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MRV - How many of you stayed on regular Ethernet, and how many of you went to DECA???

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by Milkman, May 19, 2010.

Are you on regular Ethernet or on DECA???

  1. Yes I stayed on Ethernet, am planning to stay on Ethernet, or am trying to stay on Ethernet (problem

    0 vote(s)
  2. No, I upgraded to DECA, plan on upgrading to DECA, or am waiting for installation of DECA to be comp

  3. OTHER

  1. weaselfest

    weaselfest Cool Member

    Dec 28, 2006
    the wired ethernet and hand me down adtran 10/100 switch have been working great since signing up for the beta trial. awaited a response from the email route, after several frustating attempts at the "instant" gratification of a phone CSR making the changes. don't see any reason to upgrade until D* forces the issue.
  2. ftwrich

    ftwrich New Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    Stayed on ethernet - but it took a couple of calls and emails. Just didn't want to lose the service. May change later on when the kinks get sorted out.
  3. carlsbad_bolt_fan

    carlsbad_bolt_fan Icon

    May 18, 2004
    Carlsbad, CA
    My house is wired for ethernet. During the Beta, MRV worked perfectly. Don't want to even think about DECA.
  4. davring

    davring Hall Of Fame

    Jan 13, 2007
    Ethernet has been fine for months, see no need to change. May need to eventually as recievers need replacing.
  5. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    Trying to stay with ethernet but have not gotten anyone at DirecTV who is capable of turning it on yet.
  6. Yog-Sothoth

    Yog-Sothoth Legend

    Apr 8, 2006
    Switching to DECA got me MRV in two locations where I didn't have ethernet, and it also yielded me a new DVR and a new receiver. I'll also be connecting one of the DECA modules to an ethernet switch so my son can have Internet access with the computer I plan on putting in his room... Recommended/supported? No. Do I care? No.
  7. pfp

    pfp Whatever

    Apr 28, 2009
    While it may be obvious does DirecTV advise people getting receiver swaps that they will loose all their recordings or is there some special handling for this?


    Dec 11, 2006
    Long Island, NY
    Ethernet why change something that is working just fine
  9. Draconis

    Draconis New Member

    Mar 16, 2007
    Las Vegas, NV
    I already have the DECA installation scheduled for this Saturday.
  10. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

    Sep 14, 2006
    next to impossible to do all deca here without loosing OTA, but cat5 is all over the place..
  11. Surveyor40

    Surveyor40 DBSTalk Club Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    Staying on Ethernet for the time being. We are discussing whether or not the DVR charge is worth it or not. If we decide to keep MRV, we will go DECA.
  12. azarby

    azarby Hall Of Fame

    Dec 15, 2006
    I currently have a hybrid system, half DECA and half ethernet. Solid Signal has finally shipped the DECA adapters so by this time next week, I'll be all DECA.

  13. Turn3

    Turn3 Cool Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    Ethernet and it worked fine. Already had all the cable I needed so I didn't hve to buy anything for the hookup
  14. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

    Nov 16, 2005
    Wylie, Texas
    Every room in my house (well, room you spend time in) has at least 1 ethernet run, so I see no need to go to Deca right now.
  15. Mike Bertelson

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

    Jan 24, 2007
    I voted Other.

    I have an HR24 and an H24; obviously both DECA. I then have a DECA BB adapter. My HR21 & HR23 are both Ethernet.

    MRV works great. :)

    However, I'm going to all DECA, because I'm rearranging my A/V system and I can get rid of a couple of cables. Otherwise I’d probably leave it the way it is.

  16. mcnallc1

    mcnallc1 Legend

    Mar 11, 2009
    Even though I spent a lot of time running CAT5 to all my receivers and everything has been working fine it was cheaper to take the $149 DECA upgrade to get a SWM16 then to order one.
  17. Game Fan

    Game Fan Baseball Is Life

    Sep 8, 2007
    Ethernet for me. I'll consider DECA, at some point in the future. Right now, all is good.
  18. HRJustin

    HRJustin Godfather

    Mar 5, 2009
    I voted other because I dont have MRV service and cannot add it without adding HD access. I just cant really see paying the extra $10 a month right now with the old TVs we have. If or when I do add MRV it will most likely be with my home network as unsupported. Its a shame MRV has worked great without HD access all this time. I would be willing to pay the $3 fee I wish it was possible to waive the HD access requirement in local swap markets since HD equipment is required.
  19. smiddy

    smiddy Tain't ogre til its ogre

    Apr 5, 2006
    I ain't done a thing yet, but I don't need to since I can see all of my DVRs from any place in my house.
  20. Tallgntlmn

    Tallgntlmn Icon

    Jun 7, 2007
    Raleigh, NC
    I am staying ethernet for now. I don't quite understand DECA well enough to decide if I want it or if it will benefit me enough yet. For now ethernet works great. Maybe when I move, I might try to get them to do something with SWM and DECA. I am not sure I'll be able to aim the SL3 when that time comes. If I need a service call for that, I might as well ask for the upgrade at the time.

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