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Is mrv ready for prime time?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by buddybailey, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. joed32

    joed32 Hall Of Fame

    Jul 27, 2006
    Thanks Steve!
  2. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    NP. So as not to hijack this thread, just PM me with your router model #.
  3. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Just go for it, you'll be happy you did. :)
  4. kevinwmsn

    kevinwmsn Hall Of Fame

    Aug 19, 2006
    I've been having MRV via ethernet since the beta days it has worked great for me. I even setup my parents house for theirs using DECA when they got D*, installer didn't setup it right. They have been happy it with it as well, they usually call me before they call a tech.
  5. Chuck W

    Chuck W Icon

    Mar 26, 2002
    I have a non-DECA setup, using my home network instead and since I have hardwired all the receivers into my network, I have been trouble free. Where I was having issues was when I tried to connect wirelessly. I even used the supported Linksys wireless adapters, but they were flakey at best. Sometimes I would hav no issues accessing other receivers, yet it would say I wasn't connected to the internet. Other times I could see the lists from other receivers but couldn't play anything.

    I decided to hardwire my receivers into a simple Netgear 10/100 switch and then onto my Netgear router and haven't had an issue since.
  6. hasan

    hasan Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2006
    Ogden, IA
    No problems here with HR20-700, HR21-100, HR20-100, H21-200.

    I don't record hardly any SD, so I can't specifically address those potential issues. All HD recording I have done (which is a bunch!), has worked flawlessly on the DECA system. For that matter, my ethernet system worked very, very well too, but DECA works better (smoother trickplay, and no glitches whatsoever).

    Overall, a big thumbs up to MRV or WHDVR as it is now called.
  7. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    I have MRV via ethernet and the only issues have been that I've needed to reset receivers a few times. However, that's always happened after short power failures. Although my receivers are all on UPS's, my router and switches aren't. So, after the router powers up, it doesn't necessarily recognize all of the DVR's.

    A reset of the missing DVR has always solved the problem. IMO, although it's an issue with making MRV work properly, it's really a home network issue, not a DirecTV issue.
  8. Richierich

    Richierich Hall Of Fame

    Jan 10, 2008
    Can't get much better than it is right now in my Home. I have Dreamed of MRV for 5 years and Now It Is Here and Working Perfectly in my house.
  9. mattgwyther

    mattgwyther Member

    May 22, 2007
    I, too, have had MRV since the early Beta days...While it still isn't perfect it is very usable.

    Just one word of warning, once you get used to MRV there is no turning back... Kind of like DVR & live TV. I rarely watch live TV anymore (all recorded) and I can't function without my DVR and MRV....

    You've been warned!
  10. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    Jan 14, 2008
    I have used MRV on DECA, GigE, FastE and DECA again and have not had any functional issues of any kind with my hardware (2 HR24-500's and 1 H24-100) and network(s).

    My conclusion is that MRV works very well if properly installed and configured. Unfortunately, installation, logistics and tech support have been pretty dismal and that leads to lots of "performance" problems.

    The common denominator among those saying "mine works" seems to be an understanding of how the system is supposed to be installed.

    FWIW, I am using a WRT54G router with DHCP (no static, fixed, reserved or "out of range" addresses), no UPnP and no port forwarding. I have increased the default setting for the number of DHCP clients to 15 to handle all the stuff on my network (a hint for anyone who is paying attention). MRV works, D*oD works and TVApps works. My wife loves MRV and she is a certified technophobe.

    Now if I could only schedule a DVR to record from another DVR. I can remotely schedule recordings using a pc or even my cellphone, but not another DVR in my house. Go figure. :confused:
  11. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    Not even via the H24-100? If it can see the remote playlists, it's seeing the other DVR's. If it can't schedule, that's a bug!
  12. Barry in Conyers

    Barry in Conyers Godfather

    Jan 14, 2008

    You are right about scheduling recordings from the H24; it works as you noted. A bad CRS day. The H24 is in the kitchen and used mostly by SWMBO.

    Previous post edited to reflect reality.
  13. Steve

    Steve Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2006
    I hear ya. I suffer from terminal CRS! :lol:
  14. NewForceFiveFan

    NewForceFiveFan Legend

    Apr 23, 2010
    No problems here since I got it in May. Of course I'm just using an HR24/H24 and a 4-port DECA and not the ethernet and router setup. The features I'd like to see for MRV on the H24 side is the ability to Manage Recordings in the Menu as well as see the red R and it's location (e.g. LIVINGROOM) in the H24 guide after I schedule or start a recording from the H24 in the kitchen. It's nice you can schedule or start recordings from the H24 or online but then you have to physically go to the HR24 to manage them. Also unless I'm missing something in the HR24 guide I'd like to see Autotunes like on the H24.
  15. slo_dave

    slo_dave Cool Member

    Jul 9, 2010
    Been a customer for about a month.
    First two weeks no problem but for the last two weeks it has been a hassle.
    Almost daily my 2 HR24's quit seeing each other. Reset both receivers and all is well. Just a pain.
    Status says MRV approved, No networked devices. Reset, and all is back.
    Have not called yet but will be in the next day or so.
  16. Justin85

    Justin85 Legend

    Jun 16, 2010
    Mine has worked great for quite a while, but within the last week or two, the family room DVR has randomly been "missing" item from the pool of recording. It's strange because it will show some of the recording from the other DVR, but not all of them, all completely random is appears. A quick reset, and all is well. I have checked all the wiring, both DVR's are HR24-200's, DECA with ICK, they are both setup on DHCP... thinking about setting them both to static IP to see if that helps. Every time this happens I check WH status, and it shows OK and displays the other DVR. Anyone else have any ideas? or experienced the same glitch?
  17. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    As you can see there have been plenty of members with trouble free MRV. I’ve been using MRV for well over a year and other even longer. I also have no problems with my MRV.

    IMHO, it all comes down to installation. If it’s done correctly then MRV works. It’s as simple as that. I even have one of my DVRs on a 75’ run of RG59 (I’m too lazy to change it out :grin:) but I have all the correct components and it’s all installed properly.

    It was tested for a long time before it went national. It is ready for prime time. :D


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