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HMC30 Now in Beta test?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PaceHD, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. Nov 5, 2010 #401 of 533
    harsh

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    MoCA is the networking hardware, DLNA is the transport software and RVU is the "pixel accurate" GUI.

    DLNA is separate and apart from RVU and has already been incorporated into several CE devices. I would think that RVU could exist without DLNA should something better come along or the need arise.
     
  2. Nov 5, 2010 #402 of 533
    Rich

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    Agree, I do. I'm still watching shows from last year. And I'm not gonna throw out all my 1.5 and 2TB HDDs that I have internally and externally. I've got about 19TBs of capacity and I'm satisfied with what I've got.

    Rich
     
  3. Nov 5, 2010 #403 of 533
    Richierich

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    One of the reasons that I have so many DVRs is to Backup Recordings so I can Watch What I Want When I Want and Where I Want To Watch It and Not Have To Waoory About Losing A Particular Recording or Recordings if my Hard Drive or Power Supply Fails.

    When I sit down I have a Plethora of Recordings to Ponder in order to decide what I want to watch and that is a good thing depending on my mood at the time.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2010 #404 of 533
    Scott Kocourek

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    This is certainly one of those things that I would have to see in action. Is it as fast as the 24 series, faster? There was a mention in another thread of speeding up channel changes, how fast can it get? If you have two of these things will you be able to setup one list of Series Links, have one to do list?
     
  5. Nov 5, 2010 #405 of 533
    Rich

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    This time (unless D* gives it to me without cost, as they usually do) I'll wait for the thing to shake out the bugs.

    Rich
     
  6. Nov 5, 2010 #406 of 533
    Scott Kocourek

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    One nice thing is if I do decide to "upgrade" to the new HMC when it is available, I have 2-3 RG6 cables at every outlet and a spare SWiM-8 so I could have two separate clouds running (If they are truly not compatible) until I finished all of my other shows.

    Time will tell if it is worth it.
     
  7. Nov 5, 2010 #407 of 533
    Doug Brott

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    Say what you want, but this link states:
    It's certainly true that DLNA was around before RVU, but RVU itself encompasses a lot more than just the Remote User Interface (RUI). The statement from the RVU Alliance seems pretty black and white to me.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2010 #408 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...yup. ;)
     
  9. Nov 5, 2010 #409 of 533
    Scott Kocourek

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    So if I'm reading this correctly.... There is not really a spec on how you get the info to the client (Moca, Deca, Ethernet, Wireless...) as long as the information that is sent is to RVU specs so any client can decipher it?
     
  10. Nov 5, 2010 #410 of 533
    Drucifer

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    Makes sense to me. The delivery system doesn't really matter as long as the protocol is correct.
     
  11. Nov 5, 2010 #411 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    Kinda like a DECA deployment version of MoCA. ;)
     
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    David Ortiz

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    Does this have anything to do with some of the older HD DVRs not being Energy Star rated?
     
  13. Nov 5, 2010 #413 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    MMMMMmmmm....I suspect that's not it.
     
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    Doug Brott

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    Last I checked current generation receivers don't have RVU capabilities. Will that change? :shrug:
     
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    David Ortiz

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    My question concerned current "legacy" equipment working with the HMC30. The Hx24 models would seem to be compatible, and one of their features is the Energy Star rating. The HR20s and other older receivers don't have this rating.

    I was asking if this difference was the reason or part of the reason that the legacy boxes aren't "compatible" with the new HMC30.
     
  16. Nov 5, 2010 #416 of 533
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Does RVU protocol require a hardware or just software upgrade will answer how it could be done.
     
  17. Nov 5, 2010 #417 of 533
    dsw2112

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    The HX24's are not compatible with the HMC30 either...
     
  18. Nov 5, 2010 #418 of 533
    RunnerFL

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    Says who?

    I'm sure that the H24's can be used as a "client" at least if not the HR24's also.
     
  19. Nov 5, 2010 #419 of 533
    dsw2112

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    Well, if you're sure... It seems that I'm not very much help in this thread then ;)
     
  20. Nov 5, 2010 #420 of 533
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Do you know where these specs will be posted?
     
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