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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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#61 OFFLINE   jkirk



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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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#62 OFFLINE   sat4r



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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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#63 OFFLINE   wcr


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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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#66 OFFLINE   wildbill129



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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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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:11 PM

I didn't think $149 was too bad for a new HR24, SWiM 16 and Deca modules. . .

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Posted 21 May 2010 - 04:21 PM

Stayed on the Ethernet for now. Will change to DECA when a service exists (that I desire) and it is not operable on standard networking.


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.

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