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


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#141 OFFLINE   Laxguy

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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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#142 OFFLINE   mjwagner

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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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#143 OFFLINE   ndole

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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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#145 OFFLINE   mjwagner

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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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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:22 PM

Seems like there is more to this than just the RVU certification...

I have several Samsung UN**ES6500s which are listed on the RVU Alliance website as being certified as of 21 Sep 2012. And all the TVs are updated to the latest firmware release 1022.2 from 15 Oct 2012.

However, none of the TVs show RVU in the Sources menu, grayed out or otherwise.

Is there perhaps an additional requirement to have a wired ethernet connection to the TV (which is required for RVU) before the option shows? Or some other configuration needed?

For what its worth, when I called D* about scheduling installation (we just moved and got new TVs) they mentioned a $49 fee to 'install' each RVU TV. They also mentioned this would include a 'sofware update' on the TV. Is there perhaps a special firmware from D* needed to activate the RVU versus the publically available version from Oct?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:40 PM

Never mind, think I figured it out with a bit more research. Looks like the network needs to be fully set up before the RVU option will show in the list. This includes having the TV connected to the lan with a hardwired (direct or DECA) connection and a RVU server (ie the HR-34) activated on that network. The RVU entry shows dynamically in the Sources list on the TV based on the presence of the HR-34 on the network. So in my case, I won't see the option until D* actually shows up and installs my HR-34.

Sorry for the bump on the thread for now reason.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

I have exactly the same Samsung TVs, same 1022.2 firmware, everything hooked up and still no RVU source. D* doesn't have any software that I'm aware of....these TVs won't function as RVUs until they have the appropriate firmware from Samsung. I have three other 2011 Samsungs functioning as RVUs, all work flawlessly since the D* HR34 software update about 2 weeks ago.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 10:24 AM

Looking at the cup half full, that's nice to hear.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:48 PM

I've been using the RVU client that is now available on my PN51E7000 today.
I noticed that the RVU client was available on the E7000 when I updated the latest firmware 2 weeks ago, and just now activated it with my new HR34.

I posted a tiny review of sorts to the sticky thread about RVU's.
Haven't used it long enough to know if its usable in the long run, but watching Matrix Revolutions, battle scene in the Chamber (whatever), it looks great.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

It appears that with the software update I downloaded this AM, RVU is now enabled on the 2012 series Samsung Smart TVs :D. The update was version 1023. It will not let me active RVU over my wireless connection :( so I will have to move a DECA from a spare bedroom and move the coax connection from my OTA antenna to the SWM... I guess I need to call D* and order another DECA connector (I had two spares sitting at the house and they took them when they connected my HR34 -- :bang doh!)
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

ok I can select the RVU in my input but it never gives me a screen to enter the pin to activate it am I doing something wrong?

#158 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:43 PM

You have to add a client from the HR34.
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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

I have my pin just no screen on the TV to enter it. I am in a live chat with Samsung now to see if I can force the Pin screen on the TV

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 03:55 PM

you have to go to the hr34 and in the menu under whole home you will see the option add a client that is where you get the code then if your tv is connected properly it will ask you to enter the code.




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