As several folks stated...there's no risk or problem using your own network (make sure when you call DirecTV you let them know its the "unsupported" MRV you wish to activate). You can always switch and have them install DECA in the future.
So, I'm going to roll the dice and at least try it. If I run into performance or quality issues then I will go with DECA. And I will report back on my results. I'll be calling D* tomorrow to order the additional HD-DVR and get the ball rolling...
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MUST I upgrade to SWM/DECA hardware for Whole Home DVR?
Posted 22 December 2010 - 07:06 AM
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Posted 22 December 2010 - 08:51 AM
Agreed, you are correct.
Again, both will work at this time.
However, when we find out why DECA becomes required for more things in 2011...guess who gets to be first to say "I told you so..."? :lol:
If it becomes required I hope that the CSRs and installers will know how to handle an order by that time. I tried to have it installed twice when it was cheaper now that it's double I'll stay with the cat-5. If they "require" it maybe that will lower the cost, they won't just say give us $250 or else.
Posted 22 December 2010 - 09:00 AM
... it is a 100Mbit network not GigE....
This will not be a problem as the Ethernet ports on the D boxes only support 100 Mbps anyway.
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