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RVU vs Client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stevies3, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Stevies3

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    Are C41/31 quicker than RVU? I find my Samsung RVU sets to be slow responsive and some times sluggish, would upgrading them to C41 clients solve this?
     
  2. dpeters11

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    I have not used rvu, but the general consensus has been that they are slower.

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  3. peds48

    peds48 DIRECTV A-Team DBSTalk Club

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    agree with dpeters, I have installed a few of these myself and the results are not astonishing, at least not yet...
     
  4. lugnutathome

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    Although the clients (both 31 and 41 models) are not speed demons they are more respectable than my HR22-100s. Understand RVU services are a component of the Client boxes as well but they have an advantage of being firmware updated much more in synch to their parent Genies.

    Any command has to be sent from the client to the Genie which then has to respond to that command and distribute its results back to the client. In the case of my office C31 that's 95 feet to the SWM for the client leg and another 85 feet to the HR34 (a 360 line foot path out and back). Obviously the distance is mere milliseconds but there is a delay add nonetheless.

    Another "issue" with non DirectTV RVU clients is that most all of them use a standard Ethernet Jack for their network services so the commands and content need to be converted back and forth between the fabrics as they move between parent/client. Again mere milliseconds but again another delay add. A C31 or 41 uses the same fabric (DECA) so things do not need converting back and forth.

    I run a Frankenstein DirectTV infrastructure using dual SWM 16s. Part of my Whole Home fabric is DECA, part is switched Ethernet bridged by a CCK and the two fabrics integrate and operate transparently. It is likely the non cable/sat vendors will maintain the standard Ethernet jack for their inputs for cross compatibility with other devices while the cable and sat vendors have a vested interest in leveraging the coax they have to deploy for their services. A purpose built client by DirectTV will likely always have a performance edge over non DirectTV built ones. Though over time the performance gap may narrow as the RVU technology matures, right now we are still on the emerging end of this.

    Please understand these are only my opinions and observations.

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  5. RAD

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    Before I migrated all my DIRECTV receivers to DECA I used my Ethernet network to connect all my receivers and really didn't notice any performance change once I did migrate to DECA. So based on that experience I think I can say that, at least with my Samsung RVU TV the network is not what causes a 3 second delay from when I hit skip back to when the TV/Genie actually do the skip.

    But back to the OP's question, I have a C41 connected to my RVU TV since I have just too many issues with the Samsung RVU client, the mini clients performance is MUCH better then the TV's client.
     
  6. Laxguy

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    I think you'll find it quicker and more integrated, but not as fast as the server from which they come.
     
  7. Stevies3

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    Is deca built in between a HR44 & a C41 client or do I need other additional hardware?
     
  8. lugnutathome

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    It is built in to the Genies and the clients.

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  9. gov

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    Do DirecTV firmware updates to the Genie 'penetrate' to the Clients, or are the clients firmware updated 'directly' if you catch my drift ?

    or maybe this is better:

    Does a DirecTV software update to the Genie take care of the attached clients to, or does DirecTV need to send them their own updates?


    And then, the $64 question, is an RVU updated the same way, or does it update when the TV does via the Sammy website ??
     
  10. peds48

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    DirecTV can update the Genie but not the minis necessarily, but since DirecTV makes both they try to keep both in "sync" if you know what I mean.

    RVU TVs must be update through the manufactures websites
     
  11. dpeters11

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    The genie gets the client software, then sends it on to the client. I would expect the client would get fewer updates than the genie itself, due to the type of box.


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