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Connecting ethernet to HR44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by mltj74, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. TorinTPG

    TorinTPG New Member

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    Hr44-500 connected via ethernet... Zero issues here over two months of Genie use
     
  2. JasTay4224

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    You guys can dispute and provide examples all you like.
    This is not the method DTV trains or instructs to introduce the network.

    Never said it wouldn't work. Are you gentlemen so eager to argue you are failing to notice the quotations... I am simply telling someone that may, or may not be technically savy enough to manage and care for his own home network that the method to which he uses should be the method that DTV designed for the reliable operation of the whole home system...

    Your way isn't always the best way fellas....

    Simmer down.
     
  3. Bill Broderick

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    I can guarantee you with 100% certainty that there is at least one highly regarded DirecTV tech who will tell you that it is perfectly fine to connect the Genie with Ethernet without disturbing WHDVR,
     
  4. acostapimps

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    Directv just love to sell you CCK's when it comes to networked DVR's, not realizing how the Genie's work differently than HR24's with built in deca, when it comes to MRV, which they think it acts the same way in turn they believe will have MRV connectivity issues. Not the same case, In fact it acts as a network bridge for the rest of the HD/HD DVR receivers in the house, Through coax connection from the SWM system, of course it have to be ethernet connected to the main HR44 and assign ip addresses from the router for it to work for the rest of the clients.
     
  5. JasTay4224

    JasTay4224 New Member

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    Read my friend.... Read.
     
  6. JasTay4224

    JasTay4224 New Member

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    And you....

    Love to sell you CCK's.... Then you refer to an HR44....
     
  7. Bill Broderick

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    I did read. I read this:

    "Any CSR or Technician will tell you that is not the proper way to do it and insist that it be done via the coax network using a BBDeca or a Wifi-Deca unit."

    and I'm telling you that there are technicians who do NOT insist that it be done via coax networkint using a BBDECA or a Wifi-DECA.
     
  8. DB Stalker

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    Never said it wouldn't work. Are you gentlemen so eager to argue you are failing to notice the quotations... I am simply telling someone that may, or may not be technically savy enough to manage and care for his own home network that the method to which he uses should be the method that DTV designed for the reliable operation of the whole home system...



    Connecting via Ethernet port on any whole-home based system with receiver models with built in DECAs " CAN " cause the internal DECA to disengage causing communication problems. It is not a supported method and is not recommended as it may cause the Clients to lose link to the Genie.

    There's a difference between informing someone that something is unsupported and giving misinformation.
    I haven't seen or heard of a single example of an Ethernet connection on the genies causing clients to "lose link to the genie."

    #)
     
  9. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I asked you a couple of direct questions relating to the source and sanctity of your information. So, are you an employee of DIRECTV® or an installer working for them directly or indirectly?

    My friends, all of whom can read, will note your reply.
     
  10. Bill Broderick

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    Good point. Neither of my external hard drives are supported by DirecTV. But they work great and provide an extra 3.5TB of DVR storage over what's installed inside of the HR44 & HR24.
     
  11. JasTay4224

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    Laxguy... You insist despite my silence on repeating those questions.

    Mind your own business.

    As for the topic.... Have fun gentlemen. Being antagonistic on an Internet blog is silly so.... Ya'll win.

    Funny.... Even I said it would work.... But I guess the urge to argue overwhelms one senses of the ability to absorb that information.
     
  12. DB Stalker

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    Funny.... Even I said it would work....


    Connecting via Ethernet port on any whole-home based system with receiver models with built in DECAs " CAN " cause the internal DECA to disengage causing communication problems.
    I'm not seeing people antagonizing you, I'm just seeing people pointing out some misinformation that you gave, and asking if you're privy to information that contradicts what we've all seen.
    I understand you not wanting to divulge personal info though.

    #)
     
  13. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    .... Ya'll win.


    Finally you understood!... !rolling


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  14. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    I asked but twice. You could simply be straight up and answer.
     
  15. Beerstalker

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    DirecTV does not train the techs to do it that way to avoid confusion. They realise that way too many techs don't pay close enough attention to details about which model numbers things work on or not. They learned this with the HR20 setup for whole home and how many techs continually got the DECA setup wrong because there were two different hookups based on which model number they were working on.

    So now rather than saying, you can hook up an ethernet cable directly to an HR34/HR44, but not to a HR24/H24, they just train everyone not to do it period. That way they don't have a bunch of techs trying to do it with HR24/H24s and causing a bunch of issues.
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    NOt quite, there are more confusing thing with DirecTV. which receivers uses BBCs and when, what receivers uses DECA and which one dont..... the reason behind is $$$$. DirecTV does not pay to connect ethernet, they do pay to connect CCK. SO many techs will tell you you can't even though they know better, but is because they want to get paid. can't blame them
     
  17. TomCat

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    Oh, you can blame them. They are being deceitful, and there is no excuse for that. That is equivalent to a $20 falling out of your wallet un-noticed while you are trying to pay at Starbucks, and someone watching either picks it up and says "here, I think you dropped this", or waits until you walk away and pockets it.

    Which sort of person are you?
     
  18. TomCat

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    dupe deleted
     
  19. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Of course, you are referring to the DirecTV-tech "relationship" which is exactly my point! the techs as they ones being "cheated" as the customer is not being cheated on anything. the system gets connected to the internet regardless and they can remove the CCK if the do wish.
     
  20. lflorack

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    Last week, my HR44-700 was installed and I asked the tech to use its ethernet port rather than using WiFi. He told me he had been told that it disabled DECA but had never actually tried it. Since my ethernet cable was readily available, he agreed to do it. It works fine and he offered that they must have changed something since he was told about direct connects vs DECA drop-offs.
     

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