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Samsung RVU TVs - Issues and Discussion (Q1-2012)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Stuart Sweet, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I've never seen anything anywhere indicating DIRECTV supports a wireless setup for RVU, at least not yet.
     
  2. sarhaynes

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    I don't think its a DirecTv issue. The HR34 thinks its wired (it is connected to a wireless bridge). I think it may be a Samsung issue. When I get the replacement TV I'll give Samsung a call.
     
  3. inkahauts

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    Pretty sure I read somewhere the only approved way to hook up a RVU client that is a Samsung (since they are the only rvu clients right now) tv is to run a coax to the unit, and then connect a bbdeca module directly to the Ethernet port of the tv. That would keep the signal in the cloud the entire time, and basically be the exact same thing as hooking up a HR20 to a deca cloud, allowing the signal for the tv viewing to never touch a persons home network equipment.

    Stuart, do you know for sure one way or the other?
     
  4. Jul 2, 2012 #124 of 167
    sarhaynes

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    Again, this seems to defeat the purpose of having RVU. If I could run a wire to the location, then I can get a HD box to put at the location. If all I was trying to do is save myself $6/month, I wouldn't have spent the extra $$ on the TV and the HR34 (with an AM-21). I already had HR20-700 in my family room (it was getting old and the drive was skipping a lot, so I knew I'd have to replace it in the near future anyway). There would still be a more economical solution.
    I want to be able to put a TV in a location where it is not feasible to run extra cables. I can handle buying (another) wireless bridge if that's what it takes, but having to run coax or CAT-5 just to get RVU capability seems to defeat the purpose of what RVU should be able to give you.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2012 #125 of 167
    Stuart Sweet

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    That is correct. Coax to a CCK is the only approved installation, period. Wireless is not recommended.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 #126 of 167
    pmisra08

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    Anybody know if the new 2012 Samsungs are RVU ready. I know the 2011 models are good to go but in reading the entire thread nobody has successfully gotten a 2012 model to pair with H34. I am ready to purchase new TV but need to insure that RVU will in fact work.

    Thanks
     
  7. Jul 4, 2012 #127 of 167
    sarhaynes

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    I contacted Samsung Technical Support and I was told that the following 2012 models are RVU-capable:
    UNxxEH5300
    UNxxES6500
    UN55ES6600
    From what I have read on this board, however; there appears to be a difference between "capable" and "available". The RVU-enabled software for these models may or may not have been released yet. I recently purchased a UN32EH5300 and the latest software is 1019. I beleive that you need software version 1025 or later to get the RVU enabled. The glass of the TV was cracked, so I'm in the process of getting the unit replaced. I hope to have more info once I get the replacement unit.
     
  8. Jul 4, 2012 #128 of 167
    pmisra08

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    Thanks for the update. I am eagerly awaiting your response. I really want this to work. I hope Samsung & Directv figure this out
     
  9. Jul 4, 2012 #129 of 167
    inkahauts

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    For those of you with Samsung RVU that are using it, can you do double play on them?
     
  10. matsalla

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    I specifically bought a Samsung 2012 UN40ES6500 for hopes to use RVU and had a HR34 installed on June 20, the DirecTV installer could not find the normal setting for RVU and I called into Samsung and they agreed it did not have RVU. The DirecTV installer, said typically it shows up in the sources list for the TV. I am still hoping eventually it will get RVU, but as of now would say it is not there.
     
  11. sarhaynes

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    I just got off the chat with Samsung Tech support. It appears the 2012 TVs do not have the firmware yet to support RVU. I recently purchased UN32EH5300 based on the fact that a previous rep told me that the TV was compatible. What they didn't tell me was that it was not yet capable.
    I did however get them to tell me that the feature would be available in the next firmware release for the TV. When asked about time frame for the release all I could get out of them was "soon".
    So it appears the 2012 SmartTV RVU-compatible models will be RVU-capable "soon."
    (that and a buck or two might get you a cup of coffee...)
     
  12. Stuart Sweet

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    That is actually correct, and I have it on good authority that it will happen. Soon? It's out of our control.
     
  13. naijai

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    How "Soon" ???? :(
     
  14. MISpat

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    Is there any info on the how and where to hook up this DECA? I assume we're talking about hooking one up to the TV, and we're NOT talking about the one that's already hooked up to my router?
     
  15. inkahauts

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    It would hook up the same as the one to your router, but directly to your tv instead of your router.
     
  16. Stuart Sweet

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    If you are doing a self install, you can use any wired Internet connection, from a router or coax through a DECA. Wireless won't work consistently.
     
  17. Aug 2, 2012 #137 of 167
    sarhaynes

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    How would I go about getting a BB DECA unit if I end up needing one?
     
  18. Aug 2, 2012 #138 of 167
    Beerstalker

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    Many different options. Call DirecTV and order one, order one from DirecTV's website, order one from a DirecTV retailer online like Solid Signal, order one from a local DirecTV retailer, or other sites like eBay or Amazon.
     
  19. Annihilator31

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    I was just told by Samsung that the new software supporting RVU would be released on August 28th. Sure hope this is true.
     
  20. slapshot54

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    Did they answer our prayers? Don't have a Samsung TV yet but am waiting for RVU to be functional before I purchase.
     

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