DECA {CE:21:03} 0x0353/0x0354 - Discussion

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  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Since I moved the filter out to the dish, the number of green changed to only one, the DECA-router. Since this CE, even this is now yellow.
    Once the rain goes away, I may move the filter back to under the house and the first splitter.
     
  2. hdtvfan0001

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    Interesting results.

    It seems some folks have stellar (to perfect but very good) MRV viewing, while others still have breakups and pixellation.

    Just reseraching if the whole Green/Yellow LED observations also transcends over into how well the DECA cloud at a location performs.
     
  3. veryoldschool

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    "my green/yellow" seemed to always be related to the RF path and any changes to it. I was all yellow and then pulled the input to my 4-way [3 DECAs "lost" the fourth] and then connected it again, which brought back "one green" [this time it was the DECA to router].
    "Before the CE", I would notice this DECA would turn yellow, but if I looked again, it was green.
    I haven't seen any change to the DECA Cloud performance regardless of their color.
    With the old MRV, there would be the random glitches [video only] and with this version/round, audio too is affected.
    While this is the first round of this release, "to me" I'm back to the earliest days of MRV and while TP seems better [no more double skips], the "normal" playback is so back as to not being useful. Rewinds have shown it isn't the recording.
     
  4. hdtvfan0001

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    I'd just love to find out the cause and significance of non-green LEDs on the DECA units.

    There has to be something in the overall environmental setups that cause this to vary by install location.

    I haven't seen a yellow LED here on any DECA unit since the second week of testing.

    Wish there was some way to find out - that might help uncover other variances in viewing results.
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    I do NOT have all GREEN on my LEDs.

    It's very rare for me to have all GREEN LEDs.

    Interesting story: When my HR20-700 and HR23-700 were on 0x0350, I had constant GREEN on ALL LEDs. Since I have downloaded 0x0353/0x0354 to my HR20-700/HR23-700, I have YET to notice a time when I had GREEN lights across the board.

    ~Alan
     
  6. RunnerFL

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    Right now I have orange C.Link lights on all but the DECA hooked up to my network switch, it's green. I also have very little breakup if I stay within the cloud with my recordings and bigtime break up if I go outside the cloud.
     
  7. Spanky_Partain

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    Mine are all GREEN and MRV works pretty well.

    Pretty Well = A pixellation/Break up occurs maybe 2 or 3 times in a movie and is very short lived.
     
  8. veryoldschool

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    [for me] "I'm there" @ ~ the 10 min mark. :(
     
  9. carl6

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    I've been all green since the s/w download Fri night.
     
  10. jasonki32

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    Mine are all green as well.
     
  11. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    I disconnected a Hr20 from DECA, and moved it to another room. Diring the time it was disconnected, my network bridge DECA showed a yellow light, but returned to green as soon as the HR20 booted back up in the new room. I didnt think to test the HR22 to network connection during this period.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    Well we have clear weather here today, so I just powered down the PI, and moved the filter from the dish back to the input of the first splitter.
    All (3) DECAs off my second splitter are green and only the one off the first splitter is still yellow.
    The filter was moved ~ 60' closer.
     
  13. 69hokie

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    I have had all green since day 1 and still experience occasional breakup/pixellation. I have two SWM-8's and essentially am running the DECA cloud and my wired network in parallel and see no noticable difference between DECA to DECA, DECA to wired network, wired network to wired network and wired network to DECA. Of course when I am usualy looking at MRV is in the evening and my computer traffic is minimal if any...so my wired network is being primarily used and available for use by the receivers connected to it when watching MRV. The breakups/pixellation are not severe, but more along the lines of occasionally annoying but very watchable. My expectations are that when viewing a program via MRV that there should be no breakups or pixellation any different than viewing the program at the receiver location it was recorded on. If my receivers can receive a signal from D* and display it without pixellation or breakup I don't want using MRV to cause pixellation of a solid signal whether using wired network or DECA.
     
  14. 69hokie

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    I was wondering similar thoughts since I have two SWM-8's also. I was wondering if the attached would work if I had a second kit, using a short cat 5e jumper between DECA's attached to the two clouds as a "cloud jumper" to create a single cloud with a single access to the router. Might need caps on the "out" rg6 of the two DECA's used for the "cloud jumber". Any thoughts?
     
  15. dettxw

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    So you're going to use DECAs to try and bridge two clouds, eh?
    That's a lot of DECAs.
    They all have power and/or an Ethernet connection?
    Not sure I follow you're splitter depiction, but it would be nice to know if the DECAs will play nice with each other with such a cloud connection.
    Send me some DECAs & filter and I'll try it out.
    (Have an extra SWM8 sitting around)
     
  16. 69hokie

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    It occurred to me while exercising on my tread mill that the DECA's connecting the two clouds would probably need PI's since the connection to the router or home network needs one and I believe there is still one model receiver that is not able to support a DECA yet power wise. The second cloud could use the one I have shown by relocating it to one end of the DECA jumper, but it would mean a second PI for the top cloud. I don't really plan on trying this, but connecting them seems possible, and although probably expensive in the end, it is fun to mentally tinker with things. :grin: The splitter box was simply to indicate one or several splitters in the RG6 lines depending on actual configuration....I could have just as well left it out.:) But my thought at this point is that with three PI's (one for connection to the home network in one of the clouds and two for the cloud jumper connections) and two DECA's (for the jumper connection of the two clouds) in addition to a DECA for each receiver on each cloud, one could get the clouds to merge effectively into one. It probably depends on the DECA ability as to how many DECA's it can distinguish and communicate with on a cloud.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Green/yellow hasn't changed MRV playback "glitches".
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    After downloading 0x0356, I have had constant green lights (across the board) again... :confused: :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  19. Spanky_Partain

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    Nor mine. I even stopped watching one of the MRV recordings last night.
     

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