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Samsung Smart TVs - Issues/Discussion


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#41 OFFLINE   cubuff

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:32 AM

Quick question for anyone using RVU on a Samsung TV. Does everything come over the Ethernet connection or do I need a coax sat feed going to the TV?


For the Samsung TV with RVU, all you need is a hard-wired Ethernet connection and a DirecTV HR34 on the same network.

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#42 OFFLINE   cubuff

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 08:48 AM

Can you use a DirecTV remote with the RVU TVs? I am actually a big fan of the RC64R remotes (and their variants, plus my wife hates change)
So do you have to use the Samsung remote or can you use the "old fashioned" remotes?

Thanks
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The Samsung doesn't see any of my directv remotes so right now I am stuck with the TV remote. Hopefully there are IR codes available for more functionality or from one of the universal remotes like the Harmony. This Samsung remote is for the birds. Why would you dedicate a button to something called "Family Story"? Ugh...

I did read somewhere that there is a remote from directv called the RC70 that will work. Haven't been able to get my hands on one, yet...

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

In case anyone cares, DirecTV charges $6.00/mo for the RVU functionality built into the Samsung or for the C31. I don't know how I feel about that since the HR34 is doing all the heavy lifting. It seems like paying $8.00/mo for the HR34 + $3.00 for Whole-Home DVR should be enough. Oh well, fees, fees, fees.

Here is how DirecTV sees the Samsung TV and the C31 from their website:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

No joy on my EH53000. My HR34 did not pop up on the source menu of my EH5300 with the latest firmware.

Since there was no release note or announcement for the es8000 firmware,I wonder if someone at Samsung forgot to comment out #define RVU when they built that firmware release.

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:46 AM

...Samsung RVU DOES NOT SUPPORT 3D! ...


Well that makes the RVU a non-starter for me. Why in the world would it not support 3D? That is just crazy. Guess I'll just wait on trying the RVU until it is actually useful. In order to be useful, for me at least, it needs to be able to see and playback all recordings on all my newtworked DVR's not just the HR34, and needs to support 3D playback.
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 11:48 AM

Well that makes the RVU a non-starter for me. Why in the world would it not support 3D? That is just crazy. Guess I'll just wait on trying the RVU until it is actually useful. In order to be useful, for me at least, it needs to be able to see and playback all recordings on all my newtworked DVR's not just the HR34, and needs to support 3D playback.


Just to be clear, the DIRECTV C31 RVU clients DO support 3D, looks like Samsung's RVU client in their TV's don't.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 18 October 2012 - 04:40 PM

Just to be clear, the DIRECTV C31 RVU clients DO support 3D, looks like Samsung's RVU client in their TV's don't.

Thanks for clarifying that. :up:
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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:54 PM

Pictures of RVU operating on a Samsung UN65ES8000F:

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 07:56 AM

Question for those using the Samsung 8000 series RVU client (not the C31). Since you need to use the TV remote, how do you bring up the guide? I don't see a guide button on the TV remote.
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:52 AM

On the assumption that it's the same as the 2011 D series RVUs, guide is on the "CH LIST" button.

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 03:55 PM

Awesome news about the 8000 series! Any chance they're ever going to include RVU in a Smart Samsung Blu Ray player? I also stumbled upon a website that talked about a new "XBox 720" and "PS4" including RVU, anyone hear details about that?
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Posted 19 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

Just upload the latest drivers for my newer 2012 plasma, and RVU option was in the source list. Are the E7000 series now RVU capable?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 02:51 PM

You can always access a current list of RVU certified devices on the RVU Alliance web-site, under products.

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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.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:51 PM

Good news, and nice report.

:welcome_s to the forum, as well.
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:52 PM

Any thoughts on why someone like Samsung's not including RVU in some of their "Smart" Blu-ray players, when they seem to be invested in doing so with their HDTVs? Maybe a monetary thing with DirecTV?
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

Any thoughts on why someone like Samsung's not including RVU in some of their "Smart" Blu-ray players, when they seem to be invested in doing so with their HDTVs? Maybe a monetary thing with DirecTV?


I think its all software driven right now and that they are probably mostly capable for all their new devices. But with only one server, and it still changing some, and considering they don't even have it quite right on their tvs yet, I expect they wouldn't see the point in messing with those other units till they get it right on their tvs. Heck, it may be the exact same software, and they just want it working right on a couple tvs first, before they start deploying it to more products. We can hope anyway.

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 09:10 PM

FYI - My C31 now lists DVR items from all DVRs (HR24 + HR34) using whole-home. The Samsung RVU client also shows all DVRs..

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:00 AM

FYI - My C31 now lists DVR items from all DVRs (HR24 + HR34) using whole-home. The Samsung RVU client also shows all DVRs..


Did that happen with the newest software?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 06:47 AM

Did that happen with the newest software?


Yes, the latest software added that function.

See post My Setup for configuration info.





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