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The big Switch

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by smackman, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. RAD

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    No, the e-mail just says the request was sent to the DVR, doesn't say it will record. Example you already have two recordings scheduled for 8pm, you use your PC to schedule a third, either that one will work and one of the others won't or the other two record and the one you thought you scheduled won't. Try again.
     
  2. macfan601

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    I am not looking for an argument. Use whatever system works for you. I have already had this discussion with VOS and we have agreed to disagree. I do not like the C31 and it does not do what I want. To me it was developed just as a way for Directv to cheap out. But hey, use what you like. My only real concern is that Directv is going to start limiting our equipment choices and force us to use equipment we don't necessarily want.
     
  3. RAD

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    Also not looking for an argument, just pointing out inaccurate information in your responses.
     
  4. CCarncross

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    macfan601, I'll cut you a break because you are most likely handicapped by your love of macs...... ;)

    But seriuosly, you are talking about the ability to remotely schedule recordings, and RAD is referring to playlist management. Which encompasses a whole lot more stuff.
     
  5. smackman

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    All this High Tech talk has me confused.
    I want to have A up to date system that has DVR as good as the 722 and Quality HD in my back bedroom.
    DVR is not needed in back bedroom. It's just me and the Wife.

    Because I have been with Dish for 12+ Years, They will upgrade me for free with the Hopper and 1 joey.

    DTV appeals to me because I am a sports enthusiast and change can be good.
     
  6. RAD

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    Then again I recommend the HR34 Genie for your main viewing location and the C31 client for your master bedroom location. Your HD picture quality will be the same on the C31 as on the HR34, just the user interface will be a bit slower than when you're directly on the HR34. The C31 will give you all the capabilities that are on the HR34 including DIRECTV on Demand, TVApps, Pandora, YouTube, MediaShare, access to over the air tuner (AM21) if on the HR34, caller ID if a phone line is connected to the HR34. It's just like being on the HR34, just a bit slower as I said.
     
  7. smackman

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    Thanks; This will be my choice. Dish just pissed me off by changing the free installation to $95 dollars unless I take out there protection plan at $7 for a minimum of 4 months.
     
  8. RAD

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    Don't forget, if you know someone with DIRECTV they can get you a referral which saves both of you $10/month for 10 months.
     
  9. Mike Greer

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    Probably a good choice. Gotta love the games they play!

    I’d still check an HR34 with a C31 out hands-on before making the jump. Maybe you know someone with DirecTV or a nearby reseller will have a setup you can test. The 722 is one of the fastest DVRs there is and from the looks of it the C31 it may be one of the slowest.

    Again – maybe the speed won’t bother you but better to find out first.
     
  10. Mike Greer

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    Great point! Doesn't he have to call a 'special' number for the referral program?
     
  11. RAD

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    Yep, the person that sets up the referral is supposed to give them the number and all the other info. Just needs to make sure they follow the rules exactly else it will be denied.
     
  12. RAD

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    I did forget, there is one thing the C31 can't do that the HR34 can, you can't do picture in picture (PIP) on the C31, only on the HR34.
     

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