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

Discussion in 'DIRECTV HD DVR/Receiver Discussion' started by Scott Kocourek, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Sep 1, 2012 #181 of 503
    Go Beavs

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    It's better than the H25 as you can pause live tv.

    The H25 is faster though.
     
  2. Sep 1, 2012 #182 of 503
    Smuuth

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    Gotcha! That makes sense.
     
  3. Sep 1, 2012 #183 of 503
    Mike Bertelson

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    The C31 can pause live TV and swap tuners for DP.

    Mike
     
  4. Sep 1, 2012 #184 of 503
    dexware

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    No thanks. I don't want a kangaroo system. I like my 5 tuners for recording.

    Maybe if this box was just a one time fee, not worth it for the same price as H25. This is a step backwards.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2012 #185 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    Unless your H25 does something more than mine, it isn't a step backwards when I can pause live TV.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2012 #186 of 503
    LameLefty

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    Not for the target audience (e.g., the average consumer who just wants a multi-room system). RVU is a means of accomplishing the same thing as MRV but without the cost of multiple receivers/DVRs scattered in several locations around the house.

    We here at DBSTalk are power users and very far from the average household demographic for Directv customers.
     
  7. Sep 1, 2012 #187 of 503
    LoweBoy

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    Amen Brother! People come to my house and walk away trying to figure out how to do it at their houses.

    I believe the C31 system is going to kick a$$. I am ready to get it incorporated into my system. I have been waiting for this since I first saw it a few years back. I am already on a waiting list once it is released.

    Directv has done a great job of setting the pace. Keep it up!
     
  8. Sep 1, 2012 #188 of 503
    CurtP

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    Have you noticed any PQ differences between the Samsung RVU client and direct connect? I don't watch with a critical eye and I thought I was imagining it until the SWMBO asked me what I did to make the picture look better. I cancelled RVU so I can't do a direct comparison. That was a few software revisions ago though, so I don't know if they've improved things since then. I just downloaded the latest Samsung firmware two nights ago.


    It was really bad with my Samsung TV. I couldn't hit the skip button multiple times - it would sometimes skip to the end, sometimes to the beginning and
    sometimes I'd lose sound. It was very frustrating.


    Not a step backwards from an H-series, but when it's priced per month the same as an HR, it really isn't worth the potential $3/mo savings from turning off WH. I wish they would either reduce the monthly charge or include up to 3 RVU clients with the HR-34 fee. I also wish they'd let me choose which DVR to record to when I'm using a HR receiver, but I digress...
     
  9. Sep 1, 2012 #189 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    I'm sure a lot of us would like to see DirecTV's pricing change, but that isn't for this thread.
    I've had twin 24s + a 25 and now have a 34 & 31.
    "Overall" the 34/31 combo gives me more, than I had before.
     
  10. Sep 1, 2012 #190 of 503
    harsh

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    Given that RVU is supposed to be a standard that will be adopted across many carriers and that the C31 will only work with DECA (that cannot be supported by anyone other than DIRECTV), it is a decided limitation.
     
  11. Sep 1, 2012 #191 of 503
    harsh

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    I asked about how the billing process will happen, not how you add or remove a client.

    I seem to recall that removing clients (or moving them between HMCs) isn't all that ironed out yet.
     
  12. Sep 1, 2012 #192 of 503
    ndole

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    Uh..

    DUH!
     
  13. Sep 1, 2012 #193 of 503
    harsh

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    How does the monthly $6 RVU client fee (for clients you may not be able to use simultaneously) improve the cost structure versus MRV boxes?
     
  14. Sep 1, 2012 #194 of 503
    harsh

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    Seems like that should have been directed at mhayes70.
     
  15. Sep 1, 2012 #195 of 503
    ndole

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    If you don't have ideal credit, you pay the full lease charge for the gear necessary to use MRV.
     
  16. Sep 1, 2012 #196 of 503
    ndole

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    Oh, okay.

    "Hey everyone! Just FYI, Directv equipment doesn't work on other providers platforms. I want to make sure that everyone is clear about that. That should not be perceived as a limitation."

    That is all.
     
  17. Sep 1, 2012 #197 of 503
    RAD

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    I never saw anything from DIRECTV saying that RVU would reduce costs to the consumer, have you? It does improve the cost structure to DIRECTV. Since you're a Dish customer how has Hopper/Joey improved the cost structure to their customers?
     
  18. Sep 1, 2012 #198 of 503
    LameLefty

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    RAD explained it well. We really shouldn't have to explain simple concepts like this to you.
     
  19. Sep 1, 2012 #199 of 503
    Shades228

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    Technically it did for some because DISH decided to jack up the rates of their lease fees before this came out to make it more appealing to get people to switch.

    Perhaps if DIRECTV decided to gouge their customers with a $17 fee per month per extra HD DVR then Harsh could see how this was a great cost saving benefit to the consumer.

    However if customers needs to have more tuners they can have that ability they don't have to get a C31. They are still able to use other DIRECTV receivers as needed to create a custom scenario which will best meet their needs.
     
  20. Sep 1, 2012 #200 of 503
    vapor21

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    Long time lurker and finally decided to subscribe... I'm a Dtv employee and I work for one of the sites that is beta testing the C31...
     

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