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New DirecTv BroadBand Deca

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by lzhj9k, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You can keep using your switch & home network. It'll still cost $3/month.
     
  2. codespy

    codespy Ted- Get some free agents NOW!!! DBSTalk Club

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    Yes....because they can....and will make money.

    It's like going to the store to buy a 6 pack of beer for 6 bucks and going to state fair and getting one 16oz bottle for 6 bucks......It still sells.
     
  3. iotp

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    It should be free. Hell, as a "10-year" subscriber, and a monthly bill that averages close to $90/month, it should be free.
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Call and ask for a discount. Heck, a simple $10 credit for 12 months gets you free MRV for over 3 years.
     
  5. iotp

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    Yes, you are right, it will sell! $6 beers sell at ballgames, etc. good point.
     
  6. matt

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    Yeah, damn things keep falling of trucks and finding their way onto ebay...
     
  7. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    And what makes you more privileged than the rest of us? I've been a subscriber for 9 years and my bill is more than twice what yours is...
     
  8. Eskimo

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    As someone who likes black boxes with wires and blinky lights, I'm hoping my install on 9/1 will have one of these.. :D
     
  9. JosephB

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    If the DECA equipment were pulling enough electricity to move your power bill more than two digits, your house would burn down.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

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    Mr. Eskimo.....I would have thought the white version (which also has the same led lights) would look better in igloo surroundings. :D
     
  11. buzzermaster

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    A question from a stupid newbie: I think I've read this whole thread and I still don't understand what a broadband DECA is. What is it?
     
  12. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    DECA is the coax networking between receivers and the broadband DECA is how it connects to your home network for internet access and things like DirecTV2PC & TVApps.
     
  13. Eskimo

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    I like contrasting colors.. :grin:
     
  14. kirthew

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    Alright... I read the whole thread as well and still kinda wondering what this DECA is...

    It sounds like the Broadband Deca plugs in at the router... and then provides a broadband signal throughout the entire house/complex so you can have Multi Room Viewing / DVR through the entire house.

    I currently have something very similar with FIOS, I use the moca inside the house and have a router at my tivo boxes to covert the moca signal into an ethernet plug... which if I switched back to Directv... I could eliminate those two routers...

    So is my understanding about the Deca correct? Or does it have to be on every box? Because that would suck alot.
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    DECA is the DIRECTV Ethernet Coaxial Adapter. It allows a receiver to send internet traffic over the same wire as the TV signal. At its heart is the same MoCA protocol as your FiOS setup, but it's tweaked a little for compatibility with DIRECTV.

    Older receivers need this adapter, while newer ones have the functionality built in.

    In order to connect to the internet, you need a DECA that has your cable on one side and the router on the other (either directly or indirectly.)

    You need the functionality on every receiver, but as I said newer receivers have it built in and don't need an external DECA.
     
  16. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    If you know MoCA, then DECA is basically the same, but of the DirecTV variety. Some receivers [24s] have the DECA adapter internal and others need one added to the back of them. Then since the coax is used for this networking, there is another DECA bridging the coax network to the home network.
     
  17. kirthew

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    Thanks for the awesome responses... so just so I think I have this:

    If I have 24s... I need no secondary DECA at the receiver... it is built in and would only need 1 DECA modual for the entire house.

    If for some reason... I had a 20... I would need a secondary DECA at the receiver to convert the broadband signal from coax to ethernet and plug that into the box... Giving me 1 DECA modual at the router, and 1 DECA Modual per 20 Receieve...

    Do I have that correct?

    One last question... The MRV... does that look at just 1 DVR or if I have multiple DVRs in my house, will it pull programs from other DVRs?

    Thanks!
     
  18. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You've got the DECA down,
    And with MRV you can select which DVRs to share with the network and whether you want others to delete recordings [or not]. All DVRs on the network [shared] will show up to all receivers, whether they're DVRs or not.
     
  19. msujohn

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    So if I have 2 HR24's and 1 H 24 (Whole House DVR). I don't need any external Deca's. I just need one if I want to download VOD, correct?

    The Internet Connection kit = Broadband Deca for my router. If my coax line I have to my router is for Time Warner Internet, can I split this at the wall and run a coax to the broadband deca and the other the the router? Or will I have to have a separate coax going to the deca?

    If I need to run another coax, what type of cost will this be on a new install?
     
  20. RAD

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    Dripping...
    It also would allow you to use TVApps, DirecTV2PC and MediaShare.
     

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