Yeah, but they get $6 now to "mirror" your account to each of your receivers, why wouldn't they for an RVU client?
I can understand if you lease a c30 or whatever external RVU box from DirecTV, because it's DirecTV's... but say you buy a Samsung HDTV with built in RVU... you OWN that RVU client. It's yours to do whatever you want with.
If the HR34 is built and designed to serve up to 3 RVU clients at a time, one has to wonder will it do so appropriately?
Currently I have an HR24 and it can serve DVR programs to other receivers in the house or my PC via DirecTV2PC.
Now an RVU TV doesn't have an access card slot. It's all being decrypted and decoded once, over in the HR34. So the license fee to NDS for access decryption technology isn't the issue here. My only guess is that content providers are pressuring DirecTV for this fee. "So and so can watch our stuff in different rooms at once? Blasphemy! More eyes = more money!!!!" (especially FOX).
I can see it going both ways. I see two sides to the argument here. While I would prefer your OWN RVU TV not susceptible to a mirror fee, because it is not a tuner (it's just Remote desktop-ed or whatever you want to call it) to the main box (1 access card, 1 physical machine). However like many have said, I'm sure if there's a way to charge money, they will.
Comcast gives 2 free DTA's and it's $1.99 for any beyond that. That only gives you about 100 channels though. If you want on demand, the full guide and everything else, including premiums, that'll cost you (sometimes as much as $9.80 in certain markets!!!)
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My DirecTV HD WISHLIST: NickJR, Nicktoons, Revolt.TV, FXM, We, Oxygen, The Hub, Fuse, GSN, Sprout, GAC, Esquire, MTV2, BBC World News, Sundance, Up, Music Choice Play HD (formerly SWRV), Al Jazeera America, Military Channel, NASA
My DirecTV SD WISHLIST: MTV Hits, MTV Jams, Music Choice, Youtoo TV