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Samsung RVU TVs - Issues and Discussion (Q1-2012)


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#126 OFFLINE   pmisra08

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:40 PM

Anybody know if the new 2012 Samsungs are RVU ready. I know the 2011 models are good to go but in reading the entire thread nobody has successfully gotten a 2012 model to pair with H34. I am ready to purchase new TV but need to insure that RVU will in fact work.

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#127 OFFLINE   sarhaynes

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:46 PM

Anybody know if the new 2012 Samsungs are RVU ready. I know the 2011 models are good to go but in reading the entire thread nobody has successfully gotten a 2012 model to pair with H34. I am ready to purchase new TV but need to insure that RVU will in fact work.

Thanks

I contacted Samsung Technical Support and I was told that the following 2012 models are RVU-capable:
UNxxEH5300
UNxxES6500
UN55ES6600
From what I have read on this board, however; there appears to be a difference between "capable" and "available". The RVU-enabled software for these models may or may not have been released yet. I recently purchased a UN32EH5300 and the latest software is 1019. I beleive that you need software version 1025 or later to get the RVU enabled. The glass of the TV was cracked, so I'm in the process of getting the unit replaced. I hope to have more info once I get the replacement unit.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for the update. I am eagerly awaiting your response. I really want this to work. I hope Samsung & Directv figure this out

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

For those of you with Samsung RVU that are using it, can you do double play on them?

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 01:28 PM

I specifically bought a Samsung 2012 UN40ES6500 for hopes to use RVU and had a HR34 installed on June 20, the DirecTV installer could not find the normal setting for RVU and I called into Samsung and they agreed it did not have RVU. The DirecTV installer, said typically it shows up in the sources list for the TV. I am still hoping eventually it will get RVU, but as of now would say it is not there.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

I just got off the chat with Samsung Tech support. It appears the 2012 TVs do not have the firmware yet to support RVU. I recently purchased UN32EH5300 based on the fact that a previous rep told me that the TV was compatible. What they didn't tell me was that it was not yet capable.
I did however get them to tell me that the feature would be available in the next firmware release for the TV. When asked about time frame for the release all I could get out of them was "soon".
So it appears the 2012 SmartTV RVU-compatible models will be RVU-capable "soon."
(that and a buck or two might get you a cup of coffee...)

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#132 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:17 PM

That is actually correct, and I have it on good authority that it will happen. Soon? It's out of our control.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 01:20 PM

That is actually correct, and I have it on good authority that it will happen. Soon? It's out of our control.


How "Soon" ???? :(
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

I suspect good wired GigE would work just fine, but the spec is to use coax and a powered DECA.


Is there any info on the how and where to hook up this DECA? I assume we're talking about hooking one up to the TV, and we're NOT talking about the one that's already hooked up to my router?
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 01:59 PM

Is there any info on the how and where to hook up this DECA? I assume we're talking about hooking one up to the TV, and we're NOT talking about the one that's already hooked up to my router?


It would hook up the same as the one to your router, but directly to your tv instead of your router.

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:35 PM

Is there any info on the how and where to hook up this DECA? I assume we're talking about hooking one up to the TV, and we're NOT talking about the one that's already hooked up to my router?


If you are doing a self install, you can use any wired Internet connection, from a router or coax through a DECA. Wireless won't work consistently.
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Posted 02 August 2012 - 12:04 PM

How would I go about getting a BB DECA unit if I end up needing one?

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 01:14 PM

Many different options. Call DirecTV and order one, order one from DirecTV's website, order one from a DirecTV retailer online like Solid Signal, order one from a local DirecTV retailer, or other sites like eBay or Amazon.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

I was just told by Samsung that the new software supporting RVU would be released on August 28th. Sure hope this is true.
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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:15 AM

Did they answer our prayers? Don't have a Samsung TV yet but am waiting for RVU to be functional before I purchase.

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

Did they answer our prayers? Don't have a Samsung TV yet but am waiting for RVU to be functional before I purchase.


Following this for same reason, though I'd be hard pressed to justify replacing the Sammies I bought two years ago.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

Just downloaded the new (1033) Samsung firmware for my UN60ES8000. No RVU listed in the sources. Brand new top of the line 2012 Sammy and still no RVU. Massive fail for both Samsung and DirecTV!
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

Just downloaded the new (1033) Samsung firmware for my UN60ES8000. No RVU listed in the sources. Brand new top of the line 2012 Sammy and still no RVU. Massive fail for both Samsung and DirecTV!


I didn't realize that they have anything to do with building TVs :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:35 AM

I didn't realize that they have anything to do with building TVs :rolleyes:


They don't....but they certainly have something to do with RVU and have metaphorically put there arms around Samsung as the only current TV manufacturer who has publicly committed to providing RVU capability in their TV's soooo...like it or not DirecTV has something to do with it....:rolleyes:
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:40 AM

...and here is the "joint" press release -

"DIRECTV and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. announced they have partnered to present the world’s first RVU-compatible production televisions..."

http://www.businessw...ible-Production
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

Just downloaded the new (1033) Samsung firmware for my UN60ES8000. No RVU listed in the sources. Brand new top of the line 2012 Sammy and still no RVU. Massive fail for both Samsung and DirecTV!


Did you call and activate RVU on your account?

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:55 AM

I have a EH5300, which is on the list of models "confirmed" by Samsung for a future RVU update earlier in this thread, and no update is available (i.e., still on version 1017 software) as of this morning.

I note that the RVU alliance products page still has no entries newer than last years Samsung TVs, which are the most recent approvals dated 10/8/11.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 12:22 PM

As far as I know the holdup is with neither DIRECTV nor Samsung, but is due to RVU Certification procedures.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

Did you call and activate RVU on your account?


Until you can see the RVU listed (grayed out of course) in the "sources" on the TV there is no reason to call and have it activated. If it is available on the TV end you will see it there, grayed out until activated/connected.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 01:04 PM

As far as I know the holdup is with neither DIRECTV nor Samsung, but is due to RVU Certification procedures.


That splains it...thanks SS.
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