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


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#51 OFFLINE   Sixto

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:04 PM

I thought I had read somewhere that a chip was required, could be wrong. If there's no hardware requirement why make a client box at all then instead of just using an H25?

Probably $. Tuner-less boxes may be very inexpensive.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:19 PM

Also probably energy savings (not having ot power the tuner). Probably less computing hardware/memory in it to since all of the GUI, guide, etc. is done on the HR34 and sent to the client.

Hopefully some day we will be able to buy Blu-ray players, TVs (other than Samsung), and boxes like Roku/Apple TV that will be certified RVU clients. Until then the C31 will fill a nice role allowing us all the functionality of having a DVR attached to any TV in a small box, not taking up uneccessary tuners, etc.

For my parents an HR34 and 7 C31s will be the perfect install assuming DirecTV only charges the $6/month for the first 3. If they want to charge for every single one then I doubt my parents will ever switch over to DirecTV unless I can put together some kind of home distribution system on my own. Just not worth paying $42/month in mirroring fees for the 7 C31s when they can only use 3 at a time, and there will be few times when more than 2 TVs are on at the same time anyway.
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 04:39 PM

Sure hope the person who posted that wasn't fired.


Looks like the photos were taken down, so certainly someone has been "informed."
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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:08 PM

Looks like the photos were taken down, so certainly someone has been "informed."


Yea...probably sitting in Mike White's office right now. I'd like to be a fly on the wall for that one. :lol:

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 05:12 PM

Looks like the photos were taken down, so certainly someone has been "informed."


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Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:12 PM

Close the barn door after the "Walkers" get out.


I fixed your post....I'm an AMC fan. :)

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

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Posted 19 June 2012 - 10:40 PM

Masked serial numbers ? hehe - we got them stored in our history folders ... on each PC ;)

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:19 AM

Masked serial numbers ? hehe - we got them stored in our history folders ... on each PC ;)


More importantly, some of us figured out who the guy is and think its a very stupid idea to post pictures of unreleased consumer hardware if one wants to keep one's job. :rolleyes:

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 11:29 AM

He is an adult and should knew of any outcome in such consequences.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:04 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?


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

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 12:22 PM

Here are the pics once again.
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I have a feeling that the damage was already done there. Hope nobody lost his job although...
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:04 PM

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.
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Posted 29 June 2012 - 10:56 PM

I'll be ordering 2 or 3 of these when they become available.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:15 PM

Sorry couldn't release that info.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 03:38 PM

Yes it is real. We just received at our warehouse last week. $50 for c-31. national rollout by September.
Sorry couldn't release that info.


That's why $50 bill been posed with the C31-700. :)

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Posted 06 July 2012 - 12:41 PM

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.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:01 PM

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?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:14 PM

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?


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)
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:26 PM

I'm hoping it's like a Nomad. $50, no contract. Would make them quite compelling.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:31 PM

I'm hoping it's like a Nomad. $50, no contract. Would make them quite compelling.


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!
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:32 PM

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!


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.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:41 PM

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.


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.
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Posted 09 July 2012 - 07:48 PM

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.


Another advantage is savings in power usage, no need for all those extra components like harddrives to be powered up and running 24x7.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 09 July 2012 - 08:07 PM

Another advantage is savings in power usage, no need for all those extra components like harddrives to be powered up and running 24x7.


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.




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