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C31 for sale at SS

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by harperhometheater, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. Oct 10, 2012 #1 of 109
    harperhometheater

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    I see the C31 is listed again at SS for $99. That's a bit more than I'd have expected so I guess I'll just keep what I have.
     
  2. Oct 10, 2012 #2 of 109
    HoTat2

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    And don't forget its only a lease price too;

    You have to return the unit if you leave DIRECTV.

    Same lease-pricing model as used for an HD STB receiver (non-DVR) I think.
     
  3. Oct 10, 2012 #3 of 109
    lzhj9k

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    SS has just a few of the C31's at this time..

    No Accessories yet (WallMount Bracket or SD Composite 10 pin Dongle)
     
  4. Oct 10, 2012 #4 of 109
    RunnerFL

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    Not sure about the wall mount but the H25 cable/dongle works for the C31. I'd guess the wall mount would as well.
     
  5. Oct 10, 2012 #5 of 109
    raott

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    Way too expensive. At max, for $100 more (likely a lot less), you can have a full blown HD DVR with its own tuners.
     
  6. Oct 10, 2012 #6 of 109
    Stuart Sweet

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    The wall mount for the H25 is too big for the C31.
     
  7. Oct 10, 2012 #7 of 109
    Stuart Sweet

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    But is it the size of a paperback book and dead silent?
     
  8. Oct 10, 2012 #8 of 109
    raott

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    Size and quietness doesn't change that the price is, in my opinion, outrageous.
     
  9. Oct 10, 2012 #9 of 109
    Stuart Sweet

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    Then... don't get one.
     
  10. Oct 10, 2012 #10 of 109
    Barry in Conyers

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    So much for the low price predictions.
     
  11. Oct 10, 2012 #11 of 109
    lzhj9k

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    Yes the wall mount bracket for the C31 is smaller than the mount for the H25 and the C31 mount does not have the place to mount the external RF Antenna as it has built in RF
     
  12. Oct 10, 2012 #12 of 109
    raott

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    Pardon me for having an opinion that it is too expensive. I won't get one at that price. Unlike some here, I actually have to pay for the equipment that is in my house and $100 is way too pricey for a box with no built in tuners or storage that probably cost $25 or less to produce.
     
  13. Oct 10, 2012 #13 of 109
    Bill Broderick

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    Nobody criticized you for having an opinion.

    The price is too expensive for your needs. For other people having a small, silent client, that can be easily hidden behind a wall mounted TV, it might be worth double the price.
     
  14. Oct 10, 2012 #14 of 109
    Beerstalker

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    I believe the C31 has RF built in so it doesn't need the external RF antenna, therefore it doesn't need a spot for it on the wall mount.
     
  15. Oct 10, 2012 #15 of 109
    kevinmcginnis

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    When you factor in the savings on electricity & no noise, then it may look more attractive in regard to the initial outlay!
     
  16. Oct 10, 2012 #16 of 109
    veryoldschool

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    Make your belief a fact.
    I'm using RF without any additional antenna.
     
  17. Oct 10, 2012 #17 of 109
    Beerstalker

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    I wanted to, but then I figured something goofy would happen like DirecTV releasing a C31-500 from a different manufacturer that doesn't have RF built in and someone would call me a liar :lol:
     
  18. Oct 10, 2012 #18 of 109
    veryoldschool

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    They still will. !rolling
     
  19. Oct 10, 2012 #19 of 109
    unixguru

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    Probably less than $10.
     
  20. Oct 10, 2012 #20 of 109
    P Smith

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    Mediterranea...
    First customers will pay double price ... I see ...
     

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