Possibly true, but which sets? Any proof DIRECTV specified its only to be incorporated on their most expensive models?
Aren't the royalty payments to DIRECTV likely the same regardless of the model of the set which includes the RVU technology?
Samsung and Sony may have no choice but to put them in the higher sets. You don't know what it cost for RVU. What if its $200 per set. That could make or break entry level tv sales. When your spending $2,000 on a tv , whats another $200.
RVU isn't in a $300 tv cause their would be no way they could make a profit.
My point instead of making Samsung or Sony put RVU in for directv, Maybe Directv can make a Media box, that requires only a coax to the TV.
Like HR Media, to say a Swm and right to the TV. Remotes can be used in RF. HD goes through Coax OTA so that shouldn't be an issue.
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