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Interesting news on Wireless Genie mini client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by tpm1999, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. dishinitout

    dishinitout Mentor

    Jan 4, 2013
    Mike- You beat me to the fact that QAM is possible in the DirecTV world, just very expensive. Currently its only utilized in their Comm1000 series distribution for very large systems (ie. stadiums). It is no where near economical for standard residential systems.

    The reason QAM is the ONLY option for HD distribution via coax is because of the copyright protection it enables that ATSC/NTSC don't (required by the movie studios etc.) RVU does meet these requirements, and thus why its around. RVU takes this even further with the 2 way communication that ATSC/NTSC/QAM don't offer to my knowledge (or at least at the same level as RVU) making the Genie/Client system possible. So the best possible option at this point would be to create something similar to RVU run off coax for what you want damondlt, but why would they after putting the money into RVU? Also, you claim that you want all TVs in existence currently to be backwards compatible with your idea which would be impossible without a converter (ie. box you don't want since you want it to be straight coax to tv) to send the info back to the server since existing TVs wouldn't have the capability to send info 2 ways.

    So yes it is possible damondlt but there are serious financial, legal and technical reasons why it won't happen. RVU TV's will get better as the processors in the TVs become more powerful and capable of processing this function as well as all the other functions a smart TV has. Just like most electronics the first generation of a device will have some issues that future generations will (hopefully) resolve. This technology is growing as we speak with other manufacturers start offering it as well.
  2. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

    Jan 24, 2007
    Okay, if you guys would like to discuss MoCA vs DECA vs QAM vs etc. the by all means start another thread. Let's stop hijacking the Interesting News thread.

    Back to Topic. :backtotop

  3. sigma1914

    sigma1914 Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

    Sep 5, 2006
    Allen, TX
    Says the guy who does the EXACT same regarding speed of HRs. Ironic.
  4. Mike Greer

    Mike Greer Hall Of Fame

    Jan 20, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    I pick on the HRs - not the people.

    And back to the topic at hand....

    It will be interesting to see what the performance of wireless genie clients will be.... The odd thing is that some people say the clients are 'fast' others say they wouldn't use them in a 'primary' location but they are fine for less-used locations. I've only seen two installs- both HR34s and the clients in both cases were difficult to use. Just trying to go down a list of recordings the client couldn't keep up and/or it would take off down the list. I imagine these troubles will be amplified using wireless but only time will tell.
  5. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

    Feb 27, 2006
    Which is why I'm all for something other then Client boxes.

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