I had directv and ties into their deca units to get Internet at each TV. I was able to stream my 1080p mkv with be audio flawlessly to an htpc per each TV.
I recently cut the cable chord, so I started using power over Ethernet devices instead. this works, hub now my movies buffer using xbmc, assuming due to network lack of speed.
so, can I use directv deca devices without any receivers? I have all the hardware, just not the receivers.