Is there someone actually using RVU? I would love to hear your experience.
Thanks for any and all answers
I have a 2012 Samsung ES6500 that's connected via RVU. I needed RVU because it's mounted on a wall in the kitchen, there's nowhere for a receiver and aesthetics was more important than functionality. Every time I turn on the TV, it takes about 30-60 seconds for the TV to connect to the RVU server, and using menus, etc. is very slow. DVR functions are almost unusable. It's serviceable if you're just using it as a TV the way we used to -- just live TV or watching recorded content without fast-forwarding or rewinding. We basically never use the TV in the kitchen and I'm thinking of just putting a chromecast or roku stick in and slinging from another receiver (I have two sling boxes -- which would save me the additional outlet fee, but I would have to mirror what's on the other receiver). I'm wondering if RVU works better on newer TVs or ones with more processing power. I have a 2012 ES 7500 in my bedroom which is the same year but supposedly has a "dual core CPU." I bought it thinking that i would use RVU on it, but with my experience with the kitchen TV, I never hooked RVU up on the bedroom TV since I actually use the bedroom TV (and the performance limitations would really bug me) and I have it on a dresser, so there's plenty of space for a receiver or genie client (I use the genie client). If there's info that RVU is much better on the ES7500 than it is on the ES6500 I would switch to free up an HDMI input on my TV and to reduce clutter. But the performance on the ES6500 has been underwhelming to say the least.