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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 12, 2011 #41 of 260
    Temoryian

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    Emailed Samsung and this is their response. I'm even more confused.

    Thank you for contacting Samsung Electronics.

    We understand that you would like to know if Samsung offers RVU feature with the D series TVs.

    We are sorry; there are no TVs available in Samsung with RVU feature. However, Samsung TVs comes with
    all share feature. All share is a Samsung feature that allows you to configure a mobile message server or a
    DLNA digital media renderer.

    Thank you,

    Samsung Online Support.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2011 #42 of 260
    P Smith

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    You got wrong person, he or she didn't informed about RVU support yet.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2011 #43 of 260
    nathan909

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    Is there an additional receiver cost for using this?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2011 #44 of 260
    StephenT

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    My dream would be to have an HR34 in my basement for the TV there and have it also feed three other RVU TVs around the house. Would those other three TVs permanently take 3 tuners of the HR34? Would I only have two tuners for recording? I would be happy if the 3 extra TVs only ever watched recorded programming except in rare cases, say a Super Bowl party. Is it possible to not take a live tuner and only watch recorded streams on the RVU sets? Will the RVU TV only take a tuner for live TV when it's on? That would be OK.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2011 #45 of 260
    jal

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    What's the Directv charge, if any, for an RVU fed TV?
     
  6. Dec 12, 2011 #46 of 260
    StephenT

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    Thinking about it more I'm guessing it works like the current two tuner DVRs in that if you are currently watching a tuner that's recording and you change the channel it will do so if it can change to a non-recording tuner. So if four things are recording at once, one TV in the house could watch a live non-recording channel. If three things are recording two TVs could etc. Also if four tuners are recording and you are watching a recording tuner and another TV in the house is currently on and watching the one non-recording tuner it will warn you that you have to cancel the current recording if you try to change the channel. That seems logical. Can anyone confirm?

    Oh and how many recorded show streams can it send out at once to RVU TVs (ones not directly connected to it)?
     
  7. Dec 12, 2011 #47 of 260
    LameLefty

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    No, not permanently. The remote RVU devices would only take a tuner if they were watching something "live" or time-delayed while still being recorded. If the remote devices are simply playing back pre-recorded content, they are not occupying a tuner at all.
     
  8. Dec 12, 2011 #48 of 260
    Sgt. Slaughter

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    I'm still surprised ive seen 0 mention of this on their site anywhere. Heck if you search RVu on their site the best thing you'll get is the announcement to be working with DIRECTV which was long ago.
     
  9. Dec 12, 2011 #49 of 260
    dettxw

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    For some reason until SS's post on the 1024 firmware version I'd been under the impression that the RVU functionality would be implemented as an app.
    Firmware, with RVU as an input option is better.
    I'd just like to know if my higher-level pn64d7000 will be supported.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2011 #50 of 260
    Stuart Sweet

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    I would try forcing a firmware update through the TV. My TV still shows the 1018 firmware on Samsung's web site. A little birdie told me that 1024 was available and sure enough it was.
     
  11. Dec 12, 2011 #51 of 260
    dettxw

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    Hmm...
    I was under the impression that I had to upgrade via download to USB which was then plugged into the TV. I think that was from info displayed on the TV. I hadn't actually done any of the advertised upgrades yet as they did nothing for me.
    Well, something for the when-I-get-home to-do list.
     
  12. Dec 12, 2011 #52 of 260
    Temoryian

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    What model TV do you have Stuart? Thanks.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2011 #53 of 260
    Stuart Sweet

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    Mine allows direct download to the internet.
     
  14. Dec 12, 2011 #54 of 260
    Temoryian

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    I'm just curious because I don't currently have my un55c6900 connected to the internet and therefore can't attempt to update the firmware where it is. Best Buy sells Samsung Linkstick for $79 and I can get one on Ebay for cheaper but I'm not sure how much I would use that TV for internet capabilities if not for RVU. Long story short I don't want to spend some cash to make the if I can't get the 1024 firmware on my Samsung:) Anyone outside of the D series models able to put 1024 on their TV? Thanks.
     
  15. Dec 12, 2011 #55 of 260
    Alan Gordon

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    Yes, I commented on the lack of promotion for RVU on their site months ago. I was looking into purchasing a Samsung TV prior to my own TV getting fixed, and I was looking at several models. I liked the models announced to have RVU fine, but I was also taking a look at several newer models, and I was trying to determine if they had RVU as well, but had no idea due to the fact that while RVU was not listed on their specs, neither was RVU mentioned or listed on the specs of the TVs announced to have RVU available... :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  16. Dec 12, 2011 #56 of 260
    Stuart Sweet

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    Not to state the obvious, but if you don't have ethernet to your TV, you realize you can't get RVU anyway, right?

    If you are internet connected, I'd think you could force firmware downloads right from your TV. I have the UN46D6420 and that's what I did. I'm connected via cat5.
     
  17. Dec 12, 2011 #57 of 260
    Alan Gordon

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    He's saying that he does not want to put out the money to connect his TV (wirelessly) to the internet unless he knows whether or not his TV is RVU capable.

    Sadly, outside of a few models (of which the UN55C6900 was not one of them), it's not known what other (if any) models are RVU capable...

    ~Alan
     
  18. Dec 12, 2011 #58 of 260
    Stuart Sweet

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    I guess the lowest price option for testing would be a long cat-5 cable strung to the router, just to check. Or, wait until the 1024 firmware is available for download.
     
  19. Dec 12, 2011 #59 of 260
    Alan Gordon

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    Indeed...

    Though, outside of the D6000, D6400, or D6420 (the three models announced to have it), I wouldn't hold my breath in anticipation...

    It will be interesting to see if other models will get the RVU option. Perhaps those with internet connected Samsungs could check for new firmware and post "yay" or "nay" depending upon the outcome?!

    ~Alan
     
  20. Dec 12, 2011 #60 of 260
    Temoryian

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    Yes thank you. I would connect wireless via a samsung linkstick therefore not needing an ethernet connection.
     
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