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Ethernet for MRV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by bnwrx, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. bnwrx

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    I am confused on this. Can I still setup an MRV using ethernet cables(like when MRV was in beta)? Or do new MRV's have to be DECA? I did not have MRV beta before and would like to avoid the DECA charges if possible.
    Thanks and sorry if this has been covered before.
     
  2. davring

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    You can set up MRV via ethernet and it will work fine, but you will still be charged for the function to be enabled. $3.00 monthly.
     
  3. bnwrx

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    Thanks. I currently have an HR20 connected to an ethernet switch which is connected to my DSL Modem(NOT a router). This works for VOD from DTV. Can I just connect my other HR21 to this switch, and then activate MRV? Is there any other hardware needed?
     
  4. RACJ2

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    One thing to add to this, if you have a current package it will only cost you $3 more /mo. In my case, I would have to change packages which costs $1 more for the new package or a total cost of $4/mo to add MRV.
     
  5. RunnerFL

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    Yes

    No

    You may want to call and inquire about the Whole Home DVR setup though. Some people are getting it installed at a reduced rate or even free. You'll get performance with DECA than you will Ethernet. Not a huge difference, but noticeable.
     

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