08-16-2013 6:04 PM
The whole home DVR receiver 1 displays the "loading TV apps" message for about 10 seconds, then disappears on Receiver 1.
If I go to the Living room, which is fed by receiver 2, the TVapps load and run A-OK.
It's a wireless conection to my router furnished and installed by DirecTV. Why do they load on the second part of the split receiver and not on the primary one?
08-16-2013 10:25 PM
What models are each of those Receivers? Have you tried resetting the Whole Home DVR?
08-18-2013 6:22 PM
Reset was done a day or so ago. The Receiver 1 is Model: HR24-100 and 2 is H24-200 ganged as a "whole-home DVR."
Apparently, the "receiver's automatic network connection is a bit shaky. It listed 198.162-1-3 as the first connection; A few minutes later, it changed to 220.127.116.11.
I took it of auto, added an RJ11 connection between the DTV receiver 1 and the DTV network box. I manually configured the connection, added the wireless pword and key and all is well.
Wife likes the weather app but loves the NFL box score app. She thinks I'm a genius...
08-18-2013 6:28 PM
She thinks I'm a genius.......
that is until you want to play a show on your HD receiver.
You cannot use the HD DVR's ethernet port for internet connectivity when you have Whole Home DVR Service. The only way to get internet connectivity with a DECA-based WHDVR setup is using DirecTV's Cinema Connection Kit. This provides the installer with a Broadband DECA Adapter and power supply that will bridge the WHDVR network (DECA coax) with your home network/internet (ethernet
08-18-2013 6:39 PM
If by “show” you mean a BluRay video, no problem. She doesn’t watch them. I have a few which I enjoy in the other room on the big Sony.
BTW both the coax DTV connector cable and the RJ11 are connected. No problems so far that I can see.
Thx for the advice.
08-18-2013 6:47 PM
no, you wont be able to use WHDVR if your HR24 HDDVR is connected via ethernet.
08-19-2013 3:27 AM
Connecting ANY RJ45 to a HR24 will disable the Whole Home DVR function. You can prove this to byourself by going to the H24 and attempting to play a program that is recorded on the HR24.
08-19-2013 7:45 PM
Peds wrote… “You cannot use the HD DVR's ethernet port for internet connectivity when you have Whole Home DVR Service”
Plm replies, “Yes I can.” After being gone for a while, I read your note.
I started both TV’s.
Opened DTV Apps on both TV’s.
Recorded a program from each TV.
Played the recording from the DVR on Both TV’s.
I’m about to watch “Major Crimes” which I tagged last night from receiver 2 to record to the DVR in the other room.
I learned long ago as a SR Sys Analyst, tell me what the stuff is designed to do if you want. However, I don’t pay your time charges until you DEMONSTRATE that it will –OR won’t - do what you say.
Wish I had a dollar for every time one of my techies said, “It should work now…” And the crestfallen expressions I saw when I stopped him and said…”Don’t go. Show me…”
08-19-2013 11:01 PM
Sorry, but I can not only record from both receivers, but playing items in the DVR library are also available. Perhaps you may want to rethink your definitive response by duplicating my process. Fact is, both TV's record and play back DVR items. I have the coax PLUS the RJ11 ihnstalled on the DTV wireless and the receiver.
I know what thebook says - I've read what you claim. Unfortunately, it DOES work just fine.
Thx for your input.
08-20-2013 6:17 AM
Just telling you the facts. Not going to argue that the Earth is round!
08-20-2013 7:11 AM
I had my Wireless Cinema Connection Kit hooked up with both coax and ethernet when I was first installed (it was done by the Technicians Trainee). It worked great for about a month, then I kept getting the message " Living Room has been disconencted from the network". I had to remove the ethernet and reset the receiver. Haven't gotten that message since.
08-20-2013 7:16 AM
No argument intended because it is not needed. One fact is incontrovertible - my whole home DVR operates with both coax and RJ11 net connections simultaneously installed.
If it weren’t working properly, I’d still be on the forum looking for answers.
Thanks to all who provided assistance.
08-20-2013 7:20 AM
Just “shows to go” ya’, when it comes to digital interfaces, stuff that can’t possibly work sometimes does.
08-20-2013 7:26 AM
This would of caused more then dropped connections. usually a set up like this brings entire your network to a halt