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Latest news from CEDIA: What I learned

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by YakeVlad, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Herdfan

    Herdfan Well-Known Member

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    Given that the 34 is supposed to be a more advance receiver than the 24, I can't imagine it would be slower.
     
  2. geoff_g

    geoff_g Cool Member

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    There are always rumors. Some true some not. Then again someone might have asked a DTV rep at CEDIA.

    I hope it's even faster still - that would be progress.
     
  3. Drucifer

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    Well it like comparing the HR24 to the HR21. Newer HW equal better performance.

    Will it be greatly faster than the HR24, I doubt it, but customers replacing older DVRs will probably thing it is a speed demon.
     
  4. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    [rumor] We'll see thing improve across the broad before the HR34 comes out.[/rumor]
     
  5. Davenlr

    Davenlr Geek til I die

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    Tell that to HR20 owners that added a HR21 :)
     
  6. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    It seems like there are at least three metrics of speed with respect to the DIRECTV Plus HD boxes:

    1. Guide scroll speed

    2. Remote keypress response

    3. Channel change time

    Keypress response was the metric that sparked the question.
     
  7. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    4. Whether or not you have one or DirecTV service. :rolleyes:
     
  8. Tom Robertson

    Tom Robertson Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    I think you are headed in the right direction. I would also have a few other performance characteristics:
    1) Channel guide list mode
    2) Exit back to full screen
    3) simple searches
    4) search results as you type in characters
    5) ACTIVE
    6) Trickplay response

    Most of these start with faster button press response. And that is one of the most important ones when it's off because then you get frustrations from "Did I hit it", "double hits", etc.

    Cheers,
    Tom
     
  9. Drucifer

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    I do wish there was an audible click sound somewhere when using the remote.

    Those unintentional channel surfing events are the most annoying.

    It is like the remote does not have the highest priority in the DVR processor.
     
  10. Herdfan

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    Yes, a click or bong would be nice.

    You press the buttons and nothing happens, so you press them again. Before long you have a dozen commands stacked and then it (slowly) executes them all at once.
     
  11. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    That's what you get with the bong.....

    :D
     
  12. PaceHD

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    http://www.pace.com/universal/news-.../pace-enables-first-multiroom-dvr-experience/

    Pace (LSE: PIC), a leading developer of technologies, products and services for global broadcast and broadband markets, announces today that the company’s HR34 server is the central hub in the DIRECTV® Home Media Center, set to launch October 2011. With its unique multiple connectivity capabilities, the HR34 enables the satellite industry’s first fully interconnected DVR experience.

    Pace’s HR34 is a cost-effective, large capacity server that delivers full DVR capabilities, including HD-DVR functionality, for each ‘client’ device, such as set-top boxes and connected TVs. The HR34 includes one-terabyte of storage in a single central hub, eliminating the need for hard drives within individual devices. The HR34 delivers on Pace's vision to develop flexible and scalable solutions that seamlessly evolve entertainment in the home.

    “There is a strong and growing demand for interconnected capabilities in the home,” says Mike Pulli, president of Pace Americas. “The HR34 is a game changing technology that demonstrates our strategic vision of the interconnected home-networking evolution. This is the future of home media centers in the payTV industry.”

    With the HR34, all connected devices within the home-network have access to stored recordings in the DIRECTV Home Media Center, and are able to pause live video, bookmark programs and resume playback in other rooms. The HR34 also allows users to set recordings from any connected device. It enables consumers to move content and interact with entertainment in line with how they move around their homes.

    “The Home Media Center is another industry first for DIRECTV,” said Romulo Pontual, executive vice president and CTO for DIRECTV. “With Pace, we can now offer unique capabilities that consistently optimize the TV viewing experience. Innovation and reliability are critical to us in this incredibly fast-paced market, and Pace is the long-term technology leader, delivering an entirely new, enhanced home entertainment experience to customers.”

    The HR34 server uses the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard to share content around the home over coaxial cable or Ethernet networks and has an e-SATA port for easy expansion. It incorporates multiple tuners to deliver up to five simultaneous high definition streams around the home with complete flexibility over the combination of viewing and concurrent recording and playback options on four televisions. The server is fully compliant with RVU, a client/server-based technology that allows the television viewer to experience a consistent, pixel accurate server generated user interface on various consumer electronics devices. The RVU specification uses widely implemented UPnP and DLNA technologies to enable a gateway device such as an advanced set-top box to work with non-proprietary client devices. The flexible RVU architecture allows client implementation on multiple devices, such as TVs, PCs, laptops, tablets and Blu-ray™ players.

    DIRECTV plans to begin rolling out the Home Media Center to subscribers across the US in October 2011.
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    WHAT THE FRAK?!?! :eek2:

    ~Alan
     
  14. TheRatPatrol

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    So it sounds like we might see a first look soon. ;)
     
  15. Richierich

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    I just hope that 1 TB Hard Drive doesn't Fail or Everyone in the House is Screwed and will be P!SSED!!!

    Directv needs to come up with a way for us (those of us who desire to do so) to Archive or Backup our Recordings for Disaster Recovery Purposes of Restoration.
     
  16. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    I guess NOMAD will kind of do that.
     
  17. dpeters11

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    At a minimum let us plug an external drive to any box on our account. If I can put an external 2TB drive on it, I have more options of recovering the data than a box I can't open.

    And there goes my perfect record of an all -100 home. Not waiting for that model, going to go HR34-700.
     
  18. Alan Gordon

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    Rumor has it that the HR34 (though not necessarily at launch) will support eSATA drives.

    ~Alan
     
  19. dpeters11

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    Support with support, or support with no support? That is the question. We can use eSATA now, but if the box itself goes south, we're in the same situation as we are if it was on the internal drive.
     
  20. Alan Gordon

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    Sorry... I meant that rumor has it that you will be able to use an eSATA in conjunction with the internal drive.

    Hopefully, they will look at Dish Network's implementation, and NOT TiVo's... or come up with something even better.

    ~Alan
     

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