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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. nike5580

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    No special TV is needed with the C31. It will add RVU to a non RVU TV.
     
  2. steelerfanmike

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    Thanks. well how do I convince a Customer Service agents ?? they told me I need a special TV and can't order this. Just got off the phone today about 3 o'clock est
     
  3. MrLatte

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    My plan is to just "buy" a C31 from Solid Signal when they are available. Seems less stressful than trying to get one through DirecTV.

    http://www.solidsignal.com/pview.as...-Client-for-Use-With-DIRECTV-HR34-HD-DVR-(C31)
     
  4. steelerfanmike

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    good advice thanks....
     
  5. RAD

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    They aren't in general availability yet, I only have it because I was part of the early testing group. Rumor is they will be available next month.
     
  6. steelerfanmike

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    Called back got someone else...lol now there coming Friday Free install . Total for three is 157.29
     
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  8. MrLatte

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    I don't think anybody knows yet. That's why I put buy in quotes.
     
  9. steelerfanmike

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    I'm waiting for the installer to call and cancel. (thinking they don't have them yet.)
     
  10. harsh

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    I'm not sure this is true. Easements for underground are usually local but pole contacts may well be regulated at a higher level. Arkansas appears to regulate pole contacts at the state level.
     
  11. steelerfanmike

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    I'm hoping these things work like they say. It will be very nice not to hear the old
    HR20's running in the middle of the night. And to save quit a bit of money on electricity not having 3 hd dvr running. These things use a lot of watts.
     
  12. jford951

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    So is the c31 not capable of RF?
     
  13. LameLefty

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    They do. I have three of them.

    Yes they are RF capable.
     
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  15. Beerstalker

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    I really wish they would have included an IR input and IR receiver you could tape to the side of your TV or something. I mean even the cable companies include that with their little free DTA boxes.

    Sure having RF built in helps for a lot of people that want to hide the box, but RF doesn't help those of us with programmable remotes. I use Harmony remotes in most rooms, so that means I'll have to keep the C31 boxes exposed somehow instead of being able to hide them behind the TVs, in another room, etc. If DirecTV would have included aan IR input I could have hidden the boxes and just had the little IR sensor taped to the TV.
     
  16. RAD

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    Probably comes down to what make all decisions, $'s, yea it's only a few cents but every penny counts. Plus probably only a small minority of their customers would need that capability.
     
  17. Beerstalker

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    I disagree, I think many would use it, probably more than the number who end up using the RF feature (because a lot of the time they aren't given RF remotes).

    If Comcast and the other cable companies can include them with their DTAs that customers get for free, I can't see how it would have added that much expense for DirecTV where they get paid $6/month for the boxes on top of whatever they are going to charge for the up front lease fee. Yes I realize that many will be given away for free, but they will still get at least $6/month for each opposed to Comcast and other cable companies getting nothing.
     
  18. MrLatte

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  20. Stuart Sweet

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    RAD is right. RF works like a charm.
     

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