If you wait a few days and throw in $300 - $400 they probably would.
I talked to a CSR yesterday who mentioned $399.usnret said:Anything forsure as to what the price will be to "present" customers?
For either upgrade (whole-home or HMC) you will have to move to an SWM system. If you replace one of the HR21's with the HMC, you will have 8 tuners. That could be fed off an SWM LNB. If you keep both HR21's and add the HMC, you will have more than 8 tuners so will require an SWM16 multiswitch. All of your existing wire should be fine. They will either replace the LNB and use one of the four coax from the dish to the closet, then put a splitter in the closet feeding the various TV locations, or they will replace the regular multiswitch with an SWM16 and use splitters as needed to feed the various tv locations.BarkingGhost said:Have a 5LNB mounted on deck with 4 quad-shielded RG6 runs that come into the basement and terminate into a structured wiring cabinet.
In the cabinet I have a multiswitch with two runs going to the HR21 in the basement, two runs going to the living room's HR21 on the 1st floor, and a single run going to a bedroom's H23 on the 2nd floor.
I now get a letter from D* about upgrading to a whole-home DVR, but what I'd think I'd be more interested in is the HMC.
Correct.BarkingGhost said:I figured the HMC device would act like a server to clients.
Any HD receiver or DVR.BarkingGhost said:Would any STB act like a client, or only specific model STBs?
Not if it's going to be used in addition to the HR34.BarkingGhost said:I figured any upgrade would result in the replacement of the HR21s, but wasn't exactly sure.
Word has been that HR34's wouldn't be available until 2/9.BarkingGhost said:Spartanstew, the 'wait a few days' has me wondering. Can you elaborate?
Today there's no non-DirecTV-HD-receiver-client to use with the HR34... every 'client' is just a DirecTV HD receiver (e.g., an H25) or DVR (with their own tuners). Even with the RVU Samsung TVs, or other RVU clients, the monthly cost for each client (HD receiver or RVU) is the same as an additional receiver.BarkingGhost said:Maybe I am not sure how HMC works. I figured the HMC device would act like a server to clients. Would any STB act like a client, or only specific model STBs?
I figured any upgrade would result in the replacement of the HR21s, but wasn't exactly sure. Spartanstew, the 'wait a few days' has me wondering. Can you elaborate? The offer I got was via snail mail and is good until sometime in March. Is there a market deployment that you are suggesting I wait for?
Are they even still enabling Ethernet-MRV??? It made sense to enable MRV "beta testers" that were already on Ethernet, but at this point, with DECA proven and built-in to new receivers, there's no reason to do it.ntwrkd said:Would it be too much work to run ethernet to all the boxes you have? D* doesn't support Ethernet whole home but I bought a really cheap switch and networked my 2 HR21's an HR24 and an H21 and have NEVER had a problem. Way cheaper than an "upgrade" and you won't have to change out any equipment.
I've had both and prefer the DECA system.ntwrkd said:As far as I know, you can still use ethernet and you don't need deca or any new hardware as long as your STB's have ethernet. Easiest solution if you want to stay with your current hardware as long as you don't mind running ethernet cable. A LOT cheaper than upgrading.
DECA IS better. Just trying to post some alternatives to the masses. :group:Rich said:I've had both and prefer the DECA system.
When using the DECA networking, it get modulated onto a RF signal that is below what's used by the SWiM, and is sent throughout the coax to other receivers, where the DECA there demodulates it for the receiver.BarkingGhost said:What I am not sure of is how video from a recording from one device is able to be seen through another device. Is this done across that same single-wire coax, or is it done via Ethernet (or this DECA thing).