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DECA with Mediashare?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by kepico, May 15, 2010.

  1. kepico

    kepico Mentor

    May 24, 2009
    I don't see mention on the DTV site about mediashare with DECA, all they talk about is MRV? I was just wondering this because if the DECA system just gives me the MRV I might as well stay with what I have.

    I have now;

    Standard HD dish (I DO NOT have SWM)

    Two DVR (HR-23s) & two standard receivers that I don't need MRV for (one is older and am pretty sure is not SWM capable)

    I have MRV (beta) & mediashare setup via Linksys powerline with the two DVRs, it all works ok.


    1. If I call to switch to the DTV DECA system (I figure they would have to upgrade me to SWM) will the mediashare work with the DECA?

    2. Would the DECA system completely get rid of the Linksys powerline setup I have now?

    3. If it does work with MShare; My router location now is in a location without a coax output (but a line does run through it to one of the receivers) I assume a completely NEW line would have to be run to this location?
  2. say-what

    say-what Active Member

    Dec 14, 2006
    New Orleans
    DECA includes a bridge to your home network that allows the receivers to access all functions they currently do through your home network. The DECA bridge is nothing more than a DECA unit that is connected to a cable run and power inserter with the ethernet patch cord connected to your network.

    As long as the coax run in the room by the router is connected to the SWiM, a splitter can be used to bridge to the network.
  3. kepico

    kepico Mentor

    May 24, 2009
    Thanks for the reply, in order to do the whole house connected will I be upgraded to "all SWM" then?

    I have a D12-700 that would be ok AFAIK for SWM and then a D10-300 that will need to be replaced to work with SWM?

    The cable run for the router connection goes to the D10, so I would guess that they would upgrade that receiver and then split off that cable line with the DECA to my router?

    So SWM tech is simply replacing the LNB & all receivers need to be capable, the actual cable run itself does not need to be upgraded?

  4. BattleZone

    BattleZone Hall Of Fame

    Nov 13, 2007
    All that is correct. Your D10 will be replaced with a D12.
  5. kepico

    kepico Mentor

    May 24, 2009
    Thanks for the help, no reason for me to not upgrade to DECA then.

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