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Deca and Hardwired?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Hornnumb2, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Hornnumb2

    Hornnumb2 Legend

    Oct 4, 2006
    Ok I got a HR34 installed last week, I was previously on the unsupported hardwired home network. The installer added deca to the 3 bedroom boxes but left the hr34,hr21 and the hr22 still hardwired. As I get my programs watched i will be getting rid of 2 boxes but as of now is it ok to have a mix in the system?
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    It's okay, but the HR21 and HR22 should have DECAs attached. The HR34 has an internal DECA unit. You should call back DirecTV and get that corrected. What are the models of the bedroom receivers?

    - Merg
  3. lugnutathome

    lugnutathome Hall Of Fame

    Apr 13, 2009
    Woodburn, OR
    Just a guess but the sig indicates (2) R22-100 machines:grin:

    It is odd the installer did not DECA the whole lot together though. Perhaps he did not have a 16 but 2 8s?

    Don "or he must have needed to run out to get some SPF42,000 for Friday's heat wave!danger::flaiming" Bolton

  4. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Reading via the DBSTalk app... No sigs displayed... :)

    - Merg
  5. Maa2p

    Maa2p Cool Member

    Sep 27, 2007
    Palmyra, VA
    For some reason, a D* installer put an external DECA Adapter (CCK) on the HR-34 Genie & (3) CR-31 Clients when I upgraded a couple weeks ago. I was having a problem connecting to the internet last night, so I removed it off the system and then connected the cat 5 directly to the back of the HR-34 and the internet came right up. The installer should have known it wasn't necessary but he said he had only been on the job 11 months.
  6. dielray

    dielray Legend

    Aug 5, 2009
    The ability for the HR34 to act as a bridge is not communicated to the techs.

    Even if the tech knows of the ability, the lack of an official ok might cause some techs to avoid it.
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    Sweet! That you knew exactly what to do....
  8. iceman2a

    iceman2a Icon

    Dec 30, 2005
    Hudson, FL...
    I Love Don's Sigs!!!:joy::joy:

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