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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. mkdtv21

    mkdtv21 Legend

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    Does that A/V out that looks somewhat like an svideo output mean it will hook up to sd TV's?
     
  2. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    No, that won't work since the HR34 will only allow you to activate one C31 if that's all DIRECTV has activated on your account.
     
  3. RAD

    RAD Well-Known Member

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    I've got a C31 and a HR24-100 connected to 73" Mits DLP and can't any PQ difference between the two.
     
  4. harsh

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    From what Shadow (Stuart Sweet) is saying, in order to register an RVU client for use, you'll have to pay the $6 monthly fee for that client; whether you use it or not.

    It will be interesting to see how they go about adding and removing clients from a billing perspective (and whether there is a fee for same).
     
  5. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    You "simply" add an RVU client.
    Their system doesn't know/ask/care what this client is. Could be an RVU TV, or a C31, @ $6/month.
     
  6. Scott Kocourek

    Scott Kocourek Well-Known Member

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    Sorry that would not work. The clients have would both have to be authorized and you would get charged for both.
     
  7. mhammett

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    I'm disappointed in the lack of an Ethernet port. That limits its usefulness.
     
  8. mhayes70

    mhayes70 New Member

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    How?
     
  9. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    How? It only works with an HR34, and the HR34 is SWiM only. How much of a stretch is it to add deca?
     
  10. veryoldschool

    veryoldschool Lifetime Achiever Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    Add what DECA?
    The 34 & 31 both have them internally.
     
  11. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    ;)
     
  12. mhammett

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    I have gigabit fiber ran to every building, but I don't for coax. I actually wish coax would die.

    Ethernet is much more flexible than coax. I can use fiber, shielded twisted pair or microwave to transport to the device, depending on what the situation calls for.
     
  13. dsw2112

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    So plug a BB DECA into the C31 and connect it to your Gig network.
     
  14. ndole

    ndole Problem Solver

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    When that whole 'situation' takes a big dump, it'll be because "it's a crappy box". :lol:
     
  15. mhammett

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    Can I plug the C31 directly into the BB DECA?
     
  16. loudo

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    Got to agree with you on that one. Never could DECA to work on my SWiM system. It kept knocking out my second tuner and I had no home network. Tech couldn't get it to work right and after two tries I took out the DECA adapter and went back to my Cat 6 wiring. Both tuners worked and I had my internet and home network back.
     
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    It would be nice to keep this thread on-track. There are other DECA Vs. Ethernet threads...
     
  18. Sep 1, 2012 #178 of 503
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    inkahauts Well-Known Member

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    I think he was referring to what happens when you turn on a c31 and there are already three streams going out of your HR34, so the c31 has no ability to even try and grab a tuner because there are no "access points" available. Well I can tell you this is the screen you get when that happens...

    I had two streams going out of my hr34 for Whole Home Service to regular hr2xs and one stream going out for a c31. When I turned on my second c31 I got this screen.
     

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    Go Beavs

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    Yes, I have tried it and it works. Just remember, it's completely unsupported by DIRECTV though.
     
  20. Sep 1, 2012 #180 of 503
    canekid

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    Okay so several of you have the C31 already. How much did you pay to get it? I think it would be better to have this than the H25, although I do like my H25.
     

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