I was already enabled for MRV but they sent me to Tech Support and they handled my upgrade order. It is my experience over the last 12 years that if your order is complicated at all you are better off with Tech Support. They can add things to the order and waive other charges that the regular CSR's cannot. For the $99 they agreed to replace my Philips TIVO and both HR20's, switch the dish to SWM 16, and waive the intstallation charge. I don't think that is bad for $99. I'll take it.

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:07 PM

Ethernet works great for me. See no reason to spend the money for an upgrade. Every room in my home has 2 ethernet jacks and every room with a TV has 2 coax. So I don't see the need to goto a SWiM.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:09 PM

I didn't have enough cat5 pulled to make for a smooth MRV experience, so I have a DECA installed scheduled for next week.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:10 PM

Other - DIY DECA

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