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Well now ("C71KW-400" Client)

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by compnurd, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Oct 24, 2017 #1 of 169
    compnurd

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  2. Oct 24, 2017 #2 of 169
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    I have PLENTY of interest in this. Its the only way I would come back to Directv. I dropped Directv for Playstation Vue over a year ago. Vue is very solid and we have kept it ever since. But I know Directv would have more/better channel offerings. Next question will Directv sell it for customers like myself can buy it on their own. I want nothing to do with a contract and if Directv will be playing like that. We wont be getting it and will keep Vue.
     
  3. Oct 24, 2017 #3 of 169
    DishCSR

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    Directv already has an ott service, directvnow.

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  4. Oct 25, 2017 #4 of 169
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    I know. But, I want that box with remote/dvr. That is not offered right now just yet. This would be perfect for me.
     
  5. Oct 25, 2017 #5 of 169
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    Eh, sounds like this is all about a hs17 DVR for dtv now and it’s client...
     
  6. Oct 25, 2017 #6 of 169
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    This is the next generation of Directv client, the follow on for the C61KW wireless 4K client (which is not yet released) not sure why they are referring to it as an "OTT client" in the article as if that's what it is designed for. It is designed for Directv's satellite offering just like any other client, but has some additional OTT streaming features because it runs Android TV. Variety's writers are stupid.

    Sounds like this C71KW and the HS27 are designed specifically for each other - this client will not work with HR* or HS17. It comes with a Bluetooth voice remote, and won't work with existing RC* remotes. Looks like the C71KW can only be controlled via Bluetooth (and I'm sure IP) though the new VRC81 remote also does IR and RF to control other devices.

    It has no coax port (which you'd expect for a wireless client) but has an ethernet port (so I guess it doesn't require wireless, or maybe it is wireless to the HS27 and the ethernet is for other services)
     
  7. Oct 25, 2017 #7 of 169
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    Uses Broadcom's BCM7271 SoC designed for Ultra HD set tops.
     
  8. Oct 25, 2017 #8 of 169
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    Why don’t you think the hs27 won’t be the streaming DVR they have mentioned that does nothing with satelite?
     
  9. Oct 25, 2017 #9 of 169
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    Nowhere near the same thing.

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  10. Oct 25, 2017 #10 of 169
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    Because they aren't doing a streaming DVR for Directv Now, they're doing a cloud DVR.

    Do you really think they'd use the same product naming for their satellite and non satellite lines, and deliberately confuse the heck out of everyone?
     
  11. Oct 25, 2017 #11 of 169
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    Never said it was, j think my reply confused you

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  12. Oct 25, 2017 #12 of 169
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    Seems like AT&T/DirecTV have some product positioning to work out. This sure looks like it would be more appropriate for DirecTV Now to provide local DVR capability for their steaming service.
     
  13. Oct 26, 2017 #13 of 169
    inkahauts

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    This is att. If they can confuse you by creating ten different things and using similar model numbers they will in a heart beat.

    And besides, this may be for their new over the top service which is evidently different than DIRECTV now. That’s according to a att exec announcing it on earnings calls. So yeah... att is going to confuse you if they can.

    And no, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if they offered a hardware DVR for sale in addition to a cloud DVR. Why? Because then customers could always skip commercials, etc... not sure if they will be allowed to on all channels with the cloud DVR.
     
  14. Oct 26, 2017 #14 of 169
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    Isn't that cloud DVR for D* Now? I haven't seen any reports of a cloud DVR for "normal" D*. I have read rumors but nothing from D*.

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    I just reread the thread up to that point to get the context right. The OP was about a box, thought that was what you meant. Don't think I've ever heard D*Now mentioned as a STB, that's where the confusion came from.

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    I'd be happy with a cloud DVR for D* content but I haven't seen any firm plans for D* to institute it. I have seen D* Now speculation that seems like it might happen on Now.

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    Think they'd be dumb enough to do that...stupid question. Of course they would. That defeats the purpose of a DVR, I think.

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  18. Oct 26, 2017 #18 of 169
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    The poster I was responding to was mentioning other ott streaming services, so I was just saying that directv also has an ott service, the android box that was being referred to was for directv now, I myself saw the article on cord cutters but didn't actually read it myself, I hope this clears my reply up

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    Yup.

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    slice1900

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    Yes, a cloud DVR for Directv Now. It has been in beta testing for a few months.
     

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