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Time for XBOX 360 MRV?


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#1 OFFLINE   jmf243

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:08 PM

I remember a year or two ago there was talk of a D* "Blade" on the XBOX 360 which would allow for MRV streaming from a D* DVR. With Directv2pc and the development of MRV by Directv I would think it would be easy to stream to the 360 as well as a client. My two HRs show up as media servers on my PS3 already (although nothing is accesible). Are there any rumors of new developments on this front?

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#2 OFFLINE   LarryFlowers

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 06:25 PM

You are probably thinking of the HDPC-20 which has at the very least been put on indefinite hold.


I remember a year or two ago there was talk of a D* "Blade" on the XBOX 360 which would allow for MRV streaming from a D* DVR. With Directv2pc and the development of MRV by Directv I would think it would be easy to stream to the 360 as well as a client. My two HRs show up as media servers on my PS3 already (although nothing is accesible). Are there any rumors of new developments on this front?


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#3 OFFLINE   jmf243

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 09:01 PM

No, there was definite talk of D* coming to XBOX 360. It was going to be one of the "blades" and let the XBOX 360 act as a media extender from a D* DVR (HR20 at the time.) The XBOX 360 interface has changed with the NXE winter update and they offer Netflix streaming as well as their own media download service in their own individual media sections. I don't think it would be too hard for Microsoft to impliment D* MRV into the NXE interface, that is if their relationship with D* is still there.

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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:05 PM

I would think the D* priority would be getting MRV to work with there current IRDs before they bring it to a game console. I know that the PS3 is DLNA compliant whereas the xbox360 is not. So I would think that it would be easier to implement it to the PS3. I am pretty sure that the PS3 supports HDCP and I am not too sure that the Xbox360 does. That would be the first step in supporting MRV on one of these consoles. I am not sure that MRV will be coming to these console but maybe Tom or Doug knows more on this?
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 10:10 PM

But Directv has a current relationship with Microsoft and none with Sony. So I would guess 360 before PS3 if anything, but you never know ;)
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Posted 29 December 2008 - 11:25 PM

But Directv has a current relationship with Microsoft and none with Sony. So I would guess 360 before PS3 if anything, but you never know ;)


Very true. I also figure with the economic downturn that D* won't be putting this type of project in their budget for right now.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:26 AM

I remember a year or two ago there was talk of a D* "Blade" on the XBOX 360 which would allow for MRV streaming from a D* DVR. With Directv2pc and the development of MRV by Directv I would think it would be easy to stream to the 360 as well as a client. My two HRs show up as media servers on my PS3 already (although nothing is accesible). Are there any rumors of new developments on this front?


I won't say this rumor wasn't out there, but I sure don't remember it .. There certainly wasn't anything like this at CES last year.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 07:53 AM

Doug, there was definitley something out there regarding this. Either a PR from Microsoft or DirecTV as well IIRC.


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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:25 AM

I tracked this one down and it just shows how careful you have to be when reading this stuff. Endgadget published this information in February of 2006 along with a picture of an XBox 360 blade with DirecTV on it. Here's where the problem comes in... they got it from XBox Magazine which clearly labeled it nothing but a rumor. No Press Release from either Microsoft or DirecTV. I have attached the picture that appeared.. Please note the use of the terms "mole" and "scuttlebut".

However, in the original press release announcing the deal between Microsoft and DirecTV there was this sentence: "Deal will enable flow of high-quality digital content between Windows-based PCs, DIRECTV set-top boxes, PlaysForSure devices and the Xbox 360 system."

This makes sense in that had the HDPC-20 been completed, Windows Media Center would have been available from the PC to the XBOX360 as an extender and thus would have placed the Media Center/DirecTV interface on your screen thru the XBox 360.

Doug, there was definitley something out there regarding this. Either a PR from Microsoft or DirecTV as well IIRC.


Edited by LarryFlowers, 30 December 2008 - 08:32 AM.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 08:57 AM

Larry,

Thanks for digging this up .. At this point with the HDPC-20 being cancelled, it looks like the result for the Xbox360 is that it's done as well.
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Posted 30 December 2008 - 09:20 AM

At this point with the HDPC-20 being cancelled, it looks like the result for the Xbox360 is that it's done as well.

"Cancelled" is a very strong word and one that was not used by DIRECTV in announcing the suspension of the HDPC-20.

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:01 AM

"Cancelled" is a very strong word and one that was not used by DIRECTV in announcing the suspension of the HDPC-20.


Would you prefer "not happening in the relevant future?"

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Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:11 PM

Would you prefer "not happening in the relevant future?"

When they followed the suspension announcement up with a statement that they were continuing to explore the Pee Cee viewing space, I'm not sure that works for me either.

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 08:22 AM

"Cancelled" is a very strong word and one that was not used by DIRECTV in announcing the suspension of the HDPC-20.

"Suspended indefintely" and "cancelled" tend to have very similar lifespans. :D
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