It's Solid Signal doing this. The rep just posted that, "Our warehouse uses the instructions in your order status to pull the right parts for you, so that's why you see it broken out."
My apologies to D*, sort of. A 6' hdmi cable can be purchased many places at about $3.00 with gold plated connectors and RF chokes on each end. The remote is only available from one source (I assume), D*.
Maybe the C31 will be $100 from D*? Will they provide it with the above mentioned remote and hdmi cable? If so, they are doing the same thing that SS is.
The cat's out of the bag. By itself the C31 may well be worth $100. Once someone says the remote is $33 of that and the hdmi cable is $16, then things don't look very good, and it might lead to the feeling that one is being gouged.
When some people already feel the C31 price is too high, it doesn't help to tell them that the remote and cable comprise 50% of the cost, when it is more than obvious that neither of the required accessories are worth what they are charging.
If it was a mistake (to break out the cost), it was a doozy. No one should feel that they are being taken advantage of, and no other conclusion is possible at those price points. It's a pity. People can debate whether the c31 is worth $100 and reasonable people can differ on that. No reasonable person would believe that the combo of hdmi cable and remote price point is either realistic or fair.
I chalk this situation up to "oooops":)