Currently I have:
1. In the family room, where I watch 90% of my viewing, I have an HR21-100. HDTV, Blu-ray, 5.1 Surround.
2. A SD-DVR 40 in my bedroom. Directv is requiring a swap due to the age of the receiver. I'm okay with this.
3. I currently have the HR21-100 connected to the internet through a Linksys wireless G router and a Linksys Wireless G game adapter and switch. The switch is used to connect the Panasonic Blu-ray and HR21-100 to the wireless game adapter, but this is not a stable connection. The HR21 will occasionally lose connection to the network, and the adapter will need resetting through my laptop. I believe the game adapter resets and looses my SSID and security key.
As I am moving in to a new house I have the opportunity to set up my Directv experience and wireless networking for the best efficiency and options for HD, DTV internet connection, etc.
Known constraints / questions:
1. The new house's bedroom appears to only have one coaxial cable. I would like to continue dual tuner DVR service in the bedroom. I noted this on the phone call, but since I have not currently ordered the MRV, there is no current order for a SWM.
2. The family room does not currently have the coaxial cable installed on the wall my entertainment center will be located at. Out of principal I will want an actual jack at this location rather than a cable feed through the floor board or similar. I may be able to handle this before the install appointment.
3. I am open to upgrading the networking hardware for the wireless internet connection. Should I go on my own or add this into the mover's connection order?
4. Do I need a wireless N router rather than the wireless G router?
5. I am not sold on the MRV due to the $3 / Mo fee when two DVR's meet the same needs.
6. My internet connection will be DSL.
What am I missing or what should I ask for through DTV vs the installer the day of the appointment? I am most concerned about the wireless internet connection and the DVR capability n the bedroom. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
Edited by DGF9600, 02 June 2010 - 07:38 PM.