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HDMI 1.4, Whole Home DVR and sharing Internet connections

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by eeandtee, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. eeandtee

    eeandtee Cool Member

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    I am having Directv Whole Home installed shortly. I have a brand new Panasonic TC-P54VT25 which will be hooked up to the new DVR.

    My question is this: Can I use a HDMI 1.4 cable to connect my hr24 to the TV and use the connection to give my TV access to the Internet? My understanding is that HDMI 1.4 can also function as an ethernet cable. If there is Internet flowing to the DVR (through the DECA) then can I use the DVR's Internet for the TV as well?

    Anyone have any insight on this?

    Thanks
     
  2. dsw2112

    dsw2112 Always Searching

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    No, the HR series will not provide that type of connectivity from the HDMI port (even with an HDMI 1.4 cable.)
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    No, the HD DVR's won't pass through an ethernet connection via the HDMI port. Your TV will need it's own ethernet connection, if it's like my Samsung either a hardwire connection or a wireless USB adapter.
     
  4. eeandtee

    eeandtee Cool Member

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    That stinks.

    Ya think my installer would be willing to run Ethernet cable for me from my router (in my bedroom) to my TV in the living room? He's already running the Directv cable from the DVR in the bedroom to the living room...
     
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    What you could do, is put a 2 way splitter before the DVR, run one coax to the dvr and the other coax to a DECA module. THen plug the deca modules ethernet port into your TV's, then you could access the internet functions of your TV, assuming elsewhere you have your DECA coax network plugged into your internet router/modem with a Cinema connection kit.
     
  6. eeandtee

    eeandtee Cool Member

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    Thanks guys for the response. I appreciate it.
     
  7. eeandtee

    eeandtee Cool Member

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    I don't understand this...?
     
  8. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Split the coax behind the DVR. Add a coax to ethernet adapter (deca module) between the coax and your tv. I cant draw those nice diagrams others do on here, but here is the basic idea:

    2 way splitter port 1-> DVR
    2 way splitter port 2-> DECA module -> ethernet to TV
     
  9. eeandtee

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    Okay. I think I understand. But doesn't the coax going into the DVR need to go through the DECA? Or am I misunderstanding the WHDVR setup?
     
  10. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Well, yes, if the DVR is a pre-24 model. The 24 models have the DECA built in. So yes, if your DVR is an older one, it would also need a deca module, and you would then have two deca modules on one splitter.
     
  11. dpeters11

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    Yes, the coax for the DVR goes through a DECA unless its an HR24. Each receiver needs a DECA box, then you have one for the Internet Connection. If any of your boxes are 24s, DECA is built in.
     
  12. dsw2112

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    eeandtee -- What Davenlr suggested isn't anything that D* will install for you. It's a custom type of setup that you would have to install yourself. If you're not comfortable with installing/supporting your setup then shy away. Hire someone to run ethernet cable if you're not comfortable (and no, this isn't something the D* tech will do for you either.)
     
  13. eeandtee

    eeandtee Cool Member

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    Ok guys. I think I got it now. Thanks. I appreciate it.
     
  14. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    To hook it up yourself, you would need:
    1 - 2 way green label splitter
    1 - DECA module and power supply
    1 - Coax jumper from splitter to HR24
    1 - Coax jumper from splitter to DECA module
    1 - ethernet cable from DECA to your TV

    D* installer *might* give you one, but more than likely you will have to buy it from Solidsignal.com or another local D* dealer.
     
  15. MetalMarine

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    I posted this in another thread named Getting internet to your ps3 or xbox using SWiM. and it will work for your tv aswell. You must have internet going to your SWiM system for this to work.

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?t=190283

    [​IMG]

    offer your installer a few bucks and he will be glad to give you the parts and set it up for you aswell. :)
     
  16. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    YMMV
     

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