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DIRECTV First Look: C31-700 Home Media Center RVU Client

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Sep 7, 2012 #281 of 503
    HoTat2

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    Of interest this photo of the DIN to composite dongle (as well as the wall mount bracket) for the C31 was recently posted on the Solid Signal blog of the goings on at CEDIA 2012.

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  2. Sep 8, 2012 #282 of 503
    LoweBoy

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    Any updates on test markets or availability of the C31?
     
  3. Sep 8, 2012 #283 of 503
    RACJ2

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    If this is any indication that when the C31 is in stock it will cost $399, they must be insane. I would get an HR instead, its cheaper, gives you 2 more tuners and extra recording capacity. Unless size and no fan noise is what your main concerns are.
     

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  4. Sep 8, 2012 #284 of 503
    Mike Bertelson

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    I doubt it's that much. The rumor is ≈$50. I have no idea if that's true but I'll bet it's close and most certainly not $400.

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    RACJ2

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    That sounds more like it. I thought they might be trying to recoup their development cost with high upfront fees.

    I just wish the monthlies would be less than a regular receiver. I might actually get one for my small flat screen. I'm going to use it to monitor a third NFL ST game in my living room (HR34 & PIP for 2 games). Then I could get rid of the old PC I'm using to run DIRECTV2PC for that TV.
     
  6. Sep 8, 2012 #286 of 503
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    Just a data point. Got a receiver recovery kit today for a HR24 and they have a listing of all the non-return fees. The fee for a HMC DVR is $250, for a HMC Client $100. So to me that kind of shoots a hole in a $50 purchase price and its an accessory like a AM21 but a leased box.
     
  7. Sep 8, 2012 #287 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    That dongle is a real thing and it really works.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2012 #288 of 503
    CurtP

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    The $3 WH fee drops off - at least it did for me when I turned off my HR21P and turned on RVU. That was some time ago though, but I don't see why that would change since RVU doesn't rely on WH.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2012 #289 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    Thanks for your info.

    "Once again" Harsh doesn't know much about DirecTV, as a Dish sub, and likes to stir up crap, needlessly.
     
  10. Sep 9, 2012 #290 of 503
    SolidSignal

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    Let me address this directly, since it is a listing from solidsignal.com.

    At this time we are working hard to set the correct price for the C31 and I can assure you that you will not pay $399 for a C31 through solidsignal.com.

    Our product page, which you will see if you click through from a Google search, does not show a price and I apologize for any confusion coming from the Google listing.
     
  11. Sep 9, 2012 #291 of 503
    JosephB

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    So a couple of questions:

    1. Is the DIN A/V out active at the same time as the HDMI? I have a Slingbox that I connect in my bedroom, but also an HDTV set in the room as well.

    2. Is this going to be a slow rollout or will it be available nationwide when it's available? I've got an offer from DirecTV that they send me about once a month trying to get me to switch back ($200 towards my ETF with my cable company). With Charter's SDV setup not working properly, I'm looking to switch but don't want to get a new install before this becomes available. I'd like to just get it all done at once.
     
  12. Sep 9, 2012 #292 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    I believe all outputs are active at the same time, and I have no idea when it will be available nationally.
     
  13. Sep 9, 2012 #293 of 503
    harsh

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    It wasn't needless as there was confusion and/or uncertainty. Assuming what DIRECTV will do is not a good practice to engage in.

    If you want to go after someone, go after DIRECTV for the exceptional nature of their T&Cs.
     
  14. Sep 9, 2012 #294 of 503
    harsh

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    There's a rumor floating around on another site that the $50 will be a lease entry fee.
     
  15. Sep 9, 2012 #295 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    I thought I might be able to shed some light on this as leased receivers have a tax on my bill, but my two page bill this month doesn't show any tax for leased units. :shrug:
     
  16. Sep 9, 2012 #296 of 503
    inkahauts

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    Don't you own all your receivers? :)
     
  17. Sep 9, 2012 #297 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    I started with a couple of leased HR20s.
    One got sent back almost a year ago and at the same time the other was swapped for a HR24, which is still leased.
    My latest changes to my account seems to have moved the leased HR24 to my primary [free] receiver.
     
  18. Sep 9, 2012 #298 of 503
    viclovr

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    on the c31 if in that room i wanted to use a deca to hook up other components to the net will it power the deca or like the hr24 will need to get a pi for it?
     
  19. Sep 9, 2012 #299 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    PI will be needed.
     
  20. Sep 9, 2012 #300 of 503
    viclovr

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    i think this as been posted already but dont remember where.
    since the c31 doesnt have a tuner which makes the signal from the dish going to it irrelevant and it seems like it basically works off the network. if i had a cckw already configured to the network and connect that to the c31 via coax then i presume that it can still get live tv and basically be a 'wireless reciever'?

    i think there was a post similar to it about the rvu tv.
     

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