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MRV - How many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you went to DECA???
Posted 20 May 2010 - 08:45 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 09:09 PM
1 HR34-700 AM-21N
1 HR21-PRO AM-21
SLIMLINE DISH with SWM16
U-VERSE INTERNET TURBO24
LG 42LW5300 LED 3D
LG 65LW6500 LED 3D
Customer since 03/2000
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:13 PM
They are replacing my last D-Tivo for the same $99+$49+taxes, so I thought it was worth it at the time.
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:15 PM
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.
Edited by Fraaaak, 20 May 2010 - 10:23 PM.
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:25 PM
Hardwire Cat5e Network
D-Link DGL-4100 Gigabit Gaming Router
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:28 PM
Posted 20 May 2010 - 10:34 PM
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.
Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:09 PM
I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.
Directv customer since 2000
Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:17 PM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:35 PM
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.
Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:53 PM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:07 PM
I read a report that said the typical symptoms of stress were eating too much, drinking too much, impulse buying, and driving too fast. Who are they kidding? That's my idea of a perfect day.
now with Verizon FIOS and loving the faster DVR and being able to use both the external & internal drives at the same time
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:09 PM
HR22-100 to LG 55LW5600" HDTV via HDMI (networked, DECA)
HR20-100 to Toshiba 20" via composite (networked, DECA)
HR24-200 to Sony KDL32-L5100 via HDMI (Networked, DECA)
H23-100 to Toshiba 20" HDTV via component )networked, DECA)
R16 to Zenith 26" CRT
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:10 PM
Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:21 PM
Currently the DECA technology and SWM16 don't seem to be an ideal fit yet for a stretched out residence with 15 tuners in use such as mine.
I also would expect the LAN switching going forward to better support the standards that the DECA touts as there are so many home media streaming devices in use now outside the proprietary DTV stack.
All that being said, if I had 8 tuners or less, didn't have a built in CAT5e hardwired network, and it was a normal sized structure I'd have gone the DECA route but I don't so I didn't.
Don "happy as a pig in slop with what I have at the present" Bolton
What's a dazzling urbanite like you doing in a rustic setting like this?