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C31 for sale at SS


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#1 OFFLINE   harperhometheater

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:59 AM

I see the C31 is listed again at SS for $99. That's a bit more than I'd have expected so I guess I'll just keep what I have.
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#2 OFFLINE   HoTat2

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:49 AM

I see the C31 is listed again at SS for $99. That's a bit more than I'd have expected so I guess I'll just keep what I have.


And don't forget its only a lease price too;

You have to return the unit if you leave DIRECTV.

Same lease-pricing model as used for an HD STB receiver (non-DVR) I think.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 11:52 AM

SS has just a few of the C31's at this time..

No Accessories yet (WallMount Bracket or SD Composite 10 pin Dongle)

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:29 PM

SS has just a few of the C31's at this time..

No Accessories yet (WallMount Bracket or SD Composite 10 pin Dongle)


Not sure about the wall mount but the H25 cable/dongle works for the C31. I'd guess the wall mount would as well.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:33 PM

I see the C31 is listed again at SS for $99. That's a bit more than I'd have expected so I guess I'll just keep what I have.


Way too expensive. At max, for $100 more (likely a lot less), you can have a full blown HD DVR with its own tuners.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:34 PM

Not sure about the wall mount but the H25 cable/dongle works for the C31. I'd guess the wall mount would as well.


The wall mount for the H25 is too big for the C31.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:35 PM

Way too expensive. At max, for $100 more (likely a lot less), you can have a full blown HD DVR with its own tuners.


But is it the size of a paperback book and dead silent?
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:40 PM

But is it the size of a paperback book and dead silent?


Size and quietness doesn't change that the price is, in my opinion, outrageous.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 12:53 PM

Then... don't get one.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:24 PM

So much for the low price predictions.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:40 PM

Yes the wall mount bracket for the C31 is smaller than the mount for the H25 and the C31 mount does not have the place to mount the external RF Antenna as it has built in RF

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:42 PM

Then... don't get one.


Pardon me for having an opinion that it is too expensive. I won't get one at that price. Unlike some here, I actually have to pay for the equipment that is in my house and $100 is way too pricey for a box with no built in tuners or storage that probably cost $25 or less to produce.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 01:56 PM

Pardon me for having an opinion that it is too expensive. I won't get one at that price.


Nobody criticized you for having an opinion.

The price is too expensive for your needs. For other people having a small, silent client, that can be easily hidden behind a wall mounted TV, it might be worth double the price.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:16 PM

Yes the wall mount bracket for the C31 is smaller than the mount for the H25 and the C31 mount does not have the place to mount the external RF Antenna


I believe the C31 has RF built in so it doesn't need the external RF antenna, therefore it doesn't need a spot for it on the wall mount.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:18 PM

When you factor in the savings on electricity & no noise, then it may look more attractive in regard to the initial outlay!

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:20 PM

I believe the C31 has RF built in so it doesn't need the external RF antenna, therefore it doesn't need a spot for it on the wall mount.

Make your belief a fact.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:23 PM

Make your belief a fact.
I'm using RF without any additional antenna.


I wanted to, but then I figured something goofy would happen like DirecTV releasing a C31-500 from a different manufacturer that doesn't have RF built in and someone would call me a liar :lol:
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 02:26 PM

someone would call me a liar :lol:

They still will. !rolling
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 04:04 PM

Pardon me for having an opinion that it is too expensive. I won't get one at that price. Unlike some here, I actually have to pay for the equipment that is in my house and $100 is way too pricey for a box with no built in tuners or storage that probably cost $25 or less to produce.


Probably less than $10.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 05:02 PM

I see the C31 is listed again at SS for $99. That's a bit more than I'd have expected so I guess I'll just keep what I have.


First customers will pay double price ... I see ...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 08:57 PM

Way too expensive. At max, for $100 more (likely a lot less), you can have a full blown HD DVR with its own tuners.


Actually HDDVR's are $199.
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Posted 10 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

So does buying a C31 involve the 24 month commitment? The SS site says "DIRECTV requires a 24 month (lease) commitment on all activated receivers", but this thing doesn't quack like a receiver in my eyes. If it adds the 24 months, my opinion would be to say heck with it and get a DVR instead. This thing should be treated like an AM21, not a receiver.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 05:46 AM

Windows Media Center extenders, like the Linksys DMA2100, were $400 each when they came out. $99 seems like a decent price point for what it does.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:20 AM

Windows Media Center extenders, like the Linksys DMA2100, were $400 each when they came out. $99 seems like a decent price point for what it does.


But they had 4 times the functionality, if the price was half what it is I would consider one, but not at 100.00, for that I will stick with my DVR's

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 06:27 AM

Actually HDDVR's are $199.


I don't understand your point.

$99 (the price at SS) + $100 (the "at most" additional money it would cost for an HD DVR as quoted from my prior post) = $199.

So, for "at most" $100 more, I can have an HD DVR, with two of its own tuners and storage, hence, IMO, the C31 is priced way too high.
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