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Samsung and DIRECTV Partner to Deliver World’s First RVU-Compatible Production TV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. Jan 6, 2011 #1 of 45
    Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Samsung and DIRECTV Partner to Deliver World’s First RVU-Compatible Production Television:
    http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...ner-Deliver-World’s-RVU-Compatible-Production

    "Today at the International Consumer Electronics Show, DIRECTV and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced they have partnered to present the world’s first RVU-compatible production televisions, which will provide more than 19.1 million DIRECTV subscribers with the ability to watch live broadcast and stored content from their DVR on Samsung smart TVs, without the need for additional set-top boxes ...​
     
  2. Jan 6, 2011 #2 of 45
    Davenlr

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    So the HMC30 will be built into the TV, or the TV will connect to the HMC30?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2011 #3 of 45
    Sixto

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    TV to an RVU server/DVR, with no need for a client receiver.
     
  4. Jan 6, 2011 #4 of 45
    LameLefty

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    The HMC is presumably the server. The RVU-compatible display would connect to it without the necessity of a separate STB of any kind.
     
  5. Jan 6, 2011 #5 of 45
    Davenlr

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    OK, sounds good to me. That could sell Samsung some TVs, if people trade in their $6 a month receivers and DVRs for some no charge Samsung TV's :)
     
  6. Jan 6, 2011 #6 of 45
    Alebob911

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    Sure they will be some sort of pricing structure for a setup like that. I'm sure Directv isn't about to loose revenue. :lol:
     
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    RAD

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    Any word on what the connectivity would be betweek the client and server? Will Samsung be putting DECA support in their TV's, using wired ethernet or is this the wireless connectivty that's been mentioned in the past?
     
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    slimoli

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    My guess is that it will work with wired, wireless or coax/DECA. The TV is the client and the HMC30 is the server. Time to think about a TV in my bathroom:)
     
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    Steve

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    Might be able to add MOCA to that list of possibilities. I thought I read somewhere that the spec was expanded to include the DECA frequencies.
     
  10. dsw2112

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    You would be correct ;)

    http://mocalliance.org/news/pr_100615_MoCA_Announces_MoCA_2.0.php
     
  11. slimoli

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    Can we assume the HMC-30 will support five shows at once ?
     
  12. dsw2112

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    It will have 5 tuners so yes.
     
  13. LoweBoy

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    So can we assume that the little birdie was not so correct on the death or hold on the HMC?
     
  14. JoeTheDragon

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    Will you need a D* remote? will the TV remote have all the D* buttons? TVapps? Red button? DVR buttons?

    Optical sound out?

    Mini-TOSLINK?

    Will it pass DD 5.1 to amp?

    Pass volume control commands to a audio amp?
     
  15. JoeTheDragon

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    The high rent costs is part of what pushed the FCC to make the law that cable co must work on AllVid.

    RVU goal seems to be to move the cost to 1 main box any planes to be able to link 2 boxes if you need more then 5 tuners?

    With low cost boxes at each tv. A box with just a video out chip and chips that handle the ip data vs the costs of sat tuners and a full cpu.
     
  16. CraigerCSM

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    If DTV stil charged a mirroring fee to use the RVU TV what's the point? Also what happens when the server breaks down and that is the only box in the house? I can now see where having all in one devices can be bad.
     
  17. Drucifer

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    RVU Alliance will set the standards.
     
  18. Stuart Sweet

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    What is this HMC30 you speak of? There have been some prototypes shown but nothing unveiled to the public. I've seen plenty of DIRECTV products that never reach market. Anyone remember the previous Home Media Center?
     
  19. BattleZone

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    One of the fundimental differences this time around is that the FCC is pushing for a single "gateway" box, behind which anyone can use any TV with a standardized interface (such as RVU) without a separate set-top box (except for TVs adopted prior, which will require a small converter box).

    The idea is to allow you to switch from DirecTV to Dish to Comcast, etc. without having to change anything but the gateway box and the connections feeding it (from the sat/cable/phone line). Everything behind the box will continue to work. AND, it will allow the customer to choose to use 3rd-party interfaces if they choose (can you say TiVo?) because the clients are standardized.

    Obviously, this announcement is only the very first step, but RVU has a lot of industry support.
     
  20. Satelliteracer

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    You can assume it won't be called the HMC 30. :)
     

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