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HMC30 Now in Beta test?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PaceHD, Jul 10, 2010.

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  1. Jul 11, 2010 #21 of 533
    Drucifer

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    I don't expect an 'in mass' purchase of HMC30. Just the rush of techo's that gotta have the newest.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2010 #22 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    I'm not sure I like that. I would think it would work with the 24 series at the very least.

    Further, if it worked with the 24 series, I would think it would work with any DECA adapter...I guess it's possible the external DECA might not be compatible....now I'm bummin' :(

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  3. Jul 11, 2010 #23 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    I suspect you'll be fine with the Hx24 series...and perhaps more.
     
  4. Jul 11, 2010 #24 of 533
    HoTat2

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    Didn't the HMC unit on display at the last CES have an output that was connected to a DECA dongle for ethernet access to a router at the time?

    So at least that connection should be compatible with external DECAs.

    But whether this input is only for a BB DECA dongle to bridge the HMC to the internet/home network or (assuming its the system is designed to be compatible) will double as a possible connection point to allow the HMC to connect with an MRV cloud comprised of the current crop of HD-DVRs is another story of course.
     
  5. Jul 11, 2010 #25 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    It was this year's 2010 CES...and yes...it was DECA-connected to its onsite client unit.
     

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  6. Jul 11, 2010 #26 of 533
    veryoldschool

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    "What I heard" was fairly cryptic, so I don't have/know too much.
    "What if" since the HMC is going to be able to stream more than what we have now, the MoCA/DECA is a different version, or the RVU isn't compatible? :shrug:
     
  7. Jul 11, 2010 #27 of 533
    Drucifer

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    Well I can see the RVU as being an hardware issue, but swapping DECAs shouldn't be a big issue except for the 24's built-ins.
     
  8. Jul 11, 2010 #28 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    Interesting. I have to wonder about the timing of it all. DECA and the 24 Series are both very new and with DECA integrated into the 24 Series I have believe DECA has to play a role in the near future (within the timeframe of the HMC30).

    I’m just tossing some thoughts onto the screen so here goes...it doesn’t make very much sense to introduce DECA and integrate the technology into the new receivers only to dismiss it when RVU comes onto the scene.

    Of course, I’m just posting for sake of discussion. It’s all hypothetical.

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  9. Jul 11, 2010 #29 of 533
    veryoldschool

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    there just isn't enough out there about this. The CES was a prototype but those there couldn't/didn't give much "hard info". DECA was around at the time and may have only been used to cobble up a demo.
    Since the HMC will have multiple tuners [who knows how many but more than 2] and is to feed RVU TVs without a receiver, the hints I heard seem to point to this being a completely independent system from what we have now.
    "Then again", I wouldn't take anything to the bank or bet the farm on it. :shrug:
     
  10. Jul 11, 2010 #30 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    We were specifically told HD DVR compatibility was planned...we asked the question of a senior engineer, and were told those could be used in lieu of a client unit.

    All that said...it was a prototype....and we know things can change before the units go into production. It'll be a while before that happens, and we'll find out at that time for certain.
     
  11. Jul 11, 2010 #31 of 533
    Drucifer

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    My guess, there are not too many of these out there at present, which makes making a device to attach to TVs/D* boxes a logical thing to produce.
     
  12. Jul 11, 2010 #32 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    I guess the key to all we know on the HMC30 is that we saw a prototype....which means that the hard drive, number of tuners, processor, connectivity, and other elements are still under "review and experimentation"...until a final version ready for testing is in play.

    For all those reasons...the late 2010 or early 2011 date of release makes sense....the HMC30 is a ways off yet, and what it has inside is yet to be determined.
     
  13. Jul 11, 2010 #33 of 533
    P Smith

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    As I can see from spooled FW it is a "Server ..." based on BCM chip.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2010 #34 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    Just like the HR24. :rolleyes:

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  15. Oct 27, 2010 #35 of 533
    codespy

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    Client receiver will be model C30-700. Base is obvious (and listed earlier) HMC30-700.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2010 #36 of 533
    dsw2112

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    Ahh, but it just might already be ;)

    The hardware details are indeed finalized, and most will see them very shortly...
     
  17. Oct 28, 2010 #37 of 533
    P Smith

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    At least it's something real, not just blah blah blah ...

    Plus there are three different manufacturers of HR24 and no one of you [owners] didn't post a picture of central chip as evidence. Duh !
     
  18. Oct 28, 2010 #38 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    Don't have post a picture. NXP already told us what chip is in the HR24-500. We further know the the two other versions have different chips than the -500....unless you're trying to tell me NXP are a bunch big fat liars and their CX24501 isn't in the HR24; because there are plenty of press releases and spec sheets that say otherwise. :shrug:

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    Guess we will see this Puppy at the 2011 CES in Las Vegas in January.

    I'll be looking for it and taking pictures.
     
  20. Oct 28, 2010 #40 of 533
    Richierich

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    All I can say is that HMC30 Prototype was Lightning Fast, even Faster than the HR24-500 that I have as far as paging thru the Guide or the List!!! :)
     
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