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Wired Home Network and MRV?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Aero Man, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. Aero Man

    Aero Man Cool Member

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    Last night Pacific Northwest received NR 0x4395 and I now have MRV Beta on my three HRxs directly connected to my "hard-wired router" home network. MRV performance is "fair"; fair in that I get a breif pixel glitch about every 5 minutes on HD video/audio streaming between server/client HRxs combinations.

    I know that the NICs in the HRxs are 100 Mbps, and I'm wondering if I added a 1 Gig switch (DLink DGS-2205) to one of the orig router ports and then used that switch exclusively for the HRxs to pass MRV traffic through the 1 Gig switch (on the hard-wired network), would I see less or no MRV glitches? Check out my signature for my network configuration.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    No. I have a 1 Gig switch, and even with no other network traffic besides the DVR server and the Receiver, I get those occasional glitches. If you have a lot of network traffic (copying multimedia files from computer to server, gaming on the internet, and MRV, all going on at the same time, it sure speeds things up tho.
     
  3. NorfolkBruh

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    Can't imagine it would make a difference... not sure though. My understanding is that with networking data flow rate is only as fast as the SLOWEST piece of hardware on the network. Adding a gigabyte switch won't make a difference if there are 10/100 stuff on the network.

    Norfolk

    PS-I admit I could VERY WELL be wrong! but i don't think so!
     
  4. AirShark

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    IMO adding a second, dedicated switch may help some if your network is congested with other traffic, but running a separate GIGABIT switch isn't going to speed performance.

    It should just link up/negotiate with the 10/100 devices at 10/100 and I wouldn't imagine any performance boost.

    I run a GigE/Cat6 Network in my house that I installed a few years back, but I have yet to play with MRV.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  5. houskamp

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    give it some time.. they are still working on it.. 100 speed network is more than enough for mrv..
     
  6. kfcrosby

    kfcrosby Godfather

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    Depends on the switch and the rest of the Hardware connected. Most low cost switches will default to the lowest speed. I have a HP J9077A ProCurve Switch that does an excellent job in a mixed enviro.
     
  7. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Listen to housekamp - he knows what he's saying.

    What the original poster is seeing is more or less "normal" for the current version of MRV. It WILL get better as Directv works on it.
     
  8. Aero Man

    Aero Man Cool Member

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    Thanks to all for your feedback. Looks like I should just sit tight and keep the green in my wallet while MRV is improved. Thanks again!
     
  9. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, sit tight. Improvements will come. It's not your home network equipment.
     
  10. Supramom2000

    Supramom2000 In Loving Memory of Onyx-2/23/09

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    Over here on the Eastern side of Washington, I have not received this update yet.
     
  11. litzdog911

    litzdog911 Well-Known Member

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    Patience.
     
  12. usnret

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    Question regarding MRV. I have a HR22-200 and an H22-200 (HD enabled). If,when I get the MRV function, I am watching a MRV'd program on the HR22 from the H22, can I still watch something live as well on the H22 at the same time??
     
  13. DogLover

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    yes.
     
  14. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    HR22 will still play a live/recorded program of it's own.. H22 would be busy displaying the MRVd program..

    Think that was a typo on the last line of your post..
     
  15. Richierich

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    Litzdog, does Directv generally do a geographical rollout of these NRs such as this one going out now???
     
  16. usnret

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    I will be watching, on the HR22, a MRV'd program from the H22. Can I also watch a live program on the H22, while it is MRV'ing to the HR22? (sri if it wasn't clear)
     
  17. houskamp

    houskamp Active Member

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    H22 can't store any recordings.. it can only play FROM a HR.. and all current directv can only display one program at a time
     
  18. usnret

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    Sri, I ment from my R22 (HD enabled) to my HR22
     
  19. houskamp

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    I beleive so.. I don't have a R but I do know that you can send both ways between 2 HRs..
     
  20. bobnielsen

    bobnielsen Éminence grise

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    Yes, you can watch a program from the R22 on the HR22 and simultaneously watch either a live or recorded program on the R22 (or, assuming you have adequate bandwidth, even a recording from the HR22).
     

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