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Is this for real? If so why is there no "First Look"?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by jjschind, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 #1 of 129
    jjschind

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    I did a google search of "Directv c31" and found this:
    http://photobucket.com/images/directv%20c31%20rvu%20client%20device/
     
  2. Jun 16, 2012 #2 of 129
    wahooq

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    Maybe it's not public yet
     
  3. Jun 16, 2012 #3 of 129
    jjschind

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    I guess so. But according to photobucket the picture was taken a month ago.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 #4 of 129
    Rtm

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    Good find I say best pics I've seen of it so far.
     
  5. Jun 16, 2012 #5 of 129
    Davenlr

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    Mfg date 12/31/11 eh? Looks like an H25 without a tuner. I still dont see why anyone would want one over an H25, since they cost the same, and would rob a tuner from the HR34...but who knows.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 #6 of 129
    jjschind

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    Well supposedly you get trickplay and some other dvr-like features with the c31.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2012 #7 of 129
    Delroy E Walleye

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    My thought's, exactly. Especially if you still have to pay an "addtitional TV" fee. But barring that, I guess I might be able to see some advantage of a simple, clean extension of the HMC system (once they get the "bugs" out).
     
  8. Jun 16, 2012 #8 of 129
    Rtm

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    Because you get the rewind and fast forward of live TV over the H25 and installers can stop installing SWiM-16 because the HR34 takes up 5 tuners.
     
  9. Jun 16, 2012 #9 of 129
    Davenlr

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    You can do the same thing on the H25 by hitting RECORD,LIST,PLAY as far as trick play. So it boils down to saving DirecTv money at the subscribers expense?
     
  10. Jun 16, 2012 #10 of 129
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    It was always designed to be used with RVU clients however the server just came out prior to the clients so HD receivers have been used. There's nothing stopping this from happening in the future either.

    So yes the whole point of this machine was to save money on equipment costs. At the customers expense I'm assuming you mean at the expense of live tuners in which case yes because that was always the design of the machine since day 1.
     
  11. Jun 16, 2012 #11 of 129
    dpeters11

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    Since the HR34 came out, there had been talk of not only RVU TV support, but what was referred to as the C30. Guess it was one number off.
     
  12. Jun 16, 2012 #12 of 129
    dishrich

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    Pretty much spot on; just like the (tunerless) Joey on the DISH Hopper WHD system... ;)
     
  13. Jun 16, 2012 #13 of 129
    Davenlr

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    Never checked, but does DISH charge the same price per month for a Joey as a second full functioning receiver?
     
  14. Jun 16, 2012 #14 of 129
    dsw2112

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    Probably because you weren't supposed to find those pictures yet :lol:
     
  15. Jun 16, 2012 #15 of 129
    dpeters11

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    Yep, $7.
     
  16. Jun 16, 2012 #16 of 129
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    I agree. With a SWiM 8 you can still have the HR34 plus 3 additional tuners without taking one away from the HR34. Just wait until a family is recording 3, 4, 5 things at once and the wife and kids want to watch something else in their rooms. Oh sorry, you can't, all the tuners are being used.

    Unless of course they're working on an 8 tuner HMC. ;)
     
  17. Jun 16, 2012 #17 of 129
    Shades228

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    Let's say the average home has 1 HD DVR and 3 non DVR's. The HMC has the exact same tuner count now but can record more shows and give trick play to all rooms. Average consumers don't have the huge setups that some people have on here. This was designed with those people in mind.
     
  18. Jun 16, 2012 #18 of 129
    dpeters11

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    Right, and it's an option. It doesn't require it, like a Hopper only working with Joeys.
     
  19. Jun 16, 2012 #19 of 129
    Brubear

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    that is about it - it's not so much larger than a deck of cards, hdmi, composite and digital audio connects
     
  20. Jun 16, 2012 #20 of 129
    P Smith

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    No - wrong guess, it was really C30-700 by inspected spooled FW and acknowledged by DTV contacts.

    Perhaps the model is just updated C30 and FW would be same as for HR21 and HR22.

    I think the $50 bill placed purposely - it's hinted the box's price.
     

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