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My DVRs are CAT5 connected. Why won't DirecTV activate whole home DVR?
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:13 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:17 PM
Posted 28 February 2012 - 05:22 PM
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Hardwire networked to Cysco Router 6.0 AT&T DSL
DirecTV customer since 1997
Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:46 PM
Done their way your existing home network would not carry the traffic between DVRs and HD receivers and they would have ownership of the "network infrastructure" that does. Using your home LAN they've no training in that area and too many variable exist.
Whole Home works GREAT on a traditional hardwired home network. There are however glitches from time to time regardless of transport layer. If you don't mind self troubleshooting it's a fine way to go.
You might be able to negotiate down pricing on the install as well and run supported. I run on my own home network though I have bridged to a small DECA cloud but that gains me nothing support wise. . .
If you've others in the home that might find themselves needing to fix things while you are out of town or away from the home, supported might make more sense.
Don "I'm just sayin" Bolton
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:26 AM
Posted 29 February 2012 - 08:48 AM
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Posted 29 February 2012 - 09:27 AM
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