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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 22, 2012 #61 of 129
    Rtm

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    When I tune to A channel on a c30 c31 whatever RVU I will automatically be able to rewind without

    Clicking record, choosing receiver, list, then choose program, then click play

    It's like having a DVR At every tv
     
  2. Jun 22, 2012 #62 of 129
    Stuart Sweet

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    I have a feeling that the damage was already done there. Hope nobody lost his job although...
     
  3. Jun 22, 2012 #63 of 129
    P Smith

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    That's the price what our members pay for the privilege. Other places prefer 'brown-nosing' over a risk to lost they job when rush to inform us.
    Some of them hiding in Ecuador's Embassy ...
     
  4. Jun 30, 2012 #64 of 129
    jacksonm30354

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    I'll be ordering 2 or 3 of these when they become available.
     
  5. Jul 4, 2012 #65 of 129
    aaronht3@yahoo.com

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    Sorry couldn't release that info.
     
  6. Jul 4, 2012 #66 of 129
    P Smith

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    That's why $50 bill been posed with the C31-700. :)
     
  7. Jul 6, 2012 #67 of 129
    heisman6183

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    Does this need to be connected to a DECA setup in order to work, or can it just connect to the splitter (from a SWM dish)? I'm guessing this can't do OnDemand either, right? Just access/serve recordings from an HR34.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2012 #68 of 129
    murpbrad

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    I'm set up to have an HR34 and three H25's installed in 2 weeks. I contemplated getting at least one HR24 instead of one of the H25's simply because I've been with Dish for so long and I really like being able to pause/rewind/resume live tv.

    Will I be able to switch to these C31's when they become available or will I be charged a ton? Should I just wait until they are released before having my system installed?
     
  9. Jul 9, 2012 #69 of 129
    Jacob Braun

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    I'm sure you'll be able to switch to them when they're available to existing customers...probably for the full lease price of them, though. So $50 per unit (if that's how much they go for) plus shipping or installation and potentially a $50 upgrade fee depending on how new your account is. Plus a renewal of a two year agreement. (This is entirely speculation on my part, but it would make sense if D* treats them like normal receivers)
     
  10. Jul 9, 2012 #70 of 129
    dpeters11

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    I'm hoping it's like a Nomad. $50, no contract. Would make them quite compelling.
     
  11. Jul 9, 2012 #71 of 129
    Jacob Braun

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    Very much so! Perhaps, because after all it isn't a receiver? $50 is still a great price, though either way. Hopefully they won't be any more than that!
     
  12. Jul 9, 2012 #72 of 129
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    Just be advised though, a reasonable $50.00 purchase fee notwithstanding, there's still no real monthly price break with the C31 over having another HD-DVR.

    Its still a $6.00 a month "Home Media Center" fee per C31 for at least the first three boxes.
     
  13. Jul 9, 2012 #73 of 129
    Jacob Braun

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    Yeah, the only advantage is trickplay IMO (and they don't use a channel on the SWiM). You still pay an HMC Additional Client fee for each additional outlet. The disadvantage being (if it's like the Samsung RVU tv) you can only play what's on the HR34 and not any HD-DVRs on the network.
     
  14. Jul 9, 2012 #74 of 129
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    Dripping...
    Another advantage is savings in power usage, no need for all those extra components like harddrives to be powered up and running 24x7.
     
  15. Jul 9, 2012 #75 of 129
    dpeters11

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    Disadvantage, uses up an HR34 tuner. At one point I was using all 5 once a week or so. Admittedly some of it could have been recorded during a re-air.
     
  16. Jul 9, 2012 #76 of 129
    RAD

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    Only if the client is turned on.
     
  17. Jul 9, 2012 #77 of 129
    dpeters11

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    Well yeah,but still can be a disadvantage. There are pluses and minuses to each.
     
  18. Jul 9, 2012 #78 of 129
    murpbrad

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    So how inconvenient is it to perform the equivalent of trick play functions on the H25? I'm so used to just hitting pause or rewinding live tv a couple of minutes if I miss something with Dish. With the H25c I know you have to record what you're watching then you can do trick play. Does it record it from the beginning of the show or just from that current point forward? If it only records from that point forward, it would be pretty useless for me. I need it to essentially perform as a live tv buffer where I can go back 30, 60, even 90 minutes if needed. If it's only able to pause and resume from that point, then it may be a deal breaker.*
     
  19. Jul 9, 2012 #79 of 129
    Jacob Braun

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    Yeah it wouldn't work best for you...you hit record, it starts recording on the HR34 from that point, then you have to hit list and play it back and it starts playback from the point when you hit record. You would need an RVU client to always have a buffer (or a full DVR).
     
  20. Jul 10, 2012 #80 of 129
    carl6

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    With an H25, you would have to start recording, then start playback, as has been noted.

    With an RVU client, you would have a buffer, but only from the time you turned the client on, or from the time you last changed channels. Of course, that is the same as if you are using a local DVR.

    Best bet would be to record all shows you plan to watch. I recently got an HR34, and with 5 tuners I'm in pretty good shape to be able to have everything I want to watch recorded. So in my case it is just a matter of changing my behavior pattern from live with buffer to selecting the recording and playing it. That has actually not been hard to do.

    On the other hand, if you regularly peruse the guide and pick something to watch that you did not anticipate in advance, then a local DVR or RVU client off an HR34 is certainly easier as it will start to buffer the moment you change to that channel, whereas a receiver (H25) won't.
     

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