Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:39 PM
Much to my surprise, My Samsung PN51E7000 RVU client works very well. Using the stock Samsung remote. The Samsung RVU seems to be as responsive as the C-31 that I also have on this same network, for comparison. The C-31 talks to the HR34 via Coax, and the Samsung RVU talks via hard wired ethernet, to the HR34 connected using broadband DECA (not sure this is required). Both DECA and TV are connected to the same Netgear 1G switch.
With the E7000 having dual cores, I was wondering if it would support a decent RVU client in software. While I've only been using it for an hour or so, it seems more than usable.
PQ is very good on HD channels. Watching Matrix Revolutions now, and its really really good. Scene where all the bots are about to break into the "chamber" and I'm getting no jitter/judder/frame studded. No loss, resolution is HD, no problems. Excellent.
Bringing up the Guide, the banners are almost instantaneous, and the channel information is about 0.5 seconds later. Screen up and down is very fast.
Changing channels is slow, with the banners coming up quickly, but the first frame takes about 3-6 seconds to appear, and then it appears to take another second for the stream to finish buffering, and the stream to actually begin.
I haven't run into any problems, in the first 1.5 hours. I will provide another report after using it for a while. Biggest test will be NFL Sunday ticket, and ease of use there.