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Old 01-27-2020, 02:08 PM   #1  
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Default Coming back to DTV hows Wireless DVR

Needed to go to U-verse for two years but now have sattalite access.

How does the wireless DVR compare to wired?

We will be in a large home. Is the wireless worth the 119.00 price up front?

As long as it is reliable, It seems like a neater and more versatile option.

Appreciate any input.
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Old 01-27-2020, 05:42 PM   #2  
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It all depends on the interior construction of the home, a large single story 3 to 5 bedroom house made of standard 2x4 interior construction should be no problems for a standard 200 mW router.

But if the home is larger, is multi story or has solid wall's (brick or stucco) in-between some room's you may have signal problems, A simple test would be to do a walk around with a WIFI enabled laptop, this would give you an idea on what the signals may be like in the rooms where you may want to put the WIFI DVR.

If some rooms or the room where the DVR may be located has signal problems then a work around may be a WIFI signal repeater, these just plug into a wall socket somewhere close to the problem area and still can see the main router.

I use some from AmpedWireless, they can go as high as 600 mW on the WIFI RF power output.

There are free WIFI signal display programs that can help tell you what the WIFI signals are at each location, just install them onto the laptop.
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:46 PM   #3  
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Apparently, the new DTV Wireless Uses is its own Network. The router they provide does not use nor need a Wifi. Its a
Wireless Video Bridge That uses MIMO technology for the strongest allowable signal.



1425616]It all depends on the interior construction of the home, a large single story 3 to 5 bedroom house made of standard 2x4 interior construction should be no problems for a standard 200 mW router.

But if the home is larger, is multi story or has solid wall's (brick or stucco) in-between some room's you may have signal problems, A simple test would be to do a walk around with a WIFI enabled laptop, this would give you an idea on what the signals may be like in the rooms where you may want to put the WIFI DVR.

If some rooms or the room where the DVR may be located has signal problems then a work around may be a WIFI signal repeater, these just plug into a wall socket somewhere close to the problem area and still can see the main router.

I use some from AmpedWireless, they can go as high as 600 mW on the WIFI RF power output.

There are free WIFI signal display programs that can help tell you what the WIFI signals are at each location, just install them onto the laptop.[/QUOTE]
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Old 01-31-2020, 06:36 PM   #4  
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We just had our DTV wireless installed early this month. We had U-verse wireless previously. The DTV wireless sending unit is quite big and and sits in the basement with other equipment. The DVR is in the basement too, and have 2 other TV's on the first floor. We are in a one story ranch 1500 sq ft.

The other comments are nice.
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