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#1 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:55 PM

DIRECTV has made networking even easier with the DIRECTV Wireless Digital Cinema Connection kit! This one device will work with SWiM and legacy systems, and can be configured right from the receiver!

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Wireless DCCK First Look


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#2 OFFLINE   Doug Brott

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:04 PM

Thanks go out to the field trial test group .. I've used one of these myself for several weeks now and I have to admit it's works pretty much the same way as the regular broadband adapter just without the wires connected to the router.

My entire DECA cloud lives a wireless hop from my home network and everything is humming right along.
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#3 OFFLINE   Scott Kocourek

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:23 PM

Great job on the First Look as always!

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#4 OFFLINE   dave29

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:28 PM

Nice First Look fellows!

This device should make installs a breeze. :)

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:30 PM

Nice work by the entire test team....and yet again....very nice presentation by Stuart.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:34 PM

This device looks like a winner from a technical standpoint! However I suspect it may be a bit pricey (>$100+), which could limit its attractiveness. If I already didn't have the same functionality I would probably get one (or more). As usual, a great first look.

#7 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:46 PM

Stuart, Great work as always. :)

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:05 PM

Interesting dual purpose device. In a Whole Home DVR setup, with Broadband DECA installed and white DECA attached to non Hx24 box, can the WCCK take the place of both the Broadband DECA and a white DECA by connecting the WCCK via coax to the SWiM and via ethernet to the non Hx24 box?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:08 PM

Interesting dual purpose device. In a Whole Home DVR setup, with Broadband DECA installed and white DECA attached to non Hx24 box, can the WCCK take the place of both the Broadband DECA and a white DECA by connecting the WCCK via coax to the SWiM and via ethernet to the non Hx24 box?


Absolutely.

I have had mine connected to a HR21-700 to act as its deca and it is also a wireless bridge to my internet connection.
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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:13 PM

Read through the First Look and feel is as though I know all about it.
Great work team. A super job.

A nice addition to the Directv equipment family.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:15 PM

Great job guys

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

Absolutely.

I have had mine connected to a HR21-700 to act as its deca and it is also a wireless bridge to my internet connection.


Thanks, that's really cool. When using the coax passthrough of either this device or a power inserter, what is the signal loss? Is it similar to a 2-way splitter?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:21 PM

Cool. Great work on the First Look, folks. :)

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 06:27 PM

Thanks for the first look. Looks like a winner but I agree with bobnielsen about the price.

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:01 PM

i have the decca hook up now. when wii wireless digital cinema connection kit be availble?

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:13 PM

This nice as long as it is stable...
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#17 OFFLINE   Mike Bertelson

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:16 PM

This device looks like a winner from a technical standpoint! However I suspect it may be a bit pricey (>$100+), which could limit its attractiveness. If I already didn't have the same functionality I would probably get one (or more). As usual, a great first look.


Thanks for the first look. Looks like a winner but I agree with bobnielsen about the price.

I don't know what the price will be but $100+ sounds kinda high to me...I've been wrong before. :grin:

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:23 PM

i have the decca hook up now. when wii wireless digital cinema connection kit be availble?


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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

Nice job on the PDF!

Glad I have all the tools to pull and terminate coax and cat5. But for those who don't and have their coax output by their router hardwired to a cable co for high speed Internet, this can come in handy!

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Posted 10 June 2011 - 07:28 PM

This nice as long as it is stable...

So far the reported experiences are it's rock solid.

Several have said something similar to Carl6’s quote at the end of the First Look...once it's installed it's completely transparent. You won’t be able to tell the difference.

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