Glad to finally see one in the wild, or at least somewhere other than a trade show. I suppose this means that some people are out there testing them right now, possibly even a few here at DBSTalk, but they aren't allowed to talk about it.
I'm a bit disappointed there is no 1/8" IR input though. That would make it much nicer for hiding behind flatscreens, etc. I use Harmony remotes so having RF buit into it is worthless to me (if it even does).
I'm also suprised by the regular DirecTV remote being shown with it, I thought they were going to get the smaller remote without the color buttons?
The biggest things I'm still waiting to hear though are costs. Hopefully the $50 someone mentioned earlier is right. I also hope to hear that DirecTV will only charge $6/month for the first 3 on an account and let you have additional ones for free (since you can only use 3 at a time anyway).
With a speed of molasses ... the last photos shows a C31 box mfged in Dec'11.
You expect them to send it out without testing them for a while first? We already have all kinds of people here complaining that they shouldn't have released the HR34 when they did, or they should be testing the firmware more than they did. We've also got people reporting the Samsung RVU TVs don't work that great. Hopefully that means DirecTV is taking their time and making sure this stuff is going to work right before they release it.
Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn’t drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver."
-by Jack Handy