Updated 08/05/2011

Update:  DirecTV now has 2 more MoCA products, DECA-BB (Broadband) and DECA WiFi.  DECA BB is used to attach your DSL or Cable Modem to the MoCA network so that STBs can access the Internet for DirecTV Cinema and other web services.  DECA BB can also be used to provide an Ethernet port in other rooms of the house.  DECA WiFi is used if your broadband connection is not located close to a coax port on the wall.  DECA WiFi creates a wireless link between your router and MoCA network.  It may also be capable of being used as an Access Point to cover WiFi dead spots in other rooms of the house (using the MoCA network).

DIRECTV CCK-W Wireless DECA Cinema Connection Kit (CCK-W) DECA WiFi

How does DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR work?

DIRECTV Whole-Home DVR allows you to record your favorite shows and movies in one room and watch it in another, with only using one HD-DVR. In order for you to be able to use this service you must have at least one HD-DVR in one room and HD receivers in the others. DirecTV’s Whole-Home DVR works over MoCA (Multimedia over Coax Alliance) or over the Ethernet inside your house.


What is DIRECTV Ethernet Coax Adapter DECA and how does it work?

DECA (DirecTV Ethernet-to-Coax Adapter) is a simple network bridge with an Ethernet port on one side and coax on the other and operates at Mid-RF MoCA frequencies which are 500-850 MHz. DECA system is used in conjunction with the SWM LNB, SWM8 or SWM16 to give receivers internet access through the coax coming from the SWM Switch. Using a DECA prevents the diplexing of an off-air antenna, because they both use the same frequency. DECA Works with, H21, H23, R22, HR20, HR21, HR22, and HR23 Receivers which are older (H24 and HR24 have DECA Built in).

What do I need to get DirecTV Whole-Home DVR?

1 ) 5-LNB dish (AU-9)

2 ) SWM switch

3 ) Power inserter

4 ) BSF (Band Stop Filter)

5 ) One HD-DVR and HD receivers in the other rooms

6 )  Splitters such as SWS-8, SWS-4, and/or SWS-2 depending on how many receivers you have

7 ) DECAs (DirecTV Ethernet-to-Coax Adapter) if you are using older receivers, you don’t need DECA for H24 and HR24

8 ) Router.

If a new customer gets DIRECTV but not the Whole-Home DVR, can they add it later?

Yes, if a customer gets DirecTV they could always call and add the whole-home DVR. If they don’t have an HD or HD-DVR receiver, they have to buy it separately.

4 thoughts on “DIRECTV

  1. How do you prevent the moca signal from reducing the signal of you cable modem that uses the same coax lines. My modem has stopped working due to packet loss ever since i had the whdvr service installed.

  2. Do you have the cable modem on the same coax as your DirecTV WHDVR? If so, you’ll want to run your CM on a totally separate coax since the MoCA signal for DirecTV (500-600MHz) overlaps with the CM frequencies (50-850MHz).

  3. I have the basic whole home DVR steup with DTV, using the DECA broadband adapter and 3 DECA coax adapters, one to each DVR. I am looking for an easy way to connet my TV and blue ray in my rec room to the Internet. I am currently using the power line adapters, one connected to my TV another to my blueray and the third to my router.

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