Crazy thought

Discussion in 'DIRECTV - Coax Networking (private)' started by veryoldschool, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Every once and a while I seem to have a stray neuron.

    "What if" the MoCA network could be detected by the receivers and MRV could then swap recording between locations, within the closed loop?
     
  2. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    You mean to transfer a show from one HDD to another HDD?
     
  3. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Bingo!
     
  4. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    That would be cool to move recordings around.

    Aren't all the recordings encrypted though.
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    "Well if" they can be played with MRV, doesn't that suggest it shouldn't be an issue?
     
  6. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    I suppose you are right.:)

    That would come in real handy if you wanted to add a large eSata, you could temporarily transfer the recordings, add the drive, then transfer back.
     
  7. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    well DUH :lol:
     
  8. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    :lol:

    I don't see it happening though.
     
  9. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Party pooper :p
     
  10. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Hey, we can dream though:grin:
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    !rolling

    <Dave29 takes over from HDTVFAN for making stupid statements>
     
  12. DJPellegrino

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    Does anyone know if we will have to have a special CE download for this MoCA trial?
     
  13. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect the support is built into the chip(s) in the devices already, as well as the SWM units, as well as the firmware (just needs the new "toys in place" to make it work)...but perhaps Doug or Stuart could validate this...
     
  14. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    I'm guessing what we will be getting is going to be pretty much software independent. We'll need to be on CE just to get mrv, but beyond that nothing unique.
     
  15. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Kinda what I was thinking.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I put my $2 bet on that horse....
     
  17. dave29

    dave29 New Member

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    Cheapskate
     
  18. 69hokie

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    Depends on the horse..:D
     
  19. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Ante up tough guy....:D
     
  20. Spanky_Partain

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    I could see the "main" DVR becoming a reality with a NAS device being the hub to all the spokes in the house. It would make since to be able to chose where the recording was going to be stored. Then backups could actually be done and lost movies would be a thing of the past.

    This could be a step to incorporate a home server into the picture. Think in the lines of Directv management.

    It would requires some answers to these type of questions:

    How would this save money?
    What hardware would Directv need to supply and support?
    What would make Directv unique and one of a kind for 'pennies'?

    So lets kick that around. Lets say they supply a PC with options for tuners, say one PC tuner card can have two tuners. Plug in 4 cards in the PC and you have 8 live tuners that have all the record, playback, and live functions that exist today. Then you just use MoCA to talk to the access box that has the network setup in it. All the sudden you are only supporting one PC with dummy terminal boxes in the house. Now for backing up your NAS in the server. For a small nominal fee, you can lease space to backup your NAS at DirecTV.com.

    Does this answer the questions? Probably not, but it is fun to think about. I guess one PC with optional tuner cards could save some money. The PC or DVR box could be setup with one tuner card and optional cards are leased just like the current DVR/receiver setup. They could have a pre-configured good, better, best DVR box setup so the options would be limited to three.

    Once there is only one cable that can do everything, the possibilities are endless.
     

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