DBSTalk Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
DaBears
Joined
·
6,085 Posts
dwcolvin said:
Just curious... it the RVU standard a work-in-progress? And is the HR34 availability an answer to a "chicken and egg" problem?

I ask because it would seem the release of the HR34 is premature. From DirecTV's standpoint it is great with RVU... install a SWiM LNB, one HR34 and a bunch of RVU clients and a customer is set, and the monthy charge is the same as a houseful of DVRs and receivers.

But, as it stands, many ordering the HR34 are requiring significant infrastructure upgrades... SL3/SL5 LNBs, SWiM-16s, etc., with significant installation cost to DirecTV. And the telling thing is the HR34 is in abundant supply.

So, is today just a stopover in a massive paradigm shift?
Only to existing customers which in reality this system was not designed specifically for. When setup from scratch and RVU clients are available it will be cheaper overall for SAC purposes once the initial R&D costs are covered.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top