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HMC30 details from CES

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by Citivas, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Richierich

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    I believe we saw Samsung at CES but HDTVFAN0001 would know for sure. Just looked at my picture I took of Doug and HDTVFANBOY and it was a Samsung.
     
  2. inkahauts

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    I am guessing in the end, what we will physically see is the HMC30's acting like the hr24s today in terms of how they all appear on screen when hooked together, and the clients built into tv's acting like H24's...
     
  3. Richierich

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    Exactly but what do you do when your Internal Client Fails???

    Do you have to call an Authorized Dealer to come out and service it for you???

    Or will it be a Plug n Play Module?
     
  4. Drucifer

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    Yep, but buy an extended warranty for your television.
     
  5. Richierich

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    If I had all of the Money I had spent on Extended Warranties I could Own a Condo in Hawaii.

    Oh, but I have a Condo in Hawaii. :D

    Okay maybe another one in Auruba!!! :lol:
     
  6. Jeremy W

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    Modern TVs are already running a ton of different software, and RVU is mostly just more software inside the TV. It's not like it's a physical "module" that could fail.
     
  7. ndole

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    I think it is.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

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    They told us (at the Samsung booth at CES) that a "chipset" was contained in the RVU-enabled HDTV being used to demonstrate RVU connectivity at their booth....seems you'd be right... ;)
     
  9. Laxguy

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    Moreover, it seems that some sets out there now (think Samsung) could be flashed to become RVU clients. Whether this happens or not depends on how both the Mfg. and DirecTV position/market it.
     
  10. Doug Brott

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    There will have to be some way to update the RVU firmware on TV sets. Conceivably this could be via the server pushing it to the client. If that's the case, then the client could "look" like it were the product of any vendor.
     
  11. RAD

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    Or the set manufacture provides the update. My Samsung has firmware update via network (or USB port) which could also be used to update any RVU required changes. That way the HMC30/HR34 wouldn't need to keep track of all the different firmware levels for all the different sets.
     
  12. Laxguy

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    Same with my Samsungs. I'd envision the installer hooking the set to the internet, updating software with the Mfg. site directly on the TV, and then connecting the HR34. (HMCxx designation is dead). Once that is done, it seems conceivable that updates might be done via DirectTV via their server to your local server (the HR34 or later).
     
  13. Jeremy W

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    Well I don't. Stalemate.

    There is no reason why the actual RVU functionality would require a special module. The TV is already capable of doing everything RVU needs it to do, it just needs the software to do it. Now, extra hardware could be required to allow RVU over MoCA/DECA, but that's separate.

    Realistically, there is no reason why Samsung couldn't put out a firmware update to allow recent model TVs to do RVU over Ethernet. The only reason they won't is to entice people to upgrade.
     
  14. aces99

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    I wish DTV would come out with a dual PVR that you can hook up to 2 TV's Independently like Dishnet has. The Dishnet dual HD PVR receiver I have come with 2 remotes and runs 2 TV's at the same time. I wish DTV would have the same thing, I would like to get one
     
  15. Doug Brott

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    The HR34 will be more than that and the connection will be via coax/cat5 .. and everything will be HD .. Dual is so yesterday.
     
  16. ndole

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    Even yesterday (3yrs ago) E* dual irds were the HR2x's disabled cousin.
     
  17. aces99

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    From what I understand the HR34 only supports 1 TV at a time with just the one receiver and you need to have a separate receiver for each TV and for each TV to use the DVR of the HR34 each receiver must be connected the a phone line. With the Dishnet 922 PVR I have now just the 1 receiver can be hook it up to 2 TV's independently at the same time, each TV has its own remote. Unless I am reading it wrong about the DTV HR34 but it sounds like it only comes with 1 remote. Am I reading it wrong about the new DTV receiver?
     
  18. Jeremy W

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    Yes, but one of those TVs has to be SD. This is not the case with the HR34, because it uses RVU technology. If your TV supports RVU, you won't need a separate box at all. If it doesn't, you just need a small RVU client at the TV, not a full receiver and definitely no phone line.
     
  19. Doug Brott

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    The remote location will require an RVU client .. Samsung has created a television with the RVU client built in so you'd just need a network connection to your TV - this could be via MoCA or Ethernet.

    An alternative to the Samnsung TV is a standalone client which is another box, but it is not a receiver. In "DISH" terms it's like the SlingCatcher.

    The second DISH TV is Standard Definition. DIRECTV's remote locations are all in Full High Definition.

    The Duo supports only 1 additional TV, the HR34 supports more than one additional TV.

    We don't know the cost of the HR34 at this point. It may require a premium. However, we do know the pricing of the Duo and it most certainly requires a premium.

    If you ask me, from what I do know about about the HR34 there really is no comparison here. Other than availability, the DIRECTV HR34 will beat the Duo hands down in a head to head comparison.
     
  20. aces99

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    hmm, you got my curiosity now. I had DTV and just love it. I switched to Dishnet because with the 1 receiver I could run 2 TV's at the same time. If I went and got 1 DRV dual DVR's that they have now would it be possible to run 2 TV's at the same time or will only that work with the HR34. So what actually would I need to run 2 TV's if I only wanted to have 1 DTV dual receiver or whatever. I don't think my TV has RVU. So I would need a RVU client and network connection. Where would I get a RVU client from and would a wireless router work? which would be better way to go MoCA or Ethernet? Also for the second TV I would need to get another remote also right. Thanks for all the information. If I can get 1 DTV receiver and run 2 TV's like I can now I would like to get my DTV back.
     

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