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Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Oct 28, 2011.
Why do you have to remember what box has what IP?
If you're setting up boxes with fixed IPs, how else are you certain you don't accidentally double-assign an IP?
Anyway, as noted, this is all way off-topic for the this thread, and the horse has been beaten into glue.
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So, who is anticipating their new HR34s these days?
But why update anything? Just let them keep the same static IP they had.
You seem to be putting more work into it than you need to. :lol:
My units keep the same IP they've always had regardless of where I move them to in my home.
You either put them in a spreadsheet or setup a dns server. It's not a hardship. It's something you do once and move on.
I installed 2 HR34s yesterday and both are on 0x04c8 firmware. One of the HR34s has You Tube searches avaialble and the other does not. Both units are on the internet, have network services enabled and both can download VODs. Is this a just wait and see or what?
Well according to the DirecTV Tech TV Apps Forum, I'm not the only person with their HR34-700 listed as Deleted at the DirecTV My Apps website.
You stated that your informant told you it wasn't supported and it is supported. Therefor your informant is incorrect in this conversation. Not sure why you take it personally that you were given wrong information from someone but hopefully you don't see your shadow on Feb 2nd.
In this case "not supported" means that installers have not been instructed to install it as a bridge yet. I did not state that it doesn't work. If you read through the whole thread you would see that I was the one who posted that it worked. Stuart said it didn't work and wasn't designed to work that way when in fact it was. I get pissed because people come to this and other forums for correct information, and those that don't know any better, blindly read and repost incorrect information. I know who Stuart is and how he took over when Earl left. But lately I feel he has become lazy in his evaluations, reviews and information gathering about DTV products. He is not the only source of information on DTV products, but people continue to take his word as gospel and lately I find he is wrong more than he is right. I have a lot more respect for someone who has the guts to say "I don't know" instead of posting wrong information. The bottom line is I want to see people have the most reliable and cost effective system and the most accurate info possible. Isn't that what we are all here for?
During the Field Trial, it was specifically stated that using the HR34 as a bridge was not recommended nor supported.
At the end of the Field Trial, at GA, it was specifically stated that using the HR34 as a bridge was not recommended nor supported.
Recently it changed, and it's now supported.
Simple as that, no one lied, no one misled anyone, it changed, very recently.
Lots of good information here, and sometimes things change, with very little notice.
Thanks for the insight Sixto. I would think that a standard install with the HMC as the only DVR would be an ideal case for using the built-in Ethernet bridge. However, with multiple DVRs, a dedicated CCK would probably be the better choice.
Part of the DECA network. Actually just hitting the red button is a lot faster than going through all the menus and waiting for the network reset. Aside from that, never though of your suggestion, will try it next time I reboot just for the heck of it.
Anticipating an install of an HR34 and HR24. It will be me myself and I installing. Replacing two DirecTiVo units with ethernet connections. So RG6 is available and RJ45 ended ethrnet is available at both locations. I anticipate just plugging in the ethernet cable to each of the boxes as well as SWM enabled RG6 to each box. Is this good? Not sure after reading this as the HR34 could act to double enable ethernet in the HR24, one connection by ethernet in the HR24 and another DECA enabled by the HR34 and hooked to the HR24. Maybe I will just try ethernet to the HR34 and RG6 to each reciever first. If the Whole Home works then I am good to go. Neither of these boxes will ever see the outside world because I have no way to hook up the router to the internet.
Vis a vis static IP, I did reserve IP addresses for the old DirecTiVos and my computer so I could easily access TiVoWebPlus and know the IP address of the computer I am using to feed photos and music to the DirecTiVos via TiVo desktop. I am guessing that if there is no need to directly address the boxes or the computer, I would just let the router do its DHCP thing.
If that's the case, no need to even attach an ethernet cable. You mentioned that you'll be using SWM, so the boxes will communicate via RG6.
Definitely don't hook up both to ethernet. This will make a loop in your network, it's very bad.
You have two choices, either hook just one up or don't hook either of them up. The former might let you use some of the features that require an internet connection to your boxes, like the iPad app. Or it might not, I'm just not familiar with which D* features work and which don't when you don't have an internet connection.
Thanks, I will start out with just the RG6 SWM connections. If I need to I will plug in the HR34 to the router.
I could multi quote most of the last posts but I don't want to respond to each one separately so I'll just state this.
It was designed and engineered to be used as a bridge. It was supported for specific reasons. I can understand why some people would believe that it wasn't supported however it always has been for specific instances. Most of these would not be needed in the test group installations. It's also possible that some coding optimization needed to happen as well.
As far as the who knows what and so forth this isn't a pecking contest to see who's contact is better than who's. This is just about information and as long as the right information gets out there then who cares. There's no need to get into a pissing contest or try and turn this into a popularity contest because if it did the women will win. I will say however that dropping someone's name seems more elitist than anything considering it means nothing to anyone else who reads it since they don't know him from Adam.
Just a reminder since you are replacing existing boxes, DECA is built-in on the coax connection, so you don't need to install an external DECA connector with the HR34. I made this mistake in doing my self-install and can verify that it doesn't work :lol:
I removed the DECA bridge and connected one of my HR34s directly to my Gbit switch. Everything is working good so far. I downloaded a couple of VODs on HR34 #2 , which is connected via DECA to HR34 #1 (direct connect to network). Download went great and playback shows no anomilies at this time. Need to watch the both shows to completion.
OK. I honestly don't understand all of this DECA stuff. I use a separate audo/video distribution system in my setup. I don't need my receivers to see each or to share, etc. I do need my HR34 to be on the home network so I can use the iPad app etc. Do I simply plug in ethernet and call it good?
Yup, that should be all you need.
Well, except for running the network setup...