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Is this for real? If so why is there no "First Look"?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jjschind, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 18, 2012 #41 of 129
    Groundhog45

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    Wow, that looks pretty small. It's not as long as the remote. Thanks for the info. Do they all come with a $50 in the box. :lol:
     
  2. Jun 18, 2012 #42 of 129
    codespy

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    Before the HR34-700 was born, the HMC30-700 existed internally with the C30-700.

    I would assume the C31-700 would be the 2nd generation like the 34.

    If people think the 34 is bad, think how awful the HMC30 had to be since it was never released. ;)
     
  3. Jun 18, 2012 #43 of 129
    P Smith

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    I was common knowledge: HMC30 is the HR34. At least as I saw by spooled FW ...
     
  4. Jun 19, 2012 #44 of 129
    slacker_x

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    Is there any reason that the H25's can't operate as RVU clients for the HMC? I only as as I have H25's and would love to be able to pause live TV on them. I have 3 TV's so even if I was watching things on the 3 tv's I'd still have 2 tuners to record things. The HMC seems wasted currently as the max I'm ever recording is 2 things and watching something else.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2012 #45 of 129
    RunnerFL

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    Yes, the H25's don't have any RVU capabilities. The hardware needed for RVU isn't in the H25. Units either are RVU or they have their own tuner. There are no units that have both.
     
  6. Jun 19, 2012 #46 of 129
    Stuart Sweet

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    Sure hope the person who posted that wasn't fired.
     
  7. Jun 19, 2012 #47 of 129
    slacker_x

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    Thank you for explaining that its more than just software needed for RVU. I wish that they had the RVU's available when I signed up. Not that I'm complaining as the record/list/view works well enough when I want to pause the show I'm currently watching.
     
  8. Jun 19, 2012 #48 of 129
    Sixto

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    It's not clear to me that RVU requires any specific "RVU hardware".

    You may be correct, and a DirecTV RVU client may include some silicon for RVU, but it's not clear to me if it's required (for RVU specifically) or just accelerates the processing, or maybe doesn't exist at all.

    My view has always been that an RVU client is "software", and just needs the proper hardware to properly run the code (performance wise).

    And still holding out hope that someday we will see an RVU client for Windows and iOS.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2012 #49 of 129
    P Smith

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    That is support by existence of RVU in Samsung TVs.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2012 #50 of 129
    RunnerFL

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    I thought I had read somewhere that a chip was required, could be wrong. If there's no hardware requirement why make a client box at all then instead of just using an H25?

    If only the pics included a shot of the guts...
     
  11. Jun 19, 2012 #51 of 129
    Sixto

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    Probably $. Tuner-less boxes may be very inexpensive.
     
  12. Jun 19, 2012 #52 of 129
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    Also probably energy savings (not having ot power the tuner). Probably less computing hardware/memory in it to since all of the GUI, guide, etc. is done on the HR34 and sent to the client.

    Hopefully some day we will be able to buy Blu-ray players, TVs (other than Samsung), and boxes like Roku/Apple TV that will be certified RVU clients. Until then the C31 will fill a nice role allowing us all the functionality of having a DVR attached to any TV in a small box, not taking up uneccessary tuners, etc.

    For my parents an HR34 and 7 C31s will be the perfect install assuming DirecTV only charges the $6/month for the first 3. If they want to charge for every single one then I doubt my parents will ever switch over to DirecTV unless I can put together some kind of home distribution system on my own. Just not worth paying $42/month in mirroring fees for the 7 C31s when they can only use 3 at a time, and there will be few times when more than 2 TVs are on at the same time anyway.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2012 #53 of 129
    dsw2112

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    Looks like the photos were taken down, so certainly someone has been "informed."
     
  14. Jun 19, 2012 #54 of 129
    codespy

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    Yea...probably sitting in Mike White's office right now. I'd like to be a fly on the wall for that one. :lol:
     
  15. Jun 19, 2012 #55 of 129
    Davenlr

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    Close the barn door after the cows get out.
     
  16. Jun 19, 2012 #56 of 129
    codespy

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    I fixed your post....I'm an AMC fan. :)
     
  17. Jun 19, 2012 #57 of 129
    jjschind

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    Here are the pics once again.
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  18. Jun 20, 2012 #58 of 129
    P Smith

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    Masked serial numbers ? hehe - we got them stored in our history folders ... on each PC ;)
     
  19. Jun 20, 2012 #59 of 129
    LameLefty

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    More importantly, some of us figured out who the guy is and think its a very stupid idea to post pictures of unreleased consumer hardware if one wants to keep one's job. :rolleyes:
     
  20. Jun 20, 2012 #60 of 129
    P Smith

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    He is an adult and should knew of any outcome in such consequences.
     

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