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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. mbaysing

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    I guess this means you have to call them tell them how many RVU clients you want to be authorized for?
     
  2. damie45

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    I got the hr34 as a new customer for 99 and 3 hr25 for free. I also have a samsung d6400 that supports rvu, but I dont see the reason to use it. I guess it would be nice to pause live tv, but I'll wait untill more people start using it to see how they are liking it.
     
  3. MichaelG_STL

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    So, can anybody guide me to where I would see the RVU options on my HR34? What I believe to be RVU capable television (Samsung UN46D6050 Firmware 1025) is on the same network as the HR34.

    On the HR34, under Whole Home, I see no options related to RVU or adding a client.

    Am I waiting for a software update that may have not yet rolled to me? I did see on the H25's that they got a software (and guide/menu) update a couple of days ago.
     
  4. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    Check Stuart's post at the top of this thread. You may need to call Directv and have RVU Service activated on your account.
     
  5. Sixto

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    Yep, the RVU feature needs to be activated.

    You'll know you've been successful when the "add client" option shows on the HR34 Whole-Home screen.

    Now comes the fun part. :)
     
  6. MichaelG_STL

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    Is there a recommended "best number" to call? After my 5 day pain to try to order the service, I'm so scared to call them again.
     
  7. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    Call and ask specialized HR34/RVU support team or at least Card Activation Dept..
     
  8. Sixto

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    It's not yet clear what the process is, or what the billing mechanism is for the feature(s) (since RVU clients don't have RID numbers). Been watching for the first public/GA test case. :)
     
  9. MichaelG_STL

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    I can be that case... Will call them shortly and let you know what I find out.
     
  10. Alan Gordon

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    Are there separate pins for each RVU device?! :confused:

    If so, they could charge per pin active on your HR34...

    ~Alan
     
  11. Sixto

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    It appears that it will reveal itself shortly, now that Samsung RVU capability is going mainstream.

    There may also be one other item to consider relative to H2x vs RVU client comparison, but will await those with Samsung TV's to test RVU in a multiple DVR environment.
     
  12. inkahauts

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    Sixto, here is what I want to know. If you have two hr34, can a client see either hr34, or can it only be attached to one hr34 at a time? I am sure they canT do a combined playlist between the two as well, right? One reason I would probably not get clients is I have a feeling in a system with more than one dvr, clients can only ever access one hr34 at a time without going through the entire setup process again, and they cant ever see the playlist from an hr24, etc. is that right?
     
  13. Alan Gordon

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    THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! THANK YOU!! :lol:

    I had meant to PM Sixto to see if he knew the answer to that, and that's when the unpleasantness in my life began, and I forgot why I wanted to PM him in the first place. Thanks for reminding me... :rolleyes:

    ~Alan
     
  14. Sixto

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    I am not sure whether an RVU client can switch between HR34s. While I do have two HR34s, I do not have the RVU feature enabled on my account nor a Samsung TV to test. I have had thoughts both ways (allowed and not) but unable to test.

    I anticipate that an RVU client can only see the Playlist of the owning HR34, but others can test that, now that the Samsung RVU firmware is mainstream.

    No need for anyone to PM, if it can't be said publicly it can't be said.
     
  15. Alan Gordon

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    I had my own reasons for planning to PM. Otherwise, I would have asked on the board.

    I didn't think you had RVU (so I was right about that), but since you're the only one I know of with two HR34s, I thought you might know the answer anyway.

    For all I know, the subject might have been brought up, and I simply missed it, because while my interest in the HR34 is high, there was a couple of weeks where my internet usage was low, so I skipped a lot of the discussion regarding the First Look. :(

    I'm certainly interested in hearing the answer.

    ~Alan
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

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    A little more information for you all:

    At this point DIRECTV is only doing RVU installs via truck roll. In other words you have to let them do it. They will bring the installation equipment, which basically consists of a powered DECA and the RC70X remote. You must have an HR34 active on your account before you do the RVU install.

    It would "theoretically" be possible to do it all yourself, as I have, if you had the parts. You need a powered DECA and a coax line running to the TV. Connect the DECA to the coax, to a power source and run the ethernet cable to the TV. Confirm that you have internet service on the TV.

    You can use the Samsung remote for most, if not all tasks; I'm still working out the particulars of which button does what.
     
  17. F1 Fan

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    Just touching on something similar to what Sixto was saying about 2 HR34s....

    Can an RVU client stream a recording from an HR2x via the HR34? In other words does the HR34 pull the playlists from the other devices? It can do it for the TV is it plugged into but wondered if you had tried it from the RVU client.
     
  18. Sgt. Slaughter

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    Gonna have to direct that to someone that actually has a SamsungTV with RVU enabled and right now it seems Stuart is the only one thus far to have such.
     
  19. Shades228

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    Perhaps you could coax Stuart into doing some Youtube videos.
     
  20. dsw2112

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    Will the HR34's ethernet port be an option for DIY'ers? If not, what is the purpose of the port?
     
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