I would say this would be an inside unit. From what I can tell the PI is just a regular SWM-style PI, and the filter can be between the LNB/Switch and the SWM-PI. This is something you'd want right behind the receiver, not outside by the splitter or switch. Most of the stuff that's going to connect to it would be inside anyway (receivers, routers, etc)Now I have a question does this unit go outside or is it inside?
Reason asking is I have used ethernet cable outside before, and it seems squirls (sp?) and birds love to eat it.
MnSatelliteGuy if you would like more information on the technology check out DBSTalk.com they have a good write up about it. Honestly we did not find out about it until this morning from DirecTV.
Jospeh - Any receiver you want to be part of the network requires a DECA box.
Goaliebob - the product is already in testing, I wouldn't expect any more testing to be available.
I wonder why no one has ever made outdoor CAT 6 that has an extra super thick coating of plasic on the outside shield, or even a gel like the outdoor RG6Thanks for some reason I was imagining the Dish going to the SWM, then the DECA going into the SWM with a ethernet coming out and going into the house and being split out to the receivers accordingly.
The animals never touch my RG6 cable, but love to feast on the CAT5 or 6 that I have used outside.
The information was provided by DirecTV, as Scott said.Can you be more specific? I searched for DECA @ DirecTV
Actually, my brief writeup looks nothing like dbstalk's. They had several people involved and it looks much prettier than my brief text only write up. They even have several pictures. In fact, if you want to see pictures of the other parts of the DECA setup, I'd ecourage you to check it out. Here is a link:To me the first post here looks exactly like the FIrst loook at the other site.... even down to the typos.
I posted it at Satelliteguys at 11:08am. Shortly after at 11:23am Stuart posted their review at dbstalk. Clearly their document and the effort involved indicates it was prepared well in advance of Tuesday morning.What does it mean to say "You heard it here first" if it's copied from somewhere else? I'm getting very disappointed in how we're always falling behind over here and then we resort to petty copy and paste reporting
Actually they do make such cable. I've used it before. It's got a thick jacket and looks a lot like coax. Inside the twisted pair wire is coated with a gel also. The stuff is a royal pain to work with. You are an absolute mess after terminating it.I wonder why no one has ever made outdoor CAT 6 that has an extra super thick coating of plasic on the outside shield, or even a gel like the outdoor RG6
Yeah, anything that is a kludge is great to Dish and Echostar. I would probably go with Dish if they had MRV even on the horizon. Sling = degraded quality, even with a sling catcher on the same network.Ah, they bought Sling, they probably will try to sell you a 922 receiver with Sling built in, and sell you a Sling Catcher for the multi room. Anything that costs $500 has Charlie's heart.