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HR34 RVU Field Trial

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by harsh, May 18, 2011.

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  1. dsw2112

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    A router and a server are completely different. A router is not required with an HR34, or for RVU functionality. While D* hasn't released the specific connectivity options for the HR34 I think the concept you're missing is this:

    The HR34 has Deca; by connecting a broadband Deca to the HR34 you can hook up as many ethernet RVU clients as you like. That also leaves the option for a D* RVU client with Deca built-in. These clients can have the HR34 coaxial cable run directly for connectivity. There's no need for a router in these scenarios.
     
  2. spartanstew

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    Will it toast my Eggo's, or will I need a separate toaster?
     
  3. dsw2112

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    I think you would need to define what you think a router/gateway would be used for in this scenario. I think you're confused on the usage.
     
  4. sigma1914

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    Does the toaster have a router? Gateway? TCP/IP? Coax?
     
  5. dsw2112

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    Silly questions; everyone knows the toaster needs a modem to make waffles :lol: Wonder if the HR34 has a modem...
     
  6. Doug Brott

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    Don't you already have a router? How exactly are you able to post @ DBSTalk if you don't? :scratchin

    Even if the HR34 required a router (none of the other DVRs do), you've already got one. You wouldn't need a second one.
     
  7. CraigerCSM

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    I have a wireless router dsl modem gateway all in one unit but its in an office upstairs and no ethernet jacks in the house. If the HR34 is $400 or more a don't think I'll get one anyway I'll just wait to see what the specs and price on the HR34. I was just curious how the HR34 worked. Sorry for all the questions.
     
  8. Newshawk

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    Are your Eggos QAM or 8psk?
     
  9. Doug Brott

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    Craiger, here is how it would be set up in your house:

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    Click Here for High Resolution Version

    From DIRECTV's perspective, everything will be connected via DECA. This is just a formality and the way DIRECTV does it. RVU does not require it to be connected via DECA. It simply requires that it be connected via your home network. Again, I'm not sure of the speeds needed, so Powerline and/or WiFi setups may work as well. No matter how you look at it, each device simply becomes a part of your home network. You have a home network now, adding an HR34 to your home would be done the exact same way you have your HR24 connected .. Either DECA or through the Ethernet port. It's really simple and doesn't mean that you need to add all kinds of extra hardware.

    It seems to me that you don't even know what a router is .. So in simplistic terms, from the diagram above ..

    The small box on the right side of the house with two antennas sticking up is the router .. The 'e' inside the cloud can be thought of as the Gateway. Sometimes those two devices are the same box - sometimes they are separate. So for the HR34, you either use DECA through the SWiM coax that already connects to the HR34 ** OR ** you add an Ethernet cable to the back of the HR34 and connect the other end to your home network. The same connection process would be repeated at each client or TV location. If that Client or TV location doesn't have a coax/DECA connection, then you are limited to an Ethernet cable connection .. HOWEVER, DIRECTV Makes small DECA modules that are used for the HR20, HR21, etc. This same module with a power adapter could be used to connect to the TV if it's otherwise difficult to get an Ethernet drop at that TV location.
     

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  10. CraigerCSM

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    Thanks for the graph and explanation, I remembered that router is an extender right? For some reason I drew a blank on it and how TCP/IP worked. So basically a RVU client would be hooked up through Deca or ethernet?
     
  11. Laxguy

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    Google is great for answers to basic questions. Please trim when there's a long quote and/or image.
     
  12. mluntz

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    Not in my house it wouldn't! I have 3 HR's in the living room, and still have recording conflicts. :eek2:
     
  13. CraigerCSM

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    The coax line would come from the dish and would go to the HR34. The other coax lines would come from the dish or multiswitch depending on how many HDTV's a person has and would go to the coax input on the back of the RVU HDTV?
     
  14. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    The coax from the dish goes to the SWiM. From there, coax goes to every location that needs a TV. The HR34 gets plugged into one of these wherever the customer likes. Client boxes or RVU-compliant TVs get plugged into coax runs from the switch. That's it.
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    A router is not an extender Click this -> What is a router?

    To answer the latter .. Yes, an RVU client (client box or TV) would be hooked up through DECA or Ethernet.
     
  16. CraigerCSM

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    Do you think RVU HDTV's have Deca built in?
     
  17. Laxguy

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    Hmmmm. Lock away all remotes, change your PW into the website, and record only via that or the iPad app..... May be a revolt against the Master, but you would enjoy no Hardware recording conflcts for a bit. :D:nono2:
     
  18. Doug Brott

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    It's been stated earlier in the thread, but perhaps you missed it .. The only RVU HDTV's out there are from Samsung. Samsung only has an Ethernet interface. DECA is not built in. However, you could use a DIRECTV DECA module connected to coax and then go Ethernet from the DECA module to the TV. Of course that DECA module would need a power adapter.

    In fact, I think I said that exact thing just a few posts up.
     
  19. CraigerCSM

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    Sorry I tend to read posts to fast.
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    I'd suggest reading everything first as you've asked the same question multiple times .. It's been answered multiple times as well. A little reading will go a long way .. ;)
     
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