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Directv DECAs and Internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by scuba629, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    Too much is placed on the importance of "keeping MRV off the network". I submit that the whole concept is a red herring in a world of switched Ethernet.
    If you're inclined to get all of your entertainment from DIRECTV, this may be a reasoned approach. Given that each TV has an average of one non-MRV device in the room with it, it makes the argument questionable as now you're looking to annex the cloud to carry content it wasn't designed to handle..
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    Well, if you have actually tried using MRV over your home network compared to using over DECA, you might have experienced this issue. I ran MRV over my home network for more than a year before moving to DECA. During that time, if network usage was heavy due to other devices being used, I definitely saw some lag/stuttering during MRV playback. Once I moved to DECA, this issue disappeared.

    And yes, while rooms might have more than one non-MRV device in it, I would still submit that retrofitting a house/room for Ethernet is not always practical. The time and effort for me to run a CAT5 cable from my router to my bedroom means that it will most likely never happen. I currently use a Linksys WRT160N router up there as a wireless extender to which I can attach wired devices. It is not the best solution though. And while, it would not be a supported solution, I might consider using a DECA to provide a hardwired LAN connection up in the bedroom. In that case, if I am using the networked device in the bedroom, I will most likely not be using MRV so I should not experience any negative impact.

    - Merg
  3. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

    Dec 2, 2010
    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."

    This is the wettest idea yet from a person who has no direct knowledge of MRV, and precious little idea of how most of us employ non-MRV appliances in our homes.

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