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C31 for sale at SS

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

  1. Oct 11, 2012 #41 of 109
    macfan601

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    and Scott, I bet you can't find my H24, HR24, HR34, Mac Pro Tower (which has 4 has hard drives in it and runs 24/7), and my IT closet and all of its equipment on my electric bill. I guess I am just not into being green. If we need more power plants, build them.
     
  2. Oct 11, 2012 #42 of 109
    sigma1914

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    So don't be green, that's fine. The C31 will help those who want to...it's an OPTION.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2012 #43 of 109
    macfan601

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    OK, like I told VOS the other night when he tried to shove the C31 down my throat, let's just agree to disagree because the C31 has no advantages for my situation at present. What I want to know is will Directv allow me to activate a HR34, HR44, and HR24 on my one account so I can get more tuners and more hard drive space? What I really would like to do is activate 2 HR34s on my account but for some reason they won't allow that.
     
  4. Oct 11, 2012 #44 of 109
    unixguru

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    I just ordered one from SS.

    When I look at order status I get this:

    Item Description Qty Price Total
    DIRECTV C31 REMOTE 1 $33.00 $33.00
    DIRECTV C31-HDMI Cable (C31-HDMI) 1 $16.00 $16.00
    DIRECTV C31 RVU Genie Approved Client for Use With DIRECTV HR34 HD DVR (C31) 1 $50.00 $50.00

    So the C31 is really only $50 but apparently we must purchase an HDMI cable and a remote too. Just what I need, more cables and remotes :nono2:
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 #45 of 109
    RAD

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    Right now DIRECTV is limiting one HR34 per account (yea there were a couple that slipped through before they put that policy into effect). All the rumors are that the policy will be changed in the future, but no definite date. As for activating more HR24's on your account, knock your socks off and activate as many as you want.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2012 #46 of 109
    lzhj9k

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    So the C31's don't come with an HDMI Cable and a IR remote ??

    Perhaps that is an RF Remote..
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 #47 of 109
    unixguru

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    They do because you can't order it without them.

    Lots of people don't need them and would prefer not to pay for them. $49 for a cable and a remote????

    I've got 2 HRs and probably 6+ DTV remotes (long ago I bought some extras for the rooms running off a modulator and IR return). Our main viewing areas are Harmony remotes.

    Since I'm just moving things around there are already HDMI cables in place.

    So I just threw away $49. I'm not highly irritated but I think it's ridiculous when they cost as much as the main box does.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2012 #48 of 109
    shuye

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    They probably don't allow 2 HR34's on one account because that would only be $6.00 in additional fees each month. with 1 HR34 and 2 HR24's and 1 H25 (for equilivant # of tuners )that would be $18 in additional monthly fees.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2012 #49 of 109
    macfan601

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    ROFLMAO, kind of like, you want an engine with your new car? Just the bean counters at work again individually pricing everything in the box to make the C31 look like a good deal. I never saw any of the other Directv receivers broken down like that.

    That must be some remote for it being $33 and it must be a Monster HDMI cable at that price.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2012 #50 of 109
    veryoldschool

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    I take offense with this, as I wasn't shoving anything down your throat.

    You simply have an overblown bias against the C31, and continue to rant about it.

    STOP IT!

    We have gotten your point long ago.

    It's not for you.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2012 #51 of 109
    unixguru

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    My receipt has one line item.

    Will see if I get 3 things in one box or 3 separate packages. I would assume it's broken out because that is what they pick in the warehouse for shipment.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2012 #52 of 109
    macfan601

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    Whether it comes in one box or not those were all things that used to come in the receiver/DVR box.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2012 #53 of 109
    CCarncross

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    I'm actually embarrassed to live in the same state.....
     
  14. Oct 11, 2012 #54 of 109
    Steve

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    +1.

    My guess is you can't order any one of those parts separately, so that breakout is likely just a glimpse into how they inventory and account for equipment going out to customers.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2012 #55 of 109
    SolidSignal

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    Hi everyone!

    It's my pleasure to explain.

    C31 Genie clients are packaged in very small boxes that don't include a remote or HDMI cable. We send them with a HDMI cable and remote at no cost to you, because we think that's the right thing to do.

    Our warehouse uses the instructions in your order status to pull the right parts for you, so that's why you see it broken out.

    Genie Clients are $99 with an included remote and cable. We don't have a part price for just the client without the cable. We've adjusted the kit prices to show the client at full price and $0 for the remote and cable, and I'm sorry for the confusion.
     
  16. Oct 11, 2012 #56 of 109
    hasan

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    Without commenting on the desirability of a C31 on its own merit:

    $16.00 for a garden variety HDMI cable is obscene.

    $33.00 for a remote that doesn't do massage or predict the stock market is amazing.

    Forcing people to buy overpriced accessories/necessities seems downright greedy.

    Terrible marketing job D*.

    Price the C31 at whatever you like, but don't break out the cost of hdmi cables and remotes with such silly numbers ...it makes it look like D* considers their customers dumb as a box of rocks.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2012 #57 of 109
    sigma1914

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    It's Solid Signal doing this. The rep just posted that, "Our warehouse uses the instructions in your order status to pull the right parts for you, so that's why you see it broken out."
     
  18. Oct 11, 2012 #58 of 109
    hasan

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    My apologies to D*, sort of. A 6' hdmi cable can be purchased many places at about $3.00 with gold plated connectors and RF chokes on each end. The remote is only available from one source (I assume), D*.

    Maybe the C31 will be $100 from D*? Will they provide it with the above mentioned remote and hdmi cable? If so, they are doing the same thing that SS is.

    The cat's out of the bag. By itself the C31 may well be worth $100. Once someone says the remote is $33 of that and the hdmi cable is $16, then things don't look very good, and it might lead to the feeling that one is being gouged.

    When some people already feel the C31 price is too high, it doesn't help to tell them that the remote and cable comprise 50% of the cost, when it is more than obvious that neither of the required accessories are worth what they are charging.

    If it was a mistake (to break out the cost), it was a doozy. No one should feel that they are being taken advantage of, and no other conclusion is possible at those price points. It's a pity. People can debate whether the c31 is worth $100 and reasonable people can differ on that. No reasonable person would believe that the combo of hdmi cable and remote price point is either realistic or fair.

    I chalk this situation up to "oooops":)
     
  19. Oct 11, 2012 #59 of 109
    Stuart Sweet

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    I just checked DIRECTV's web site, and you can't get a C31 from them yet, so we don't know what the price will be.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2012 #60 of 109
    harperhometheater

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    But has anyone called them and ordered one???
     

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