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With the CES 2012 doors opening Tuesday at 10am PT, and lots of announcements already from many consumer electronics entities, figured that this thread is appropriate for the next few days. I'm sure there will also be separate threads for each topic, but figured that one thread that summarizes everything and references the others might be helpful, somewhat a clearing house for information and gossip.

Please post a link to anything that you find that is DirecTV related.

RVU Press Release:
Samsung N Info:
Entropic:
Entropic Communications Unveils Industry-First Multi-Band MoCA Adapter Reference Design for Use Across Multiple Pay-TV Networks

http://ir.entropic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=638204

Entropic Communications Highlights Backward Interoperable MoCA 2.0 Network; Bringing the Fastest Whole-Home Network to Multi-Screen Devices

http://ir.entropic.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=638206

Samsung RVU:
Samsung Announces Set-Top "Boxless" Viewing in All 2012 Smart TVs

DIRECTV and Samsung Showcase Multi-room DVR Technology On Samsung Smart TVs

http://www.businesswire.com/news/ho...nnounces-Set-Top-“Boxless”-Viewing-2012-Smart
Some items that I'm looking forward to sniffing around for:
  • Any reference to RVU capability from a mobile device such as an iPhone/iPad, or gaming system such as the PS3, or a PC client, especially outside the home. I'm sure others would also be interested in non-iOS devices and other gaming platforms and remote RVU clients.
  • Any hint of streaming (non-RVU) outside the home for DVR recordings. Thinking that the recent Anywhere references might just be channel streaming outside the home, but we'll see if anything gets announced or hinted at.
  • Anything related to possibly being able to access DVR specific info (space, playlist, todo list, ...) from a mobile app outside the home. Similar to the FiOS app.
  • Any future receiver gossip (Hx2x, HR3x, C3x) or nomad enhancements.
  • Any references to MoCA 2.0 for DirecTV, the Entropic CEO has only referenced FiOS interest in MoCA 2.0 previously.
  • I'm sure I'll think of some other stuff, but that might be a good start.
It would be great if those on the CES floor could post anything that they find in real-time, even a simple 1-liner about something cool that's DirecTV related on the show floor ... I know that smartphone connectivity from the show floor was challenging last year.

No need to wait for the professional daily summary write-up, which will be great as a wrap up, ... land, enter, see, post ... for those that are DirecTV news junkies looking for a real-time fix ... :)
 

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No worries - There are already "reservations" to meet directly with the Entropic folks over the next 36 hours at their CES booth, in addition to the estimated 3000 industry press releases published from CES this week. The onsite reports will include more details and photos. ;)

As done here the past 4 years, several DBSTalkers will be reporting and posting firsthand information as well over the term of CES 2012, starting tomorrow.
 

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"hdtvfan0001" said:
No worries - There are already "reservations" to meet directly with the Entropic folks over the next 36 hours at their CES booth, in addition to the estimated 3000 industry press releases published from CES this week. The onsite reports will include more details and photos. ;)

As done here the past 4 years, several DBSTalkers will be reporting and posting firsthand information as well over the term of CES 2012, starting tomorrow.
Can't wait! Thanks everyone.
 

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ATARI said:
Check and see if TiVo will be releasing a new HD DirecTV DVR.

{ducks}

:D
Now that's simply funny (especially for those of us looking for that specific thing at our 3rd CES in a row... :lol: We might just have some luck this time. :D
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Unless you count me, I'm just making sure the devices and charged before heading out.
Power up my friend.

See you tomorrow.
 

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Engadget posted that Samsung said that RVU would be in 2012 Smart TV's. Then it later says "This year, Samsung will embed the RVU protocol int its entire line of Smart TV's..". So the question I have does that mean only the 2012 Smart TV's will get RVU or will they also add it to prior year models of Smart TV's?
 

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Engadget posted that Samsung said that RVU would be in 2012 Smart TV's. Then it later says "This year, Samsung will embed the RVU protocol int its entire line of Smart TV's..". So the question I have does that mean only the 2012 Smart TV's will get RVU or will they also add it to prior year models of Smart TV's?
ToddD posted the link in another thread for those wanting to check it out:

ToddD said:
~Alan
 

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Well, The Entropic rep said DIRECTV has not requested any MOCA 2.0 devices (yet). But there is a second-generation DECA onsite.

The Entropic rep also said I beat the DIRECTV reps onsite so I'll check back tomorrow.
 

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Well, The Entropic rep said DIRECTV has not requested any MOCA 2.0 devices (yet). But there is a second-generation DECA onsite.

The Entropic rep said I beat the DIRECTV reps onsite so I'll check back tomorrow.
Thanks sir.

We'll likely see you at the booth tomorrow then... ;)
 

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Draconis said:
Well, The Entropic rep said DIRECTV has not requested any MOCA 2.0 devices (yet). But there is a second-generation DECA onsite.

The Entropic rep said I beat the DIRECTV reps onsite so I'll check back tomorrow.
It'll be very cool to hear the details about this. Some things that pop into my mind:

1 What are the differences/advantages/features between this and the current version.
2 Is it new hardware, software, or both?
3 Is it backward compatable?
 
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