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


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#1 OFFLINE   jjschind

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:05 PM

I did a google search of "Directv c31" and found this:
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:14 PM

Maybe it's not public yet
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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

I guess so. But according to photobucket the picture was taken a month ago.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:42 PM

Good find I say best pics I've seen of it so far.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:46 PM

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.

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#6 OFFLINE   jjschind

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:49 PM

Well supposedly you get trickplay and some other dvr-like features with the c31.

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Posted 15 June 2012 - 11:06 PM

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.


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).

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:15 PM

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.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:19 PM

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.


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?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

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?


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.

Edited by Shades228, 16 June 2012 - 01:53 PM.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 01:51 PM

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.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:00 PM

So it boils down to saving DirecTv money at the subscribers expense?


Pretty much spot on; just like the (tunerless) Joey on the DISH Hopper WHD system... ;)

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:09 PM

Pretty much spot on; just like the (tunerless) Joey on the DISH Hopper WHD system... ;)


Never checked, but does DISH charge the same price per month for a Joey as a second full functioning receiver?

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:24 PM

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


Probably because you weren't supposed to find those pictures yet :lol:
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:26 PM

Never checked, but does DISH charge the same price per month for a Joey as a second full functioning receiver?


Yep, $7.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 02:31 PM

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.


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. ;)

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:16 PM

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.
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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:19 PM

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.


Right, and it's an option. It doesn't require it, like a Hopper only working with Joeys.

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 03:56 PM

that is about it - it's not so much larger than a deck of cards, hdmi, composite and digital audio connects

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Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:13 PM

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.


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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