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


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#381 OFFLINE   DMLTech

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:04 AM

DIRECTV® Home Media Center Client $99.00
Home Media Center $6.00
Additional TV Free
Additional TV Free
Additional Receiver Condition Free

Delivery and Handling Fee $19.95
Tax $8.33
Order Total $127.28

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#382 OFFLINE   lzhj9k

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

DMLTech

Thanks so much for the update

Hope you see this little gem shortly

Lets us know when it arrives, will you ??

Thanks again

Edited by lzhj9k, 20 September 2012 - 05:23 AM.

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#383 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 11:17 AM

I had a feeling the $50 client, and not leased, rumor wasn't going to be valid since they wanted $100 for a non returned client.

IMHO a bad move on DIRECTV's part, have a server that costs more then a HD DVR but the clients cost the same as regular HD STB's and probably costs a heck of a lot less to make.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:04 PM

I had a feeling the $50 client, and not leased, rumor wasn't going to be valid since they wanted $100 for a non returned client.

IMHO a bad move on DIRECTV's part, have a server that costs more then a HD DVR but the clients cost the same as regular HD STB's and probably costs a heck of a lot less to make.


I agree with you RAD. Bad move. For $50 I am in. If $100 I am out and going with a H or HR instead of client.
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#385 OFFLINE   lzhj9k

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:23 PM

I agree with you RAD. Bad move. For $50 I am in. If $100 I am out and going with a H or HR instead of client.


I currently have an HR-34 and three H25's waiting for the weather to break so I can install an extra pair of cables in the attic for the Legacy LNB I have to install and the SWM-16. I was thinking I would change to a few C-31's, But for 99.00 Each I think I will continue with my original installation plans and just go with H25's I have already bought...

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#386 OFFLINE   inkahauts

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:57 PM

I agree with you RAD. Bad move. For $50 I am in. If $100 I am out and going with a H or HR instead of client.


Let's see where the pricing is after the first of the year when they get everything up to speed. Things often start out at a higher price for the first few months to a year and then drop. Seems to happen with all their equipment.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:11 PM

Let's see where the pricing is after the first of the year when they get everything up to speed. Things often start out at a higher price for the first few months to a year and then drop. Seems to happen with all their equipment.


Except for the drop on the HR20 what else has dropped? Hasn't the HR21 and higher been $199 and the H21 and higher $99?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:20 PM

Of course many would consider Media Share as having never really arrived.

Apparently DIRECTV isn't among those many.

http://static.direct...iashare-_v1.pdf

http://www.directv.c...logy/mediashare

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#389 OFFLINE   hdtvfan0001

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:02 PM

Apparently DIRECTV isn't among those many.

Then again...things get re-tooled all the time...and MediaShare is known to be slated for just that.

You can't always believe everything you read just because you found a website page on the Internet. :eek2::lol:


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#390 OFFLINE   TheFigurehead

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 08:38 PM

I had a feeling the $50 client, and not leased, rumor wasn't going to be valid since they wanted $100 for a non returned client.

IMHO a bad move on DIRECTV's part, have a server that costs more then a HD DVR but the clients cost the same as regular HD STB's and probably costs a heck of a lot less to make.


So the C31 is a leased device? Is it known if adding a C31 also requires a 12/24 month programming commitment?

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:00 PM

So the C31 is a leased device? Is it known if adding a C31 also requires a 12/24 month programming commitment?

Assuming so because on the paper work I received in a recovery kit said there was the $100 charge if I failed to return a RVU client.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 19 September 2012 - 08:20 PM

Okay so it's here and I had a chance to play around with it. Overall it has similar responsiveness that I see on the 34. I did see a noticeable delay returning to live tv from playing something from the playlist. Yes it is leased and required a 24 month contract extension. I like the fact it uses less power than a dvr. I also like what amounts to collaborative scheduling. I don't think that a houseful of people can avoid all conflicts recording what they want with only 5 tuners (but most) so I expect our other two dvrs will remain for some time.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:05 AM

[Information is found to be aged/stale on Internet websites all the time. That's why it's often found to be less than the most current source of information.]

This is why I chose to use the DIRECTV website for my example. There are several examples of stale and seemingly contradictory information.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

This is why I chose to use the DIRECTV website for my example. There are several examples of stale and seemingly contradictory information.

I've seen that on many sites, including the Dish site as well.

For that very reason...having numerically more sources of information that validate information, as well as the recency of information adds to know what is really going on when it comes to these kinds of more current hardware topics.

In addition, websites routinely limit detailed or thorough data to retain confidentiality for competitive purposes.

Bottom line - the information here at DBSTalk is typically as complete and current as most other Internet-based locations, and often ahead of the curve. First Look reports here have demonstrated this for over 6 years now.

One would be more inclined to get the most reliable information from people who actually use a product or service than anyplace else.
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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:06 PM

This isn't a thread about media share. Let's move on, please.
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:48 AM

I lost HGTV and IONE from my custom 1 list when they went HD

Both SD versions of the channels were in my Custom 1 list on my My HR24-100 (5d2), HR21-100 (5d2) and my HR21-700 (5d2). After the introduction of the HD versions, the SD versions of the channels were automatically removed and the HD versions were NOT added. This has been the standard operating procedure on my DVR's for quite a long time. IIRC, it happened when AMC went HD as well.

I also hide SD duplicates on all receivers, so maybe that has something to do with it.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

I lost HGTV and IONE from my custom 1 list when they went HD

Both SD versions of the channels were in my Custom 1 list on my My HR24-100 (5d2), HR21-100 (5d2) and my HR21-700 (5d2). After the introduction of the HD versions, the SD versions of the channels were automatically removed and the HD versions were NOT added. This has been the standard operating procedure on my DVR's for quite a long time. IIRC, it happened when AMC went HD as well.

I also hide SD duplicates on all receivers, so maybe that has something to do with it.


Wrong thread;

And since I see you posted a duplicate over in the "HD Anticipation" thread, you should delete this one anyhow.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 10:31 AM

WOW - I came across a super deal on C31's today...and posted more info here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...406#post3100406
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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:00 AM

WOW - I came across a super deal on C31's today...and posted more info here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...406#post3100406


nice :) is that lease or purchase though, don;t recall a answer on it

#400 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 11:06 AM

WOW - I came across a super deal on C31's today...and posted more info here:

http://www.dbstalk.c...406#post3100406


Now there's a rare switch; :confused:

A third party seller, though granted a major one, beating out DIRECTV's own current equipment pricing.




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