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DECA needed in this setup?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by rickfriele, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. rickfriele

    rickfriele New Member

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    Switched to D* last week and signed up for the whole home DVR service which is great. I've attached a picture of my current setup and was wondering what the purpose of the DECA broadband adapter is since the boxes I have have DECA built in. I was thinking that I'd be able to just plug my ethernet cable into the HR24 directly and DECA would work over the coax automatically.
     

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  2. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    That disables the internal DECA, disabling MRV. The DECA in your setup gives your boxes a web connection.
     
  3. Richierich

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    I'm sure that VOS will Chime in and render his thoughts on this and that will be enough.
     
  4. CuriousMark

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    In my setup the red line from the Cinema Connection Kit (little black deca) broadband adapter runs back to the splitter, not to the DVR. Everything else is similar to your diagram except I have only one H24.
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I guess my post was pointless. :rolleyes:
     
  6. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    No, it wasn't and this is what should be done:

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  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Doesn't their setup "work" but not suggested? It looks like the DECA is using the HR24 for power.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I don't see anything there that would work.
    The H/HR24s don't power a DECA, there is no RF path to feed the DECA, etc.

    In my drawing a PI would be needed for the broadband DECA too.
    Another option would be to use a 2-way at the 24 and feed both the receiver & the DECA.
     
  9. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I misinterpreted it. My bad. ;)
     

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