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Whole Home DVR and using a splitter for internet

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Connected Home' started by marcello696, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. marcello696

    marcello696 Cool Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    I hope someone here can answer this for me. I have an appointment this Friday for the Whole Home DVR service and my equipment will be as follows:

    HR24-500, HR20-700, and H24

    My current Directv install is already pre-wired with coax and Ethernet.

    Here is my problem.......I have a splitter in my data closet and in my office for my Time Warner internet and the line for the H24. My internet and Directv have lived in harmony over these splitters for about 4 months.

    I've been reading about Swim and DECA and I am worried that I might need the installer to run a dedicated coax line for the H24.

    if the installer tries to charge me, is running a dedicated line included in the installation and if so should I call Directv about the additional charge for running another line?

    I hope this makes sense and thank you in advanced.
  2. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

    Jul 12, 2006
    Los Angeles
    The Satellite line and the Time Warner line cannot live together with MRV. You may have been diplexing it somehow or just got lucky with the frequencies :shrug: but the Sat Line and the Internet line should not be the same coax and it will almost certainly be a problem when MoCA (DECA) is added to the equation.
  3. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

    Jun 24, 2007
    Northern VA
    I know what he's doing and I do the same thing. There is a splitter that installers used to diplex cable/satellite onto the same coax. At the end of the line is another diplexer to split the cables back out. However, with DECA it is not possible to do that anymore.

    If you get the DECA upgrade, that should include any installation necessary to get you going. With regard to running a new coax for the H24, it is basic installation so they will not fish the cable through walls and rooms. They will take the easiest route for getting the cable to the room with the H24. Anything else will cost extra.

    - Merg

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