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Quick question about hooking DECA to internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by kanderna, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    OK, thanks for your help.
     
  2. dsw2112

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    Just curious why you'd want to do this. The receivers only have a 100Mbps NIC, so you're unable to use the added bandwidth that Cat 6 provides.
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Maybe he simply wants to load up his home network for what the DECA [sub network] is doing... :lol:
     
  4. dsw2112

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    That's kinda why I asked, but I know some folks are very specific on the medium their TCP/IP uses :lol:
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You mean which "flavor" TCP/IP they use? !rolling
     
  6. loudo

    loudo Well-Known Member

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    It wasn't working correctly, one receiver only saw one tuner, but it looks like it was the way the installer wired the units. We don't use MRV, we just record the shows on the receiver we want to watch them from. My main concern was having the Internet connected to the two HR20-700s, to stream Internet video and radio stations.
    I have reconnected the coax directly to each receiver and connected the Ethernet to the home network. Both tuners show on each receiver and Internet content streams. Plus less clutter without all the unneeded DECA equipment.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Everyone has their own experiences.
    I have all my receivers showing up with DECA and have "less clutter", as I no longer have cat5 cables running all over the house. Moving to the wireless CCK, removed the last cat5, that had to cross a doorway.
     
  8. kanderna

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    Hey guys, I know this has been a while, but how do you get this thing? I've been trying to order online since it was suggested here, and I keep getting an error when I try to check out (something about "cannot complete your order at this time, please try again later").

    So I sent an email notifying them of the issue and asking how to proceed with my order... got two responses that my request was forwarded to the appropriate party, never did get a good response.

    Called once. The guy told me he didn't have anything he could send me for self install because it "takes some different equipment." But he could sell me another for $30 plus $50 install.

    Called again. Woman told me she could get me the self-install kit, but said it would still require a professional installer to come out for $50.

    Both calls I talked until I was blue in the face that this is a SELF-INSTALL kit and that I didn't need a professional and didn't need any other equipment. Those arguments were quickly dismissed because "that's what my system's telling me." Argh!
     
  9. keithsimp

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    So DTV just upgraded me to MRV, I have HR20-700s and the installer used the splitter and connected coax to both tuners. Is this wrong and will it cause issues?

    Keith s.
     
  10. veryoldschool

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    He seemed to have mixed up the -100 and the -700.
    I would remove "the crap" and connect it as shown. There is no need to have [added] the loss of the splitter to your SAT signals.
     
  11. keithsimp

    keithsimp New Member

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    That's what I thought. Should the input from the DECA unit go to SAT 1 or SAT 2 input? Or does it matter?
    Thanks for the confirmation, BTW.

    Keith S.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    SAT #1
     

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