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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 2, 2012 #221 of 503
    viclovr

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    Operating temperature:32° to 122° F
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  2. Sep 2, 2012 #222 of 503
    hdtvfan0001

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    After running all day yesterday...the C31 here had a temp listed as 118 degrees....about the same as my HD DVRs on average. The highest I've seen it get is 120 degrees after a full day of operating...within the spec temp range.

    Some folks may recall that 1 or 2 of the HD DVR models in the past had erroneous temps reported based upon a flaw in the firmware that eventually got corrected. Temps originally reported as higher eventually got correctly reported at lower ranges once the firmware was fixed and updates provided.
     
  3. Sep 2, 2012 #223 of 503
    texasbrit

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    That should mean the unit will operate in an ambient temperature of 122 degrees. I assume that when the temperature of the room is 122 degrees, the internal temperature will be much higher. But if the room is that hot, I won't be watching anyway!
     
  4. Sep 2, 2012 #224 of 503
    funnyfarm299

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    If D* knew what was good for them, they would account for the power brick in the bracket, unlike the H25. Caused me a LOT of headaches mounting behind TVs on walls.
     
  5. Sep 2, 2012 #225 of 503
    am7crew

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    The only thing I don't like about this or the H25 connected to HR34 is that when you pull up recordings it does not show how much space is used. Only on the main DVR does it show that. But the C31 looks pretty cool!
     
  6. Sep 2, 2012 #226 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    :confused: My C31 shows the free space of the HR34.
     
  7. Sep 3, 2012 #227 of 503
    dmark1867

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    Anyone know when the SD Dongle will be available for the C31? Thanks
     
  8. Sep 3, 2012 #228 of 503
    HoTat2

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    If by "SD Dongle" you're referring to the component/composite A/V adapter cable, its the same as used for the H25 receiver and is available now.
     
  9. Sep 3, 2012 #229 of 503
    dmark1867

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    The cable available for the H25 is component only. I need a similair cable but for composite.
     
  10. Sep 3, 2012 #230 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    There is/will be a composite 10pin DIN, but I don't know the availability yet.
     
  11. Sep 3, 2012 #231 of 503
    dmark1867

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    I guess for now I could get a HDMI to Composite Video Converter at Monoprice
     
  12. Sep 3, 2012 #232 of 503
    dettxw

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    IIRC I just used the HR24 dongle, but can't say if they are intended for use together. I got my composite video recorded but the connection did seen a but loose.
     
  13. Sep 3, 2012 #233 of 503
    dmark1867

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    I can only find dongle's for the HR25, can't find anything for the HR24
     
  14. Sep 3, 2012 #234 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    "The dongle" that is out currently is for the H25 which is the only other box with the 10pin DIN.
    I've used it for component with the C31.
    As I've posted, there is a composite 10pin dongle that "will be" available at some point.
     
  15. Sep 3, 2012 #235 of 503
    dettxw

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    Sorry, Swype autocorrect strikes again. I typed H25 dongle.
     
  16. Sep 3, 2012 #236 of 503
    Dawson46

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    There seems to be conflicting information about the 2 things most important to me

    1) Being able to watch content located on other HR24s. My HR34 skips when recroding from any on demand channel (support says its firmware). So that's why we keep HR24s around.

    2). Some sites say this is RF only, my intent was to use my slingbox pro for being on the road. But the slingbox is only IR. If this is true then I am still stuck with a HR24 for that.
     
  17. Sep 3, 2012 #237 of 503
    veryoldschool

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    1) there are some questions about which software is on the HR2x, and whether it works with the 34 for MRV. My current versions DO work, so if it isn't for others, this will change with the next release.
    I downloaded a couple of OnDemand and didn't have any playback problems.

    2) The HR34 works in either IR or RF.
     
  18. Sep 3, 2012 #238 of 503
    JoeTheDragon

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    and hotels and bars will need a lot as well.

    For a bar they may need 8-16+ tuners and hotels at least 1 per room or 1 per channel (likely to be 20-100+)
     
  19. Sep 3, 2012 #239 of 503
    Stuart Sweet

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    Seems to me there is nothing wrong with "for a start." the HR34 is clearly the first in a whole new generation of hardware, and unlike the transition from HR10 to HR20 it's not a terribly bumpy changeover.

    I expect that in the years to come we will see all sorts of uses for RVU, with plenty of permutations for every need.
     
  20. Sep 3, 2012 #240 of 503
    viclovr

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    hotels or hospitals will most likely use the com1000
     

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