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Enabling MRV using your home networking

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Doug Brott, May 20, 2010.

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  1. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Also be sure you actually need one; the Genies have them built in.
     
  2. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    AFAKI, no. As long as the white DECA's have the green lable on them they work the same as the newer model DECA's.


    The white DECAs always had a green label, after all the green label means that the equipment was made compatible with "DECA"
     
  3. VABlitz

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    Yeah, I don't have one of those, yet. Although, I plan on purchasing an HR44 and a GenieGo. Right now I just have 1 HR21 and 2 HR22
     
  4. Bill Broderick

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    Take a look on ebay. The new DECA's are also available for less than $10 shipped.
     
  5. VABlitz

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    Purchased two of them from Amazon, received them today Amazon shipped, and lo and behold they're the newer black DECAs. So, I guess the seller just didn't update the picture or the model number.
     
  6. VABlitz

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    Another question, If I decide to not purchase the HR44 would I need to purchase a CCK or can I just install a DECA near my router and install the DECAs on my HR21s (this is with SWM16 and a SWS Splitter and of course the RG6 to the DECA connected to the router)? Also, noticed solidsignal no longer carries the wired version of the CCK...has the wired one been discontinued? Or can the wireless CCK be wired as well?
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Another question, If I decide to not purchase the HR44 would I need to purchase a CCK or can I just install a DECA near my router and install the DECAs on my HR21s (this is with SWM16 and a SWS Splitter and of course the RG6 to the DECA connected to the router)? Also, noticed solidsignal no longer carries the wired version of the CCK...has the wired one been discontinued? Or can the wireless CCK be wired as well?


    CCK and DECA is pretty much the same thing.
     
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  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Thought the CCK was the wireless/wired adapter box http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=cck-w&d=directv-cck-w-wireless-deca-cinema-connection-kit-%28cck-w%29, and the DECA was the adapter with the pigtail http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.asp?p=dca2sr0&d=directv-deca-receiver-ii-ethernet-to-coax-adapter-deca2--%28dca2sr0%29. So, if they are the same thing...a DECA on my router will work.


    The DECA that connects to your router is the same as the one that connects to your receiver, the difference is that the one for the router comes with a power supply since there is no receiver to get power from. The DECA that connects to teh router is knows as DECA broadband, the one for the receiver is known as DECA Home Adapter
     
  10. FlightRisk

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    I currently have 1 HR-22 100 in my main room and one R16-500 in a loft. I have SWiM. I have the HR22 networked via hardwire to a switch that fans out the connection to my router (So I go from my cable modem to a wireless/wired router and then run one wire to another switch in my main TV room to connect to my TV, XBox, Blu-ray, SAT, etc). This HR22 also has the power inserter connected. I DO NOT have easy network access to the R16 in the loft. I finally bought an HD TV for the loft and want to upgrade so that I have 2 HD DVRs. I was thinking that I could get full MRV and network capability by doing the following, can you check my math:

    1. Get rid of the R16 and remove the filter on the line
    2. Get a new Genie and put it in the main room where the HR-22 is now
    3. Connect the coax from the power inserter to the Genie and the CAT6 cable from my switch to the network port on the Genie (just as they are now connected to the HR-22)
    4. Take the HR22 and move it to the loft
    5. Get a DECA for the HR22 in the loft so it will work, connect the coax and network wires on the DECA to the HR-22
    6. Call D* and ask them nicely to enable the whole house feature.
    7. This will give me full MRV, internet, and use of the 6 tuners across both units to record, right?

    If I didn't miss anything, the DECA/CCK features of the Genie will supply internet and internal media networking on the COAX for both boxes with no other parts other than mentioned. The network line supplies the internet connection and the Genie and the DECA on the loft HR-22 provide the whole house connection on the coax subnet. All correct? Anything else I will need or have to ask for? Cables?

    BTW, what is the going rate to try and get an upgrade to a GENIE? Any way to get them to upgrade for under $100? Can I also get them to let me do it myself? They seem to want to force you to pay for an installer to come for a Genie. I was hoping to avoid $200 plus a $20 shipping fee, plus a $50 service call. I am outside my latest 2 year contract and willing to tell them I will switch back to cable if they can't make it competitive.
     
  11. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    your connection "sequence" is spot on. regarding the other stuff, I dont like to get involve on those. Best to call DirecTV and see what they have to offer
     
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    zebra

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    Can someone please share their notes on setting up LAN using Ethernet (without DECA).
    My coax is for OTA and DirecTV - no place for network over coax.
     
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    litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Start by letting us know exactly what DirecTV equipment you have (models, etc).
     
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    inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I'd suggest using just the new thread you started. Easier to keep track. ;)
     
  15. Dec 1, 2014 #1195 of 1195
    veryoldschool

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    I second that and so will close this one.
     
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