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HR34 RVU Field Trial

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by harsh, May 18, 2011.

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  1. Doug Brott

    Doug Brott Lifetime Achiever DBSTalk Club

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    So you're saying the PS3 slim makes the HR24 look like a dwarf? :scratchin
     
  2. sigma1914

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    Dwarfs? :lol:
    PS3 Slim - 11.42 x 2.56 x 11.42 in.
    HR24 - 15 x 2.2 x 9.5 in.

    Not exactly dwarfing.
     
  3. Jeremy W

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    The PS3 is ridiculously more powerful than the HR24. It also has an optical drive.
     
  4. CraigerCSM

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    No the HR24 is big compared to the PS3 slim and it has power supply, Bluray and hard drive all built into the unit. Sorry I terrible at grammar sometimes.
     
  5. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    Volume is length x width x height

    PS3 Slim - 11.42 x 2.56 x 11.42 in.
    HR24 - 15 x 2.2 x 9.5 in.

    Which is bigger? :)
     
  6. CraigerCSM

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    The160gig I got looks smaller than the HR24.
     
  7. Jeremy W

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    It's not, but it's not bigger by a whole lot. It's just the way they designed it. And all PS3s are the same size physically, regardless of the size of the hard drive.
     
  8. CraigerCSM

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    So basically the smallest HD DVR will ever get is the HR24?
     
  9. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    ever is a long time.
     
  10. mobandit

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    Until they decide to start using SSD's instead of "regular" HDD's.
     
  11. CraigerCSM

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    Unless VOD replaces the DVR then we wouldn't need the HR34 just H25's.
     
  12. Jeremy W

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    That would be IPTV. And in that case, you wouldn't even need something as big as the H25. A Uverse IPTV STB (non-DVR) is only 10 x 2.25 x 8.5 inches.
     
  13. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    However, it does NOT have two or more satellite tuners (which do not run particularly cool), nor is it designed to read and write to the hard drive continuously for 3 - 4 years at a stretch, as is a DVR. And given what it still retails for, how long and how many redesigns has it taken Sony to bring down the unit cost to break even?

    This is truly and apples-to-oranges comparison.
     
  14. Jeremy W

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    I don't agree that it's quite that drastic, but there are some fundamental differences that make direct comparisons less than helpful.
     
  15. Arative

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    Its probably too early to know but could the RUV be used on conjunction with a windows media center HTPC?
     
  16. JosephB

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    From a technical standpoint, they could get them pretty small. Probably the size of an Apple TV if they really wanted to (well, maybe a tad larger due to the tuners). The tradeoff is price. They may make them smaller, but everything they do to make them smaller makes them cost more money (laptop sized hard drives cost more than desktop sized, using SSD would mean even more money, etc). So, they probably have a targeted price and would likely just keep optimizing the boxes to hit that price.

    Of course if they ever wanted to do something like upgrade everyone to MPEG-4, they'd probably have a dirt cheap "regular sized" box, which after spending money on miniaturization, would be significantly less expensive.
     
  17. harsh

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    There doesn't appear to be any mention of computer-based RVU clients. A media center PC should be able to run DIRECTV2PC for local viewing.

    Full-quality content served by an HTPC is almost certainly not going to happen.
     
  18. Jeremy W

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    I don't know why you're so sure of that. Microsoft got Windows Media Center certified for CableCARD compatibility, so it's not exactly crazy to talk about them getting it certified for RVU as well.
     
  19. JosephB

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    Haven't they discontinued, or at least lessened their focus on Media Center? They're putting a lot of resources into IPTV (their platform is what AT&T uses for U-Verse), so I wouldn't expect RVU to factor in (other than they may want to have MCE serve as an RVU server). Main thing going against that, though, is that Microsoft has a gigantic "not invented here" aversion.
     
  20. Laxguy

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    One doesn't have to go to SSDs to decrease the footprint or volume of a sizable HDD.......
     
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