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#26 OFFLINE   RAD

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:15 AM

Then again I recommend the HR34 Genie for your main viewing location and the C31 client for your master bedroom location. Your HD picture quality will be the same on the C31 as on the HR34, just the user interface will be a bit slower than when you're directly on the HR34. The C31 will give you all the capabilities that are on the HR34 including DIRECTV on Demand, TVApps, Pandora, YouTube, MediaShare, access to over the air tuner (AM21) if on the HR34, caller ID if a phone line is connected to the HR34. It's just like being on the HR34, just a bit slower as I said.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:30 AM

Then again I recommend the HR34 Genie for your main viewing location and the C31 client for your master bedroom location. Your HD picture quality will be the same on the C31 as on the HR34, just the user interface will be a bit slower than when you're directly on the HR34. The C31 will give you all the capabilities that are on the HR34 including DIRECTV on Demand, TVApps, Pandora, YouTube, MediaShare, access to over the air tuner (AM21) if on the HR34, caller ID if a phone line is connected to the HR34. It's just like being on the HR34, just a bit slower as I said.



Thanks; This will be my choice. Dish just pissed me off by changing the free installation to $95 dollars unless I take out there protection plan at $7 for a minimum of 4 months.
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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Thanks; This will be my choice. Dish just pissed me off by changing the free installation to $95 dollars unless I take out there protection plan at $7 for a minimum of 4 months.


Don't forget, if you know someone with DIRECTV they can get you a referral which saves both of you $10/month for 10 months.

See post My Setup for configuration info.


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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:53 AM

Thanks; This will be my choice. Dish just pissed me off by changing the free installation to $95 dollars unless I take out there protection plan at $7 for a minimum of 4 months.


Probably a good choice. Gotta love the games they play!

I’d still check an HR34 with a C31 out hands-on before making the jump. Maybe you know someone with DirecTV or a nearby reseller will have a setup you can test. The 722 is one of the fastest DVRs there is and from the looks of it the C31 it may be one of the slowest.

Again – maybe the speed won’t bother you but better to find out first.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:55 AM

Don't forget, if you know someone with DIRECTV they can get you a referral which saves both of you $10/month for 10 months.


Great point! Doesn't he have to call a 'special' number for the referral program?

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Don't forget, if you know someone with DIRECTV they can get you a referral which saves both of you $10/month for 10 months.


Great point! Doesn't he have to call a 'special' number for the referral program?


Yep, the person that sets up the referral is supposed to give them the number and all the other info. Just needs to make sure they follow the rules exactly else it will be denied.

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Posted 06 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I did forget, there is one thing the C31 can't do that the HR34 can, you can't do picture in picture (PIP) on the C31, only on the HR34.

See post My Setup for configuration info.





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