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CES 2012: DirecTV Related Information

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Sixto, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 #1 of 99
    Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    With the CES 2012 doors opening Tuesday at 10am PT, and lots of announcements already from many consumer electronics entities, figured that this thread is appropriate for the next few days. I'm sure there will also be separate threads for each topic, but figured that one thread that summarizes everything and references the others might be helpful, somewhat a clearing house for information and gossip.

    Please post a link to anything that you find that is DirecTV related.

    RVU Press Release:
    Samsung N Info:
    Entropic:
    Entropic Communications Unveils Industry-First Multi-Band MoCA Adapter Reference Design for Use Across Multiple Pay-TV Networks

    http://ir.entropic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=638204

    Entropic Communications Highlights Backward Interoperable MoCA 2.0 Network; Bringing the Fastest Whole-Home Network to Multi-Screen Devices

    http://ir.entropic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=638206

    Samsung RVU:
    Samsung Announces Set-Top “Boxless” Viewing in All 2012 Smart TVs

    DIRECTV and Samsung Showcase Multi-room DVR Technology On Samsung Smart TVs

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...nnounces-Set-Top-“Boxless”-Viewing-2012-Smart
    Some items that I'm looking forward to sniffing around for:
    • Any reference to RVU capability from a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPad, or gaming system such as the PS3, or a PC client, especially outside the home. I'm sure others would also be interested in non-iOS devices and other gaming platforms and remote RVU clients.
    • Any hint of streaming (non-RVU) outside the home for DVR recordings. Thinking that the recent Anywhere references might just be channel streaming outside the home, but we'll see if anything gets announced or hinted at.
    • Anything related to possibly being able to access DVR specific info (space, playlist, todo list, ...) from a mobile app outside the home. Similar to the FiOS app.
    • Any future receiver gossip (Hx2x, HR3x, C3x) or nomad enhancements.
    • Any references to MoCA 2.0 for DirecTV, the Entropic CEO has only referenced FiOS interest in MoCA 2.0 previously.
    • I'm sure I'll think of some other stuff, but that might be a good start.
    It would be great if those on the CES floor could post anything that they find in real-time, even a simple 1-liner about something cool that's DirecTV related on the show floor ... I know that smartphone connectivity from the show floor was challenging last year.

    No need to wait for the professional daily summary write-up, which will be great as a wrap up, ... land, enter, see, post ... for those that are DirecTV news junkies looking for a real-time fix ... :)
     
  2. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    No worries - There are already "reservations" to meet directly with the Entropic folks over the next 36 hours at their CES booth, in addition to the estimated 3000 industry press releases published from CES this week. The onsite reports will include more details and photos. ;)

    As done here the past 4 years, several DBSTalkers will be reporting and posting firsthand information as well over the term of CES 2012, starting tomorrow.
     
  4. bigtom

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    Can't wait! Thanks everyone.
     
  5. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Look at you, Laxguy, a hard at work reporter on the ground, and not even in Vegas yet.
     
  7. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    OK, so on the ground was a bit premature ;)
     
  8. Sixto

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    Cool. Looking forward to tidbits from the floor.
     
  9. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Virtual reporters....soon to be onsite reporters. ;)

    Look for alot of firsthand content *soon* (starting tomorrow from several folks).
     
  10. ATARI

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    Check and see if TiVo will be releasing a new HD DirecTV DVR.

    {ducks}

    :D
     
  11. Draconis

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    Unless you count me, I'm just making sure the devices and charged before heading out.
     
  12. Sixto

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    As the doors are about to open (10am PT), all quiet on the newswire and blogosphere.
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Now that's simply funny (especially for those of us looking for that specific thing at our 3rd CES in a row... :lol: We might just have some luck this time. :D
    Power up my friend.

    See you tomorrow.
     
  14. Draconis

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    Well, they moved the shuttle I normally take to the other side of the casino but I'm onsite and moving out.
     
  15. RAD

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    Engadget posted that Samsung said that RVU would be in 2012 Smart TV's. Then it later says "This year, Samsung will embed the RVU protocol int its entire line of Smart TV's..". So the question I have does that mean only the 2012 Smart TV's will get RVU or will they also add it to prior year models of Smart TV's?
     
  16. Alan Gordon

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    ToddD posted the link in another thread for those wanting to check it out:

    ~Alan
     
  17. Sixto

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  18. Draconis

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    Well, The Entropic rep said DIRECTV has not requested any MOCA 2.0 devices (yet). But there is a second-generation DECA onsite.

    The Entropic rep also said I beat the DIRECTV reps onsite so I'll check back tomorrow.
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks sir.

    We'll likely see you at the booth tomorrow then... ;)
     
  20. ndole

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    It'll be very cool to hear the details about this. Some things that pop into my mind:

    1 What are the differences/advantages/features between this and the current version.
    2 Is it new hardware, software, or both?
    3 Is it backward compatable?
     

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