02-05-2012 07:40:38 PM
02-05-2012 07:43:06 PM
In which room is the DVR located?
02-05-2012 07:47:52 PM - edited 02-05-2012 07:48:59 PM
The only thing that has to be hard wired to the RG (modem/router) is the DVR. The DVR can be in any room you want it in. As a matter of fact, it's best to put the DVR with the least viewed tv in the house. A wireless receiver can then be placed anywhere in the house that it can receive the wireless signal from the RG.
02-05-2012 08:14:53 PM
02-05-2012 08:17:10 PM
The DVR units are wired only. Only the non-DVR STB's are wireless units. Assuming that the RG is also located in the living room, the tech was correct in saying that the DVR must be hardwired, and it is best to have it directly connected to the RG.
Was the RG located in the living room because you have a PC there that is also hardwired to the RG? It is not necessary that the RG be located in the living room. In my home, the RG is in my office which is where my DVR and desktop computer are located. I do have wireless receiver in my living room.
02-05-2012 08:50:06 PM
The RG can be located anywhere. It is connected to the NID on the side of your house with coax, cat5, or telephone wire. The DVR can be located anywhere. It is connected to the RG with coax or cat5. Any wired receivers are also connected to the RG with coax or cat5. All of this wiring can be existing wiring if it meets the U-Verse standards or they will have to pull new wiring. The wireless receiver can be anywhere it can receive a wireless signal from the RG. Computers are connected to the RG with cat5 or wireless.
02-05-2012 09:27:55 PM
02-06-2012 08:41:16 AM
Is your setup coax, cat5, or telephone wire? You can't just move the RG, at least not if a coax connection. I'm not totally sure if cat5 or telephone wire. I have a total coax connection. The coax going to the RG is connected differently at the NID than the other coax lines. Anyway, you seem to be under the impression that the DVR needs to be in the same location as the RG. That is not the case. You just need for the DVR to be hardwired to the RG. My RG is in a upstairs bedroom. My DVR is downstairs in the family room. I have two other wired receivers also downstairs in the kitchen and a bedroom.
02-12-2012 06:02:18 AM
My RG is on my computer niche and my DVR is in the bedroom. None of the DVR or STB is directly connected to the RG. The RG feeds the distribution box for the rest of the house. As mentioned, the only box that absolutely has to be wired right now is the DVR, all others can be wireless, up to two per house.