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Multi-Room Viewing and Static IP Addresses - Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by The Merg, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. Nov 9, 2010 #201 of 393
    The Merg

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    The price of Whole Home has recently gone up to $199, but depending on your account history, you might get it for less.

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  2. Nov 9, 2010 #202 of 393
    Richierich

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    My DECA has definitely made my WHDVR Service "Bullet Proof" and I am just Loving It.
     
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    dennisj00

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    No, ebay pricing is around 20 per deca plus 20 or so for a PI. H/HR24s have Deca built in but I don't think you had a 24.
     
  4. Nov 9, 2010 #204 of 393
    Richierich

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    I would say that going to DECA for MRV is the Best Thing I Ever Did For MRV and I waited 4 years to get MRV so I am Very Satisfied so I would recommend anyone who is having Problems with their LAN Network doing their MRV, do yourself a Favor and GO DECA!!!
     
  5. Steveknj

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    I tend not to go ebay on these things, as I'm not sure if DirecTV will support it. But, I'm still not clear on this. For my 5 boxes does that mean I'd have to purchase a DECA for each or does the $199 deal from DirecTV include all necessary DECAs (and whatever other equipment I might need)?
     
  6. The Merg

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    The $199 fee includes all hardware to get you on a SWiM system, any DECAs necessary for non-H/HR24 receivers, the Cinema Connection Kit, and receiver swap outs necessary for SWiM.

    As for purchasing DECAs via ebay, don't be too concerned about DirecTV. If you are doing that anyways, your setup will be considered to be unsupported. The only way to have a supported MRV setup is to purchse the Whole Home DVR upgrade via DirecTV.

    The biggest area this comes into play is that if you get an additional receiver, DirecTV will supply you with a DECA if it is not a H/HR24. If you have an unsupported setup, you would need to get the DECA on your own dime.

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  7. Steveknj

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    No, I don't intend to get another receiver. So, then the $199 (or whatever I negotiate) should cover cover my costs I'm assuming. Thanks for the info. I will be looking into this over the next few days (might also upgrade my programming package while I'm at it :) ).
     
  8. azarby

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    If you do order Whole home DVR and want to have internet connectiviity, make sure you tell the CSR that you alos want to connect to the internet so they provide the additional DECA and PI. If you do it latter, there will be an added cost.
     
  9. Steveknj

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    Thanks. I'm assuming I will need internet connectivity to do things like On Demand and TV Apps?
     
  10. The Merg

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    I don't believe that is an issue anymore as the Cinema Connection Kit is now included in all Whole Home DVR upgrades.

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  11. moxie1617

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    It's been two weeks since I changed over to static IP's on my HR-24, HR-23, and H24. I haven't had a box drop off of the network since. It had been a weekly occurrence before that.

    Just want to say thanks to you all for the advice.
     
  12. HoTat2

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    In addition to connection of the DECA cloud to your home network for DIRECTV2PC and Media Share, yes
     
  13. markrogo

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    Yet another endorsement here. Instead of the system ultimately failing every night to support usable "trick play" across boxes, the switch to statics has mitigated things greatly.

    It's not entirely clear why this works given that the boxes should have constantly received the same IP from the router, but it does appear to work. This suggests some kind of strange DHCP implementation on the boxes themselves, but again, I'm not really objecting.
     
  14. The Merg

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    Glad to hear it is working for you.

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  15. Richierich

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    Yes, switching to Static IP Addresses works and I don't know why but all I really cared about was getting it to work not why it doesn't work. I learned more about Networking than I ever really cared to learn but I guess it didn't hurt because it helped me Set Up my Slingbox with Port Forwarding.
     
  16. DrummerBoy523

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    worked for me but now I'm starting to have issues again w/MRV. Choppy playback, no playback and the dreaded "no audio/video packets received" error message. My COAX network is fine and I can MRV to one DVR but not the other and have switched things up at the splitter to try to isolate the issue. Finally, I removed the BB DECA unit and restored network defaults. Now the machines work great. Bottom line is that my static IPs outside my DHCP pool solved the problem for a couple of months and now they are back again. Something else is fishy...:confused:
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect your closing statement is the most revealing and pertinent.

    I've been running static IP here for a very long time, including with DECA, and seen nothing but stable, reliable, and unchanging results.

    What I have seen in the field with some installations is that different routers "behave" differently with IP setups and configurations. Honestly, many routers have marginal documentation on properly configuring the settings. I'd start reviewing your router settings (again), just to make sure something is not askew there...
     
  18. veryoldschool

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    Since without the BB DECA connected it still doesn't perform well [in his other thread], I'm leaning towards something else "askew there". ;)
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

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    Probably so....just figured starting with the router might eliminate that from the "list". ;):)
     
  20. DrummerBoy523

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    yup.. Posted too soon on that :)

    don't think it is the router..
     

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