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Samsung Smart TVs Firmware 1024 and higher (RVU support) - Issues/Discussion

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Dec 10, 2011.

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  1. Dec 10, 2011 #1 of 260
    Stuart Sweet

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    This is an unofficial issue and discussion thread for Samsung TVs with RVU, firmware 1024.

    This firmware is available as of 12/8/11.

    To use RVU, make sure the HR34 is powered up, select RVU as the source, and follow the onscreen instructions.

    This Setup Guide will help you configure the Samsung TV with an HR34 running the "blue UI."

    A note: at this time the only approved RVU setup option is a truck roll, in other words, allowing DIRECTV to do the install. However, if you have a spare broadband DECA it is possible to do this install yourself by hooking up the TV via the DECA.

    The Samsung TV remote can be used to control the RVU client but I'm still working out the particulars of what button goes where.
     
  2. Dec 10, 2011 #2 of 260
    Sixto

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    Interesting, cool, wish I had one.

    Good luck to everyone that has the opportunity.
     
  3. Dec 10, 2011 #3 of 260
    inkahauts

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    Is that firmware available to all Samsung tvs, only certain models, or only certain series.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2011 #4 of 260
    Shades228

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    6000 series right now. If you have certain TV's that have the same boards it's possible to trick your tv to thinking it's that type however there are some big downsides so beware if you're doing this currently to get 10pt calibrations.
     
  5. Dec 10, 2011 #5 of 260
    samrs

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    Wow! That sounds pretty simple, I can't wait to try it out. :)
     
  6. Dec 10, 2011 #6 of 260
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    i have 1 the UN55D6400, but no 34 yet, argh............maybe i'll call tomorrow & get 1.
     
  7. Dec 10, 2011 #7 of 260
    dettxw

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    Will my higher level pn64d7000 work?
     
  8. Dec 10, 2011 #8 of 260
    LoweBoy

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    How about UN46C8000?

    And how does it work so far Stuart? Do you have call and activate your accounts for the client?
     
  9. Dec 10, 2011 #9 of 260
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    very interesting here! more interesting will be how they structure the pricing on this. hopefully they allow "per each client" pricing....
     
  10. Dec 10, 2011 #10 of 260
    NR4P

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    Same as what I was thinking. If you get RVU working on the 6000 series, since no STB, does it track the TV info back to Directv servers via the HR34 Ethernet/broadband? Do they have to enable it? Assuming its connected to the internet.

    What if the HR34 isn't internet connected?
     
  11. Dec 10, 2011 #11 of 260
    renen

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    Downloaded and installed new firmware on a 40 inch 2011 6000 last night. Screen shows the same as before, no reference to Rvu. I guess it has to recognize an HR34 on the network before it display the Rvu screen?

    Waiting for an HR34.

    Rene
     
  12. Dec 10, 2011 #12 of 260
    RAD

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    Checked my PN51D8000, it's running 1023 firmware and there is no update available as of this morning.
     
  13. Dec 10, 2011 #13 of 260
    samrs

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    Press your source/input button. Should list RVU as a input.
     
  14. Dec 10, 2011 #14 of 260
    renen

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    Never thought of that!

    When I press Source the screen shows my 4 HR20's and also my HP Smart Media Server. If I open one of the HR20 I can see the recorded shows but if I try to play them it tells me "Not supported file format"

    Is RVU the future for all remote playing?
     
  15. Dec 10, 2011 #15 of 260
    azarby

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    No HR34 = No RVU
     
  16. Dec 10, 2011 #16 of 260
    texasmoose

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    u got the 1024? i didn't see it available on mine, still has the 1023, and nothing on Samsungsupport.com either. but i'm not with 34 yet any how.
     
  17. Dec 10, 2011 #17 of 260
    renen

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    Who is to say that Directv wont release support for a single RVU stream on the HR2* series in the future? As RVU becomes more prevalent it could save them $$ by the consumer using devices with build in RVU clients instead of having to obtain a second device.

    Thinking about RVU clients. How about a Blueray player that would support RVU clients? It would be convenient for us, as we dont use the one in the family room that often and the other TV could connect to it from other locations inside the house!

    TEXASMOOSE: I checked this morning and there is no new firmware for the Samsung D6000's on their website, but the TV set founded last night with the built in Internet update from the menu.
     
  18. Dec 10, 2011 #18 of 260
    azarby

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    Who is talking about future products. This response was with regards to your comments about not seeing any RVU option on your Samsung.

    As for putting RVU into older HR2x products, not very likley as the technology won't support it.
     
  19. Dec 10, 2011 #19 of 260
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    I'll be the guy who says that. RVU requires the sending device (DirecTV box) decode the source stream, overlay the video and audio and reencode the output into h.264 and AAC (I think AAC). The DirecTV boxes other than the HR34 lack the hardware required to decode video, composite it and then reencode it into h.264 on the fly.

    So it doesn't seem possible existing devices will ever do RVU. Future HR2x's with new hardware might do it though. But honestly I think the "home media server" idea only makes sense if you have a single (for most people) server for all your clients, and that means more than 2 tuners.
     
  20. Dec 10, 2011 #20 of 260
    renen

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    I am sorry, but I provided some incorrect information earlier! The TV did download 1024 last night, but it did not install until just a few minutes ago when I went to the menu and told it to upgrade!

    Now, when I press the source button on the remote, I don't see the 4 HR20's, but I do see in gray meaning that it is NOT a valid source (since I don't have an HR34 yet) the RVU choice.

    Sorry for the erroneus information.

    Rene
     
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