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


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#121 ONLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:03 PM

I just purchased a Samsung UN32EH5300 and despite the fact the screen was cracked when it arrived, I was not able to get it to connect to my HR34 via the built in wireless. I read somewhere that in order to use RVU, you have to use a wired connection. This kind of defeats the purpose of the reason I bought the TV in the first place. If I could run wires to the thing, I would have just gotten another HD box (as it was whole lot cheaper than the HR34!). Besides, I don't even think this TV has a wired Ethernet port on it!
I spoke with Samsung support before I purchased the TV and they told me the UNxxEH5300 series TV were RVU enabled.
I'm currently sending the TV back to get one without a cracked glass. Any help would be appreciated.
I'll let you know what happens once I get back a new TV.


I've never seen anything anywhere indicating DIRECTV supports a wireless setup for RVU, at least not yet.

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#122 OFFLINE   sarhaynes

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 02:35 PM

I've never seen anything anywhere indicating DIRECTV supports a wireless setup for RVU, at least not yet.

I don't think its a DirecTv issue. The HR34 thinks its wired (it is connected to a wireless bridge). I think it may be a Samsung issue. When I get the replacement TV I'll give Samsung a call.

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 04:40 PM

I don't think its a DirecTv issue. The HR34 thinks its wired (it is connected to a wireless bridge). I think it may be a Samsung issue. When I get the replacement TV I'll give Samsung a call.


Pretty sure I read somewhere the only approved way to hook up a RVU client that is a Samsung (since they are the only rvu clients right now) tv is to run a coax to the unit, and then connect a bbdeca module directly to the Ethernet port of the tv. That would keep the signal in the cloud the entire time, and basically be the exact same thing as hooking up a HR20 to a deca cloud, allowing the signal for the tv viewing to never touch a persons home network equipment.

Stuart, do you know for sure one way or the other?

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:38 AM

Pretty sure I read somewhere the only approved way to hook up a RVU client that is a Samsung (since they are the only rvu clients right now) tv is to run a coax to the unit, and then connect a bbdeca module directly to the Ethernet port of the tv. That would keep the signal in the cloud the entire time, and basically be the exact same thing as hooking up a HR20 to a deca cloud, allowing the signal for the tv viewing to never touch a persons home network equipment.

Stuart, do you know for sure one way or the other?

Again, this seems to defeat the purpose of having RVU. If I could run a wire to the location, then I can get a HD box to put at the location. If all I was trying to do is save myself $6/month, I wouldn't have spent the extra $$ on the TV and the HR34 (with an AM-21). I already had HR20-700 in my family room (it was getting old and the drive was skipping a lot, so I knew I'd have to replace it in the near future anyway). There would still be a more economical solution.
I want to be able to put a TV in a location where it is not feasible to run extra cables. I can handle buying (another) wireless bridge if that's what it takes, but having to run coax or CAT-5 just to get RVU capability seems to defeat the purpose of what RVU should be able to give you.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 07:48 AM

Pretty sure I read somewhere the only approved way to hook up a RVU client that is a Samsung (since they are the only rvu clients right now) tv is to run a coax to the unit, and then connect a bbdeca module directly to the Ethernet port of the tv. That would keep the signal in the cloud the entire time, and basically be the exact same thing as hooking up a HR20 to a deca cloud, allowing the signal for the tv viewing to never touch a persons home network equipment.

Stuart, do you know for sure one way or the other?


That is correct. Coax to a CCK is the only approved installation, period. Wireless is not recommended.
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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.

Thanks

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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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HR24-500 (w/AM-21) HDMI to Magnavox 32" LCD (1080i)

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H21-200 HDMI to Vizio 32" LED LCD (1080p)
H23-600 HDMI to LG 26" LED LCD (1080p)
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D12-300 to Ancient Magnavox CRT
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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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H21-200 HDMI to Vizio 32" LED LCD (1080p)
H23-600 HDMI to LG 26" LED LCD (1080p)
Whole-Home DVR Enabled (Wireless Networked via Bridge)
D12-300 to Ancient Magnavox CRT
Sat-Go
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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.


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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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H23-600 HDMI to LG 26" LED LCD (1080p)
Whole-Home DVR Enabled (Wireless Networked via Bridge)
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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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