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DIRECTV First Look: C31-700 Home Media Center RVU Client


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#221 OFFLINE   viclovr

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Posted 01 September 2012 - 10:55 PM

Any chance to get more technical info: CPU, RAM, etc ? At least a big picture when all that info could be read ?

What about running temperature ? - I see internal heat-sink of enormous design(!).
Its counterpart XiP100 is badly overheating and heat-sink is small against this one ...


Operating temperature:32° to 122° F
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 05:43 AM

Operating temperature:32° to 122° F
Memory 2Gb DDR3 memory

After running all day yesterday...the C31 here had a temp listed as 118 degrees....about the same as my HD DVRs on average. The highest I've seen it get is 120 degrees after a full day of operating...within the spec temp range.

Some folks may recall that 1 or 2 of the HD DVR models in the past had erroneous temps reported based upon a flaw in the firmware that eventually got corrected. Temps originally reported as higher eventually got correctly reported at lower ranges once the firmware was fixed and updates provided.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 06:26 AM

Operating temperature:32° to 122° F
Memory 2Gb DDR3 memory


That should mean the unit will operate in an ambient temperature of 122 degrees. I assume that when the temperature of the room is 122 degrees, the internal temperature will be much higher. But if the room is that hot, I won't be watching anyway!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

Air vents are on the bottom and sides, I heard a rumor that a mounting unit is in the works but no timeframe. Don't forget you also need to account for the power brick.


If D* knew what was good for them, they would account for the power brick in the bracket, unlike the H25. Caused me a LOT of headaches mounting behind TVs on walls.
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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:46 PM

The only thing I don't like about this or the H25 connected to HR34 is that when you pull up recordings it does not show how much space is used. Only on the main DVR does it show that. But the C31 looks pretty cool!

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Posted 02 September 2012 - 09:47 PM

The only thing I don't like about this or the H25 connected to HR34 is that when you pull up recordings it does not show how much space is used. Only on the main DVR does it show that. But the C31 looks pretty cool!

:confused: My C31 shows the free space of the HR34.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:23 AM

Anyone know when the SD Dongle will be available for the C31? Thanks

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:16 AM

Anyone know when the SD Dongle will be available for the C31? Thanks


If by "SD Dongle" you're referring to the component/composite A/V adapter cable, its the same as used for the H25 receiver and is available now.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

If by "SD Dongle" you're referring to the component/composite A/V adapter cable, its the same as used for the H25 receiver and is available now.


The cable available for the H25 is component only. I need a similair cable but for composite.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:10 AM

If by "SD Dongle" you're referring to the component/composite A/V adapter cable, its the same as used for the H25 receiver and is available now.


The cable available for the H25 is component only. I need a similair cable but for composite.

There is/will be a composite 10pin DIN, but I don't know the availability yet.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 10:18 AM

There is/will be a composite 10pin DIN, but I don't know the availability yet.


I guess for now I could get a HDMI to Composite Video Converter at Monoprice

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 12:50 PM

IIRC I just used the HR24 dongle, but can't say if they are intended for use together. I got my composite video recorded but the connection did seen a but loose.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:39 PM

I can only find dongle's for the HR25, can't find anything for the HR24

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:50 PM

IIRC I just used the HR24 dongle, but can't say if they are intended for use together. I got my composite video recorded but the connection did seen a but loose.


I can only find dongle's for the HR25, can't find anything for the HR24

"The dongle" that is out currently is for the H25 which is the only other box with the 10pin DIN.
I've used it for component with the C31.
As I've posted, there is a composite 10pin dongle that "will be" available at some point.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

Sorry, Swype autocorrect strikes again. I typed H25 dongle.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

There seems to be conflicting information about the 2 things most important to me

1) Being able to watch content located on other HR24s. My HR34 skips when recroding from any on demand channel (support says its firmware). So that's why we keep HR24s around.

2). Some sites say this is RF only, my intent was to use my slingbox pro for being on the road. But the slingbox is only IR. If this is true then I am still stuck with a HR24 for that.

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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:25 PM

There seems to be conflicting information about the 2 things most important to me

1) Being able to watch content located on other HR24s. My HR34 skips when recroding from any on demand channel (support says its firmware). So that's why we keep HR24s around.

2). Some sites say this is RF only, my intent was to use my slingbox pro for being on the road. But the slingbox is only IR. If this is true then I am still stuck with a HR24 for that.

1) there are some questions about which software is on the HR2x, and whether it works with the 34 for MRV. My current versions DO work, so if it isn't for others, this will change with the next release.
I downloaded a couple of OnDemand and didn't have any playback problems.

2) The HR34 works in either IR or RF.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

It seems to be a great start, but the "future" needs to include an HMC with a heck of alot more tuners than 5 (IMO 8-10 at a minimum) otherwise it is far too limiting to be a total replacement for a setup like mine (which isn't that extravagent of a setup -- TVs in 3 bedrooms, the office and living room).


and hotels and bars will need a lot as well.

For a bar they may need 8-16+ tuners and hotels at least 1 per room or 1 per channel (likely to be 20-100+)
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:00 PM

Seems to me there is nothing wrong with "for a start." the HR34 is clearly the first in a whole new generation of hardware, and unlike the transition from HR10 to HR20 it's not a terribly bumpy changeover.

I expect that in the years to come we will see all sorts of uses for RVU, with plenty of permutations for every need.
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Posted 03 September 2012 - 08:28 PM

and hotels and bars will need a lot as well.

For a bar they may need 8-16+ tuners and hotels at least 1 per room or 1 per channel (likely to be 20-100+)


hotels or hospitals will most likely use the com1000
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