MRV Discussion

JAG72

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I thought it might be interesting to have a standard thread that could be used for MRV discussion. Receivers will have this capabilities rolled out over the next little bit and we will have discussion all over the place. This could be used as a what you like, want to see and general thoughts on the offering.

(Issues should still be reported in the CE release threads.)

Like
  1. I really like the ability to watch the recorded material on my bedrooms TV.
  2. Picture quality. HD still looks amazing on a remote system.
  3. Soon I will have 10 tuners to record material and watch anywhere. :)


Want
  1. Need to give a way to give a nickname to your DVR's. It will be difficult to know what DVR is what if you have multiple ones.
  2. Remote program delete.
  3. Remote program recording. (I know that this can be done on-line but it would be nice to be able to set a recording from a remote receiver.)

Thoughts

So far I have to say that this has been the best feature that Directv has released. It is so easy to use and works pretty good for a first release. There are a few bugs to work out but that is understandable since this is the first release. I should never have to worry about not being able to record a show again and not be able to watch it where I want.

All I can say now is BRING ON THE HR20 AND R22!!!! Once this is done I will be all setup for years to come. I can now see this as now being the biggest advantage of all between the HR series and the 622/722.
 
Jimbo

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Jag,
When you go online to D*'s site and look at the receiver section at that point you tell them what room they are in...
This is how you tell the DVR schedukler which rec to rec. from I think, it's been a while since I used the DVR scheduler.
Does the MRV work that way too ?
Is it an option ?
If not, they should look into that type of thing as well.

Jimbo
 
JAG72

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There is no option to name you DVR's right now. They all show up with the RID only
 
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Does the MRV and DirecTVPC require an internet connection? I am wondering if just a patch cable between the respective machines would work.
 
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Yes, MRV and Directv2PC require an Internet connection. They use you home (in house network) to work.

They require a network connection, but Im assuming that they do not require a connection to the internet. Im assuming that one could setup a network with a few switches or routers and no internet connection and still use MRV or or Directv 2 PC as its connecting locally over the network and not over the internet. Im also assuming that the only thing that the internet connection is required for is remote PPV ordering over the internet and VOD. Would those be right assumptions or am I making an ass out of u and me :D :)
 
Bob Nielsen

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They require a network connection, but Im assuming that they do not require a connection to the internet. Im assuming that one could setup a network with a few switches or routers and no internet connection and still use MRV or or Directv 2 PC as its connecting locally over the network and not over the internet. Im also assuming that the only thing that the internet connection is required for is remote PPV ordering over the internet and VOD. Would those be right assumptions or am I making an ass out of u and me :D :)

An internet connection will be required for widgets and possibly other features in the future. It was needed for fortunes, but they have gone away.
 
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Jag, how are streaming HD content to your H21?

Currently I have a HR20 connected to my router via a wired cable. However, my HR22 which isn't network currently would have to be setup with a wireless hub. Are your HR2x and H21 boxes both wired, one wired/one wireless or both wireless?

I'm worried that when the roll this out to the HR2x boxes that if wireless is involved the wireless speed won't be fast enough to support HD content.
 
JAG72

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Jag, how are streaming HD content to your H21?

Currently I have a HR20 connected to my router via a wired cable. However, my HR22 which isn't network currently would have to be setup with a wireless hub. Are your HR2x and H21 boxes both wired, one wired/one wireless or both wireless?

I'm worried that when the roll this out to the HR2x boxes that if wireless is involved the wireless speed won't be fast enough to support HD content.

Right now I have them all hard wired to gig switches even though they receiver is only 100MB. I have a wireless bridge that I can try out this weekend and will let you know how it works with HD content.
 
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The reason I was wondering about this is I have limited internet bandwidth satellite to be specific. I don't want the directv machines going out and using unknown amounts of my bandwidth. I think it would be cool if it sent a list of everything I recorded to increase chances of my favorite shows staying on the air though.
 
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The reason I was wondering about this is I have limited internet bandwidth satellite to be specific. I don't want the directv machines going out and using unknown amounts of my bandwidth. I think it would be cool if it sent a list of everything I recorded to increase chances of my favorite shows staying on the air though.

Direct2PC or MRV uses a WAN. It doesn't use your bandwidth from you internet connection.
 
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Jag, how are streaming HD content to your H21?

Currently I have a HR20 connected to my router via a wired cable. However, my HR22 which isn't network currently would have to be setup with a wireless hub. Are your HR2x and H21 boxes both wired, one wired/one wireless or both wireless?

I'm worried that when the roll this out to the HR2x boxes that if wireless is involved the wireless speed won't be fast enough to support HD content.

I've been watching HD over 801.11g and it's been fine so far. Takes a second to start up and there are occasional pauses, but nothing I can't live with.
 
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From what I can tell, it should work fine without internet. Take for example a satellite customer that only has dialup. (Lost of them out there still)

They could buy a router and hook the receivers together, it should assign IPs like normal, and work without an internet connection.

I'm not sure if it would work with just a switch and inputing individual IPs into the receivers. That would be less likely to work.

Lastly, it could be hardware-possible to do a wireless ad-hoc network, but again, I don't think this will be supported. They would have to add much more to the receiver's network setup to make something like that possilbe, and I doubt that will happen for such rare setups.
 
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From what I can tell, it should work fine without internet. Take for example a satellite customer that only has dialup. (Lost of them out there still)

They could buy a router and hook the receivers together, it should assign IPs like normal, and work without an internet connection.

I'm not sure if it would work with just a switch and inputing individual IPs into the receivers. That would be less likely to work.

Lastly, it could be hardware-possible to do a wireless ad-hoc network, but again, I don't think this will be supported. They would have to add much more to the receiver's network setup to make something like that possilbe, and I doubt that will happen for such rare setups.

I suspect you could just connect the two receivers together with a CAT5 cable, no router or switch needed. You would have to manually set up the addresses (192.168.0.x) and netmask (255.255.255.0).
 
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I suspect you could just connect the two receivers together with a CAT5 cable, no router or switch needed. You would have to manually set up the addresses (192.168.0.x) and netmask (255.255.255.0).

I decided to connect my HR22 to my HR20.

Since the HR22 has two ethernet ports I connected ethernet port 1 to my router and connected ethernet port 2 directly to my HR20 with a 1 meter cat5 cable. To see if the HR20 would do anything I selected a short music video VOD to download. It worked without any user intervention. The HR20 and HR22 both have unique IP address and appear to have full functionality.

I can almost taste MRV from HR to HR machines...
 
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They need to incorpoate the ability to watch an HD program on a remote SD receiver (downrezed). Until that is done this doesnt do me any good.
 
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They need to incorpoate the ability to watch an HD program on a remote SD receiver (downrezed). Until that is done this doesnt do me any good.

Doubt that's going to happen since the hardware roadmap that they've shown in a couple financial calls has them going to a all HD hardware platform, no SD boxes.
 

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