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DBSTalk Exclusive First Look: Wireless Digital Cinema Connection Kit

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, May 24, 2011.

  1. alhurricane

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    I just logged into my account to see how much this new wireless kit would be. When I put it in my shopping cart, it shows up as $25 with $6.99 shipping. Almost seems too good to be true! I thought it would be at least $50-$60.
     
  2. 1953

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    A cautionary note. Double check to ensure what was added to your supping cart is NOT the user install Cisco Linksys WET610N sold for use with a single HD-DVR. This adaptor is shipped directly to the customer whereas the new wireless and hard wired adaptor are provided by the intallation tecniciation.
     
  3. alhurricane

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    This is advertised as a self install wireless option for those that already have whole home dvr. Why would the new wireless adapter not be available without an install option? Am I missing something?
     
  4. 1953

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    Seems like it is the new one. Since I do not have whole home I assume those with whole home already have the necessary additional sat modifications to support the new wireless version of the original hard wired adaptor.
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    This is correct. The price, however, will vary depending on your existing setup. This is in fact the new Wireless CCK.
     
  6. ReachTwo

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    I currently have an MRV setup and previously had a DECA connected directly to my router( for VOD) and routed to the DirecTV multiswitch via an RG6 cable/wall plug in my home office. I am switching ISP from DSL to cable and needed to use the RG6 cable/wall plug in my home office. This product came out just in time. Ordered mine on Thursday, received on Monday and installed. The cost came out to $34.30 including tax and shipping. It is indeed the wireless CCK. Had no problem hooking it to my wireless network. It now resides in my entertainment cabinet next to my HR-24. In reality, this product is really a wireless bridge but much cheaper than offerings from Cisco, Netgear, etc.
     
  7. Curtis0620

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    Says $79.99 for me, I'll pass at that price.
     
  8. Ace Deprave

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    The option for the self installation kit was initially there, but when I logged in again to order it, the option has disappeared. Anyone else have this option still available?
     
  9. nike5580

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    The same thing happened to me when i went to order this. I did find that if I clicked on the the "Directv cinema connection kit" (the name itself, not the "more", it brought up a page with more details about it, and the wireless one was there as well.
     
  10. Ace Deprave

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    It just brings me back to the "My Equipment" tab under "Account Overview". The only option available is the Professional Installation, whereas before, there was also an option for Self Installation.
     
  11. subeluvr

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    FedEx just dropped off my DCCK-W.

    Final version is slightly different than the pix. Not slab sided as the picture and with tapered edges. Can be wall mounted and a nice little snap-on pedestal for stand up mounting is included.

    One note, the screen didn't find the DCCK-W by itself. I needed to tell the STB to go look for it.

    After that, the hardest part about getting it up and running was entering the security key.

    All in all a nice little piece of hardware and a great reprieve for those of us not wanting or willing to pull that PITA Cat cable run.
     
  12. Mike Bertelson

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    Is it possible to snap a picture so we could see the differences?

    Mike
     
  13. alhurricane

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    I ordered the wireless connection kit last Sunday evening and received it Tuesday morning. With tax and shipping, I paid a grand total of $34 and change.

    It took all of 5 minutes to set up and I was connected to the internet. The only thing the manual did not state was that I had to go each receiver and manually tell it to connect to the internet. The only other minor thing is that when I set up the DCCK-W with my router (via WPS) the kit gives off a steady amber light, not green. Nowhere in the manual does it talk about a steady amber light. I thought I might have had a connectivity issue, but everything appears to be working properly as I have successfully downloaded VOD shows.

    I am very impressed by this addition from DirecTV.
     
  14. RobertE

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    As far as I can tell, there is no physical difference other than the LED labels and the pre-production sticker. Other than those 2, they are identical.
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    Self Install is not available to everyone. There are situations where it doesn't make sense.

    The easiest situation is folks with whole house but without Internet Connectivity. So if you have Whole Home, SWiM and an Wireless Router, you should be able to get a self-install version of this device @ roughly $25 + $7 shipping. If you don't have SWiM or Whole Home, the price is higher.
     
  16. Ace Deprave

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    I have whole home, but not SWiM, and the self install option was initially available to me for $31. I got distracted, and stepped away from the PC, and when I got back, I had to log in again. When I did, the self installation option was gone.
     
  17. subeluvr

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    Anyone know if there is an internal HTML setup for the DCCK-W?

    Mine seems to have pulled a DHCP IP address from my router and I'd like to assign a static address.

    When I try to get into the IP address I get the generic user name and password pop-up.
     
  18. nike5580

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    Yes there is. I set mine up Friday night with a static IP. The default user name is admin, and the default password is admin.
     
  19. subeluvr

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    Exactly what I needed... thanks.

    Would have been nice to include that info in the manual.

    Curious, where did you find the user name and password?

    Did you notice that when you set a static IP the DCCK-W pulls a secondary IP address... interesting.
     
  20. veryoldschool

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    While it may be "nice", it is intended to be setup through a receiver. ;)
     

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