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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. tkrandall

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    I get the humor, but in all seriousness, I use the dual live buffers feature quite frequently. It is one of my most "treasured" DVR features. That, and 30 second skip :)

    We watch a lot of Live TV in addition to recorded shows. For example, Saturday afternoon college football - I don't necessarily want to record the games that are on, but I might want to be bouncing between two of them to see how they are going. Or, perhaps one of the kids is watching something live, and I want to check the local weather report or sportscenter ticker, or what have you. I just ask them to pause what they are watching, I flip the tuner, and 2 minutes later I am done, flip the tuner back, and hand back the remote.

    This habit of flipping tuners has become quite ingrained ever since my first DirecTIVO box in 2003.
     
  2. Richierich

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    Yes, I really liked when I had my HR10-250s but this one is more cumbersome and eats up CPU like crazy and causes other anomalies so I quit using it.

    With the TiVo I could just hit the Prev Button and it auto-paused and then I went there and watched and then just hit the Prev Button to return.
     
  3. Rich

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    Our viewing habits differ. I still see no use for DLBs. If I only had plain receivers I could understand the overly long DLB thread that resulted in finally getting the DLBs, but horribly disrupting the HRs when that NR came down (got an HR that is chattering so much that you can't stand it? That issue started after the DLB NR, I think). To me, a DVR is for recording and I don't watch very much live TV.

    But then, I don't eat broccoli either. :lol:

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    Sure wish I had a P Smith to English dictionary.

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  5. Richierich

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    I think the Feature itself is Great if it works like the TiVo version did and I could live with the Directv version if it didn't eat up resources so much and didn't cause anomalies that I couldn't live with.
     
  6. Steve

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    I give him a :up: for managing as well as he does. I can barely speak a couple of other languages, but if I had to try to communicate by writing, I'd be totally lost.
     
  7. Richierich

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    Yes, the Senior Manager that we spoke to mentioned that Directv had 3 or 4 companies that produced Display Devices that would be putting them inside the Display in the Future so this is a Future Model for them.

    I guess it would have to be Modular in nature and very easy to pull out and replace if it became dysfunctional.
     
  8. TBlazer07

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    Why? All the "DVR's in a TV" and "VCR's in a TV" and even "DirecTV in a TV" (and there ware LOTS of them out there over the years, far more then there will be RVU TV's for years to come) weren't modular. If the VCR/DVD broke, junk the TV, get an external box, or live without it. :lol:

    It would have to be a cheap "RVU on a CHIP" probably integrated with 30 other functions to make it worthwhile to add in and only found in cheap small "kitchen/bedroom/bathroom" type TV's like the DVD/VCR/DirecTV combos.

    Edit to add: !!!
     
  9. Richierich

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    If it wasn't Modular in nature and easy to swap out or replace then I think the buying public would ditch that system in a heartbeat so I think Directv is Smart enough (if they are looking this far out into the Future) to understand that this would cause alot grief for their customers who would leave for another Provider in a heartbeat if Directv left them stranded.
     
  10. P Smith

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    That was what my point about underlying [hidden] level - money; DTV with own client [C30] would make much more money leasing/selling them regardless Energy Star fulfillment.
     
  11. hdtvfan0001

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    I understand (WOO HOO) and I agree. :D
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    Perhaps I should just stay away from discussion boards at 3:30 in the morning. :lol:
     
  13. kevinwmsn

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    I'm thinking it would be pretty cool not to have boxes in the bedrooms. It would almost be like the days of analog cable.
     
  14. hdtvfan0001

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    With HMC30...there will still be "boxes"...they will just be smaller than today's HD DVRs or HD receivers.
     
  15. Jeremy W

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    For now, until they start making RVU-compatible TVs.
     
  16. hdtvfan0001

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    True.

    ...and I bet those might just be right around the corner...something else that is on the "gotta check it out at CES" list of items in place for January.
     
  17. Jeremy W

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    Yep, I would be pretty surprised if they didn't have demos at CES.
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    Me too.

    Last year there were some early signs of RVU stuff...keeping the eyes open in January.
     
  19. Doug Brott

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    Well the difference between the DIRECTV in TV, DVD in TV, etc. and RVU is that RVU would act much more like an "input" than either of those. RVU is simply a renderer engine. While it's left to be seen if it happens or not, anyone could jump onto the RVU bandwagon. That same RVU input could be used by FiOS, Comcast, DISH, even a standalone TiVo. There would (of course) have to be a server to do the work, but the TV or other client would just render everything on the screen.

    I do think RVU (or something like RVU) will be more prominent in the future. Energy use reduction will be one of those things that drive this concept. What better way than to have the STB work across multiple vendors. Then it doesn't matter who supplies the TV as the TV would already have the ability to see it built in. Of course, we're not there yet. Hopefully we can scope out a couple of RVU TVs in Vegas during CES.
     
  20. Rich

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    He can write clearly and well. He just seems to write difficult to read posts at random. If he takes his time, he gets his points across in a very readable manner.

    Rich
     
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