DECA Issues

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  1. Jun 23, 2009 #1 of 126
    Doug Brott

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    Please put all issues in this thread ..
     
  2. Jun 23, 2009 #2 of 126
    litzdog911

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    Discovered that my HR20-700 tuners did not like the Channel Vision HS2 splitters that I was using to distribute my SWM signals.

    After connecting DECA1 at my SWM8 for network access, and DECA2 at my HR21-200 in Master Bedroom, I discovered that my HR20-700 in Media Room had very low signals on Tuner 1 and zero signals on Tuner 2. I was initially worried that I fried its tuners somehow.

    With some methodical troubleshooting, discovered that my Channel Vision HS2 splitters seemed to be the main cause. Replacing them with DirecTV/Zinwell SWM splitters helped a lot. But even with the SWM splitters, my HR20-700 still has lower signal readings than its neighbor HR20-100 connected through the same number splitters (high 70s vs. high 80s). And the HR20-700 Tuner 2 reads ~5 pts lower than Tuner 1, which it didn't before.

    Note that my HR20-100, HR21-200, and H21-200 did not show ANY signal reading difference with my original Channel Vision splitters. And both tuners on those DVRs show the same readings. Only the HR20-700 showed this problem.

    My current DECA Test wiring diagram is attached.
     

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  3. Jun 23, 2009 #3 of 126
    DJPellegrino

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    I know it has been reported in another thread, but I'll put it here as an issue.

    The DECA installed on the H23-600 does not come up and stay up.
    When the H23-600 is rebooted, the DECA comes to life, but within the reboot cycle the DECA goes dead. The reason appears that the H23-600 CE software does not enable the power to the DECA. The temporary solution is to insert a PI-21v in the configuration. The fix is expected to be in a future CE download.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2009 #4 of 126
    Spanky_Partain

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    Not sure if this was due to the network or not, but on two of the DECA units I reset default settings in the Advanced Network menu. After doing this, MRV showed 3 copies of the same movie(s) on one of the DVR's, HR21-200.

    As a result of this reset, I lost my Location names and the RID was the default name again. This also lost the capability of a longer than 14 character name that was in use prior to the Location implementation in the main setup menu. :(
     
  5. Jun 24, 2009 #5 of 126
    Sixto

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    Not sure if this is related to the DECA or not: http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2140191#post2140191

    This is a box powering a DECA. It's also the box with the split for the network-DECA.

    Probably unrelated to DECA but did report: 20090624-3BB5.

    Have not RBR'ed this box in a very long time.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2009 #6 of 126
    DJPellegrino

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    Still no power to the DECA with this CE. Hopefully next...please!?!
     
  7. Jun 28, 2009 #7 of 126
    DJPellegrino

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    Doug, can you request this to be fixed in the next CE? Please...!
     
  8. Jun 29, 2009 #8 of 126
    carl6

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    My H21-200 isn't wanting to see any DVRs for MRV. If I press LIST, nothing happens. If I use MENU -> PLAYLIST I get a really strange transparent List showing over the program. Sent an error report 20090629-324A. Don't know if this is DECA related or just the H21 CE, so am posting it here rather than in the CE forum.

    Doing a reset now, so will check it again in a little while.

    Update: The reset did not help. In fact the H21 is worse now. It does not respond to any remote codes. Oh wait, the transparent list just came up again so it is probably a very delayed response to remote commands.
     
  9. Jun 29, 2009 #9 of 126
    veryoldschool

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    My H21-200 simply isn't playing nice with MRV and this CE.

    See the discussion thread
     
  10. Jun 29, 2009 #10 of 126
    carl6

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    HR22-100. Report ID 20060629-1DDF.

    When I press LIST I get the playlist. However, shows from one DVR are showing up with a unit ID of [uuid : DIRECTV2P] (I had to put spaces in so it did not show up as a smiley) rather than the correct location name. Testing (displaying list from several clients) suggests that the DVR which is reporting (or being showed as) wrong is one of the units on the DECA network (it's actual location name is R HR22-1). The incorrect name shows on clients that are both on, and not on, the DECA network.

    The report is from the DVR that is showing the incorrect location name.

    As with the H21, because this unit is on the DECA portion of the network, I'm reporting it here rather than in the CE issues thread.
     
  11. Jun 29, 2009 #11 of 126
    litzdog911

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    Carl: It's an H21-200 issue, not a DECA issue. My H21-200 did the same thing with my Powerline Network Adapter. No change when I switched to DECA.
     
  12. Jun 29, 2009 #12 of 126
    carl6

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    I see that in the CE forum. I've posted it there also. Was gone all weekend and was just catching up on both checking my equipment and CE software, as well as reading forums. Posted here to be on the safe side until I noticed how widespread the H21 issue was.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2009 #13 of 126
    Zepes

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    ok, posting here cause I'm running last weeks CE.
    apparently (not reported to me until today) for the past two days one of the HRs each day were blackscreen and unresponsive to remote and front panel commands. rbr got it going (one by a 6yo and one by the wife) have no idea if it has anything to do with DECA, but here you go.

    hopefully, I'll see this again or get a new CE this week.

    Mike

    :)
     
  14. Jul 1, 2009 #14 of 126
    Zepes

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    Again, old CE:

    Update:
    just caught one of the HR21s 'searching for sat (771)'.

    -could not view signal strength (option blinked when clicked, but nothing)
    -could not run system test (same as above)
    -Report 20090701-3A56 (did not finish)
    -DECA C.Link is amber has been green, blinking NTWK
    -unscrewed sat-in just until power blinked on the on the DECA
    -signal now back
    -parental control is on so i entered the super secret passcode
    -tried report again 20090701-26D1 (did not finish)
    -Run sytem test, OK
    -signal, nominal
    -report 20090701-4432, complete

    all good now C.link is still amber
     
  15. Jul 2, 2009 #15 of 126
    carl6

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    I'm getting a lot more picture/sound breakup (like brief signal drop/loss) on my HR20 (which is on SWM but is NOT on DECA) than I used to get. Signal readings are all good, no apparent degradation. In a 30 minute program, it is happening a six to eight times, regularly, and is annoying enough for my wife to comment about it. The HR20 used to feed off SWM port 2, but when I installed the filter, I put another splitter in and now feed it off SWM port 1 with everything else SWM.
     
  16. Jul 2, 2009 #16 of 126
    DJPellegrino

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    Well, unless the estimates change, it looks like the H23-600 will still have the power issue for this CE.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2009 #17 of 126
    Davenlr

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    I cant test with my H21-200 either, and thats on the MAYBE list. Probably doesnt matter, I cant find anything wrong with the DECA anyway. Receivers and DVRs...now thats another story.
     
  18. Jul 3, 2009 #18 of 126
    hdtvfan0001

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    Since it appears that the H21 and HR2x units may very well all get updates this weekend (and likely some fixes)....I'll make sure and grab those to test out DECA using any changes found in those CE's.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2009 #19 of 126
    Sixto

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    All of the network testing seems to demonstrate that the DECA is just a great bridge/switch, so other then powering the DECA, it appears that the receiver doesn't care and there's no other receiver code to test. Other then the regular testing of features that use the network like MRV and how well the DECA itself performs. Just sayin. :)
     
  20. Jul 3, 2009 #20 of 126
    hdtvfan0001

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    Not so sure that is the case...there may be some DECA-specific MRV code in there, only used for those with the devices...but no one knows for sure this early in the DECA testing process.

    The reason I would think there is some addition code is:

    1) The way the hardware handles the buffer/cache may be different
    2) MRV device recognition may be different with DECA units than conventional MRV

    But its all speculation at this point.
     

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