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New DirecTv BroadBand Deca

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

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You could only "split" the DirecTV coax and feed the broadband DECA and then run ethernet to your router.
     
  2. Dazed & Confused

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    I had one installed on Monday, and it feels about the same temperature as the white DECA's to my calibrated fingers.
     
  3. Bluffdad

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    I had whole house DVR (HR-24 and 2 H24's) installed this past weekend but not the internet access because the CSR couldn't adequately explain the connection procedure at time of order. I understand it now, but how do you get the kit for self install?
     
  4. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    You can get the stuff on ebay or Solid Signal.
     
  5. matt

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    I think you should ask D* for it. It should have been included with the whole home install if D* did it.
     
  6. Dazed & Confused

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    There is something being lost in translation from D* to the installer. When I ordered the Whole Home switchover recently I specifically discussed the broadband part with the CSR, who assurred me it was part of the package. Everything they sent me for confirmations said Whole Home. However, when the installer showed up there was nothing on his work order about broadband. After a few calls to his office, he went back and got a broadband adapter.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Unfortunately that's not the first time I've heard that.
     
  8. matt

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  9. CBMC

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    @ .10 per kWh (average, not sure what it is where you live), that would mean the deca would have to draw about 400,000 watts per month or 13,333 watts per day or 555 watts per hour. My window unit air conditioner draws about 600 watts per hour on high, so I know the inserter isn't drawing that much. Realistically, I figure it might draw about 5-10 watts an hour/120-240 watts a day/3600-7200 a month. This would equate to about $.36-.72 per month. I will do a test on these power inserters when I am around one and let you know just how much it draws.
     
  10. Dirac

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    Right idea, wrong units. The draw would be 400,000 watt-hours per month, or 555 watt-hours per hour (or simply 555 watts). A watt is a unit of power, which is the same as energy rate (one joule per second). A watt-hour is a unit of energy (3600 joules). Your numbers are good, though.

    Bottom line is let's hope it's not drawing that much power, at least not without blowing a breaker!
     
  11. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Thought this was about the DECA not the SWiM.
    The DECA PI lists:
    input 100-120 volts 0.5 amps
    output 18 volts 0.3 amps

    The DECA can consume 5.4 watts
    The PI isn't going to be 100% efficient, so add some more, but figure about 5 kwatt/hours per month.
     
  12. Eskimo

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    When I placed my order, whole home DVR was one thing, but the "Internet Connection Kit" was something else ($25). It's that way on D*'s site also.

    I suppose it's that way because you don't NEED a broadband DECA in order to use MRV.. it just makes sense to have one though.
     
  13. Thaedron

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    Has anyone tried ordering an ICK / Broadband DECA without professional installation and been successful?
     
  14. Thaedron

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    Has anyone tried ordering an ICK/Broadband DECA without professional installation and NOT been successful? (or in otherwords /bump)
     
  15. Bluffdad

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    It will cost me less to obtain the broadband kit and install it myself. I really wasn't too happy with the installers anyway when the system went in. I have MRV working with an HR-24 and two H-24's and a spare cable drop from the SWM splitter right next to the router. Is there anything significant to configuring the internet connection through the setup menu? My router uses a WPA secure connection. Is the password entered somewhere during setup in the HR-24? I perused the menu and didn't see a place to enter the password and can't find installation instructions anywhere. Thanks in advance for any wisdom.
     
  16. cherry919

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    The WPA security should only apply to wireless connections. Using the DECA adapter connected to your router will be a wired connection and no password should be necessary. Connect one side of the DECA to your spare cable drop and the other to the included Power Inserter. Plug one end of the included ethernet cable into the DECA and the other end into your router.

    After you connect the DECA to your router, reboot your router. All 3 lights on the DECA should be green. Then set up your internet connection through the menu on each receiver. Just use the default settings to start out with, using DHCP. Give each receiver a unique location name. Make sure your router has enough addresses left in the DHCP pool to handle your 3 receivers. You should be up and running after that, check MRV, TV apps and VOD.

    If any of the boxes are not acting right, reboot them and check again. Some setups installed with HR24's or H24's and the ICK will have intermmittent connection problems where 1 or more receiver's playlist may not be available on the other receiver's playlist. If that problem occurs, you'll need to set up static IP addresses using the menu on each receiver. Make sure these addresses are in your subnet but outside the range for DHCP addresses. Another reboot of each receiver may be required. That seems to resolve the problem. YMMV.
     
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  18. bosox514

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    I had a professional install of the deca bb adapter and it worked perfectly w/ FIOS. When switching FIOS came back out to in essence reestablish our Internet service. After they left whdvr is no longer connected to Internet. Upon looking at adapter there is no co-ax going into it. My question is may I take the co-ax cable out of the router and insert it into the deca adapter?

    Thanks in advance for your time.
     
  19. djousma

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    I just bought one of these BB adapters off ebay for $19.95 +$5 shipping.
     

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