Posted 11 October 2012 - 09:51 AM
I think it's worth saying, RVU is the future direction for all of this. It's not proprietary information, it's just obvious. Just like DIRECTV first made SWM optional, then made it mandatory for new installs, and now has both a DVR and receiver that are SWM only, I think you can expect to see the same thing happen with RVU. And it's a good thing, in my opinion.
There will always be retailers who will sell (lease) you additional equipment designed for the DIYer or someone who wants to service an older installation. But moving forward RVU gives the vast majority of users exactly what they want:
-DVR features in every room in a small, quiet box
-5 tuners (the most common install now is HR24 + 3 H25 == 5 tuners)
-the possibility for a "no box" install (if Samsung ever approves the 2012 TVs)
-lower electric bills
I understand that high-end users like us won't be happy with 5 tuners. That's why you can get an HR24 through your choice of sources.
To characterize this as DIRECTV pushing something bad on us that we don't want... I just have to disagree.
And to be 100% clear that is my opinion and not that of any other entity I represent.
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