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Got an HR22 and Two R22's....MRV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Arkapigdiesel, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Arkapigdiesel

    Arkapigdiesel Cool Member

    Jul 2, 2010
    According to the D* rep I spoke with on the phone I need an HD DVR (got that) and at least one other HD receiver. Is that correct? I thought I only needed one HD DVR and that my R22's were DECA compatible? I've already got SWM hooked up.

    Few more questions....

    1. Is there an online diagram that shows how the DECA system is hooked up?
    2. Do I need to run an ethernet line from my router for MRV to work, OR is the ethernet only for On Demand?
    3. I would like to install this myself......do I just need the DECA box, DECA power supply, and a band stop filter for each DECA box?
    4. DECA power supply.....one power supply for each DECA box, or does that power supply send juice to all the DECA boxes?

    Sorry for all the questions and I hope this hasn't been asked before.
  2. evan_s

    evan_s Hall Of Fame

    Mar 3, 2008
    For DirecTV to enable the MRV you need a HD DVR and at least 1 other HD device. Unfortunately, DirecTV's system considers the R22 a SD device even tho it functions like a HD device on an account with HD enabled. Last I read this prevented them from enabling MRV in a situation like yours.

    2. A deca cloud can be completely self contained. Internet connection is only required for On-demand tv apps and other stuff like that.

    3. If you want to install yourself you can do it using Ethernet too.

    4. 1 power supply per deca box.
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Dec 9, 2006
    Sorry to say, but you would need to add on HD receiver to get them to activate MRV.
    DECA would need a SWiM dish and then a DECA for each receiver plus another with a PI to bridge to your home network for internet.
    For the cost of these [retail] I'd go with the DirecTV connected home upgrade [$99 + service call charge] and look to have them install a H24 at the same time, since this package might get a better price.
  4. Yog-Sothoth

    Yog-Sothoth Legend

    Apr 8, 2006
    The member's diagram in this post should help those who have a mix of old and new DVRs. Notice only the DECA for broadband needs a power supply (the power inserter for SWM is something different).

    Also, I read in some thread that a CSR was able to temporarily change an R22 on a customer's account to an HR22 (and change it back) in order to enable MRV and order DECA; try a forum search, or just use VOS's suggestion about adding an H24.

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