RVU or 4K mini?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by joes87, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. cpalmer2k

    cpalmer2k New Member

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    I'm seriously considering the Samsung JU6500 model, does anyone have any experience with the RVU experience on it?
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    I have a 55" JU6500 in my bedroom. The TV is great but the RVU client is junk. Go for the C61k.
     
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  3. David Ortiz

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    Dolby Digital Plus delivered to your AVR? I question because ARC is not capable of transmitting DD+ as it has the same limitations as optical or coaxial audio, which are limited to DD 5.1.
     
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  4. Rich

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    Same set I have, but I'm waiting for some real content before I add any 4K hardware. Good to know. Thanx.

    Rich
     
  5. cpalmer2k

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    Did you gave it connected via Ethernet or DECA and what type of issues made it "junk"? I was considering this TV, but really want to be able to use RVU
     
  6. row25

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    I have a Samsung JU7100. Got the RVU activated the other day, and although it took the tech forever to figure out, I am very happy with it. I had to pretty much walk him through on how to install it. After he left, I pulled both DECAS and hooked everything up via ethernet instead. I didn't have high hopes because I've read a lot of complains, but so far so good...and it works just as well as the HR-54 that was attached to the TV previously.
     
  7. RunnerFL

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    Ethernet connection... Very jittery, slow response, just bad overall performance.

    Don't let bad RVU keep you from buying this TV. The TV is great.
     
  8. inkahauts

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    After a couple weeks I'd put the deca back on it and see if you notice a difference. I know it makes a difference for some depending on other things but it's a toss up for every system. They use deca because it's the only way to make sure it works well.
     
  9. inkahauts

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    For what little is out there and with the one you have go RVU at first and see what happens. Then add a client if you aren't happy with its performance. With the one you have if it's connected RVU I don't think you'll see a difference.

    I'll try and post a list of what's free now but it's mostly discovery type stuff. Ocean and animal documentaries and such right now.

    Enough to hold your interest for about a month I'd say. Lol. So RVU for a month maybe. :)
     
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  10. jedichef

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    Just got my 2016 KS9000 65" this week. Called DirecTV to set up RVU. They require a $49 set up fee and a technician must perform installation. Good thin because when they were here the dish needed adjustment and all connections repaired or replaced (desert sun)
    After setting it all up with the HR44 DVR I already own they couldn't complete because the KS9000 wasn't in the system yet.

    My choice is to wait for RVU support or get the HR54 and C61K. Either way I only get one option for free they told me and a renewal of a 2 year contract.
    I have seen the various experiences listed here, it makes it a toss up.
     
  11. cdplayer

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    As an installer and based on recent issues I would recommend the rvu because of all the problems we have been having with the c61k's... I don't know whether it's the software in the hr54's or the 4k clients, but I've seen multiple customers with issues mostly no server found and wireless connection lost a day after install.
     
  12. Bigg

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    I wouldn't trust much to those TVs. I have a 65" JS850D (Costco trimmed JS8500), and the built-in functionality is somewhat questionable. I'm sticking with it for Netflix and Amazon and such, but if it acts up and crashes too often, then I'll try Netflix and such on my UHD Blu-Ray or get a Roku and wait out streaming HDR for a while. When I am in a situation where I can get D*, I'm getting a discreet box for sure.
     
  13. ryan2112

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    Does anyone know if a C61k can be down res'd to 1080i/p? We have custom installs involving 4K matrix where 1 tv may not be 4K and the 61 locks up the whole project. Seems like it doesn't like non 4K tvs.
    Any insight would be helpful to me. Thanks.


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  14. RunnerFL

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    A C61k can do 480i all the way up to 4k.
     
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  16. Rich

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    I've got the JS8500 65" TV and I've been having problems with the TV's built in apps. Nothing huge, just annoyances, but if they get worse...I don't know what I'll do. I have an ATV4 that doesn't do 4K at all, but pumps out a good 1080p feed that the TV upscales very well. Before you buy the Roku, assuming you mean the Roku 4, you might want to check out the Roku 4 dedicated thread at AVS. Problems with them abound. I've had two of them and neither would do 4K on NF or Amazon's 4K content. There are other hardware problems with them that are mentioned in that AVS thread. One thing that runs thru that thread is the incompatibility between the R4s and the Sammy 4K sets.

    I've been hoping either the new FTV boxes or ATV boxes would come to market with similar specs to the Roku 4s, but I asked about the ATVs at a local Apple store and nothing new appears to be happening with them. I wouldn't mind an upgraded FTV box.

    Rich
     
  17. Bigg

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    Yeah, my Netflix crashes occasionally, and does some really weird glitchy stuff that requires me to do the app reload thing that's buried deep in one of the settings menus in Netflix. The Roku 4 had a bad batch of units, but supposedly they have come through that now. The issue is that there is currently no HDR support, and HDR is that much trickier than getting 4k over HDMI. I've got it all working with my UHD Blu-Ray player for UHD Blu-ray discs with HDR10, but it's tricky, even when a device finally supports it. For the time being, I'm going to stick with Smart Hub, and wait for the other solutions to work the bugs out and get HDR support. I may move again, so right now I'm feeding it Comcast, which looks awful. When I buy a place of my own, I'm going to go to DirecTV to get live 4k content, and, more importantly, better quality HD content, since it will be many years before a significant number of channels that I actually watch are available in 4k. I'm hoping for 4k ESPN, as I might be able to pick up a few basketball games a year in 4k. They were a leader with HD, so it's not out of the realm of possibility, although they would probably only do a fraction of the games in 4k for at least a few years, as their production costs are already sky high.
     
  18. jedichef

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    ON KS9000, APPS work perfectly. Netflix & Amazon 4K amazing.
    UBD-K8500 looks stellar.
     
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    Obviously the C61K is capable of 480i as that is what it reverts to due to the well known bug in the most recent software.
     

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