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DirecTv RVU Client Boxes - When ?


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#1 OFFLINE   jeremymc7

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:41 AM

Anyone have any idea when or if DirecTV will release RVU client boxes to use with the HR34?

I want to swap out a stock of HR25 with a HR34 and several RVU clients instead of the current H25/H24. The reason here is I want to be able to use the DVR functions on the client end and the H25/H24 will not allow DVR functions on live TV without first recording to the HR34. The H25/H24 uses it's internal tuner 1st where a RVU client would use the HR34 tuner.

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:46 AM

It will be a while yet but I expect something to come out at some point. Sorry I cannot be more specific.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:01 PM

It will be a while yet but I expect something to come out at some point. Sorry I cannot be more specific.


I see there is a C30-700 RVU client certified on 7/29/2011. I thought this was the HMC-30. As I now understand the HMC-30 became the HR-34, my mistake.

So we have no info on the C30-700 RVU then?
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:02 PM

There is no information on the C30-700. It's been discussed before that even though it was RVU certified, there's ben no information as to a possible release date. It's also been extensively discussed that the image you refer to is a mockup, not a photo of an actual box.
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Posted 03 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Thanks Stuart. Guess it's going to be use existing HR's for now with the new HR34 then.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 04:45 AM

Just a little something I thought would peak some interest... The c31 will be the first Directv branded rvu client. Don't believe me? Ask an agent to type c31 into their search tool and they'll confirm it for you.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:00 PM


So we have no info on the C30-700 RVU then?
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Just a little something I thought would peak some interest... The c31 will be the first Directv branded rvu client. Don't believe me? Ask an agent to type c31 into their search tool and they'll confirm it for you.


Actually the C30 was on display at the Entropic booth at CES. Photo available in the CES 2012 highlights thread. So that qualifies as the first Directv branded RVU client.

May not see it shipped to customers if the C31 is the one coming. Can't wait to see.

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:30 PM

C31-700 has received UL Listing certification.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

I'd really like to hear more about this. It's what I'm waiting for before I get my parents to switch from Comcast to DirecTV. Hopefully they keep them extremely cheap, or preferably free. I need one HR34 and 6 thin clients. Maybe only 5 if I can convince them to get an RVU enabled TV for the living room.
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 04:59 PM

The Samsung RVU TV is available now but as for the standalone boxes... it will be a while yet. It's way too soon to say "soon."
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:17 PM

It's way too soon to say "soon."


That's a great line! :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

The Samsung RVU TV is available now but as for the standalone boxes... it will be a while yet. It's way too soon to say "soon."

Dang, that long, eh? :lol:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:51 PM

Although they could make such a box, what would the advantage be over a H25? The cost of an H25 would be the same as an RVU client box and you get an independent tuner.

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:57 PM

Although they could make such a box, what would the advantage be over a H25? The cost of an H25 would be the same as an RVU client box and you get an independent tuner.


While I would prefer the H2X myself, the advantages of RVU would be an ability to trickplay live Tv, and to manage the HR34 remotely (series manager, ToDo list, etc.)
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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:12 PM

While I would prefer the H2X myself, the advantages of RVU would be an ability to trickplay live Tv, and to manage the HR34 remotely (series manager, ToDo list, etc.)


Yes, that'd be sweet! And speaking of which, depending on one's definition of soon, I was lead to believe that a client would be shipping within two months of CES..... The source will remain nameless, but it was not DIRECTV® nor Entropic.
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 06:44 AM

The Samsung RVU TV is available now but as for the standalone boxes... it will be a while yet. It's way too soon to say "soon."


It will be sooner than some think but not soon enough for some.

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 07:04 AM

I'd be shocked if we saw one before June, and wouldn't be surprised if it was 4th quarter.

I'm sure Directv can't wait to get their hands on your unit.

 
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Posted 08 February 2012 - 01:52 PM

Let's hope the performance of the C3x client is better than the one built into the Samsung TVs.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:39 AM

Now that the HR34 has been released, if using RVU I assume you need to connect it directly to the TV. What about if you want to use a sound system with an RVU capable TV. Is there a way to currently do that and still use the HR34?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:45 AM

Now that the HR34 has been released, if using RVU I assume you need to connect it directly to the TV. What about if you want to use a sound system with an RVU capable TV. Is there a way to currently do that and still use the HR34?


As long as that RVU capable tv has an 'audio out' like stereo, TOSLink, Digital Coax etc, you should be able to connect an AVR to that.
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