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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. Oct 28, 2010 #81 of 533
    Herdfan

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    Teays...
    Can I send you a Ruth's Chris Gift Card to bribe him with? :lol:
     
  2. Oct 28, 2010 #82 of 533
    Richierich

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    You will have to send TWO Ruth Chris Gift Cards as I will have to explain to him over Dinner why this is needed!!! :lol:
     
  3. Oct 28, 2010 #83 of 533
    Drucifer

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    Have its specs and features been posted online anywhere?

    I just like to see more flexibility with additional addons - like flash memory for storage.
     
  4. Oct 28, 2010 #84 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    I haven't seen it here so I'd have to say not yet. :D

    Mike
     
  5. Oct 28, 2010 #85 of 533
    dsw2112

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    Not publicly... But I think those following this thread already have a basic idea of what's to come :)
     
  6. Oct 28, 2010 #86 of 533
    Richierich

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    We will report back on those Specifications and Features if they are revealed to us and others at the 2011 CES.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2010 #87 of 533
    codespy

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    Well not publicly.....and maybe not necessarily privately.....

    How about privacly. :lol: 5 was my hypothesis.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2010 #88 of 533
    RACJ2

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    In case anyone wants to see a demo of the prototype, here is a [link] to a Youtube video at the IBC 2010 show that was in Amsterdam back in September . They show the server and client and bring up the guide and playlist on both.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2010 #89 of 533
    RACJ2

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    Sounds like we will get the 5 tuners and 1 TB of storage as well, not to mention possibly PIP [link].

     
  10. Oct 28, 2010 #90 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    That information is consistent with what we saw and were told back in January.
     
  11. Oct 28, 2010 #91 of 533
    Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    That PIP does interest me. But it will be years before everything is RVU compliant in every home.
     
  12. Oct 28, 2010 #92 of 533
    codespy

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    Well now that is sounds like I am getting the 5 tuners I want thanks to you guys, I also want to be able to record a show from lets say two days ago that I missed and did not set to record. Can you help me with that too? The buffer only goes for so long on these machines. Am I asking for too much here? :)
     
  13. Oct 29, 2010 #93 of 533
    Davenlr

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    Wow...That's a TB less than ONE of my DVRs now :)..Maybe the HMC30PRO?
     
  14. Oct 29, 2010 #94 of 533
    carl6

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    You may not be asking for enough ;)
     
  15. Oct 29, 2010 #95 of 533
    codespy

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    Okay I will stop now.....:p

    Very excited with all the new DirecTV toys on tap. It's like Christmas is coming! Can't figure out why my family thinks I'm a DVR freak.
     
  16. Oct 29, 2010 #96 of 533
    hdtvfan0001

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    ...unless of course....DirecTV provide client units that were already RVU compliant somehow....or firmware modifications to existing HRx/Hx series units could be RVU responsive.... ;)
     
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    dsw2112

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    Somebody knows something...

    This may be a case of he genie telling the master what to wish for ;)
     
  18. Oct 29, 2010 #98 of 533
    kevinwmsn

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    why 1TB, lets go 2 or 3 TB. If it will have 5 tuners it will need significant more space. I wonder if the box will have 1 or more drives in it. Makes me wonder how can the hard drive keep up with more than 2 or 3 concurrent recordings + buffers, etc.
     
  19. Oct 29, 2010 #99 of 533
    Mike Bertelson

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    Lets assume it does have five tuners and 1TB drive. That comes out to about ≈225ish hours of MPEG-4 HD. Lets assume a 2TB drive costs $20 more than a 1TB drive....for 1 million HMC30s that's an addition $20 million is production costs.

    So, the qeustion; is 200 hrs of HD enough for the average family? I think so.

    Mike
     
  20. harsh

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    Until this thread, "legacy" meant any receiver that wasn't SWM capable.
     
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