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Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by PaceHD, Jul 10, 2010.
I didn't read anything fundamentally wrong in that link. Just maybe not the whole story, which is understandable, since the "final story" hasn't been written yet.
Exactly (part deaux) .
But where does it state 'require tuner less clients'?
Because then it would just be an RVU compliant receiver. The assumed definition of "thin" implies that it doesn't do much on it's own.
I'm saying clients are not required to be dumb - thin or any other term you care to use in order to be clients.
Guess you'll simply need to wait until you have one in your hands.
Not required is correct; D*'s take on several aspects may not resonate with some members on this forum...
You are correct. For instance, a TV can have a built in RVU client - and yet it is a fully functional receiver with basic guide, QAM, or ATSC tuners.
However, economically speaking? It would make 0 sense for a company like DirecTV to manufacture a full functioning client and use it as an RVU client. But as others have stated, it doesn't seem that final chapter has been written. Dual Live Buffers was once written as a "never" only to appear in the HR2x series.
Those points would seem to make alot of sense. If this is a Whole Home DVR as stated last year when some of us saw the unit at CES...then having anything more than a base "client" unit would be over-engineering and over-spending on their part.
That is making me rethink the conversation I had with DirecTV's engineer onsite at CES where I asked about support for existing HD DVRs / HD receivers.
Also, the RDU alliance has indeed been busy on RVU-enabled HDTV's, so your comment on that also is consistent with what has been written on that topic.
One would guess that there will have to be at least a couple of new/distinguishing capabilities to entice adoption for those households where one HD DVR does the trick - something beyond just a bigger hard drive. With up to the rumored 5 clients (tuners)...you'd think they would have to retool the buffer somehow to accommodate concurrent access to the main unit for multiple streams.
Looks like CES may be even more interesting to attend this year - WOO HOO.
Apparently DirecTV demo'd the HMC30 again at last month's CEDIA show in Atlanta. Article here.
Or so it would seem....
Wasn't this the same link from earlier in this thread?
"Of note": The box allows you to view live or recorded content in up to four rooms.
It seems fairly clear, if one has RUV enabled devices, that a DirecTV client wouldn't be needed, but since these will be coming out in the future, that DirecTV needs to supply "boxes" [yes, thin clients] for customers that need them.
Ya. I was googling RVU, came across it and thought it would be helpful. Came late to the thread and didn't realize it was already posted. Apologies to dsw.
It will be interesting to see if RVU plays a part in the NOMAD experience.
Not that fast:
I can't wait until DirecTV RVU meet up with X-10 and other smart home innovations.
Doubtful considering "take it with you" doesn't lend itself to "talking to the server" for GUI instructions.
Would the install be as simple as me turning in TWO HR's for one of these, say installed at the liv room TV? Then a feed to the bedroom TV? It would have as much space as I need, plus an xtra tuner (if I read correctly). Be nice if Nomad transferring was a direct connection to this puppy.
Yes, just need a client box, unless the bedroom TV has a built in RVU client.