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HR34 - C31 - H25

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by diamatron, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. diamatron

    diamatron Cool Member

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    Can these receivers all live together in my home? With all seeing the HMC's DVr list correctly?

    1 HR34
    3 C31
    2 H25

    Let me know please what limitations I would have. I realize the two H25's would not have Trick Live TV.
     
  2. RunnerFL

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    There is no HR35 or HC31, but if you're referring to an HR34 and C31 then yes. Both the H25 and C31 will see the content on the HR34.
     
  3. diamatron

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    Thanks so much. I actually was coming back to correct my model names and you responded so fast!

    Thanks again. I currently have an order in for the HMC and 4 clients. But to save tuners I think it would be smarter to put the H25's in the boys room!
     
  4. Justin23

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    Keep in mind that the max number of active clients at once (C31 or RVU) is 3.
     
  5. carl6

    carl6 Moderator Staff Member DBSTalk Club

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    The HR34 can only feed three streams at a time, whether to RVU clients or whole-home. You will have five remote devices (3 C31 and 2 H25). Only three of those can watch recordings from the HR34 at any given time. The H25's have their own tuners, so can watch live whenever they want, and the C31's could all watch live at the same time as the HR34. So you should be covered.

    Now, whether or not you can actually get C31's at this time is unknown. They are not widely available yet.
     
  6. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    That's probably not a bad idea. The boys probably don't need trick play for live TV. They'll probably just want to watch their recorded cartoons.
     
  7. diamatron

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    Yes I believe I am golden. Basically I will be sharing 5 tuners over 4 TVs on the client end.

    HD boxes will have their own live tuner, can access HMC only if other clients are not currently being used.

    I am going to call in morning and modify my work order
     
  8. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    NY Hudson...
    Sounds like you got a family with lots of different taste. If so, you need more DVR space.

    And only having a hundred series probably wont do you either. Another DVR will give you 50 more.
     
  9. diamatron

    diamatron Cool Member

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    Good idea. Right now I am only getting one H25 . In a couple years I will get a DVR, basically for the two boys to share then.
     
  10. usnret

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    Two boys to "share" a DVR :)... Good luck with that!!
     
  11. diamatron

    diamatron Cool Member

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    Yup, techs showed up expecting to see three Samsung RVU client televisions. CSR know nothing.

    bye bye for now directv.
     
  12. Shades228

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    It's not a national product and the only way consumers are going to know about it are from places like this. Ordering on knowledge you get here just creates the situation you encountered.
     
  13. diamatron

    diamatron Cool Member

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    I didn't order from knowledge I learned here. The 3rd party I called to order Directv explained these clients to me. I just came here to learn more about them.
     
  14. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    Were any C31 on the order they email to you?
     
  15. diamatron

    diamatron Cool Member

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    No. and my wife made fun of me because I called 3 times checking on this order. All of the calls put me on hold, saying they were going to contact technical specialist. All 3 reps came back saying yes you are receiving the c31's a brand new technology they were unaware of themselves.

    No big deal. I will simply wait it out.
     
  16. Drucifer

    Drucifer Well-Known Member

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    Well, you know, if C31s aren't on the order, the field tech is not going to know about 'em.
     
  17. diamatron

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    OK... Directv called and ask why I cancelled my installation. I explained how I didn't have the RVU Samsung TV's needed for the install.

    Puts me on hold for a few minutes. The equipment the techs need is now in stock and we can re schedule the install. I noted one more time, that I did not have the Samsung televisions and please make sure this will work.

    After holding. Yes, you don't need the Samsung TV's because you are getting a box that makes RVU work with any TV.

    Anyways, I am not optimistic at all, here is my work order:

    172854122 09/14/12
    $127.28 Professional Installation Saturday, September 22, 2012 (8AM to Noon) - Reschedule
    Item Description Price Quantity Total

    Satellite Dish(es) Free 1 Free
    Home Media Center Additional TV Installation Free 1 Free
    Home Media Center Additional TV Installation Free 1 Free
    Home Media Center Additional TV Installation Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required Free 1 Free
    HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME and CINEMAX Free for 3 Months Free 1 Free
    ARS and HD Discount Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required Free 1 Free
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ included for the 2012 Season Free 1 Free
    HBO, STARZ, SHOWTIME and CINEMAX Free for 3 Months Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required ($24 Credit Months 1-12, $10 Credit Months 13-24) Free 1 Free
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ MAX 2012 Upgrade Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required ($5 Online Rebate Months 1-12) Free 1 Free
    $10 off for 24 months Advanced Receiver Free 1 Free
    $200 VISA Gift Card (Requires Mail-in Redemption) Free 1 Free
    Rebate - Redemption Required ($10 Credit Months 13-24) Free 1 Free
    $10 off for 24 months Advanced Receiver Comment Free 1 Free
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ MAX 2012 Upgrade Free 1 Free
    $200 VISA Prepaid Gift Card (Requires Mail-in Redemption) Free 1 Free
    comment Free 1 Free
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX Upgrade 2012 Season: Included with your base package Free 1 Free
    NFL SUNDAY TICKET 2012 Season: Included with your base package Free 1 Free
    Advanced Receiver $20.00 1 $20.00
    Home Media Center 3 $18.00 1 $18.00
    AdvRcvTRK Free 1 Free
    GIFTW ACT 1
    BasPkgSav Free 1 Free
    AddSavTrk Free 1 Free
    _Instant Rebate Free 1 Free
    PREMw/HBO Free 1 Free
    HBO, STARZ!, SHOW, CINEMAX $45.00 1 $45.00
    CHOICE XTRA $68.99 1 $68.99
    HD Access Free 1 Free
    HD Receiver $99.00 1 $99.00
    Home Media Center HD DVR $399.00 1 $399.00
    DIRECTV® Home Media Center Client Installation (TV) Free 1 Free
    MRV Install Free 1 Free
    Additional TV Free 1 Free
    Second Instant Rebate ($99.00) 1 ($99.00)
    First Instant Rebate ($300.00) 1 ($300.00)
    DIRECTV CINEMA™ Connection Kit Free 1 Free
    2nd AP Instant Rebate at $99 for HD was given to the customer based on DIRECTV eligibility requirements. Free 1 Free
    1st AP Instant Rebate at $300 for HMC was given to the customer based on DIRECTV eligibility requirements. Free 1 Free
    HMC Receiver Condition Free 1 Free
    ARS ABP Offer Condition Free 1 Free
    DIRECTV® Home Media Center Client Installation (TV) Free 1 Free
    DIRECTV® Home Media Center Client Installation (TV) Free 1 Free
    Delivery and Handling Fee $19.95
    Professional Installation Free
    Tax $8.33
    Order Total $127.28
     
  18. wahooq

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    not seeing the c31's
     
  19. Drucifer

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    NY Hudson...
    My money is on no C31s will be on the truck.
     
  20. lzhj9k

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    I too Do Not see any C31's

    I see an HMC HR-34

    I see an HD receiver

    I see what looks like installation of three RVU Capable TV's but I dont see any Clients (C31-700)

    Let us know how it all works out, will you??
     

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