1. Stevies3

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    I see that Samsung no longer offers RVU with it TV line up. Is this true for all manufactures? If true its too bad, I like this setup over a client box.
     
  2. MysteryMan

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    It appears RVU is no longer offered by TV manufactures. You're better off with a client because support is longer than with RVU.
     
  3. P Smith

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    I vividly remember trumpets about RVU and its use with DTV servers …
    What is a fiasco !
     
  4. CraigerM

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    What MysteryMan said.
     
  5. Barry in Conyers

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    Why would a reputable TV manufacturer want a "software partnership" with a company that has trouble making it's own DVR's work correctly?
     
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  6. slice1900

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    Directv didn't create RVU, it was created by Jethead. Directv was the only company that used it as a 'server', everyone else wanted to go their own way. Though I suspect under the covers they are all using the same open standard building blocks that Jethead did.
     
  7. Barry in Conyers

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    Who created RVU or what building blocks Jethead used have nothing to do with the question I asked.

    Again, why would a reputable TV manufacturer want a "software partnership" with a company that has trouble making it's own DVR's work correctly?
     
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  8. litzdog911

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    RVU never really caught on. Probably also too much hassle for TV manufacturers to keep up with the DirecTV software updates.
     
  9. JoeTheDragon

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    same with tru2way?
     
  10. WestDC

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    Paying a Fee to Activate a TV for RVU Currently $7 a month -has always (to Me) Seamed a Waste -Change the TV -Lose the RVU or pay to activate it again. -Pay a Client and $7 Month -Change the TV or move the Client to another room without having to do anything -always made more sense to me.

    Of Course over the 20 + years - D* has made deals with other (TUBE) TV MFG's to make set's to interface with Directv -and Just Like RVU -and Perhaps D* -It will all go the way of the DOE-DOE Bird
     
  11. Rich

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    Did you happen to see one of my posts about the missing recordings thing happening again during the Super Bowl? Recorded the game on several HRs and the 44's recording didn't show up on its Playlist and the Playlist on the 44 had no indications of which HR recorded the game. All that was supposed to stop on the new NR, no?

    Rich
     
  12. inkahauts

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    They never had a software partnership with DIRECTV. Never. They where making a standard available on their TVs. A standard dtv also was using. Now I believe DIRECTV paid to have a DIRECTV logo on the boxes as well.

    It it’s actually the lack of a software partnership that doomed RVU protocol.

    The issue for RVU was never DIRECTV’s but always the manufacturers who fail constantly to keep the software in their TVs up to date.

    Their DVR quirks is an entirely different issue. That’s really an issue in who is choosing what they think the GUI should look like and how it should act.
     
  13. raott

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    The look and feel isn't the only issue. It is poor implementation and abysmal QC. There is no way an issue where recorded programs going missing should take 8 or 9 months to fix.

     
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  14. inkahauts

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    While I don’t disagree I blame the guy in charge not the programmers. They have clearly been trying to back track all the stuff they where told to do for ages and the guys in charge clearly don’t care enough about the issues vs meeting marketing’s mandates for features. It’s a total joke in that regard. And that leads to things not getting fixed in a timely manner.
     
  15. Visman

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    I have an RVU Lg TV and it works great. I do have a question, I am going to upgrade to HR54 4K DVR soon. Should i stick with the RVU input or get a Clint to get the 4K channels.
     
  16. RAD

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    If you're going to get a new 2 year commitment I'd say get the C61K at the same time.
     
  17. P Smith

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    Yea, that would best choice for now - any issue with it, ATT will oblige to fix FW or replace the c_lient_
     
  18. Rich

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    That issue is not fixed. I saw it during the Super Bowl and I do have the new NR. "Abysmal" is a good word to use in regard to what ATT laughingly would call quality control.

    Rich
     

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