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Two HR24s and DECA

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - H24/HR24 Field Trial (private)' started by sigma1914, May 7, 2010.

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  1. May 7, 2010 #1 of 52
    sigma1914

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    I just ordered a HR24 from solidsignal.com to replace our other HR20. Now, our home will be simply two HR24s (one being our trial unit). With DECA "built in," what piece of hardware will I need to use MRV & DOD? I still haven't put the SWM LNB up, that'll be "soon." :lol:
     
  2. May 7, 2010 #2 of 52
    hdtvfan0001

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    SWiM is needed to use DECA (allowing you to remove the Ethernet connections on the HR24's and use the internal DECA capabilities instead.

    Either of those setups can support DOD.
     
  3. May 7, 2010 #3 of 52
    veryoldschool

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    You'll still need a DECA broadband adapter to bridge to your network.
    "Hope your SWMLNB" has a green sticker on it or you'll also need the bandstop filter too.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 #4 of 52
    hdtvfan0001

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    Ahhh...forgot to mention that too. Thanks VOS.
     
  5. May 7, 2010 #5 of 52
    sigma1914

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    I better check the LNB...knowing my luck, there's no sticker. I got the LNB, PI, and splitter off ebay.
     
  6. May 7, 2010 #6 of 52
    bobnielsen

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    Bainbridge...
    I have a SWM5 (obviously no green sticker) and DECA works fine without a bandstop filter, YMMV.
     
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    veryoldschool

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    We didn't have any issues during field testing either, but the DECA signal "may" affect the AGC of the SWM, which we wouldn't see/know in normal testing.
     
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    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    AGC ????
     
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    Scott Kocourek

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    I am guessing Automatic Gain Control.
     
  10. sigma1914

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    Hopefully, someone online sells a DECA broadband adapter at a decent price.
     
  11. veryoldschool

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    Yes that wasn't a guess.
    The SWiM regulates the output power to -30 dBm.
    This regulation could be affected by the DECA as it's +20-30 dB higher.
     
  12. veryoldschool

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    This is one of those 64K questions, with no answer or sign of it happening [yet].
    "So far" some have fallen off the back of a truck and ended up on eBay.
     
  13. bobnielsen

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    Good guess. The concern would be that the DECA signal might be strong enough to cause the AGC circuitry in the SWM to reduce the gain. It probably won't be an issue for most customers, but Directv wants to play it safe.
     
  14. sigma1914

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    All I saw on ebay was the ones for non Hx24s.
     
  15. veryoldschool

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    One of those and a PI is what you need.
     
  16. matt

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    There are different models of DECA adapters? The ones on eBay came with a power inserter.
     
  17. veryoldschool

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    Not right now.
    The DECA is a one type works for all, "but" later they're going to package one that will look more like a router and will be the one used to connect to the router, though it still needs a PI.
    [​IMG]
     
  18. dave29

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    That's to power the DECA that you use to bridge your network.
     
  19. sigma1914

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    I'm trying to find DECA's First Look...I do better with pictures. :lol:
     
  20. hdtvfan0001

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    Dave is correct - there needs to be one DECA unit that bridges (brings in) the network connectivity, and Internet) into the whole DECA cloud/group.

    The First Look document and subsequent thread covers this. Enjoy. :D
     

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