I hope there is a firmware update to address these issues, although Samsung hasn't always been the best about getting these things out in a timely manner, if at all.
One ongoing problem with RVU issues is "Who's at fault?". For any given problem, is a Samsung, DirecTV or both F/W fix required? The other problem all RVU "early birds" such as you and I will face is, as of now, there isn't any other hardware (either "server side", HR34, or "client side", Samsung) that we could use to better isolate which device is causing the problem. We should see additional RVU hardware in the next several months but, at least in my case, there's a limit to how much more $$ I'll spend on this technology over the next 12-18 months since I've pretty much updated all of my audio/video hardware to the "latest & greatest" over the past few months.
I believe you'll see a DirecTV F/W update before Samsung updates their F/W but, assuming they both want to continue supporting/expanding RVU-functionality, I would hope BOTH companies will work together to produce timely F/W updates to BOTH devices over the next 3-6 months. I just hope Samsung recognizes the need to continue supporting RVU-functionality (via periodic F/W updates) in their 2011 models for AT LEAST another 12-18 months instead of simply "abandoning" these models as soon as the 2012 models hit the showrooms in the next few months. IMHO, if they do, in fact, abandon their 2011 RVU customer base, it will NOT bode well for the future of any "RVU alliance". The TV set manufacturers need to understand they have essentially "crossed the line" and are now selling BOTH hardware AND SOFTWARE to their customers. In the PC industry, PC/tablet/etc. customers generally realize the hardware (absent a major design flaw or safety-related problem) is "fixed" at the time of purchase BUT they EXPECT software (e.g., BIOS, device-specific drivers, etc.) will be updated/fixed for at least 18-24 months (in some cases, much longer) after first release even though the manufacturer may not "technically" be required to provide such support. I hope TV set manufacturers such as Samsung will recognize the need to embrace a similar support strategy and continue providing F/W updates for at least TWO (THREE?) model year "cycles" after the initial year.
The problem with this idea is it discourages customers from wanting/buying the "next great" TV but I frankly think new, HDTV set demand in many regions of the world will quickly plateau in the next year or two and then fall to a more typical "replacement demand" cycle of 4-7+ years. I know many folks think the appearance of new set technology could continue to stimulate a more frequent replacement cycle (similar to the PC/tablet industry) but it's one thing to trash, sell, trade-in, etc. a relatively small, stand-alone device such as a cellphone, PC, tablet, etc. compared to a much bigger, wall-mounted, custom-installed, etc. home audio/video device such as a 55" flat screen.