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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. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure they only offer it as a purchase...but I'll double check.
    I'll usually take a deal wherever I can get it - this one's all the better coming from a seller many of us already do business with for some time. The price is a steal.
     
  2. Stuart Sweet

    Stuart Sweet The Shadow Knows!

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    Actually I am 100% sure they are leased. I had heard earlier they may be purchases but they are leased.
     
  3. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    Still quite the deal @ < 1/2 retail price.
     
  4. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    And, just in case there is an error in pricing, if you are interested I would jump on a pre-order as soon as possible and lock in that price.
     
  5. LoweBoy

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    But are you sure what D* is going to charge? SS is the only place that I seen any type of pricing aside from speculation. I recently learned to not speculate on here.

    It makes you look foolish.
     
  6. viclovr

    viclovr AllStar

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    if u look on directv.com on the DIRECTV Equipment Lease Addendum
    it lists the nrf for the hmc client for 125$
     
  7. wingrider01

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    Just ordered one at the 39 dollar price, it told ne shiipping in 7 to 10 days, interesting
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that's because it's actually a pre-order - stock scheduled to arrive this coming week. That's likely the motivation to offer the major discount. :shrug:
     
  9. MrLatte

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    I see mention that since this is a leased unit I'd have to activate it within 30 days of getting it? Does SS tell DirecTV when people buy these things? I'd like to buy one of these but I might not hook it up right away. How would DTV know I have it if I don't activate it?
     
  10. wingrider01

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    first time I looked when it was posted the text stated was not available, when I got around to ordering it the text ow states deliever in 7 to 10 days. Oh well, not a big deal, not like it is a iphone 5 :rolleyes:
     
  11. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't tell you how much they will charge for a client.
     
  12. funnyfarm299

    funnyfarm299 AllStar

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    More like D* doesn't pay SS for the value of the reciever if you don't activate it.
     
  13. lzhj9k

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    Turns out Solid Signal is NOT going to honor the PreOrder Special Pricing for the C31's

    Orders are in the process of being cancelled and credits processed.....

    Mike
     
  14. wingrider01

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    yup just got mine, although they claim no credits are required sicne nothing was charged. Claimed it was a "system glitch"
     
  15. Oct 2, 2012 #415 of 503
    steelerfanmike

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    I was wondering if anyone knows how to hook this box up to another TV to view the same picture on both TV's?
    I'm currently using the hdmi on the TV that the box is hooked to. I have a spare coaxial wire just lying there collecting
    dust,and it ends in the basement where I have a spare old TV with no hdmi input, just coaxial and red white yellow jacks.
    thought about using the DIRECTV H2510PIN 10 Pin to Component Dongle (H2510PIN) 18-94A1CS-008-01
    but that won't work. Looked into using a rf modular but the c31 don't have the red white yellow plugs?
    any help with pictures would be helpful. I can switch the current setup to use the dongle instead and free up the hdmi input if that helps you help me... LOL
     
  16. Oct 2, 2012 #416 of 503
    inkahauts

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    You need a composite dongle, not component. And then realize you will have to watch both tvs in sd any time you are trying to watch the tv in the basement.
     
  17. Oct 3, 2012 #417 of 503
    mattgt

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    Hello all,

    I've been fighting an issue with my HR34 + C31s. Previously I had RVU Samsung TV Clients... They were sluggish, etc. I chose to move to the C31 due to how speedy they were.

    My issue is, once the tech and I pair the C31 with the HR34 it wants to do a software update. It basically ends up forcing the update. Prior to the update it all works perfectly. After the Update the C31 cannot find the "server" (HR34). Has anyone had this issue? This has now happened on all 4 C31's I have. RVU on the Samsung TV still works flawlessly besides the sluggishness.

    I am able to do a factory reset on it (which reverts to the previous software) and it will see the HR34. But minutes later it will want to do the update again.

    Thanks for any input. :)
     
  18. Oct 3, 2012 #418 of 503
    steelerfanmike

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    there is no composite hookup on the C31. I would watch one tv at a time anyway, Want to bring the fr remote down the basement to change channels.
     
  19. Oct 3, 2012 #419 of 503
    Supramom2000

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    After the 31 updates, have you tried rebooting the 34?
     
  20. Oct 3, 2012 #420 of 503
    Smuuth

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    There is a 10 pin to composite dongle, however, I do not know if it is available from DIRECTV yet.
     

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