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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. P Smith

    P Smith Mr. FixAnything

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    If we could obtain UL, FCC and RVU IDs, we could run queries and obtain meaningful technical info (since no one want to answer to technical questions here :( ).
    Especially someone did open it and made small unreadable pictures.

    Actually the IDs are on a label and easily accessible. Why not share with us ?
     
  2. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    It also has the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
     
  3. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    Agreed. Not sure who the loser is that does those things for SS, but they should give Stuart a call.
     
  4. ehilbert1

    ehilbert1 Godfather

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    I was just thinking about what I would want. We have a HR24 in our bedroom and it doesn't bother us at all. My wife stores a lot of her shows on it and watches them during the summer (she's a school teacher). I'm just thinking for the price why not go big :D I wish they had them for around $2 a month and no whole home charge. Oh well everyone is different.
     
  5. 63thk

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    So this is like the DISH Hopper?
     
  6. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Probably best to make your own call on that.

    If you start reading from the beginning, you'll understand. Information on the Hopper/Joey system is available on the Dish side of the forum.
     
  7. bnwrx

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    Will it do PIP?
     
  8. Smuuth

    Smuuth Well-Known Member

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    No.
     
  9. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    You can find the UL info yourself with a little looking. I haven't bothered with the others. And I'm not going to open any of mine and risk destroying them to answer your other queries. Why not buy one and let the rest of us know?
     
  10. iceburg02

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    This is my biggest question and potential hangup. Let's say I want to connect 10 TV's but don't need more than 4 running simultaneously. Ideally, I could hook up an HR34 to the first and C31's to the other 9. While I would be charged the one-time acquisition fee of $X for each C31 box, I would only be charged $18/mo ongoing for the clients as I couldn't have more than 3 active at any one time.

    I hope you're not telling me they'd charge $54/mo.
     
  11. dpeters11

    dpeters11 Hall Of Fame

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    Funny :)
     
  12. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    No one yet knows the answer to that question. I expect detailed pricing info for "corner cases" such as that will become known around the time of the full national availability in the next month to six weeks.
     
  13. HoTat2

    HoTat2 Hall Of Fame

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    Sorry if I missed something obvious and realize this may have even been answered somewhere in the Samsung RUV capable TV thread;

    But since the C31 has no access card and you do not call in to activate, how does DIRECTV really know if and when a C31 or other RVU client has been added to begin billing?

    Does the HR34 report back by internet or phone line connection or something when the client has been successfully added?
     
  14. Sixto

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    You need to "add a client" to the HR34 and you need RVU support billing on your account to allow it.
     
  15. Sixto

    Sixto Well-Known Member

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    Just did quick check ...

    The C31 uses 5 watts when ON, 3 watts in standby.
     
  16. loudo

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    Excellent job on the first look, guys. Very informative.
     
  17. LameLefty

    LameLefty I used to be a rocket scientist

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    And to add just a tiny bit to Sixto's reply . . . your Directv account indicates how many RVU clients you are allowed to use at once. If you only have 1 or 2 allowed on your account in the RVU section of your Services, connecting another one and turning it on will give you an on-screen prompt to turn off one of the other locations. Your account authorizations tell the HR34 how many clients it is allowed to have at once.
     
  18. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    So, theoretically, you could have 10 C31's and only use at most 3 at a time, correct?
     
  19. inkahauts

    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    In some situations it will work but many will have issues. I tried it too even on g and then on n and I could get it to work fine in some locations but one location not so much.
     
  20. Sixto

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    To delete a client, you need to call, at least when I've clicked on that option on the HR34, you get a message to call.
     

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