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Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by Doug Brott, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    Really that should be EASY as they didn't used to be there!!
     
  2. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    They've been there for over 6 months [early CEs with the H21], with a hardwired network, but have seemed to improved to where they're "just" the MPEG-4 HD and no longer SD or HD MPEG-2.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Agreed...although I don't see that many MPEG-4 ones anymore either...but they are still there.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    I think this is kind of like being pregnant or honest... you either are or aren't and there isn't the option for "a little".
    Yes, I see that they are getting better [less].
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Yup - and nothing recently at all on the MPEG-2 stuff.
     
  6. dettxw

    dettxw MRVing

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    But any of it is a relatively recent development. Maybe it's just my faulty memory, but I do not recall any breakups in the early days of DIRECTV2PC which developed the server side on the DVR. Now we have the breakups with both MRV & DIRECTV2PC, it's just not quite as noticeable with DIRECTV2PC.
    Makes no difference wired or wireless.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    :confused:
    I've been referring to MRV and using the H21 as the client.
    DirecTV2PC has been [almost] flawless, though hasn't gotten the use here recently that it used to.
    Since MPEG-2 HD has a much higher bit-rate, and DirecTV2PC hasn't had the problems, this seems to point to the client software as the cause of the MPEG-4 "glitches" and is seen on both the H21 and HR2x receivers, from the beginning, so I don't understand "it is a relatively recent development."
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  8. dettxw

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    The breakups/pixelation/pauses happen as often using DIRECTV2PC as they do with either H21 or HR2x MRV, it's just that when they do occur they aren't as noticeable.
    I blame the server side as these problems did not occur with earlier versions of DIRECTV2PC.
    Maybe it's a byproduct of adding on the DRM.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    This is really "chicken or egg".
    "I know" I had DirecTV2PC working great AND had this problem with my H21, so I may tend to not agree with you, but it's still "chicken or egg" as to why.

    "Bottom line" before MRV is released, it needs to be flawless.
     
  10. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    :up::up::up:
     
  11. dettxw

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    Yes, the internet over coax thing won't help the MRV pause/pixelation/breakup problems as it doesn't seem to be a network limitation thing.
    If released as is it's pretty good, but think of the CSR calls that would result.

    I started to go back through all the old threads to see just when the pause/pixelation/breakup problems started, but they are all long gone.
    I guess if they get in some Under the Hood fixes it really won't matter.
     
  12. dettxw

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    Got my HR23-700 yesterday and was planning on hooking it up in the study. I guess I was just assuming that I could hook it right up to my fancy 24" LCD monitor, but no, there is only the single DVI connector.
    Now deciding if i want to get adapters and use the HDMI switch or put it in the bedroom.
    Either way I get to run another cable somewhere and reconnect the WB68 for that 9th tuner.

    As I'm planning out my mods I'm wondering whether we know for sure if OTA & this flavor of MoCA will be compatible or not. If not I'm going to need to string some more coax in the attic.
     
  13. dave29

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    You could get one of these cables.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I've bought a number of those from Monoprice in the past - had some needs for some HDMI to DVI conversion in a couple location connections.

    Those have worked flawlessly.
     
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    dave29 New Member

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    I get all of my cables from monoprice, they all have worked perfectly.

    I usually try to order a whole bunch of "stuff" at once to justify the $8-$12 shipping.
     
  16. dettxw

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    Went ahead and ordered a couple of those just in case. Same price as an adapter but neater. Also had to threw in some other stuff to justify the shipping. :lol:
     
  17. hdtvfan0001

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    Hate when that happens. :D

    Actually, their prices are so low and they have such good quality stuff...that I never minded paying the shipping - and they have more than one way to ship anyway.
     
  18. 69hokie

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    My head feels like it has been dongled after reading through this thread today and catching up. Of all times, my DSL via Verizon has been winking out over the past day (seemingly in conjunction with thunderstorms in the area) after having been rock solid for the past couple years and I was finally able to get internet access again this morning. Glad it happended before my network gets dongled, otherwise I would have thought it was the dongles!! Looks like I have some time to figure out how to configure my 2 SWM8/receiver combinations to maximize the testing of the dongles we are to receive. Would be nice to get extra dongles to do all receivers and test with both "SWMnets" at the same time.
     

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