How far can they take Moca?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by gov, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. gov

    gov Legend

    Jan 11, 2013
    Had a customer remark it would be nice if the 'list' feature on her MRV'd DirecTV system also brought up the menu on her Blu-Ray.

    LOL, pretty good idea, wonder if they are working on it? Handy to watch the blu ray in the living room from the bedroom and have the DirecTV remote shoot the control signals thru the whole home system too.

  2. trh

    trh This Space for Sale

    Nov 2, 2007
    NE FL
    Seriously doubt DirecTV would develop anything like that.
  3. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Firstly I think the "they" would need to be more than just DIRECTV working to implement such a scheme, but the manufactures of the BR player or other devices as well.

    And what needs extended is not really MoCA (except for the BR or other device to communicate on DIRECTV's MoCA E band of 475-625 MHz), but the higher level RVU protocol to allow the clients to communicate with multiple RVU servers on a network.

    I don't know if that's even feasible.
  4. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

    Jul 25, 2002
    W.Mdtrn Sea
    Definitely wouldn't happen.

    Are you seriously thinking DTV would cut own "a la BR" VOD offers in favor play real Blu-Ray disks in real BR PQ ?
  5. mattgwyther

    mattgwyther Member

    May 22, 2007
    Hmmm if you google Directv and RVU you will find a lot of press releases about some blu ray players being RVU clients which would make them Genie clients. I think Sony made an announcement at CES.
  6. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

    Nov 16, 2005
    Yes they did, as "clients." But what the TS is referring to here needs to be the other way around where the Blu Ray player would have to be an RVU server like the Genie.

    And I don't recall anyone mentioning that the RVU protocol is compatible with operating multiple servers on the same network. Only multiple clients accessing one server.
  7. Bill Broderick

    Bill Broderick Icon

    Aug 25, 2006
    Long Island
    But that is the opposite of what it needed here. Adding the capability of using the Sony Blu-ray player as a server would reduce the number of Blu-ray players that Sony would sell. Rather than selling a Blu-ray player for both the living room and bedroom, the customer would only need to buy one for the living room and still be able to watch Blu-ray's in the bedroom.

    Sony doesn't make money by selling fewer Blu-ray players. MRV works for DirecTV because they are selling a monthly service. They're not making money on the physical DVR's (aside from the $6 per month, which is the same that they are charging for RVU clients.
  8. Diana C

    Diana C Hall Of Fame DBSTalk Club

    Mar 30, 2007
    New Jersey
    What somebody needs to build is something like an "RVU Slingbox." This would allow legacy devices to be adapted to deliver content across a network. Like a Slingbox, it would have to use IR remote blasters, but would not need to do the realtime re-encoding that a Slingbox does. All it would do is pack the digital A/V inside RVU packets. Then a Roku, a BluRay player or a DirecTV Hx2x unit could all be delivered to any RVU client device.
  9. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    We know other devices will be able to be clients, just look at samsung tv's. The question of if dtv receivers will ever be able to be clients for other rvu devices, I just kind of doubt it.
  10. jdspencer

    jdspencer Hall Of Fame

    Nov 7, 2003
    I think a better why to control multiple devices is with some sort of consolidated app to control all devices connect to your network. I can control my TV, DirecTV DVR, and WD TV Plus via my Android smartphone. These are all separate apps, but there's no reason why a consolidated/customizable app developed for individual needs.

    May Harmony could do this?
  11. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    Good idea in theory, but in reality I tend to find that when you try to make some thing the jack of all trades, it becomes the master of none.....meaning it wont even do what its supposed to do well anymore.
  12. fornold

    fornold Legend

    Sep 4, 2006
    iRule can do that with a little help for some devices that don't have IP control. Using this in my media room with an old iPad for the remote to control Blu-Ray, Projector, AVR, DirecTV and lights.

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