Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
If I "buy in" to the Gateway/Portal system then my setup will indeed, eventually, simplify considerably.
My setup is currently so complicated because, using wireless IR remote extenders plus an internal net consisting of splitters, an amp and even a four-in three-out amplified coax switch, I can feed programming from any one of four signal sources (one of them my basement DCX3400) to any of three TVs in the house, all SD of course. Over time, as the cost of DVD players etc., has decreased I find that all I really want to do is watch recorded programming on the TV of my choice. At the moment, Murphy's Law ensures that what I want to watch is recorded on the PVR in the other room.
Unfortunately, even after trying a Gateway/Portal pair for two weeks, it is not clear to me that I will be buying in.
I may yet return the Gateway/Portal before my 30 days are up and the current problem, if it even exists, will disappear.
If I do decide to keep the Gateway/Portal, then the two distribution nets will coexist for some time, as I gradually watch the programs recorded on the DCX3400s and buy (on sale), or swap for, Portals to replace them. In that case I have to figure out what is going on with my setup.
As for the MoCA filters, I am just curious which one I have, nothing more, at least at this point. I am, thankfully, not currently having any problems with the actual Gateway/Portal units themselves, other than the ones that have been "designed" in.