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DIRECTV Server Box spotted

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by dvrblogger, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Jan 9, 2010 #21 of 387
    smiddy

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    Whoa, I will be asking to take pictures of the back of these puppies! :D I like those curved corners, nice! :)
     
  2. Jan 9, 2010 #22 of 387
    hdtvfan0001

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    Smiddy and I should be there together some time mid-day....cameras in hand...will ask alot of questions too...;):D
     
  3. Jan 9, 2010 #23 of 387
    inbloom

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    From an Entropic press release:

    DEMO: DIRECTV and RVU(TM)
    Entropic will demonstrate the RVU(TM) (Remote Viewing) concept
    using equipment provided by DIRECTV. RVU is an industry
    alliance developing a standard for enabling set-top receivers
    to access, view and control content in other set-top
    receivers and provides a robust platform for a uniform and
    consistent user experience. Entropic will be the only vendor
    on the CES exhibit floor to deliver a public demonstration
    of a pixel-accurate RVU Remote User Interface (RUI)
    technology.

    http://ir.entropic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=433840
     
  4. Jan 9, 2010 #24 of 387
    WestDC

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    Where is the reset button located?
     
  5. Jan 9, 2010 #25 of 387
    Movieman

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    It looks very nice. Is that a DECA adapter that we see in the photo as well? :D
     
  6. Jan 9, 2010 #26 of 387
    Doug Brott

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    Yes, I believe it is .. But those aren't released yet ..
     
  7. Jan 9, 2010 #27 of 387
    DJPellegrino

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    Good that the 2 of you are going together. You can double team them. One to distract them the other to take pictures... :hurah:
     
  8. Jan 9, 2010 #28 of 387
    Movieman

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    I was just glad to see them used in their setup. Gives you a positive sense of what is to come.
     
  9. Jan 9, 2010 #29 of 387
    harsh

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    Without the logos, it looks suspiciously like a high-end Samsung Blu-ray player.
     
  10. Jan 9, 2010 #30 of 387
    Stuart Sweet

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    The photo says DECA but that may be a dummy box. In fact there's no guarantee that anything you see there is actually a working piece of equipment.
     
  11. Jan 9, 2010 #31 of 387
    dirtyblueshirt

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    Looks like you're right...
     
  12. Jan 9, 2010 #32 of 387
    P Smith

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    citation required
     
  13. Jan 9, 2010 #33 of 387
    dirtyblueshirt

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    LameLefty

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    Why so suspicious all the time lately?

    And why link to another site?

    http://www.dbstalk.com/showthread.php?p=2193339#post2193339
     
  15. Jan 9, 2010 #35 of 387
    Draconis

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    Oh the setup at CES works, I played with it. The 2nd (smaller) box is a client box, similar to a thinnet client. It has no satellite tuning capability on it's own and gets everything from the server.

    I am in the process of scanning the document I picked up from that booth and will upload it later.
     
  16. Jan 9, 2010 #36 of 387
    HoTat2

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    Great;

    Thanks for all the hard work in shoe leather and camera work you guys are putting in over there.

    I was just about to say before you posted in response to Stuart's skepticism about it possibly being a dummy mockup that the LED indicator lights on the DECA modules appear to be indicating actual activation and network connectivity, so how could dummy boxes produce that?
     
  17. Jan 9, 2010 #37 of 387
    dirtyblueshirt

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    HoTat2

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    BTW; with this and the SWM32 being at Entropic's booth, and with no other mentions in other CES related threads that I'm aware of, does DirecTV have a booth there at all?
     
  19. Jan 9, 2010 #39 of 387
    Draconis

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    Ok, here is what I have. I shrunk the scans to 1/3 their original size but they are still legible.

    The whole setup comes from the RVU Alliance, DIRECTV is one of the founding members of this alliance but I was surprised to see results so quickly.

    If you want more information about the RVU alliance at CES I would check out this link.

    The large unit is the actual HDDVR, I was not given the opportunity to physically check the unit for the model number so the model number is unknown. From here on out I am going to refer to this unit as the "server".

    The 2nd unit is a "client" receiver, and has no satellite tuning ability one it's own. Everything it gets, it gets from the server. It does not even have a access card.

    It utilizes something very similar to DIRECTV2PC to show the video, so there is very little hardware in the unit. Even the menu commands are rendered on the server then sent to the client.

    Now this is where it gets interesting, because the client box is NOT NEEDED if the TV itself is RVU compliant. Any RVU compliant device can attach directly to the network and get the same video feed.

    As for the specs on the HDDVR itself, I was not able to get much. In fact the only thing I was able to get was that is does support more than 2 tuners (exact number unknown), HDD size unknown, and WILL require a SWM in order to operate.

    Guess I'm going to have to go buy a SWM and install it, because this unit looks like it's going to be a great addition. (Whenever it comes out).
     

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  20. Jan 9, 2010 #40 of 387
    Draconis

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    Nope, no booth, but there is the person hanging out at the Panasonic booth for 3D TV and the one in Entropic's booth. They were the only reps I could find.
     

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