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MRV/DECA Going National May 13th

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by CuriousG, May 6, 2010.

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  1. Willy1

    Willy1 Cool Member

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    And so for 7 HD DVRs that means I have 14 tuners which means SWIM16 and one 8 way splitter and only 1 cable from the 8 way splitter to each HD DVR which will supply 2 tuners each. Correct? Or do I need 2 8 way splitters because even though there are only 7 total cables out from the spliiter?


    Also, each HR20 needs another 2 way splitter for the connections between DCEA and Sat 1 and 2. Is the setup for HR20-700 the same as for HR20-100?
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Tell them to fire up a web browser and Google "SWM 16". :)
     
  3. T-Hefner

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    Great....You would think with MRV going live they would have trained people.....NJ/NY prolly has a lot of customers.....I dont get it.

    I'm going to be bummed if this takes weeks to get installed....or even scheduled for that matter.

    -Tim
     
  4. APorter

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    My options when setting up the Network are wired, powerline, or wireless, which I don't think i want since I'm using DECA .
     
  5. David Ortiz

    David Ortiz Save the Clock Tower!!

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    4 DVRs (2 tuners each equals 8) max to each splitter, so they may as well be 4-way instead of 8-way.

    The HR20-700 doesn't require the Sat-2 connection, hence no 2-way splitter like the HR20-100.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Choose wired
     
  7. Willy1

    Willy1 Cool Member

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    Thanks.
     
  8. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Sounds like you need two 4-way splitters, since each [of the two] outputs are limited to 8 tuners/4 DVRs.
    Only the HR20-100 needs the extra splitter for DECA, the -700 and all other receivers simply have the DECA connect to SAT #1 and the ethernet jack.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Yes wired since you're using the ethernet.
    If you still have problems, you might want to reset the network defaults and then repeat setup.
     
  10. RobertE

    RobertE New Member

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    You can only teach/learn so much from books/slides. At some point you have to get out there and do it.
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I think I might have taken your trainer for a trip to the woodshed. ;)

    Hands on is the only way to go. They should have had a mock-up and had everyone go from nothing to a completely working system.
     
  12. hdtvfan0001

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    Some of us who were in other equipment field tests a while back can attest to at least that one statement.... :D:lol:
     
  13. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Hey Smoke are you out there? :lol:
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I had really tried hard to avoid that...but..... :D

    Self-installers sometimes earn their stripes and nicknames by graduating from the school of hard knocks.
     
  15. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Bainbridge...
    !rolling
     
  16. larryk

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    I have the AU9 dish, so if they add the SWM8, and I connect the HR10-250 to the legacy port after the install is over, and re-activate it. then it "should" work?
     
  17. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    yeah, but that might be a big "if".
    The AU9 normally gets a LNB swap for SWiM.
    They may offer to swap it for an R16 that works off the SWiM.
     
  18. dwcolvin

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    There's a reason they call it a smoke test... :)
     
  19. lflorack

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    I called 2x earlier today and used the activation using my home network 'script' both times without success. In both cases, teh CSR's said everything was set but there are no indications of that -- either on the website or on my HDDVR's.

    I then decided to go the email route and within an hour got this response:

    This was my email to DIRECTV
    I received the reesponse about an hour and 15 minutes ago. I still have not seen any change on the DIRECTV Website or my HDDVR's. I'll wait some more but I'm not sure I should be hopeful. It's been 11 hours since the first request; and about 7 hours since the second.
     
  20. Doug Brott

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    Do you have the Choice Xtra + HDDVR package? This may be the root of your problems.
     
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