Do you have a Samsung TV as a RVU client (non-Cxx) to a Genie DVR?

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Do you have a Samsung TV as a RVU client (non-Cxx) to a Genie DVR?

  1. Yes - I have a Samsung HD TV directly RVU connected to a Genie DVR without any client receiver

    15.9%
  2. Yes - I have a Samsung UHD (4K) TV directly RVU connected to a Genie DVR without any client receiver

    7.2%
  3. No

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  1. p3pilot

    p3pilot Member

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    So far I am very happy with the performance. I a using a CCK that I had from years ago when I first hooked up Whole Home networking. Might try hooking it direct to my wired ethernet and see if that causes any problems. Would rather not have that CCK hooked up and plugged in.

    I don't have a Genie remote, so I am using the remotes that came with the TV. Had to go here:

    https://cdns.directv.com/remote/Genie_Remote_Samsung_Smart_Remote_Comparison.png

    to figure out how to bring up the DirecTV menu and list. My TV came with the Smart Remote shown along with a larger sized remote with the buttons shown on the on screen remote.
     
  2. mexican-bum

    mexican-bum "Jack Of All Trades, Master Of Some"

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    So I am assuming the 4k content will download via satellite overnight, sort of like a background software download, correct?
     
  3. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Correct!

    A broadband-connected Genie is not required in order to get 4K VOD since the movies are delivered via the satellite and not through broadband. However, broadband is required for the installation of the customer’s DIRECTV 4K Ready TV, and the connection should be maintained so the TV can receive future software updates.
     
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  4. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    I wouldn't have thought one would need a wide pipe to keep the TV up-to-date....
     
  5. peds48

    peds48 Genius.

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    Not sure what you mean by "wide pipe" perhaps "broadband"? if that is the case, I am not sure there is a way to network with dial-up... that is the reason why BB is required....
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    If the definition of broadband (=wide pipe) is anything but dialup, well, perhaps.
     
  7. Drew2k

    Drew2k New Member

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    I was considering the 66" model of this series, so I'm really curious if the 4K will work for you over RVU on it. Someone posted here that the 9000 series, which use the One Connect box, aren't supported for DIRECTV's streamed 4K. Would love to hear what you experience...
     
  8. p3pilot

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    Working just fine for me with the One Connect box. Originally I set it up with a DECA CCK and once the TV was authorized, I switched it out to a direct ethernet connection.

    I downloaded what it says is the tutorial, but is actually a 48 minute IMAX NASCAR documentary from a few years ago. It looks great. I asked it to record Star Trek 4K and it downloaded to the Genie overnight. Will probably get around to the Star Trek $12.99 PPV on either Monday or Tuesday.
     
  9. Christopher Gould

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    I don't think it's the 9000 series one connect that doesn't work it's the upgrade one connect box for the 2013 model that not supported


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  10. Drew2k

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    Awesome!

    I really hope that's the case. I'm still torn on springing for the 66" 9000 model given all the other discussion about chipsets, bandwidth, encoding, etc. But it's good to know.
     
  11. Christopher Gould

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    I would have went with the 65" 9000 if I could have afforded it, but it was out of my reach. A 60" 9000 would have been nice but they didn't make that size. Probably because sharp seems to make the 60" for samsung and samsung makes their own panels for the 65. But I still love the 60" hu8550 upscaled native directv looks good depending on source and bluray is prefect. Really like 3d never had that on my old sony rptv.


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  12. kram

    kram Godfather

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    Just moved my 40" Samsung into my bedroom and replaced it with a 50" Samsung 8550 4K. Then I found out that my HR44 cannot be connected to it, and it must be used as an RVU. So, I'm replacing an old HR23-700 with the Genie (and I'll lose two tuners). DTV also said that I must have a DECA and an Ethernet connection for 4K. After reading these posts, I have some questions:

    - All of my TVs (including the 4K) and DVRs are already connected to the Internet via WiFi. So, then, what does the DECA do?
    - I was told that the Ethernet cable will run from the DECA to the 4K. Will it then pull all programming from the HR44? (Like a mini client?)
    - I also was told that I would be able to set a recording on the HR44 from the 4K. Is this correct?

    Installation is scheduled for this Sunday. I hope I won't be disappointed.


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  13. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is. The 4k tv will act exactly like a genie mini client built into it. So you'll be able to do all that. Set recordings and control its to do list etc. It pulls everything from the genie.

    Do you have any other tvs? Even if not you could still keep the other hr but you'd be paying for one more receiver than you used to. You'd just have two connections on one of the tvs.

    Deca will make the connection from the genie to the 4k a hard wired connection which is probably mandatory for any 4k shows as they may be a bit much for wifi.
     
  14. acostapimps

    acostapimps Hall Of Famer

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    Voted No don't like the idea of charging monthly for the TV as a client, it's already an expensive 4k TV as it is
    don't need to throw more money away

    I don't have a 4k set and probably never will, once they got rid of the beloved plasma TV's, I said i'm not getting LCD's.
     
  15. kram

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    Tech arrived first thing this morning. Thought he'd be done in a flash. I was wrong. Turns out he had done only one RVU install and had absolutely no experience with 4K. He tried several different configurations, but couldn't get anything to work. He decided, instead, to go outside and disassemble all existing cabling at the switch and rearrange it. This severed all satellite connections on all DVRs, which then couldn't be re-established. Exasperated (and very pissed), I told him to put everything back the way it was originally and to call his supervisor. In the process of swapping the DVRs, he dropped my HR44 on the floor!! After restoring everything to it's original location/configuration, he still was unable to get a signal. He said the HR44 must be broken. (I knew it wasn't because Whole Home was working perfectly.) I talked to his supervisor, who said he'd send another tech. In the meantime (while the first tech was still fiddling outside), I did a reset on the HR44. And what do you know! Satellite connection re-established. That's all that was needed!! So then the second tech arrived, and he said that although he had done multiple RVU installs, he had never even seen a 4K TV. Both then admitted that DTV not had provided little to no training in RVU/4K. So, then, I asked, why was DTV scheduling 4K installs?? No answer. In the end, I decided to wait with this RVU thing, especially since the second tech (who had been at my house before) shared with me that he expected to start beta testing a brand new 4K-compatible, cloud-based DVR in about two weeks! And he offered to install the new 13-tuner digital LNB, which he's doing tomorrow.


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  16. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    For future reference for anyone... Leave off all mention of 4k in terms of how it gets hooked up. It's identical to any other RVU tv setup. Evidently the only thing at all different is how they close the work order so that the account will be flagged for 4k content.
     
  17. stickywicket

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    It works great. No, I do not have any Genie clients.
     
  18. bluemoon737

    bluemoon737 Godfather

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    Outstanding! Couldn't figure out how to get list and menu with the Samsung remote. Works perfectly! BTW, I have my 65HU8550 hooked up and able to get 4k quasi-wireless. I am using two AC routers with the one connected to the TV as a bridge and it works perfectly. I already had a Netgear 6300 router when T-Mobile offered the freebee AC1900 router so figured why not...using the AC1900 as the main router and the 6300 is my bridge at the TV connected at 1300 Mbits.
     
  19. bluemoon737

    bluemoon737 Godfather

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    Have had several occurances of "location not authorized". The TV is still obviously connected to the genie as the DirecTV screensaver will eventually come on in that situation. The only way to restore the connection is to go to the genie and " pretend" like I am going to add another client and get to the code screen then unplug the Samsung and wait 30 second and then plug it back in... Once that is done it connects back to the RVU without code entry. Very strange.
     
  20. RDH416

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    Recently got a Samsung UN40HU6950. Have not yet attempted getting it added as a RVU. We do have a Genie Whole House system. One of primary reasons for not connecting as a RVU is the information in the Samsung's GUIDE. In setting up the Samsung and connecting it to the Genie, it populated its version of Guide information. That information does not seem to include any of the several OTA channels we get through an AM-21 attached to our Genie. The TV's Guide also includes all the non-HD channel duplicates that I had hidden in my Genie. How do I get the Samsung's Guide to mirror the information in my Genie Guide? Thanks.


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